Comics for Grownups

It's our 10 favorite books of 2014, plus a few leftovers from 2013 we didn't know about in time for last year's list.

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The Late Child and Other Animals by Marguerite Van Cook and James Romberger, Flocks #4 by L. Nichols, Bow-Wow's Nightmare Neighbors by Mark Newgarden and Megan Montague Cash, and Isä by Hanneriina Moisseinen.

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Reviews of Pretty Deadly by Kelly Sue Deconnick and Emma Rios, A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories by John Martz, Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant by Roz Chast, BUMF! Vol. 1 by Joe Sacco, Doctors by Dash Shaw, Hospital Suite by John Porcellino, and Earthling by Aisha Franz.

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In this episode we discuss Jim: Jim Woodring's Notorious Autojournal, Hip-Hop Family Tree Vol. 2: 1981-1983 by Ed Piskor, A Cabbage in a Nutshell by Tin Can Forest, Hockey Ops #1 by Sam Page and Molly Brooks, The Second in Line by Mattias Adolfsson, Cringe: An Anthology of Embarrassment from Birdcage Bottom Books, and Vile Decay Ritual Three by Malachi Ward.

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In this episode we review It Never Happened Again by Sam Alden, This One Summer by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki, How to Be Happy by Eleanor Davis, God and the Devil at War in the Garden by Anders Nilsen, Demon by Jason Shiga, and How the World Was by Emmanuel Guibert.

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In this episode Alex, Andrea, and Josh review Pictures That Tick vol. 2: Exhibition by Dave McKean, The River by Alessandro Sanna, Truth Is Fragmentary by Gabrielle Bell, Irene #3, s! #17, Darwin Carmichael Is Going to Hell by Sophie Goldstein and Jenn Jordan, and Red and Other Me by Ada Price.

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Mike Dawson joins Alex, Andrea, and Josh for a conversation about his work (including Angie Bongiolatti, which Alex raved about last episode), followed by reviews of Julie Delporte's Everywhere Antennas, Kyle Baker's Nat Turner, Tom Beland's Chicacabra, Adrian Tomine's Optic Nerve #13, Edwin Vazquez's The Werewolf of NYC, Nick Bertozzi's Shackleton: Antarctic Odyssey, and Lorenzo Mattotti's Vietnam.

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In this episode we are joined by Pat Dorian, who talks about his work, his varied artistic background, and the Grand Comics Festival. We also review Box Brown's Andre the Giant: Life and Legend and Number 1, Mike Dawson's Angie Bongiolatti, Talya Modin's Blumpakind: Drinking Buddies, Nobrow #9: It's Oh So Quiet, Jesse Jacobs's Safari Honeymoon, Josh Bayer's Suspect Device #4, and Abel Lanzac and Christophe Blain's Weapons of Mass Diplomacy.

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Andrea Tsurumi joins Josh and Alex as a permanent cohost, and the three of them talk with Josh Bayer about his work, his teaching, and the new upcoming issue of Suspect Device. Also the four of them review Philippe Squarzoni's Climate Changed, Rachel Hope Allison's I'm Not a Plastic Bag, Dash Shaw's Cosplayers, Carey Pietsch and Christopher M. Jones's Written in the Bones, Matt Lubchansky's Nature Show, Kriota Willberg's Pictorial Anatomy of 007, Sophie Yanow's War of Streets and Houses, Noah Sciver's Weekend Alone, and George Baker's Sad Sack.

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Liana Finck joins for a great conversation about her new book A Bintel Brief and her other work. Also reviewed: Danica Novgorodoff's The Undertaking of Lily Chen, Keren Katz's Fire Theater, Sonatina Anthology, The Sleep of Reason: An Anthology of Horror, and Edie Fake's Memory Palaces.

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