Best alternative comix podcasts we could find (Updated June 2018)
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Two guys with PhDs talking about comics! The Comics Alternative is a multi-programmed podcast focusing on the world of alternative, independent, and primarily non-superhero comics. (There's nothing wrong with superhero comics. We just want to do something different.) New review episodes become available every Wednesday and include discussions of graphic novels and current ongoing series, overviews of upcoming comics, examinations of collected editions, insightful analyses of a variety of cri ...
 
Alternative Mindz Entertainment, bringing you all the great news and reviews that Pop Culture has to give including Toys, Comics, Japanese Culture and Random Stuff
 
This podcast is recorded weekly at Altered Egos Comics & Games in Orange Park, Florida. We discuss comics that made it to the shop for that week's New Comic Book Day and look ahead to the next New Comic Book Day. We also take the time to comment on at least one item or topic in an extended format, and our panel ends the show with a few personal recommendations for listeners.
 
Comic book news, interviews & reviews from Alter Ego Comics in Lima, Ohio.
 
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CiTR -- Inkstuds
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Inkstuds is CiTR's answer to the wonderful world of comix. Hosted by Robin McConnell and rotating cast of sidekicks, Inkstuds explores the underbelly of the comic world, interviewing some of todays top creators. Inkstuds focuses on underground and indy comix from publishers like Fantagraphics, Top Shelf, Drawn & Quarterly and more. Each week, we interview a different creator to get their unique perspective on comix and to discuss their own work. No creator too big or too small to be intervie ...
 
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Don't Freak!
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Don't Freak is a monthly podcast loosely based on pre-internet / alternative culture. Anything D.I.Y., no-fi, lo-fi, punk rock, underground comix, tape trading, cassette culture, rock-n-roll record digging and even tape digging. Host Adriaan Mol
 
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Earlier this month the nominees for the 2017 Eisner Awards were announced at the Comic-Con International website, and as Andy and Derek like to do every year, they're devoting a full episode of The Comics Alternative to a discussion of the nominations. On this week's show, the Two Guys give their impressions of the various nominees, both as a w ...…
 
Internet! Are you ready to ROCK! What started as an episode of great guitar riffs, turned into general rock music found in video games. As usual Rob digs into the classic 8 and 16 bit generations, and Pernell shares some of his favorite Falcom Sound Team tunes. Let's jam!
 
Today's Guest: Monte Wolverton, author, The Wolverton Bible Order The Wolverton Bible by Basil Wolverton from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above! Cartoonist Basil Wolverton was known for his grotesque drawings, fantastically odd creatures, spaghetti-like hair, smoothly sculpted caricatures and insanely detailed crosshatching. His ca ...…
 
It's the beginning of September, the first of the month, so that must mean it's time for the Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics to look at the latest Previews catalog. As they do every month, Andy and Derek carefully go through the the Diamond publication, highlighting upcoming titles they're interested in, commenting on solicitations that ...…
 
This was another special episode — we were joined by John Wawrzaszek (aka Johnny Misfit) and Alex Nall, and a group of folks who came out for the monthly Drink and Draw that Alex runs, at ChiPRC (Chicago Publisher’s Resource Center). People drew on a big roll of register tape that Alex brought in while we recorded the episode. We chatted to Joh ...…
 
Topics and saucesPlaystation Plushttp://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/04/27/playstation-plus-free-games-for-may-2016/ Games with Goldhttps://majornelson.com/2016/04/26/xbox-live-games-with-gold-for-may-2016/ @majornelson: Altered Beast, Comix Zone and The Cave, Double Dragon Neon & Ghostbusters: SoS, Frogger and Galaga Legions DX Pyrehttps://www ...…
 
It’s time, once again, to take a look at the current month’s Previews catalog. This time around, Derek is joined by Paul Lai, the editor of The Comics Alternative‘s blog. Although he’s been working with the Two Guys since late last year, this is the first time that Paul has cohosted a podcast episode. And his first time out is a doozie! He and ...…
 
Jennifer Hayden comes to The Comics Alternative to talk about her new book, The Story of My Tits, released last month by Top Shelf Productions...just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. She discusses with Derek the context surrounding the memoir and, along with that, the story of becoming an artist and comics creator. As Andy and Derek p ...…
 
Two interviews that look at the art/alternative comix scene. How is it playing out while the superhero books are seeing massive attention at Conventions and from Film and TV projects? First Dean Haspiel and Gregory Benton talk about their new books from Hang Dai studios. Haspiel is presenting his real life adventures moving to Brooklyn from Man ...…
 
Two interviews that look at the art/alternative comix scene. How is it playing out while the superhero books are seeing massive attention at Conventions and from Film and TV projects?First Dean... WORDBALLOON features one on one interviews with the writers and artists behind today's pop culture favorites. The creative minds behind today's hotte ...…
 
A previously unreleased talk from the floor of Denver's Cowtown Alternative Comix Festival in August, 2010 with cartoonists Sam Spina and John Bueno, plus Kilgore Books co-owner Dan Stafford.By ISRpodcast@gmail.com.
 
As he does every month, Derek is back at his local shop, Collected Comics and Games in Plano, TX, to talk with customers and employees about what they are reading. For March, the topic is open and with no particular theme, so anything goes. And anything does go when Derek sits down with Shea Hennum, a long-time contributor to The Comics Alterna ...…
 
On this special episode of The Comics Alternative, Andy and Derek kick off Will Eisner Week by having as their guests on the show Denis Kitchen and Michael Schumacher. Denis is an underground comix legend as well the force behind Kitchen Sink Press, and he was a close friend, business associate, and former publisher of Eisner. Michael is an aut ...…
 
Political, pornographic, provocative and printed DIY! The Underground Comix movement emerged in the late 60s as a stark alternative to Marvel DC and Archie. This week Bruce and Larry take a look at The Best of Bijou Funnies/Apex Treasury of Underground Comics, a 300 plus page flipbook that compiles stories from some of the greats of the movemen ...…
 
It’s a new year, and it’s a new month on The Comics Alternative. So that means it’s time for another look at the Previews catalog! On this episode, Andy and Derek look through the January solicits, highlighting the various comics that will be appearing in another two-four months. Among the titles catching their interests are Pastaways #1, Never ...…
 
Denis Kitchen, Al Capp: A Life to the Contrary In 1969, cartoonist, writer, and alternative publishing pioneer, Denis Kitchen founded Kitchen Sink Press, an innovative house that, until it folded in 1999, published early and new graphic works by some of the most recognized artists in the underground “comix” vanguard. Kitchen founded and for eig ...…
 
On this special episode of The Comics Alternative, and just in time for Rosh Hashanah, Derek pulls together a variety of comics scholars for a lively roundtable discussion of Jewish comics. Joining him on the panel are Danny Fingeroth (author of Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, Comics, and the Creation of the Superhero and Superman on the Couch: ...…
 
On this episode of The Comics Alternative, Andy and Derek review three new and unique titles. They begin by looking at Miracleman, Book 1: A Dream of Flying, the first trade in Marvel’s current reprinting of the early series by Alan Moore…AKA, “The Original Writer.” While Andy had read its first run in the U.S. through the Eclipse line, this wa ...…
 
It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for another regular episode of The Comics Alternative! This week, Andy and Derek really strut their alternative creds by focusing on three titles that keenly define “alternative.” First, they discuss the recent Dark Horse/Kitchen Sink book, The Best of Comix Book. This is a collection of comics culled from ...…
 
In this episode, Chris Mautner, Joe McCulloch and Matt Seneca discuss Steve Ditko, Mark Millar, Japan Inc. and Zap Comix. Alternate topics ensue.
 
Seth Kushner talks to Gregory Benton, who has has been making comix since 1993. He cut his teeth on the political anthology World War 3, moving on to writing and drawing stories for Nickelodoeon, Vertigo, DC Comics, Disney Adventures, Watson-Guptil, Entertainment Weekly, as well as contributing to numerous alternate-press comix anthologies. A g ...…
 
Kambri Crews has taught me that nobody comes from nothing. Please run don't walk to your nearest keyboard (oh! wait, you're probably already there!) Now buy BURN DOWN THE GROUND on AMAZON! I bought 3 copies and if you listen to our interview you will know why. We met when I hosted Fresh Meat at Comix, a then new club (and now defunct one). It w ...…
 
Bringing the political legacy of Gillray and eighteenth-century caricature up to the present day, renowned comics creators Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie will reflect upon the relationship between art, underground publishing and radical politics.Best known for his pioneering work on graphic novels like V for Vendetta, Watchmen, From Hell and The ...…
 
Welcome to the PREMIER EPISODE of The Funny Book Underbelly. Join your hosts Chris Honeywell and Johnny Bueno as they explore the seamier world of alternative and "adult" comics. This show features Dan Fogel, underground comic catalyst and publisher of FOGEL'S UNDERGROUND COMIX PRICE GUIDE! Find out how the young mind is twisted by R. Crumb! Th ...…
 
Ben Owen July 24, 2010 Tom Dodson Tom talks with blogger and comics aficionado Ben Owen about alternative comics. The whole episode is a critically-informed love-fest for comics, really, in which Ben praises the formal insights of Scott McLoud, the superhuman drawing of Jaime Hernandez, Lynda Barry’s commitment to emotional truth, and Joe Sacco ...…
 
Ben Owen July 24, 2010 Tom Dodson Tom talks with blogger and comics aficionado Ben Owen about alternative comics. The whole episode is a critically-informed love-fest for comics, really, in which Ben praises the formal insights of Scott McLoud, the superhuman drawing of Jaime Hernandez, Lynda Barry’s commitment to emotional truth, and Joe Sacco ...…
 
Keith Knight is the hardest working man in the comics business. He is the creator of three comic strips: the nationally syndicated auto-bio daily, The Knight Life, the award-winning alternative strip, The K Chronicles, and the single-panel social/political commentary panel (th)ink. Born and raised in the boston area, Keith Knight was weaned on ...…
 
It's an hour or so of discussion on conventions, with some terrific guests!MarkCalifornia (http://mrk2165sketch.blogspot.com/) showed up to share his experience at WonderCon this year. The headline? Bigger crowds than ever before.We're also joined by Javier Hernandez of the Javiland podcast (http://javilandblog.blogspot.com/), who shares his ph ...…
 
Gary Groth and Kim Thompson are the guys that brought us the Comics Journal and Fantagraphics. Together, they have injected a critical attitude towards the wonderful world of comix, pushing it forward as an artform. Fantagraphics has published some of the best in alternative comix and continues to be a very important publisher.…
 
This week I was joined by K. Thor Jensen, author and artist of Red Eye/Black Eye, the latest book to come out by alternative comix. We had a little technical difficulty for the first 15 minutes, but after that, Thor rocked the mic.
 
This week, we were joined by Dennis P. Eichhorn, author of alternative comic staple Real Stuff. Dennis's work is awesome, and extremely influential in the world of autobio comix. And the man has more great tales than you can imagine.
 
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