This week, we take a look at Ties by Emily McGuiness.
A recent R. Crumb compilation is reviewed by a Crumb connoisseur (Kumar) and a Crumb newbie (Tim). The book features Crumb at his sweetest and his most shocking. But can this (or any book) claim to be the perfect Crumb compilation?
Nicholas Gurewitch’s Perry Bible Fellowship is one of a number of comics originally available for free on line that people are now paying to read on paper. Does this put the lie to all the hand-wringing about online availability killing music and movies?
Patrik Washburn talks to Tim about his Comic Market table, being a full-time artist, and recent Marvel comics.
Patrik Washburn had a table on Day One of the Comic Market event in Tokyo. Tim, Mulele, and Patrick Gannon checked it out, and sat down afterwards to discuss their impressions for the podcast.
Michao (Kodansha’s Web comics site)
(in Japanese; membership is free, but you need to log in to read the comics)
Earth Ranger, from Playfullness Comics
Our call for comics to critique has been heard! Listener Vincent Morris sent us his comic, Kid Intense. All three of us weigh in.
Publishing online opens your comic up to a worldwide audience. But if the major players in print comics start publishing online, will they stamp out all the one-horse comics out there? Is there room on the Web for all of us?
Collaborating on a comic: What are the pros and cons? Would you rather do the whole thing yourself? Mulele’s done both, and tells Tim how it’s gone for him. Plus, a little discussion of Watchmen (very little)!
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Over the holidays, Tim visited the Tokyo Comic Market event, and gives his impressions. Also: A Mulele update, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, and Brandon’s review of the movie Eragon! (photo: At left, the one comic I bought, “Winter Holidays.” At right, the thick, heavy catalog for the event.)
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In part two of our conversation on writing, Brandon talks about the factors that influence his writing.
Illustration: from Brandon’s short comic nicknamed “Zombie 2.0”
So Long, Superman: Firewater
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