Saturday, February 25, 2012
Left to right: me, my listeners. Not pictured: Tucker, Joe, Robin.
With barely a chance to catch my breath after last time, I was invited back onto Robin McConnell's wonderful radio podcast Inkstuds to talk about some more of these crazy things we call comic books. To my total delight, I was joined by my two favorite critics of the medium, Messrs. Joe McCulloch and Tucker Stone. In addition to the difference between hardcore and softcore pornography, the reason why sometimes you have to pay money to read good comics, what European creators we need to see translated into English, how awesome it is when dudes rip off other dudes' drawing styles, and why the British comics industry has trouble producing truly transcendent comics, we actually discussed some books that are available for listeners to purchase, as listed:
- Fantagraphics' new reprint of Marti's Dick Tracy desecration The Cabbie
- Dark Horse's insanely overpriced but essential Manara Library books
- The new collection of everything legendary cartoonist Joost Swarte's ever done
- The Best Comic Ever, George Herriman's Krazy Kat
- Highlights and lowlights in the history of Britcomics fixture 2000AD
- The new "Rob Liefeld Relaunch" of Image Comics' Prophet and Glory titles, and
- Ryan Cecil Smith's SFSF #2, my vote for best comic of 2012 so far.
It's me, it's Jog, it's Tucker, it's three hours! Get stuck in.