September 27th, 2021 | Season 3 | 43 mins
cartoonist, chris reynolds, comics, mauretania
What do you get when you cross film noir with a technical manual? You get the comics of Chris Reynolds! The indie cartoonist has been putting together strips since the 1980s and in this episode, we'll take a look at the collection, assembled by legendary cartoonist Seth, in the compilation The New World: Comics From Mauretania.
June 7th, 2021 | Season 2 | 51 mins 57 secs
comics, flayed corpse, furry trap, josh simmons
Indie cartoonist Josh Simmons is so polarizing, cohost Raman Sehgal walked out of the recording booth. Fortunately, journalist and author Alex Palmer happened to fall through a window at just the right moment to guest host.
May 17th, 2021 | Season 2 | 37 mins 4 secs
comic books, comics, graphic novels
When the writer Juan Sasturain and legendary cartoonist Alberto Breccia teamed up for the seven-year project Perramus: The City And Oblivion, they produced an odd and exhilarating mix of political satire, social commentary, and genre fiction.
April 26th, 2021 | Season 2 | 34 mins 13 secs
comics, graphic novels, manga
Osamu Tezuka is known as the godfather of manga, particularly for his children's' comics like Astro Boy and Princess Knight. But his work for adults is among his most complicated and intriguing and in this week's episode, we'll look at Ayako, a complicated and politically-charged family epic set in post WWII Japan.
April 11th, 2021 | Season 2 | 39 mins 51 secs
comics, dc, fantastic four, frank quietly, grant morrison, jae lee, marvel, superman
In the early-2000s, Grant Morrison's aimed his mighty imagination at DC's Superman and Marvel's The Fantastic Four. In this episode, Raman and Ryan talk about the way Morrison brought out the very essence of these superheroes and argue over the extent to which it worked.
March 30th, 2021 | Season 2 | 46 mins 2 secs
comics, karnak, moon knight, warren ellis
Moon Knight and Karnak of the Inhumans have largely been D-list afterthoughts in Marvel's superhero universe. How could they possibly have a starring role in their own titles? Simple, just make them crazy.
March 22nd, 2021 | Season 2 | 1 hr 4 mins
comics, jla, justice league, zack snyder
No longer propelled by mystique, Zack Snyder's official, four-hour long version of Justice League finally became an actual thing. This week, we welcome back author Chandler Klang Smith, who gives her unique spin on Snyder's "novelistic" filmmaking, and how it helps and hinders Justice League.
January 17th, 2021 | Season 2 | 35 mins 17 secs
comics, graphic novels, memoir
Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Riad Sattouf's graphic memoir about his childhood growing up in France and Syria. At turns funny and at turns disturbing, The Arab of the Future is about a boy's growing disillusionment with his father and not feeling completely at home, no matter where you are.
December 29th, 2020 | Season 2 | 53 mins 23 secs
comics, wonder woman, ww84
WW84, the sequel to the 2017 hit Wonder Woman, hasn't gotten the critical or audience acclaim of its predecessor. No surprise, we didn't like it either - but in this episode, we'll examine what did and didn't work for us.
December 4th, 2020 | Season 2 | 30 mins 49 secs
adrian tomine, comics, graphic novels
You might know Adrian Tomine from what seems like his monthly New Yorker covers, but the guy is one of the most accomplished cartoonists out there. This week, we'll check out his newest book/memoir "The Loneliness Of The Long-Distance Cartoonist" which effectively charts Tomine's most salient moments of humiliation over the years.
Feel the cringe.