KCR! 14 – Video Games & Comics – Kids’ Eye View

February 9, 2015 by  
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El Deafo! Yotsuba!Super Smash Brothers, and more! We’ve had some terrific book talks on this show from kids on the comics they love. Some of you have even suggested that they’re the best part of the show. And why not? The enthusiasm of kids talking about the stuff they love is way infectious. So let’s […]

CAG! 108 – Comics for the Holidays! with Raina Telgemeier and Dave Roman

December 19, 2014 by  
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El Deafo! Hilda and the Midnight Giant! Roz Chast, and more! We’re continuing our tradition of closing out the year with Dave Roman and Raina Telgemeier of The Comics Bakery. Join us for a rapid round of book talks on some of our favorite comics, which you can use as your last-minute holiday gift guide! And check […]

CAG! 107 – Animals Doing People Things, with John Green

December 6, 2014 by  
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Talking about the special communicative power of the cartoon on Comics Are Great! Anthropomorphic comics characters have enjoyed a wide appeal almost since the invention of the comic. Who doesn’t love Snoopy? Characters like Garfield have inspired an entire generation of professional cartoonists. Even the critically-acclaimed Maus featured talking animal characters. So what is it […]

KCR! 13 – Cartoons to Comics, with Rafael Rosado

September 29, 2014 by  
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Giants Beware! Mermin! Rafael Rosado, and more! Comics and animation may share a lot of DNA. After all, the artists are clarifying their worlds through use of shape, size, line, and color. But unlike comics, animated cartoons have sound and motion! Surely switching from animation to comics puts an artist at a disadvantage, or does […]

CAG! 104 – Talking Muppets Most Wanted, with Dave Roman

September 19, 2014 by  
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Muppets Most Wanted, Perils of Retreading, and more! It’s another special audio-only “therapy session” of Comics Are Great! I’m joined by Dave Roman for a discussion on Muppets Most Wanted. Together we explore how this film scratched many of the itches we were left with after The Muppets movie, how revisiting a franchise almost demands […]

CAG! 91 – Comics for the Holidays!

May 11, 2014 by  
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The ultimate comics gift guide on this episode of Comics Are Great! The final CAG of 2013! I’m joined by Dave Roman, Raina Telgemeier, and Sharon Iverson for a list of our favorite comics and graphic novels of 2013 and which ones would make a great gift for that loved one who doesn’t consider themselves […]

KCR! 12 – ALA Annual with Chris Giarrusso and Matt Phelan

September 20, 2013 by  
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Artist Alley! Storm in the Barn! G-Man! Secret Science Alliance! And More! Tabling at conventions is an integral part of how cartoonists promote their work. But now that the American Library Association has opened up an artist alley for graphic novelists at their Annual Conference, we’ve got a brand new venue with an entirely different […]

KCR! 11 – Aaron Renier & KCR! Award Winners LIVE at ALA Annual

August 24, 2013 by  
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Kids Comics Awards, Unsinkable Walker Bean, ALA GN Stage & more! We’re on the red carpet getting ready for a special awards edition of the Kids’ Comics Revolution! There are many awards for cartoonists and authors. The Harveys, The Eisners, The Ignatz, and even more in the world of children’s book publishing. And while every […]

KCR! 10 – Comics Make Readers, with The Nerdy Book Club

Nerdy Book Club! Kid Cartoonists! Comics in the classroom! & lots more! We’ve all heard someone say “well at least they’re reading,” as a defense of kids’ love of comics. And it’s true–comics can be a great inroad to developing a love of reading. But is that all comics offer? Or can we celebrate them […]

Comics Are Great! 81 – Pacific Rim and the Analytic Eye

July 15, 2013 by  
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Pacific Rim! Jaegers! Kaiju! Dave Roman! and Spoilers! I’m joined by Dave Roman for a talk on how the author’s analytic eye affects his or her enjoyment of media. What happens when you can’t stop picking at story when reading a book or watching a film? Besides making you insufferable at parties, are there any […]

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