#639 Fionnuala Doran talks “Roger Casement” and more

Roger Casement

Roger Casement is known in the UK and Ireland as a British diplomat who joined the Irish Nationalists and, in 1916, was convicted of treason and executed. But the rest of the world is less familiar with his name. Enter Fionnuala Doran, who has released a graphic novel about him called The Trial of Roger Casement. In this episode, she talks with Emmet about the book, its protagonist, and the issues surrounding him, as well as some chat about Preacher and the new status quo in the X-men books.

#343 “Mauretania”: perplexing, fascinating stuff

MauretaniaIn Chris Reynolds’ “Mauretania” comics, characters bake interesting pies, delight in eerie shops,  join trendy police forces, and report on events they will never remember. Stories drift from point to point like dreams. School starts and a kid on summer vacation somehow doesn’t notice. How can this be real? Real it may be, but it takes intuition, not rational thought, to take anything away from these books. Tim and Kumar ponder Adventures From Mauretania, The Dial and Other Stories, and the graphic novel Mauretania.

And if we haven’t sold you on these books, then read Seth’s fantastic essay on them!

REVIEW: Hundred Penny Press: Doctor Who Volume 2 #1

Written by Tony Lee, Art by Andrew Currie

IDW, 2011.

I’m no expert on Doctor Who, but even I know that the experience of the show is largely about which actor is playing the part: his facial expressions, his voice, his body language, his mannerisms.

To pull that off in comics, I think you need an artist who is exceptionally good with faces (I’m looking at you, Dave Gibbons), or you need to be a slave to photo reference. This comic does the latter with mixed success.

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#178 John Paul Catton and “The Flintlocks”

5/4/09 John Paul Catton and “The Flintlocks”

FlintlocksTokyo writer John Paul Catton talks about his experience with Marvel UK in the ‘80s, his current Web comic project with Phill Evans, and why it’s a mistake to make comics scripts imitate TV.