Best fantagraphics podcasts we could find (Updated April 2018)
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James Whynot, Dave Jordan and Valk, Avengers: No Surrender, Vampironica #1 by Greg and Meg Smallwood from Archie, Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Leverage, Kamandi, Eleanor and the Egret by John Layman, Sam Kieth, and Ronda Pattison from Aftershock, I Hate Fairyland #12-17 by Skottie Young and Jea ...…
 
FW PRESENTS - The Further Adventures of Indiana JonesRob welcomes Fire and Water Network pal Dr. Anj to discuss the first two issues of Marvel's THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF INDIANA JONES series by John Byrne and Terry Austin! INDIANA JONES IMAGE GALLERY - http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/podcast/FWindianajonesGALLERY E-MAIL - firewaterpodcast@comca ...…
 
Time Codes: 00:00:27 - Introduction 00:03:14 - Contexts and caveats 00:11:32 - Our favorite comics of 2017 02:09:06 - Wrapping up our favorites, and honorable mentions 02:13:52 - Contact us Paul and Derek are back with The Comics Alternative's annual "Favorites" episode. This is where the Two Guys share what they consider to be the best comics ...…
 
We’re back at it again with the Design Special: Meet The Cartoonists. I’m joined by illustrator and Cartoonist Eleanor Davis. Eleanor is the author of the New York Times Bestseller How To Be Happy; she has also written You and a Bike and a Road, and The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook. Her work has been included in five issues of ...…
 
Content updated March 26, 2018. Taking the Artist’s Edition Index from print to the spoken word, join me monthly for a look at all things Artist’s Edition. This month we take a look at December 2017 Previews, October 2017 Out Of Print Sales, and reviews of P. Craig Russell’s Jungle Book And Other Stories Fine Art Edition, The Book Of Ballads, T ...…
 
Time Codes: 00:00:29 - Introduction 00:03:36 - Edward's big life changes! 00:08:09 - Billie Holiday 00:26:53 - Josephine Baker 00:59:14 - The Green Hand and Other Stories 01:20:36 - Wrap up 01:22:17 - Contact us After having to readjust for a few major life changes -- including a new baby for first-time parents! -- Edward and Derek are back wit ...…
 
The Deaths of Henry King (Uncivilized Books) In The Deaths of Henry King, the hapless Henry King, as advertised, dies. Not just once or even twice, but seven dozen times, each death making way for a new demise, moving from the comic to the grim to the absurd to the transcendent and back again. With text by Jesse Ball and Brian Evenson complimen ...…
 
FW PRESENTS: THOSE WONDERFUL TOYS #6 Chris welcomes fellow Network All-Star Rob Kelly to talk about one of the most unusual toy lines ever produced--M*A*S*H action figures! Join the conversation and find more great content: Leave comments on our FIRE & WATER PODCAST website: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/podcast/FWPwt6 Images from this episode ...…
 
Comicbook recommendations from Dark Horse, Twomorrows, Boom Studios, Fantagraphics, Comixology & more for the week of September 6th! (22:32) peter@thedailyrios.com NOTES: ANTS ZINETAPE by Julian Lytle www.facebook.com/ants.webcomic ASTRO CITY 47 www.vertigocomics.com/comics/astro-city-2013/astro-city-47 BACK ISSUE 100 twomorrows.com/index.php?m ...…
 
This is my second interview with Jerry Moriarty. We first talked back in 2010 for the rerelease of his might Jack Survives collection. Jerry first got notice in the comics community being printed in Raw magazine. His work stood out for his bold line work capturing a simpler time. Raw (aka Art Spiegelman and Francois Mouly) published a collectio ...…
 
We're back from Otakon! Sorry for the delay, but we are finally here with our third episode. First up is Takako Shimura's Wandering Son published by Fantagraphics and Makoto Yukimura's Vinland Saga published by Kodansha USA. That song you heard at the top of the episode is "Endlessly Falling" by The Slants. Here is the podcast Helen and I did w ...…
 
To Have and to Hold (Fantagraphics Books) Couched in the traditional trappings of a noir heist thriller, Graham Chaffee’s To Have and To Hold is a hard-boiled disquisition on the darker regions of married life and the American Dream. Set in October 1962, while the world holds its collective breath awaiting the possibly apocalyptic climax of the ...…
 
Comicbook recommendations from DC, Fantagraphics & more for the week of August 23rd! (07:04) NOTES: KIRBY 100 twomorrows.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=98_57&products_id=1284 LADIES IN WAITING HC www.fantagraphics.com/theladies NIGHTWING: THE NEW ORDER 1 of 6 www.dccomics.com/comics/nightwing-the-new-order-2017/nightwing-the-new-ord ...…
 
The Explosion of Deferred Dreams: Musical Renaissance and Social Revolution in San Francisco, 1965–1975 (PM Press) As the fiftieth anniversary of the Summer of Love floods the media with debates and celebrations of music, political movements, “flower power,” “acid rock,” and “hippies”; The Explosion of Deferred Dreams offers a critical re-exami ...…
 
Eartha (Fantagraphics) Eartha is Cathy Malkasian’s fourth graphic novel — a metaphorical fable that resonates with contemporary themes. For a thousand years the unfinished dreams from the City Across the Sea came to Echo Fjord to live out their lives. Sex fantasies, murder plots, wishful thinking, and all manner of secrets once found sanctuary ...…
 
It's a translation bonanza! First, Helge Dascher shares anecdotes and observations from a 20+ year career of translating comics and graphic novels, and discusses how to bring Montreal culture to the world. Then Episode 5 guest Katia Grubisic returns to read from her translation of David Clerson's "Brothers" (Baraka Books/QC Fiction)and her own ...…
 
Cartoon Utopia and What Parsifal Saw (Fantagraphics Books) Join surreal cartoonist Ron Rege Jr. (The Cartoon Utopia) and author Maja D'Aoust (The Secret Source) as they discuss alchemy, spirituality, and the blending of magic and science for modern audiences. They will read from The Cartoon Utopia as well as his new graphic novel, What Parsifal ...…
 
We start today’s show with a discussion about which Marvel or DC character has had the overall highest quality across all of their runs from the past few decades. We also talk about which has had the lowest quality and which has been the most consistent regardless of quality. We … Continue reading →
 
Chris goes over select trade paperbacks and collected editions from the September 2017 solicitations including: Luther Strode: The Complete Series HC (Image); Transformers vs. G.I. Joe: The Quintessential Collection HC, Star Hawks, Vol. 2 HC (IDW); Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Hal Foster's Prince Valiant Hardcover, Peppy In The Wild West HC, S ...…
 
It's the first week of the month, so that must mean that it's time once again for Andy and Derek to check out the latest Previews catalog. As they go through the July solicitations, they highlight a variety of upcoming titles from publishers such as: Dark Horse Comics - Legacy: An Off-Color Novella for You to Color and Best Wishes DC/Vertigo - ...…
 
We talk to the cartoonist of Theth & Raw Power (Retrofit) who is also the driving force behind All Time Comics (Fantagraphics), a wild and wooly throwback to the heady days of 1970-80's mainstream comics made by some of the top talents in modern art comics. We get into the ATC books, Josh's personal work, career path, teaching philosophies, and ...…
 
Time Codes: 00:00:26 - Introduction 00:02:36 - Catching up 00:05:04 - Moby Dick 00:48:50 - The Interview 01:18:18 - Wrap up 01:18:58 - Contact us This month on the Euro Comics series, Edward and Derek discuss two black-and-white narratives, one an adaptation of a classic text and another an offbeat tale of aliens and relationships. They begin w ...…
 
Trina Robbins is a pioneers of women's comics. She drew the first out lesbian comic in the U.S., she put out the first all-female comics anthology (now collected in "The Complete Wimmen's Comix" by Fantagraphics), she has written Wonderwoman comics, a zillion books, and is a female cartoonist herstorian!!! I'm thrilled to rebroadcast our interv ...…
 
The Two Guys with PhDs, AKA "Ben" and "Jason," are back with another Previews episode. And for the month of June, there's a lot that Andy and Derek want to highlight. Among the many upcoming titles they discuss are: Dark Horse Comics - Hellboy in Hell: Library Edition, Mr. Higgins Comes Home, Michael Chabon's The Escapists, and Rashomon: A Comm ...…
 
Episode 602: Nyarlathotep, Ancient Egypt, & Patience by DGC #podcast #horror #fantasy #weirdfiction #Fantagraphics @danielclowes #patience #Nyarlathotep #lovecraft
 
It's the third episode of DIGESTCAST and Shag and Rob take a look at DC SPECIAL BLUE RIBBON DIGEST #13 -- Strange Sports Stories! (Sept. 1981) First it's superheroes vs. super-villains in "The Great Super Star Game" by Bob Rozakis, Dick Dillin, and Frank McLaughlin! That's followed by eight pulse-pounding "Strange Sports" stories, featuring wor ...…
 
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 ...…
 
Content updated March 26, 2018. Taking the Artist’s Edition Index from print to the spoken word, join me monthly for a look at all things Artist’s Edition: Shipping changes Solicitations Sales (Diamond, eBay) Letters and forums New releases Reviews This month we take a look at April 2017 Sales Numbers, Out Of Print Sales April 2017, June 2017 P ...…
 
Grab your pickaxes and mining helmets, this week Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) uncover the seedy underbelly of comics history! First, a detailed look at Tijuana Bibles and a sadistic sex comic drawn by Superman co-creator, Joe Shuster. Then we take a long look at the careers of satirist and publisher Harvey Kurtzman and talented ...…
 
Today's Guest: Michael Uslan, comic book writer, "Archie Marries Betty" Betty Archie Marries Betty by Michael Uslan I remember the first time I encountered Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, Reggie, Moose, Mr. Weatherbee, Miss Grundy, Hot Dog and the rest of the Riverdale gang. It was in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 1971, and we were visiting our ...…
 
Epigraph For the third year in a row, the Drunk Booksellers drove all over Seattle (and the surrounding regions) for Indie Bookstore Day. We asked booksellers at each of the 21(!!!) stores we visited to tell us what they're recommending in the current political climate. We also collected recommendations from past guests and #SEABookstoreDay Cha ...…
 
Chris goes over the latest reprint and collected edition news including The Other Side Deluxe HC by Jason Aaron and Cameron Stewart and Wolves, Demeter and The Mire Deluxe HC by Becky Cloonan (Image), HERO-A-GO-GO with Michael Eury (TwoMorrows), Captain Easy: The Frank Santoro Edition (Fantagraphics), The Moebius Library Vol. 2: The Art of Eden ...…
 
We meet with the Comics Reporter himself! Tom Spurgeon comes to the party floor to talk the recent Fantagraphics oral history "We Told You So: Comics As Art." It's a book we loved digging into and Tom brings a wealth of behind the scenes magic to the story OF THE STORY (of the story?), very high concept this is. We also cover Tom's work at CXC ...…
 
It's time for another look at the current Previews catalog, so this week Andy and Derek check out all of the interesting solicitations for May. First, though, they briefly discuss their plans (or lack thereof) for Free Comic Book Day this coming weekend, and then they share some listener mail. After that, they begin their deep dive into the May ...…
 
Josh Bayer is coming a teaching class up town, and I’ve just finished work, so find a middle ground, a coffee shop called Ralph’s, bathed in the shadow of nearby Trump Tower. The place came highly recommended online, but there was no mention of the fact that it’s stashed away on the second floor of a Ralph Lauren store. Descent coffee, though. ...…
 
Josh Bayer is coming a teaching class up town, and I’ve just finished work, so find a middle ground, a coffee shop called Ralph’s, bathed in the shadow of nearby Trump Tower. The place came highly recommended online, but there was no mention of the fact that it’s stashed away on the second floor of a Ralph Lauren store. Descent coffee, though. ...…
 
Josh Bayer is coming a teaching class up town, and I’ve just finished work, so find a middle ground, a coffee shop called Ralph’s, bathed in the shadow of nearby Trump Tower. The place came highly recommended online, but there was no mention of the fact that it’s stashed away on the second floor of a Ralph Lauren store. Descent coffee, though. ...…
 
Dave Jordan, Daniel White, Dave Wachter, Heroes, Image-O-Rama: Plastic #1 by Doug Wagner, Daniel Hillyard, and Laura Martin and Redneck #1 by Donny Cates, Lisandro Estherren, and Dee Cunniffe, The Wild Storm by Warren Ellis, John Davis-Hunt, and Steve Buccellato, Superman Reborn by Peter Tomasi, Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray, Dan Hurgens, Doug Mah ...…
 
Time Codes: 00:00:30 - Introduction 00:02:38 - Tell them the Two Guys with PhDs sent you! 00:03:38 - What Parsifal Saw 00:21:34 - Love and Rockets #2 00:48:15 - Redneck #1 00:59:11 - Wrap up 01:00:02 - Contact us This week the Two Guys give you a double shot of recent Fantagraphics books. They start off with a discussion of Ron Regé Jr.'s What ...…
 
Today on the show, we discuss the similarities and differences between independent and alternative comics. Tune in to find out where and how we draw the distinction. Next, we acknowledge some “forgotten” creators. Who are the other Bill Fingers to Batman’s Bob Kane? Some we mention are Steve Ditko, who … Continue reading →…
 
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