Friday, October 18, 2013

Episode 13 - Just A Man And His Will To Survive

Comics Therapy. No Reviews, Just Analysis.

Three comics from October 16, 2013. Plus your Nerd Confessions and Aaron's Inner Child. On The Couch this week: writer and artist Brandon Graham.

Show Notes:
Theme of the show is survival of the fittest. The choices you make when you're in the trenches are the only ones that matter. Do you have what it takes? Gah. No pressure.

Liberator #4 9:30
Animal abusers, beware. After a lengthy discussion about their past punk lives and poultry pasturing, your co-hosts admit that they'd rather read about extreme activism than live it.

Nowhere Men #7 25:50
If you're not loving this book, Andrea doesn't want to be friends with you. Hear that, Meyers?

Amelia Cole #11 Hidden War Part 5 36:53
Impulsivity as the key to heroic behavior. Also, #TeamLemmy

The Couch - Brandon Graham 45:25
Artist and writer Brandon Graham’s work includes his critically acclaimed, Eisner-winner King City, the relaunched Prophet series from Image Comics, and Multiple Warheads, the first of which was recently reprinted by Oni Press. As if that's not enough, Walrus, his first art book, is available through PictureBox.

During the course of his interview, Brandon schooled Aaron and Andrea on all manner of manga and manga-type influences. He also mentioned some comic greats that everyone should be aware of. We tried to capture them all here for your reference:

Rumiko Takahashi (Ranma 1/2)
Fred Perry (Gold Digger)
Adam Warren (Empowered)
Hayao Miyazaki
Shonen Jump
Bryan O'Malley
Poison Elves
Art Spiegelman
E.K. Weaver (TJ and Amal)
Carla Speed McNeil (Finder)
Michael DeForge
Paul Pope
Cardcaptor Sakura
Battlestar Galactica
Richard Moore (Boneyard)
Jeanette Winterson (Art Objects)
Gene Luen Yang (Boxers & Saints)
James Stokoe
Milo Manara
Kim Thompson

That's it for Comics Therapy this week, kids. Keep sending those fantastic nerd stories/confessions and hit us up via the sidebar with questions or comments. And we're having a blast with The Couch, so if there's a specific creator you're interested in hearing from, drop us a line. We have more amazing folks lined up over the coming weeks! Stay tuned.

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