The July Webcomics Show

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Derek and I recently recorded the July edition of The Comics Alternative Webcomics show where we reviewed three titles from Study Group Comics: The Secret Voice by Zach Soto, Titan by François Vigneault, and Black is the Color by Julia Gfrörer, three very different webcomics, yet all worth your time.

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The Eisner Awards, News, Reviews, Podcasts… Somebody Stop Me!

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If we weren’t before, we’re definitely in full comics and graphic novel mode here at the blog. Recently, Derek and I recorded our June Webcomics episode, where we discussed Hans Rickheit’s Ectopiary, Jen Lee’s Thunderpaw, and several horror short stories from Split Lip. I hope you’ll check out our discussion of these titles, then check out the webcomics themselves.

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The May Webcomics Show

This month over at The Comics Alternative Podcast, Derek and I discuss three webcomics, two ongoing and one completed.

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First we have The Fox Sister by Christina Strain and Jayd Aït-Kaci, a strange tale set in South Korea during the 1960s, followed by Ben Fleuter’s Derelict, a post-apocalpytic story with many intriguing points, and finally a completed webcomic by Jeff VanderMeer and Eric Orchard called The Situation.

We’re always looking for more webcomics to discuss on the show, so whether you know of a good ongoing or finished webcomic, please let us know. Hope you enjoy the podcast!

The April Webcomics Show

This month over at The Comics Alternative Podcast, Derek and I discuss three webcomics, two ongoing and one completed.

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First you’ll find Henchgirl by Kristen Gudsnuk, a humorous superhero/supervillain title, followed by Huge Hana, a science fiction title by Ian Burns, and an epic completed title, Digger by Ursula Vernon.

We’re always looking for more webcomics to discuss on the show, so whether you know of a good ongoing or finished webcomic, please let us know. Hope you enjoy the podcast!

The March Webcomics Show

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This month over at The Comics Alternative, Derek and I discuss three more webcomics, two ongoing and one completed.

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First we have Star Punch Girl by S.D. Lockhart and Narm that has strong video game influences, then Brian Fies’s The Last Mechanical Monster, based on a 1941 Fleischer Studios Superman cartoon, and finally the completed webcomic Dreamless by Bobby Crosby and Sarah Ellerton.

We’re always looking for more webcomics to discuss on the show, so whether you know of a good ongoing or finished webcomic, please let us know. Hope you enjoy the podcast!

The February Webcomics Show

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Derek and I recently discussed three webcomics over at The Comics Alternative Podcast. As usual, we discussed two ongoing titles and one completed webcomic. First, we discuss K.C. Green and Anthony Clark’s western/fantasy story Back. Next we tackle the dystopian fantasy The Only Living Boy by David Gallaher and Steve Ellis. Our completed webcomic discussion focuses on a title that began way back in 1999 and was completed in 2001, a webcomic called When I Am King by Demian 5.

We’re always looking for more webcomics to discuss on the show, so whether you know of a good ongoing or finished webcomic, please let us know. Hope you enjoy the podcast!

Nominate The Comics Alternative Podcast

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The 10th Annual People’s Podcast Awards show is coming up soon and you can nominate your favorite podcasts right now. (As you can see, you can nominate in several categories.) I know that some of the readers of Journeys in Darkness and Light also either read The Comics Alternative blog, listen to the podcast, or both, so if you enjoy the podcast, I hope you’ll consider nominating us. Just select the category you think best fits the podcast (Entertainment, Cultural/Arts, etc.) and cast your nomination. We certainly appreciate it!

And speaking of the podcast, Derek and I will be recording February’s webcomics episode this weekend, so keep an eye out for it and other upcoming episodes on our calendar! 

News from The Comics Alternative Podcast

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Yesterday Derek and I recorded a podcast that is now up at The Comics Alternative Podcast covering the new graphic novel Vapor by Max (from Fantagraphics), as well as two new titles, Feathers #1, an all-ages title by Jorge Corona (Boom! Studios), and The Dying and the Dead #1, a 60-page issue with writing by Jonathan Hickman, art by Ryan Bodenheim, and colors by Michael Garland (Image). If you’re a comics fan, all three of these titles – while all very different – are definitely worth your consideration. We hope you’ll give us a listen, then join in the discussion on our forum.

Also our interview with Ian Edginton (The Kingdom of the Wicked) is up now.

If you haven’t checked us out for awhile, you should know that The Comics Alternative Podcast also discusses webcomics. On each webcomics podcast, we cover two current ongoing webcomics and one completed webcomic. You can check out our first show from December, 2014 as well as our most recent show from earlier this month. Derek and I will be recording the February webcomics podcast very soon, so stay tuned.

The January Webcomics Show Coming Soon on The Comics Alternative Podcast

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Be sure to join Derek Royal and me this week at The Comics Alternative Podcast as we discuss three webcomics: Evan Dahm’s Vattu, Minna Sundberg’s Stand Still, Stay Silent, and Scott McCloud’s The Right Number. The show is scheduled to go up on Friday, January 9, 2015. Hope you’ll give us a listen! Update – The podcast is up and you can find it here.