This week we’re joined by Anthony Rella, writer Seis Cuerdas, a 3-issue limited series published by Source Point Press. It’s a playful, well-written adventure with art that takes you back to great, pulpy adventures of decades past. It feels a bit like Darkman mixed with Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and El Mariachi. The third issue is out now.
In Pyongyang, Guy Delisle took you inside a North Korean animation studio. In the newly-released Factory Summers, Guy takes us inside the Quebec City paper mill where he worked in his youth. It’s Delisle’s most personal book to date, and maybe the only one that has something in common with Moby Dick!
How do you do 1930s noir but make it feel fresh? Well, The Good Asian is a great example. We talk to writer Pornsak Pichetshote about his tightly-scripted, hard-boiled detective story set against the backdrop of America’s Chinese Exclusion Act.
This week we chat with Jeremy Holt, writer of the 6-part AI sci-fi series, Made in Korea. It explores issues of identity, human consciousness, and maybe even a bit of Americana. It’s published by Image Comics and the first issue is on the shelves of your local comic shop now.
With the fifth and final jumbo-sized issue of Rain Like Hammers hitting the stands, we talk to Brandon Graham about his far future sci-fi comic that he says is a kind of cousin of Iyashikei manga. But also there’s a super-criminal switching bodies with a genetically-engineered butler.
This week we’re joined by Alex de Campi and Khai Krumbhaar. They’re the editors of TRUE WAR STORIES, a 260 page nonfiction graphic novel anthology published by Z2 Comics that features 15 tales of American service members deployed overseas. The stories are written by the folks who lived them, and drawn by Peter Krause, Ryan Howe, Skylar Patridge, Eoin Marron, Tish Doolin , Dave Acosta, A. D’Amico, Drew Moss, Josh Hood, PJ Holden, Chris Peterson, Sam Hart, Jeff McComsey, and Paul Williams
You know what’s lame? When someone tries to tell you about their dreams. Amazingly, when Jerome Gaynor does it in comic form in his new book Sogni Strani, the results are pretty fantastic. That’s because he’s got his dream-recording method down to a science, which is one of the things we talk to him about on this episode of BUY THIS COMIC!
This week we’re joined by Ben Sears, writer & artist behind Young Shadow, a new all-ages graphic novel that features a young, noirish crimefighter out to seek justice for a wide range of trespasses. It’s published by Fantagraphics and it’s in stores now.
We talk with Julio Anta, writer of the 5-part limited series, Home, published by Image Comics. Set against the backdrop of the United States’ child separation policy, it tells the story of a young asylum seeker whose superhuman abilities manifest during one of the most traumatic events of his young life. The first issue is in stores now.