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Comics for Grownups

Reviews and discussion of comics and graphic novels, everything but the big superhero comics.

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Episode 80: Manuele Fior, Jillian Tamaki, and Jonathan Coulton/Matt Fraction

We review The Interview by Manuele Fior, Boundless by Jillian Tamaki, and Solid State, written by Matt Fraction based on a concept album by Jonathan Coulton.

33mins

31 Aug 2017

Rank #1

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Episode 13

30mins

12 Apr 2013

Rank #2

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Episode 93: Baczynski, Walden, Vaughan, Reynolds, Forsman, de Radigues

We review Retrograde Orbit by Kristyna Baczynski, On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden, Barrier by Brian K. Vaughan, The New World by Chris Reynolds, and Hobo Mom by Charles Forsman and Max de Radigues.

50mins

19 Mar 2019

Rank #3

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Episode 92: Best of 2018

We run down our top 10 favorite books of 2018.

41mins

28 Jan 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 94: Buhle, Max, Griffith, Brown

In this episode we review Eugene V. Debs: A Graphic Biography by Paul Buhle and Steve Max, Nobody's Fool: The Life and Times of Schlitzie the Pinhead by Bill Griffith, and Cannibis: The Illegalization of Weed in America by Box Brown.

46mins

28 May 2019

Rank #5

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Episode 89: Nichols, Utkin, Hanawalt, Tonatiuh

We review Flocks by L. Nichols, The King of Birds by Alexander Utkin, Coyote Doggirl by Lisa Hanawalt, and Undocumented: A Worker's Fight by Duncan Tonatiuh.

42mins

2 Oct 2018

Rank #6

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Episode 96: Jacob, Lust, Lin, Jason

We review Good Talk by Mira Jacob, How I Tried to Be a Good Person by Ulli Lust, Pope Hats #6 by Hartley Lin, and O Josephine! by Jason.

1hr 3mins

16 Aug 2019

Rank #7

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Episode 84: Chatterjee, D'Salete, and Farinella

In this episode we review Verax by Pratap Chatterjee and Khalil, Run for It by Marcelo D'Salete, and The Senses by Mateo Farinella.

36mins

1 Feb 2018

Rank #8

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Episode 95: Villadsen, Schrauwen, Ferraris, Chiocca

In this episode we review The Sea by Rikke Villadsen, Parallel Lives by Olivier Schrauwen, and The Scar: Graphic Reportage from the U.S. Mexico Border by Andrea Ferraris and Renato Chiocca.

32mins

16 Jun 2019

Rank #9

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Episode 14

34mins

23 Apr 2013

Rank #10

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Episode 85: Box Brown, Fabien Nury, Paul Buhle, and more

We review Is This Guy for Real? The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman by Box Brown, The Death of Stalin by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin, Johnny Appleseed: Green Dreamer of the American Frontier by Paul Buhle and Noah Van Sciver, and NOW #1 and #2.

48mins

19 Mar 2018

Rank #11

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Episode 86: Davis, DeForge, and Wertz

In this episode we review Why Art by Eleanor Davis; Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero by Michael DeForge; and Tenements, Towers & Trash by Julia Wertz.

35mins

14 May 2018

Rank #12

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Episode 88: Alagbé, Ruillier, Kupperman, Starkings

In this episode we review Yellow Negroes and Other Imaginary Creatures by Yvan Alagbé, The Strange by Jerome Ruillier, All the Answers by Jerome Kupperman, and The Beef by Richard Starkings and Shaky Kane.

52mins

9 Aug 2018

Rank #13

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Episode 16

38mins

28 May 2013

Rank #14

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Episode 82: Chaboute, Leslie Stein, Jesse Lonergan

We review Alone by Chaboute, Present by Leslie Stein, and This World Is Not for Burning and Hedra by Jesse Lonergan.

28mins

13 Dec 2017

Rank #15

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Episode 78

Joshua and Joe review Hostage by Guy Delisle, The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia by Mary and Brian Talbot, Rolling Blackouts by Sarah Glidden, and Your Black Friend by Ben Passmore.

39mins

28 Jun 2017

Rank #16

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Episode 91: Roberts, Sergel, Baudoin, Van Sciver, Fior

In this episode we talk about Chlorine Gardens by Keiler Roberts, One Dirty Tree by Noah Van Sciver, Piero by Edmond Baudoin, Bald Knobber by Robert Sergel, and Blackbird Days by Manuele Fior.

41mins

9 Jan 2019

Rank #17

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Episode 81: Nilsen, Findakly, and Forsman

We review The End of the Fucking World by Charles Forsman, Poppies from Iraq by Brigitte Findakly and Lewis Trondheim, and Tongues #1 by Anders Nilsen.

27mins

16 Oct 2017

Rank #18

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Episode 83: Top 8 of 2017

We run down our top 8 favorite comics of 2017.

28mins

12 Jan 2018

Rank #19

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Episode 90: Prum, Fitzgerald, Walch, I Feel Machine, Nilsen

We discuss The Dead Eye and the Deep Blue Sea by Vannak Anan Prum, Drawn to Berlin by Ali Fitzgerald, You Can Try Again by Olivia Walch, the collection I Feel Machine, and Tongues #2 by Anders Nilsen.

40mins

20 Nov 2018

Rank #20