Chase and Joe are back for a new round of reviews, interviews, bickering, and general nonsense. We promised we were hard at work lining up some great artists to interview and we weren’t kidding. This week we have Ben Passmore on to discuss some truly excellent comics.
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Ben is on to discuss two of his most recent works. First, there’s the Eisner-nominated Your Black Friend, focused on the black experience interacting with those of different races in America. We also chat about his ongoing comic DAYGLOAYHOLE, a trippy odyssey that delves into addiction and obsession with visuals that are out of this world.
For the book club Ben selected one of the best comics of the 21st Century so far (just check the list at Loser City
): Prince of Cats
by Ron Wimberly. Feelings on this comic are unanimous, but it’s such a multi-faceted work that the conversation is far from harrumphs of agreement. Instead it moves between elements of adaptation, the black experience, Shakespeare, and a whole lot more.
Reviews this week were a mixed bag. Let’s see if you can guess which ones Joe and Chase liked or hated:
Dark Days: The Forge and Dark Days: The Casting
Written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV
Pencils by Jim Lee, Andy Kubert, and John Romita, Jr.
Inks by Scott Williams, Klaus Janson, and Danny Miki
Colors by Alex Sinclair and Jeremiah Skipper
Published by DC Comics
Fante Bukowski 2
Created by Noah Van Sciver
Published by Fantagraphics
Finally, in the newest installment of the comics canon, Chase and Joe tackle the anthropomorphic adventures of Mouse Guard from creator David Petersen, specifically Mouse Guard: Fall 1152.
Introduction – Frank Darabont’s emails: 00:00:00
Weekly Review—Dark Days: The Forge and Dark Days: The Casting: 00:07:10
Weekly Review—Fante Bukowski 2: 00:23:53
Ben Passmore Interview: 00:38:30
Prince of Cats Book Club: 01:12:40
Canon of Comics—Mouse Guard: Fall 1152: 01:35:14
Music: “Hot Knife” by Fiona Apple
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Total Runtime: 01:49:08