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    eps. 70: "Drifting Dragons" Vol. 1&2 by Taku Kuwabara

    eps. 70: "Drifting Dragons" Vol. 1&2 by Taku Kuwabara

    We recorded this episode only a few months ago, and yet anything before quarantine began feels like a lifetime ago. Anyways, this is "Drifting Dragons" volumes 1 and 2 by Taku Kuwabara. Faith Erin Hicks joins us again for a deep dive into a manga about hunting, killing, and eating dragons. We also get lost on detours about analogy, cartoonist envy, and what it means to be famous in comics.

    Music by Sleuth

    Our next episode will be on volume 1 of "Saga" by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples.

    • 53 min
    eps. 69: Reading Deeply

    eps. 69: Reading Deeply

    VanCAF 2020 was held online, due to the world being in its current state, and so the TradeWaiters panel we pitched them became an online event as well. I present to you "Reading Deeply," on how to get the most out of your comics reading experience.

    The audio quality on this one isn't great, sorry. Some of us (me) didn't think to get high quality microphones before a pandemic made new cameras and mics impossible to acquire.

    Our primary examples for this episode are:
    "Scott Pilgrim" and "Seconds" both by Bryan Lee O'Malley
    "V for Vendetta" by Alan Moore and David Lloyd
    "Berlin" by Jason Lutes
    "Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind" by Hayao Miyazaki
    and "Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi

    Music by Sleuth

    Our next episode will be the one we recorded with Faith Erin Hicks on the first two volumes of "Drifting Dragons" by Taku Kuwabara.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    eps. 68: "Delicious in Dungeon" Vol. 1&2 by Ryoko Kui

    eps. 68: "Delicious in Dungeon" Vol. 1&2 by Ryoko Kui

    Have you ever wondered how to eat a suit of armour? Special guest Faith Erin Hicks joins Jam, Jeff, and Jon to find out as we read the first two volumes of "Delicious in Dungeon" by Ryoko Kui. This cross-genre comedy adventure about eating all the monsters in a fantasy campaign dungeon will give you answers to questions you didn’t even know you had.

    Music by Sleuth.

    Faith will join us again for our next episode, on the first two volumes of "Drifting Dragons" by Taku Kuwabara.

    • 57 min
    eps. 67: "Monster" Vol. 2 by Naoki Urasawa

    eps. 67: "Monster" Vol. 2 by Naoki Urasawa

    Some might call him a murderer. Some might call him Germany’s greatest doctor. Some might call him a manga “Littlest Hobo.” Doctor Temna returns for Volume 2 of Naoki Urasawa’s "Monster," and so do TradeWaiters Jam, Jon, and special guest Nina Matsumoto. Join us as we continue our deep dive into one of the greatest comics series of all time.

    Music by Sleuth.

    Our next episode we’ll be joined by special guest Faith Erin Hicks to read "Delicious in Dungeon" by Ryoko Kui.

    • 45 min
    Eps. 66: "Monster" vol. 1 by Naoki Urasawa

    Eps. 66: "Monster" vol. 1 by Naoki Urasawa

    What’s in a name? Does a name really matter? The book we read this episode is named “Monster” by Naoki Urasawa. Nina Matsumoto (if that’s her real name) joins Jam and Jon to talk about the first volume of this series from Japan’s master of suspense, and we get into deep discussions about good and evil, identity, choice, and whether or not comics characters should have their mouths open when they talk. You know, the important stuff.

    Music by Sleuth.

    Our next episode will continue our look at Naoki Urasawa’s "Monster" with volume 2.

    • 53 min
    eps. 65: "Junji Ito's Cat Diary: Yon & Mu"

    eps. 65: "Junji Ito's Cat Diary: Yon & Mu"

    Renowned horror cartoonist Junji Ito has a cat life now. His auto-bio graphic novel "Junji Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon & Mu" is this episode’s book, and Jam, Jon, and Jeff are joined by Nina Matsumoto to talk about the book, the artist, and what it’s like to live with cats.

    Music by Sleuth

    Nina joins us again for our next episode on "Monster" Vol. 1 by Naoki Urasawa.

    • 33 min

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