Many classics have been presented as comics, but Frank Wedekind’s “Lulu” plays have, as far as we know, not made it to the page until now; occasional Deconstructing Comics contributor John Roberson has recently released Book One of his adaptation. He talks to Tim about including the level of sexual frankness Wedekind may have intended, censorship, self-publishing, and more.
Crossover events have become ubiquitous fare from Marvel and DC, with smaller publishers recently jumping on the bandwagon. Lots of us complain about them, and yet, buying ironically is still buying. Tim is joined by John Roberson to discuss why the past year’s main events, Fear Itself and Flashpoint, were particularly unsatisfying, what makes a (relatively) good event series, and why we read these books in spite of “event fatigue”.
Not wanting to leave Emerald City Comicon behind without giving a closer look to at least a few of the creators he met there, Tim chooses Web comics by two of those creators to critique with Mulele: Hominids by by Jordan Kotzebue, and Over the Surface by Natalie Nourigat. Plus: Panels for Primates (link is to Tim’s favorite selection), and the Web comic creator Tim regrets overlooking at Emerald City!
Brandon’s back in Japan (and yes, we’re OK following the earthquake!), and he and Tim discuss I Kill Giants, by Joe Kelly and JM Ken Niimura. In approaching an emotional topic through fantasy, blurring the lines between the two, is it effective or confusing?
Also, part 2 of Tim’s report on Emerald City Comicon! Notes and links below the jump.
Armed with an awesome press pass, Tim walks the floor of Seattle’s Emerald City Comicon! It’s his first time attending a con, and as everyone keeps telling him, for a first-con experience, you can’t beat Emerald City. As he gathers material for future episodes of this podcast, Tim collects quick interviews, with creators known and unknown! All the names and links are below!
In the tradition of our Web comics critiques, this week Tim and Mulele pick out a few interesting stories from indy anthology comics sent to us by Mike Kloran.
From Supertalk #1 (at the bottom of the linked page):
- An untitled story by Joe Bennett
- “Dear Chicago” by Andres Vera Martinez
From Rabid Rabbit #10:
Also, Tim asks Mulele for some con-going advice for his upcoming trip to Emerald City!