Comics Syllabus

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Comics Syllabus: 203 Kids Series- “Best Friends,” “Mighty Jack & Zita,” and “Hilda & the Mountain King”

By | Sep 10, 2019 | Podcasts

[audio: https://paulflai.com/podcast-download/1742/203-kids-series-best-friends-mighty-jack-zita-and-hilda-the-mountain-king.mp3?ref=download] Or download the podcast episode here. “Best Friends” by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham! “Might Jack and Zita the Spacegirl” by Ben Hatke! “Hilda and the Mountain King” by Luke Pearson! This week, @TwoPlai is joined by his first (and admittedly favorite) guest host of the new Comics Syllabus era– Cohost Kid! We […]

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Comics Syllabus: 202 On “King of King Court” by Travis Dandro, plus NCBD Notes

By | Aug 27, 2019 | Podcasts

[audio: https://paulflai.com/podcast-download/1733/202-king-of-king-court-by-travis-dandro-dq-plus-ncbd-notes-on-sword-sorcery-comics.mp3?ref=download] Or download the podcast episode here. First, @TwoPlai offers an analysis of “King of King Court” by Travis Dandro (Drawn & Quarterly), an affecting graphic memoir employing comics’ repertoires of subjective narrative to explore the experience of growing up with family, addiction, love, and pain. Then, a rundown of recent series that @TwoPlai […]

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Comics Syllabus: On “Hot Comb” by Ebony Flowers

By | Aug 13, 2019 | Podcasts

[audio: https://paulflai.com/podcast-download/1726/comics-syllabus-201-hot-comb-by-ebony-flowers-drawn-quarterly.mp3?ref=download] Or download the podcast episode here. On the return of the Comics Syllabus podcast, we talk about “Hot Comb” by Ebony Flowers (Drawn & Quarterly), a memoir in vignettes about Flowers coming-of-age in the Baltimore area black community as a young woman and her experiences surrounding hair, touching poignantly on race, gender, growing […]

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Comics Syllabus: Farewell for Now

By | Jul 3, 2018 | Podcasts

A farewell… for now. Paul is redirecting his podcasting energies to start “Mother Box: A New Gods and Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Podcast” with Matt Lune, as well as to appear weekly on the Comics Alternative and pursue other endeavors. This episode is a fond farewell as the Comics Syllabus podcast goes on indefinite hiatus, […]

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Comics Syllabus: Green Lantern Earth One and the Wait List with Sonny

By | Jun 19, 2018 | Podcasts

[audio: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/460307325-twoplai-green-lantern-earth-one-and-wait-list-with-sonny.mp3] Or download the podcast episode here. On today’s Comics Syllabus, Paul and brother Sonny discuss “Green Lantern Earth One Volume One,” Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko, and Jordan Boyd’s DC graphic novel retelling of Hal Jordan Green Lantern’s origin story in the Earth One universe. “Green Lantern Earth One” is a dash of Sonny’s […]

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Comics Syllabus: Chad Sell on “Cardboard Kingdom”

By | Jun 12, 2018 | Podcasts

[audio: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/457209543-twoplai-chad-sell-on-the-cardboard-kingdom.mp3] Or download the podcast episode here. Chad Sell, the creator and artist of the wonderful new all-ages graphic novel, “The Cardboard Kingdom” (Penguin Random House), joins Paul to tell the inspiring origin story of the book, co-written with a team of contributors. Just as Chad and many other contributors lent their talents and […]

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Comics Syllabus: The Mushroom Fan Club by Elise Gravel (Enfant/Drawn and Quarterly)

By | May 22, 2018 | Podcasts

On today’s Comics Syllabus podcast, Cohost Kid comes on to talk about Elise Gravel’s “The Mushroom Fan Club” from Enfant/Drawn and Quarterly. Let’s dig deep! [audio: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/447446985-twoplai-2018-05-22-mushroom-fan-club-by-elise-gravel.mp3] Or download the podcast episode here. Subscribe and follow the Comics Syllabus podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Soundcloud, or copy this RSS feed to your podcatcher: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:235183739/sounds.rss […]

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Comics Syllabus: Ram V revisits PARADISO v1; Critical Dystopias; Wait List with Sonny

By | Apr 10, 2018 | Podcasts

Welcome to the Comics Syllabus podcast, where we read widely and we dig deep. Your host Paul, a literacy researcher and English teacher, introduces curious readers to a range of current and classic comics, and then engages in closer discussion and analysis of particular comics works. [audio: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/427553061-twoplai-18-04-10-ram-v-revisits-paradiso-and-critical-dystopias-and-wait-list.mp3] Or download the podcast episode here. On […]

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Comics Syllabus: Vinland Saga, Deathstroke, Slots, and Masculinities

By | Mar 27, 2018 | Podcasts

Welcome to the Comics Syllabus podcast, where we read widely and we dig deep. Your host Paul, a literacy researcher and English teacher, introduces curious readers to a range of current and classic comics, and then engages in closer discussion and analysis of particular comics works. [audio: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/420643936-twoplai-18-03-26-the-syllabus-on-vinland-saga-deathstroke-slots-and-masculinities.mp3] Or download the podcast episode here. On […]

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Comics Syllabus: Comics as Social and Cultural Change

By | Mar 13, 2018 | Podcasts

Welcome to the Comics Syllabus podcast, where we read widely and we dig deep. Your host Paul, a literacy researcher and English teacher, introduces curious readers to a range of current and classic comics, and then engages in closer discussion and analysis of particular comics works. [audio: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/412924083-twoplai-2018-03-12-comics-as-social-and-cultural-change.mp3] Or download the podcast episode here. On […]

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