Wait, What? Ep. 59.2: Nine 9 Nein

Photobucket It was a tough call, deciding how to chop up Ep. 59 -- it was one of those eps. where the cleanest transition between topics wasn't very clean at all. So, really, if you've just listened to Ep. 59.1, you'll handle the transition to 59.2 just fine--I literally just cut an inhalation between the end of that one and the start of this one.

So maybe when I launch into my thoughts on Craig Thompson's Habibi, you'll get a better sense of where I'm coming from if you've recently finished that.  (Or maybe not.  I never know.  Embarrassingly enough, I more or less have this conversation twice--once as a speaker, and once as a listener/editor -- and I still can't remember who said what.)  But we talk about Habibi, and then Graeme and I go on to give you reviews and opinionated blabbity-blab about the first issues of Voodoo, Superman, The Flash, and Brilliant; Bakuman vols. 5 and 6, and much more.  Dude, it's like eighty minutes! You understand why I had to break it into parts, right?

Oh, and program notes!  I first jabbered about autodidacts in 59.1 so I probably should've linked to one of Tim O'Neil's several great pieces about Dave Sim's Cerebus last entry, but it is still pertinent here. Also pertinent to our discussion of Voodoo is the work of photographer Alicia Vera, particularly this and this (though Graeme was looking at this when we were talking).  I know squat about photography but I really think Ms. Vera is the real deal and she could go on to big things. Oh, and I guess those last few links are NSFW, maybe? Not very, but...

Okay, so all that said, here's the podcast! You've probably already come across it on iTunes, but if not or if you would prefer to listen to it here, by all means do be our guest:

Wait, What? Ep. 59.2: Nine 9 Nein

As always, thanks for listening and we hope you enjoy!


Wait, What? Ep. 58.1: The Minor Fall, The Major Lift

Photobucket [Stellar fixed image courtesy of Ron Salas]

Uh, yes.  I am running sorrowfully late again, so I'll have to kinda dash through all this verbal hubbub and let you know the who's who and the what's what:

Basically? It's Wait, What? Ep. 58.1.  It's a little less than an hour.  In it, Graeme and I not only discuss new DC 52 titles like Blue Beetle, Catwoman, Red Hood & The Outlaws (which I called "Red Hood & The Outsiders" which makes more sense but it a mistake), Batman, and Wonder Woman (and more), but also Chester Brown's Paying for It and initial "sweet jeebis, is it pretty!" pre-review impressions of Craig Thompson's habibi. Oh, and there are lots of shrieks from children outside Graeme's window.  (At least he told me they were outside his window....) We apologize about that.

Anyhoo, the 'cast is in iTunes (probably) and you can listen to it here (definitely):

Wait, What? Ep. 58.1: The Minor Fall, The Major Lift

Part two is around the corner, so there's that.

Oh! And, of course, we hope you enjoy and thank you for listening!

HABIBI is on sale TODAY

Well, at least at Comix Experience. It is a stunningly gorgeous monster of a book, and we are, as far as I know, the only comics store in San Francisco with copies on sale until at least next week. (Diamond isn't shipping it yet)










Please don't forget that we have Craig Thompson IN PERSON next Wednesday, the 28th, from 2-4 PM. You can read more about that right here.

I'd rush in for a copy of this -- just on the flip through test it really looks like the graphic novel of the year -- be the first person in San Francisco to buy a copy!