Episode 33: All-American Summer

“Dependent’s Day” by The Onion’s Ward Sutton (aka Stan Kelly)

Welcome to Episode 33 for July 2017! Happy Birthday, America! It’s a slow news cycle for comics, DC and Marvel haven’t done anything stupid of note recently so Kristin and Thomas talk a lot about nostalgia, Newspaper comics, and Archie! They also talk up School Library Journal and Shonen Jump. Plus some pretty great picks!

Shonen Jump

-Fun fact: Thomas once wrote them an open letter complaining about their move to all-digital. Now he’s singing their praises on a podcast. Poor public periodical policy has not obstructed his personal enjoyment!

EBSCO’s SEE-IT award for comics literature (still accepting jury applications)

Comics Curmudgeon

Is Garfield Supposed To Be Funny?

Dear CW, stop shipping Betty/Jughead

The Weird & Wonderful Archie Comics Multiverse

School Library Journal’s Good Comics For Kids blog

Also check out SLJ’s graphic novel reporting

How To Sound Professional When Talking About Cerebro

Beware The Valkyries


The Onion’s editorial cartoons

Ducks Arrested For Loitering In Pennsylvania

Circulating Ideas


Kristin’s Picks

Good Eggs 9780061711466 (also recommended by Graphic Medicine!)

Audubon, On The Wings of the World 9781910620151

Thomas’s Picks

My Brother’s Husband 9781101871515

Happiness 9781632363633


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