43 episodes

Two librarians from opposing fandoms attempt to conquer the world of comics and manga.
Are you a comics geek that scoffs at those black and white scribbles from Japan? Are you a manga nerd who wouldn’t touch a superhero comic with ten foot pole? Why can’t comics and manga people get along? Librarians Angela Ocana and Kelly Quinn Chiu try to find common ground between Spider-Man readers and One Piece fans as they discuss comics, manga, anime, superhero movies and everything else in between.
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One Panel Later One Panel Later

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    • 4.7, 11 Ratings

Two librarians from opposing fandoms attempt to conquer the world of comics and manga.
Are you a comics geek that scoffs at those black and white scribbles from Japan? Are you a manga nerd who wouldn’t touch a superhero comic with ten foot pole? Why can’t comics and manga people get along? Librarians Angela Ocana and Kelly Quinn Chiu try to find common ground between Spider-Man readers and One Piece fans as they discuss comics, manga, anime, superhero movies and everything else in between.
Tweet your questions, comments, and suggestions to @onepanellater

    One Panel Later ep. 42

    One Panel Later ep. 42

    Angela talks to the outgoing American Library Association Graphic Novel Round Table President (Prime Minister to be accurate!) Amie Wright about Covid 19, their pets, and the future of libraries. Follow her @librarylandia on Twitter & Instagram, and follow the Graphic Novel Round Table @libcomix to find out more about the awesome programing going on now. #libcomix #educomix

    • 48 min
    One Panel Later ep. 41: Heather talks trash

    One Panel Later ep. 41: Heather talks trash

    Special guest and librarian Heather makes an appearance while Kelly is still dead to the rest of us. Listen to our rant on comics, what you should pick up, and why she has only read 3 manga....ever.

    • 42 min
    One Panel Later ep. 40: Solo, Angela Solo

    One Panel Later ep. 40: Solo, Angela Solo

    Angela flies solo in this episode and tries to tackle what an Otaku wants. Not mention a look at the history of Batman in Japan. A lot of talk about subjects she knows nothing about.

    • 31 min
    Episode 39: The Best of 2018, or Somehow Even Less Manga

    Episode 39: The Best of 2018, or Somehow Even Less Manga

    Angela and Kelly break down 2018 "best of" list trends for comics and manga, which mostly devolves into Kelly being sad about the total lack of manga. We're talking about deserved recognition, undeserved snubs, and then naming some of *our* favorite titles from the last year. Plus, we're looking ahead to 2019 at some exciting upcoming titles.

    Twitter: @onepanellater | Show notes: onepanellater.com

    • 59 min
    Episode 38: Holiday Graphic Novel Gift Guide

    Episode 38: Holiday Graphic Novel Gift Guide

    Angela and Kelly get in the holiday spirit with a graphic novel gift guide to cover all your friends and family's interests, from your snooty aunt who only reads nonfiction to your edgy friend who likes manga filled with DARKNESS. Share the gift of good books - give a comic this season!

    Book Reviews (50:07): Mob Psycho 100 by ONE; The Wrenchies by Farel Dalrymple

    Twitter: @onepanellater | Show notes: onepanellater.com

    • 59 min
    (Mini!) Episode 37: Saying Goodbye to Stan Lee

    (Mini!) Episode 37: Saying Goodbye to Stan Lee

    Angela and Kelly take a minute (or twenty) to discuss the legacy of Stan Lee, beloved creator of Heroman. 

    We'll be back with a full-sized episode (and more book reviews) on December 3rd! Happy Thanksgiving!

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

rubergly ,

Insights into manga, Western comics, and libraries

Kelly and Angela have a great rapport while gently ripping the other's fandom apart. As someone who's pretty into manga and keeps up on industry debates, of course I support Kelly's line of thinking more. But I keep meaning to get into more Western comics, so this is also a good way to keep up with general trends there. Since they're both librarians, it's also interesting to more clearly understand how libraries purchase and then remove books from their collections. Looking forward to any and all future topics!

unlittorch ,

Forced Conceit Simplifies Medium

I really wanted to like this. It’s the only podcast I’ve found about BOTH manga and western comics AND hosted by ladies! A dream come true!

Unfortunately, I find myself continually frustrated by many elements. The very conceit of “mine vs. yours” is just disheartening to someone who passionately loves all kinds of comics (yes, I read big 2, all kinds of manga, creator owned, webcomics, newspaper strips, and so much more.) Comics often get broadly defined as just Big 2 comics, and manga as the most generic shounen ecchi title. They do ACTUALLY cover more than that, but despite discussing specifics like creator owned titles and critically acclaimed manga, it goes back to the punchline of “comics are all superheroes” and “manga is all panty shots.” I also find the discussion of “bad” elements of manga to be kind of xenophobic/racist at times. (“Ugly art” in ep 41 was especially egregious.) The bafflement at black and white manga is nonsensical when TMNT was b&w and created a b&w boom, and the most common mainstream comics for decades (newspaper strips) are b&w. TMNT being b&w eventually, a few episodes later, gets acknowledged, but this is an example of a general lack of nuance and ignoring just how broad comics (not just western, all comics worldwide) are as a medium in order to maintain this forced conceit of “yours is bad and mine is great.”

That doesn’t even touch on just how often I disagree with their opinions (i get it - you REALLY don’t like a certain comic I love, do we need to hear about this in several different episodes at length?) or find some statements just factually incorrect to my knowledge.

I’ve listened to every episode, and I think I’ve reached the point where I can finally let it go. There are moments I genuinely enjoy (most often when they get away from the vs conceit and discuss more industry problems, like manga being sidelined in best of lists, or going beyond their generalized definitions of each to talk about specific topics I’m very into - I started listening because they did episodes devoted to BL and queer comics,) but my frustrations greatly outweigh those to the point that I can’t recommend this, unless you don’t find issue with the elements that I did. For me, it being the only lady led podcast on both manga and western comics (that I know of) has finally stopped being enough of a draw to keep listening.

homeSLICES ,

East vs West

Enjoying this podcast so far, hosts have a good rapport and I learned some things about manga's quirks. Still, I hope that by the end the inferiority of manga will be proven once and for all!

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