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A comics analysis podcast, where literacy researcher, English teacher, and comics reader Paul (@twoplai) discusses a comic book for socio-cultural, literary, and artistic significance. The podcast pairs various academic approaches to studying comics with superhero comics, alternative comics, and other offerings in the medium. Let's dig deep!

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A comics analysis podcast, where literacy researcher, English teacher, and comics reader Paul (@twoplai) discusses a comic book for socio-cultural, literary, and artistic significance. The podcast pairs various academic approaches to studying comics with superhero comics, alternative comics, and other offerings in the medium. Let's dig deep!

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Fantastic Podcast

By Wolf Warner - Dec 16 2017
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Great analysis of comics that provokes scholarly thought. Awesome job!! Playlist add ASAP!!

Lit teacher + comics = awesome

By Frank Cezar - Sep 12 2016
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Listen to Paul and dive into the depths of comics as literature and art. Wow!

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18 Ratings
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16
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Fantastic Podcast

By Wolf Warner - Dec 16 2017
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Great analysis of comics that provokes scholarly thought. Awesome job!! Playlist add ASAP!!

Lit teacher + comics = awesome

By Frank Cezar - Sep 12 2016
Read more
Listen to Paul and dive into the depths of comics as literature and art. Wow!
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Comics Syllabus

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A comics analysis podcast, where literacy researcher, English teacher, and comics reader Paul (@twoplai) discusses a comic book for socio-cultural, literary, and artistic significance. The podcast pairs various academic approaches to studying comics with superhero comics, alternative comics, and other offerings in the medium. Let's dig deep!

Rank #1: 2018-05-22 Mushroom Fan Club By Elise Gravel

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On today’s Comics Syllabus podcast, Cohost Kid comes on to talk about Elise Gravel’s “The Mushroom Fan Club” from Enfant/Drawn and Quarterly. Let’s dig deep!

Subscribe and follow the Comics Syllabus podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Soundcloud, or copy this RSS feed to your podcatcher: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:235183739/sounds.rss or you can find archives for this podcast (previously named “Study Comics with Paul”) here: http://studycomics.club/

Join the discussion on the Comics Syllabus Facebook page: http://facebook.com/ComicsSyllabus or with Paul on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TwoPlai or leave your comments here on the showpage.

Thanks for listening!

May 22 2018
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Rank #2: Chad Sell on THE CARDBOARD KINGDOM

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Chad Sell, the creator and artist of the wonderful new all-ages graphic novel, “The Cardboard Kingdom” (Penguin Random House), joins Paul to tell the inspiring origin story of the book, co-written with a team of contributors. Just as Chad and many other contributors lent their talents and perspectives to the craft of this book, the book itself is a tribute to the diverse imaginations and explorations of a neighborhood of kids, having fun and finding themselves through an extended universe of play. The kids take on roles like The Sorceress, the Big Banshee, and The Gargoyle, fashioning costumes and castles from cardboard and creativity. The graphic novel’s assembled short stories amass into an overarching tale of childhood fun, community formation, and identity development, enjoyable for young readers and adults too. Chad shares about the craft and process of putting together “The Cardboard Kingdom”… its inspiration from kids comics, drag queens, and coloring book contests. It’s a great conversation… don’t miss it!

Chad’s co-writers on the book include Jay Fuller, David Derek, Katie Schenkel, Kris Moore, Manuel Betancourt, Molly Muldoon, Vid Alliger, Cloud Jacobs, Michael Cole, Barbara Perez Marquez, Vid Alliger, David Demeo, and Chad himself! Check out “The Cardboard Kingdom” at http://chadsellcomics.com/thecardboardkingdom/ or http://twitter.com/TheCardboardK and find Chad and his work at http://chadsellcomics.com/

(Oh, and check out the awesome papercraft designs for Cardboard Kingdom available through the book’s site: http://ntanos.co.uk/collections/the-cardboard-kingdom )

Subscribe and follow the Comics Syllabus podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Soundcloud, or copy this RSS feed to your podcatcher: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:235183739/sounds.rss or you can find archives for this podcast (previously named “Study Comics with Paul”) here: http://studycomics.club/

Join the discussion on the Comics Syllabus Facebook page: http://facebook.com/ComicsSyllabus or with Paul on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TwoPlai or leave your comments here on the showpage.

Thanks for listening!

Jun 12 2018
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Rank #3: Jacob Semahn on ‘No. 1 with a Bullet’ (Image Comics)

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Writer Jacob Semahn joins Paul on the Comics Syllabus podcast to talk about “No. 1 with a Bullet,” the Image Comics series he co-created with artist Jorge Corona, colorist Jen Hickman, and writer Steve Wands. “No 1 with a Bullet” is collected in a trade that comes out June 6, 2018. It’s a thrilling near-future story about Nash Huang, a TV personality’s assistant who must survive the brutal public exposure of our social media age… and worse! Jacob and Paul talk about the big ideas and cultural trends that prompted the book’s creation, and the craft behind his and his collaborators’ creation of this dynamic book. Let’s dig deep!

(Note: Swears and content warning– with respect, Jacob and Paul discuss issues of harassment and violence, though not graphically. Separately, heads up for some adult language in this one.)

Subscribe and follow the Comics Syllabus podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Soundcloud, or copy this RSS feed to your podcatcher: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:235183739/sounds.rss or you can find archives for this podcast (previously named “Study Comics with Paul”) here: http://studycomics.club/

Join the discussion on the Comics Syllabus Facebook page: http://facebook.com/ComicsSyllabus or with Paul on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TwoPlai or leave your comments here on the showpage.

Thanks for listening!

Jun 05 2018
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Rank #4: Mother Box a New Gods by Jack Kirby pod pilot w Matt Lune pt 1

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A special, slightly different episode: Paul and "That’s the Issue" host Matt Lune embark on a podcast journey, as they launch "The Mother Box: A New Gods by Jack Kirby Podcast" project, a read-through of the "Fourth World Omnibus" by Jack Kirby. Together, Matt and Paul aim to learn about the New Gods universe, characters, and stories in anticipation of the planned "New Gods" movie directed by Ava Duvernay. They will read through and discuss Kirby’s New Gods work issue by issue. And they’ll invite on experts and other readers to inform them along the way.

This episode is a pilot, of sorts, for "The Mother Box," as well as a briefing about Jack Kirby, the New Gods, and what we hope to do with the project. Next week, on "That’s the Issue," we will continue with a closer reading of the first issues of the "Fourth World Omnibus," the first three issues of Jack Kirby’s work at DC on "Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen."

Let us know what you think!

Some primer articles you might check out:
Multiversity’s Jonathan O’Neal’s piece:

Fourth World Problems


DC’s 101:
https://www.dccomics.com/blog/2016/03/09/dc-comics-101-who-are-the-new-gods
Nerdist Primer:

THE NEW GODS: A Primer On DC Comics’ Cosmic Mythology


IGN rundown:
http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/03/16/the-new-gods-explained-who-are-the-dc-characters
Chris Sims at Comics Alliance:
http://comicsalliance.com/ask-chris-54-the-mythology-of-jack-kirbys-new-gods/
A blogger’s explainer piece:
What’s the deal with the Fourth World?
Recent Kirby write-up in the Independent:
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/jack-kirby-new-gods-marvel-comic-book-artist-recognition-a8259236.html
The Vulture’s Reisman longform:
http://www.vulture.com/2017/11/jack-kirby-fourth-world-steppenwolf-justice-league.html
Another blogger’s take, what’s wrong with New Gods (it’s Superman):
http://www.comicscube.com/2013/11/whats-wrong-with-new-gods-look-at-jack.html
LA Times “Reading Irresponsibly with Jack Kirby” piece:
http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-ca-jc-jack-kirby-20171229-story.html

Find the full podcast at http://www.multiversitycomics.com/tag/comics-syllabus/

Subscribe and follow the Comics Syllabus podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play podcasts, or wherever or copy this RSS feed to your podcatcher: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:235183739/sounds.rss

Follow Paul on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TwoPlai

Feel free to drum up discussion on the Comics Syllabus Facebook page: http://facebook.com/ComicsSyllabus

May 08 2018
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Rank #5: BE PREPARED by Vera Brosgol from First Second

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Today’s Comics Syllabus podcast looks at BE PREPARED by Vera Brosgol (First Second), colors by Alec Longstreth, a wonderful autobiographical summer camp story for all ages.

Images discussed on the podcast:
1. The Cover of BE PREPARED and the alienation of Camp
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2. Birthday Party and Outsider Feelings

Interiors

3. The "Hollywood" and Cultural Camp Experiences
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Find the full podcast at http://www.multiversitycomics.com/tag/comics-syllabus/

Subscribe and follow the Comics Syllabus podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play podcasts, or wherever or copy this RSS feed to your podcatcher: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:235183739/sounds.rss

Follow Paul on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TwoPlai

Feel free to drum up discussion on the Comics Syllabus Facebook page: http://facebook.com/ComicsSyllabus

May 05 2018
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Rank #6: Spoilery McSpoilers Avengers Infinity War Reflections

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In typical Comics Syllabus fashion, Paul has the most niche of niche solo discussions (with YOU!) about AVENGERS INFINITY WAR. This conversation features SPOILERS but then again kind of doesn’t because, as usual, Paul explains very little, kind of hoping that you’ve not only already seen the movie but consumed the recaps and reviews abounding everywhere. So it’s more of a reflective piece, thinking about ideas and themes provoked by the movie. Listen only after you’ve joined the throngs of people who’ve already seen the film, cool?

Find the full podcast at http://www.multiversitycomics.com/tag/comics-syllabus/

Subscribe and follow the Comics Syllabus podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play podcasts, or wherever or copy this RSS feed to your podcatcher: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:235183739/sounds.rss

Follow Paul on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TwoPlai

Feel free to drum up discussion on the Comics Syllabus Facebook page: http://facebook.com/ComicsSyllabus

Apr 30 2018
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Rank #7: Mighty Thor 706 By Aaron And Dauterman Marvel

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MIGHTY THOR #706 from Marvel Comics, written by Jason Aaron, art by Russell Dauterman, colors by Matt Wilson, letters by VC’s Joe Sabino.

Elias Rosner’s Thor by Jason Aaron piece: http://www.multiversitycomics.com/longform/worthy-jason-aaron-thor-retrospective/

Images to go with this episode, via Comixology https://www.comixology.com/The-Mighty-Thor-2015-706/digital-comic/637936 :

1. Sacrificial Jane
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2. To Valhalla
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3. Aaron’s Thor summed up in an eye-roll

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Find the podcast at http://www.multiversitycomics.com/tag/comics-syllabus/

Subscribe and follow the Comics Syllabus podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Soundcloud, or copy this RSS feed to your podcatcher: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:235183739/sounds.rss or you can find archives for this podcast (previously named “Study Comics with Paul”) here: http://studycomics.club/

Follow Paul on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TwoPlai

Apr 26 2018
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Rank #8: 2018-04-24 Graphic Novels w Michelle White The Interview Bats One Hundred Demons

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On this episode (at 0:00 ), Paul explains a(nother!) shift in the podcast format for the near future.

Then (at 7:52 ), Multiversity’s Michelle White ( http://www.multiversitycomics.com/author/mwhite/ ) returns to talk about three graphic novels by single creators:

(at 10:42 ) "The Interview" by Manuele Fiore (Fantagraphics),

(at 29:24 ) "Science Comics Bats: Learning to Fly" by Falynn Koch (First Second),

(at 41:30 ) and "One! Hundred! Demons!" by Lynda Barry (Drawn + Quarterly).

Subscribe and follow the Comics Syllabus podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Soundcloud, or copy this RSS feed to your podcatcher: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:235183739/sounds.rss or you can find archives for this podcast (previously named "Study Comics with Paul") here: http://studycomics.club/

Join the discussion on the Comics Syllabus Facebook page: http://facebook.com/ComicsSyllabus or with Paul on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TwoPlai or leave your comments here on the showpage.

Thanks for listening!

Apr 24 2018
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Rank #9: 018 Peanuts by Charles Schulz with Cohost Kid and Wait List with Sonny

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Images for this episode are at http://wp.me/p42KN3-GQ4

It’s a family affair this week: "Peanuts" by Charles Schulz (Fantagraphics collections) with Cohost Kid and the Wait List segment with Cohost Brother Sonny!

On the General Ed segment ( at 5:00 ), Paul talks to his brother Sonny for their monthly "Wait List" segment, about the trades and collections coming out in October they’re looking forward to. Sonny is Paul’s "trade waiting" brother who also happens to have drastically different comics tastes from his older (yet not wiser) brother. Hear them discuss "Detective Comics" (DC), "Baking with Kafka" by Tom Gauld (Drawn + Quarterly), "Power Rangers" (Boom), and why Sonny is not looking forward to the Fantagraphics Jaime Hernandez Studio Edition.

Then, (at 43:31 ) the Close Read features a special guest… Cohost Kid! Paul is excited to have on his own daughter to talk about some "Peanuts" comic strips, as they pick one volume from the entire collection of "Complete Peanuts" from Fantagraphics that has been part of their shared literacy experience… since the day she was born! Images to go with the discussion are below….

Finally, (at 1:28:45 ), the Discussion Section and Pull Call, where Paul interacts with listener mail, and re-announces one last chance at the Discussion Section drawing to win a signed copy of ‘Paper Girls’ #1.

The Charles Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa: https://schulzmuseum.org/
The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum: https://cartoons.osu.edu/

Subscribe and follow the Comics Syllabus podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Soundcloud, or copy this RSS feed to your podcatcher: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:235183739/sounds.rss or you can find archives for this podcast (previously named "Study Comics with Paul") here: http://studycomics.club/

Join the discussion on the Comics Syllabus Facebook page: http://facebook.com/ComicsSyllabus or Follow Paul on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TwoPlai or leave your comments here on the showpage.

Thanks for listening!

Oct 10 2017
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Rank #10: 105 Pluto v4 and v5 by Naoki Urasawa and Tezuka Viz

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Our Pluto reading project continues!!! We are reading ‘Pluto’ by Naoki Urasawa, from Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy story. (And if you haven’t been following, get that amazing comic and listen along to the whole thing here: https://soundcloud.com/twoplai/sets/the-paul-list-reads-pluto-by )

Paul (sorta) discusses v4 and 5, touching on Artificial Intelligence and emotion, thoughts from listeners Seth, Johnny, and Frank, and these articles:

"The Doomsday Invention" by Raffi Khatchadourian
from the New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/11/23/doomsday-invention-artificial-intelligence-nick-bostrom

”The Great AI Awakening’ by Gideon Lewis-Krause
from the New York Times Magazine:
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/12/14/magazine/the-great-ai-awakening.html?&_r=0&referer=

Find the podcast at thepaullist.com

Jan 02 2017
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Rank #11: Pluto v2 by Urasawa and Tezuka Viz

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Thursday’s Throwback continues the ‘Pluto’ reading project on the Paul List, where we are reading a volume of Pluto each week. Urasawa’s masterpiece extension of Tezuka’s Astro Boy story reaches a bigger set of questions in this volume, but Paul focuses it all on a close reading of one of the opening scenes, one packed with meaningful silences and profound questions. Let’s dig deep!

Find the Paul List at http://thepaullist.com

Amazon Associates link for Pluto: http://amzn.to/2eNBjYh

Oct 21 2016
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Rank #12: Tokyo Ghost by Rick Remender Sean Murphy Matt Hollingsworth Rus Wooton Image

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The Tuesday Trade is ‘Tokyo Ghost’ (v1 & 2) by Rick Remender, Sean Murphy, Matt Hollingsworth, and Rus Wooton (Image Comics), and Paul discusses a pre-spoilers and spoiler-y set of thoughts about the dystopic sci-fi adventure’s themes of our hyper-distracted technology-mediated lives.

You can always find the Paul List at http://thepaullist.com/

Amazon Associates link to Tokyo Ghost: http://amzn.to/2eun0nF

Amazon Associates link to Daniel Dinello’s 2005 ‘Technophobia’: http://amzn.to/2eGm2Zc

Oct 19 2016
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Rank #13: Pluto 1 by Naoki Urasawa and Tezuka

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In the first of an eight-part reading project, we look at Pluto v1 by Naoki Urasawa based on "The Greatest Robot on Earth" Astro Boy/Atom story by Osamy Tezuka. TwoPlai invites you to read along and contribute thoughts as we read each volume of the 8 part manga masterwork.

Mentioned on this episode:
Amazon Associates link to Pluto volumes: http://amzn.to/2d8QytN

Deb Aoki: http://manga.about.com/od/vizmedia/gr/Pluto1.htm

Understanding Manga by McCloud: http://sundaycomicsdebt.blogspot.com/2011/02/understanding-manga.html

Seth Hahne on Pluto: http://goodokbad.com/index.php/reviews/pluto_review

Comic Pusher’s reviews: http://comicpusher.blogspot.com/search/label/pluto%20review%20series

Oct 13 2016
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Rank #14: Batman Night of the Monster Men crossover by Steve Orlando and Various DC

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Our Sunday Superfriend (DC) coverage of the Bat-family ‘Night of the Monster Men’ crossover manages to skip talking about monsters altogether… (yes, that’s a Theme Fail), although TwoPlai does disappear into a rabbit hole about ethics and superhero team stories, like this one, where Batman’s toughest challenge might not be the building-sized monsters traipsing around Gotham but the sundry and individual partners that are his Bat-family. Along the way, TwoPlai has some praise for Steve Orlando’s writing prowess, as well as Tom King’s Batman run so far, and for what superheroes can do to instill healthy questions in us about goodness and rightness. Let’s dig deep.

Oct 03 2016
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Rank #15: Doctor Strange 11 Jason Aaron Kevin Nowlan Leonardo Romero Jordie Bellaire Marvel

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‘Doctor Strange 11’ is Monday’s Marvel on the Paul List: Daily Comics Analysis Podcast. Written by Jason Aaron, with art and colors by Kevin Nowlan, Leonardo Romero, and Jordie Bellaire, ‘Doctor Strange 11’ is a well-timed intermission in the breakneck run that Aaron and Bachalo and team have had on Doctor Strange this year, one of the best superhero comics around in TwoPlai’s opinion. Thematic recaps, story-element recoups, and origin-story rewrites make this a satisfying pause… just in time for TwoPlai to announce a bit of a pause for this podcast. Thanks for listening and let’s dig deep!

Sep 12 2016
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Rank #16: 203 Kids Series- “Best Friends,” “Mighty Jack & Zita,” and “Hilda & the Mountain King”

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“Best Friends” by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham! “Might Jack and Zita the Spacegirl” by Ben Hatke! “Hilda and the Mountain King” by Luke Pearson!

This week, @TwoPlai is joined by his first (and admittedly favorite) guest host of the new Comics Syllabus era– Cohost Kid! We talk about a couple books from First Second that are the next installments of really fun kids comics series. Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham’s “Best Friends” is a follow up to “Real Friends” that autobiographically explores friendships and worries of the latter half of elementary school for Hale. Ben Hatke’s culmination of both his “Mighty Jack” AND “Zita the Spacegirl” series has also just come out. And we also talk about NoBrow’s new “Hilda and the Mountain King,” book number six for Luke Pearson’s awesome “Hilda” series.

Let’s dig deep!

Find the Comics Syllabus at its home at Multiversitycomics.com: http://www.multiversitycomics.com/tag/comics-syllabus/

Subscribe and follow the Comics Syllabus podcast on Apple PodcastsGoogle Play PodcastsStitcher, or wherever you find podcasts, or copy this RSS feed to your podcatcherhttps://paulflai.com/feed/podcast/comicssyllabus

Join the discussion on the Comics Syllabus Facebook page: http://facebook.com/ComicsSyllabus or with Paul on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/TwoPlai or Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/twoplai/

Thanks for listening!

Sep 10 2019
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Rank #17: 202: “King of King Court” by Travis Dandro (D+Q) plus NCBD Notes on Sword & Sorcery Comics

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First, @TwoPlai offers an analysis of “King of King Court” by Travis Dandro (Drawn & Quarterly), an affecting graphic memoir employing comics’ repertoires of subjective narrative to explore the experience of growing up with family, addiction, love, and pain.

Then, a rundown of recent series that @TwoPlai has been reading in a new segment called “New Comic Book Day (NCBD) Notes.”

Mentioned:
“Once and Future” #1 by Kieron Gillen & Dan Mora (Boom Studios)
“Red Sonja” by Mark Russell and Mirko Colak (Dynamite)
“Reaver” by Justin Jordan, Rebekah Isaacs, & Alex Guimarares (Image)
“Forgotten Queen” by Tini Howard & Amilcar Pinna (Valiant)
“Fairlady” by Brian Schirmer, Claudia Balboni, Marissa Louise (Image)
“Sera and the Royal Stars” by Jon Tsuei and Audrey Mok (Vault)

Find the Comics Syllabus at its home at Multiversitycomics.comhttp://www.multiversitycomics.com/tag/comics-syllabus/

Subscribe and follow the Comics Syllabus podcast on Apple PodcastsGoogle Play PodcastsStitcher, or wherever you find podcasts, or copy this RSS feed to your podcatcherhttps://paulflai.com/feed/podcast/comicssyllabus

Join the discussion on the Comics Syllabus Facebook page: http://facebook.com/ComicsSyllabus or with Paul on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/TwoPlai or Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/twoplai/

Let’s dig deep.

Aug 27 2019
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Rank #18: Comics Syllabus 201: “Hot Comb” by Ebony Flowers (Drawn + Quarterly)

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On the return of the Comics Syllabus podcast, we talk about “Hot Comb” by Ebony Flowers (Drawn & Quarterly), a memoir in vignettes about Flowers coming-of-age in the Baltimore area black community as a young woman and her experiences surrounding hair, touching poignantly on race, gender, growing up, family, societal expectations, community, class, identity, and selfhood. It’s a beautiful and powerful book that TwoPlai tries his best to unpack his responses and questions about.

Find the Comics Syllabus at its home at Multiversitycomics.com: http://www.multiversitycomics.com/tag/comics-syllabus/

Subscribe and follow the Comics Syllabus podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you find podcasts, or copy this RSS feed to your podcatcher: https://paulflai.com/feed/podcast/comicssyllabus

Join the discussion on the Comics Syllabus Facebook page: http://facebook.com/ComicsSyllabus or with Paul on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TwoPlai or Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/twoplai/

Thanks for listening!

Aug 12 2019
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Rank #19: Returning & Remembering Derek

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TwoPlai sets up to return to the Comics Syllabus, and he offers a remembrance of Derek Parker Royal of the Comics Alternative.

Derek and the Comics Alternative: http://comicsalternative.com/

Engage with the Comics Syllabus: https://twitter.com/twoplai https://www.instagram.com/twoplai/ http://www.multiversitycomics.com/tag/comics-syllabus/

Subscribe to the Comics Syllabus on Apple Podcasts or add this RSS feed to your podcast app: https://paulflai.com/feed/podcast/comicssyllabus

For upcoming Comics Syllabus discussions:

SDCC ’19: The 2019 Eisner Award Winners

“Hot Comb” by Ebony Flowers, which I think I called “Blowout Comb” on the podcast, mistaking that title for the Digable Planets album from 25 (!) years ago: https://www.drawnandquarterly.com/blog/2018/05/dqhq-pr-hot-comb-ebony-flowers-spring-2019

Jul 27 2019
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Rank #20: Farewell for Now

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A farewell… for now. Paul is redirecting his podcasting energies to start "Mother Box: A New Gods and Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Podcast" with Matt Lune, as well as to appear weekly on the Comics Alternative and pursue other endeavors. This episode is a fond farewell as the Comics Syllabus podcast goes on indefinite hiatus, with heartfelt thanks to all the guests, listeners, friends, and Multiversity colleagues who’ve made this podcast a total joy for the past two years.

Comics Syllabus may be back in the future or on occasion, but for now, Paul’s signing off. Look for "Mother Box" to come soon (and fill in this every-other-Tuesday slot at Multiversitycomics.com), and look for Paul and his friends at Multiversity, as well as on the Comics Alternative podcast weekly review episodes.

And thanks for listening! Let’s keep reading.

(Track art is a drawing of Paul by wonderful artist Max Sarin)

Jul 03 2018
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