Was there really a good thing to say about 2020? Sure there was and we picked some gems as our top books of the year! Check out Mike and Parker as they end the year on an high note in their 2nd Annual Best Of show! Thanks to all the publishers and creators who put out tremendous products during an extremely trying year. Here’s hoping 2021 brings some normalcy to the world!
Mike and Parker celebrate the holidays by reading two great books. First, Mike reviews Dr Who, The Lord Victorious from Titan Comics. Then they review One Story from Fantagraphics and by Gipi. Great books
Mike and Parker delve into a Crash Course that gets you thinking about your existence behind the wheel of a car or as a pedestrian or bicycle rider. As a weird coincidence Mike also reviews the book Happy Hour from Ahoy Comics.
Welcome to GNP! Parker and Mike discuss mental illness in this episode when they review Everything is Going Wrong edited by Mark Bouchard. Mike also reviews Penultiman from Ahoy Comics and Muhammad Ali, Kinshasa 1974 from Titan Comics.
Parker and Mike welcome you to another episode of Graphic Novel Podcast! This week the featured book is Crowded Volume 2: Glitter Dystopia from Image Comics. Also, Bear Serum by K. Fleischhacker and lastly, Bolivar from Boom! Studios, by Sean Rubin. Great books this week, along with post-election discussion!
Welcome to GNP! Parker and Mike review My Blacks Don't Match by Jocelyn Gajeway and Drew Rausch. A great Halloween book to cuddle up with. We also review Represent! and Omni, as well as news about the LA Comic Con and Comics Discussion Guides from Ohio Center for the Book.
Parker and Mike dive into Ghostwriter by Rayco Pulido, from Fantagraphics. A great mystery tale translated from the original French edition. Also this week, the webcomic The Vagina by Jason Little, and news from Scout Comics and National Cartoonists Society Reuben Awards winners!
Parker and Mike delve into two new books this week on Graphic Novel Podcast, Maids by Katie Skelly and Death Threat by Vivek Shraya. Very different books, but both discuss death. Also, Ignatz award winners and Joe Shuster award nominees. Lastly, we are starting a new segment reviewing mini comics. If you have or know anyone that would like us to review their comics, DM us!
Welcome to Graphic Novel Podcast where this week Parker and Mike discuss APB: Artists Against Police Brutality, an anthology of comics and stories. Plus, news from DC Comics and a new Boom! Studios book. #BlackLivesMatter
Welcome to GNP. This week join Parker and Mike as they discuss The English version of Anna Sommer’s book The Unknown. Also, a terrible story about a transgender woman in a male prison https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-03/life-as-a-transgender-woman-locked-up-in-a-mens-prison/12412736?nw=0&pfmredir=sm, an award winning graphic novel, and a Netflix deal to produce a YA graphic novel.
Welcome to GNP and episode 50. We talk to creator Ryan Estrada from his home in Korea about his two newest books, Banned Book Club and Student Ambassador. We also give a run down of the 32nd Annual Eisner Awards!
Welcome to Graphic Novel Podcast! This week Mike and Parker discuss Paying The Land by Joe Sacco. Plus, Show comments, Watchmen cast and Tulsa massacre, You Brought Me The Ocean (a gay Aqualad), and Usagi Yojimbo.
This week Mike and Parker discuss Virtually Yours by Jeremy Holt, Elizabeth Beals and Adam Wollett, and online dating. Mike also reviews Ghost Tree with news about a canceled publisher and a new Headlocked comic!
Black Lives Matter!
Welcome to another episode of Graphic Novel Podcast with your hosts Mike and Parker! This week we review The Wilds. Dick Grayson and Dragonfly/Dragonflyman. News about International Zine Month and BLM Punisher t-shirts are a big hit.
Happy Pride! Black Lives Matter!
Welcome to another episode of Graphic Novel Podcast with your hosts Mike and Parker! This week we delve into Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe. News about CBLDF, cancelled comics creators and the Eisner Awards flub.
Happy Pride and Black Lives Matter! This week Mike and Parker again discuss the current unrest in the world surrounding the murder of George Floyd and the black community. Our main review is First Year Out by Sabrina "Bria" Symington. #blacklivesmatter #HappyPride #Translivesmatter
Happy Pride and Black Lives Matter!
This week Mike and Parker discuss the current unrest in the world surrounding the murder of George Floyd and the black community. Our main reviews are the first two books by Nagata Kabi, My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness and My Solo Exchange Diary 1.
Hey there and welcome to another episode of Graphic Novel Podcast from the great Northwest! Mike and Parker review the entertaining Check Please by Ngozi Ukazu. It's a fun book about hockey, friends and coming out.
Mike also does a review of Finger Guns #1 and some news about a new book, Soulstream out later this year.
Parker and Mike discuss a heavy book this week. Persepolis by Marjane Sahtrapi is not new, released in 2000, but is still a fantastic look at Iran during the 1970s Revolution through the eyes of a child. We had little to add, never having experienced anything like it.
Welcome to Graphic Novel Podcast! Parker and Mike review a new book or books for you every episode and this week they read In Spite of Ourselves by Natalie Dupille. A great book with some wonderful art.
Join Mike and Parker for another two interesting graphic novel reads! First they discuss The Squirrel Mother by Megan Kelso, then the book of the week is the new graphic novel by Scott Chantler, Bix, about a jazz musician.
Parker and Mike review two great books from Birdcage Bottom Books, Malarkey by November Garcia and Rooftop Stew by Max Clotfelter. You can find them both on social media as well as us!
Updates on Covid-19 and cons and talk about religion and other bs.
Welcome to Graphic Novel Podcast with your hosts Mike and Parker. This week they continue their Black History Month books with March Vol. 1 by Rep. John Lewis. This important book was written by Andrew Aydin and drawn by Nate Powell.
Black History Month continues as Parker and Mike review Blue Hand Mojo: Hard Times Road. UCR professor John Jennings created a fantastic crime noir story with wonderful art set in 1931 Chicago. News about Christopher Priest and Emerald City Comic Con. We read this book on Hoopla!
Welcome to another episode of Graphic Novel Podcast! Parker and Mike review All the Sad Songs by Summer Pierre and loved the book. An interesting look at anxiety and how music played an important part in her life. Mike also reviewed God Puncher by Lane Lloyd. You can find Mike and Parker on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and by email.
Parker and Mike review Penny Nichols, a wonderful, funny and entertaining graphic novel about Penny and how she gets involved in a low budget horror movie. Mike also previews The Show, about to be Kickstarted for the graphic novel.
Parker and Mike review the first book from Random House Graphic, The Runaway Princess by Johan Troïanowski. This middle grade book is a winner and we think most kids would enjoy it. Mike also previews Pinocchio Vampire Slayer and Adler.
Parker and Mike take a look back at their first season and they each pick their top 3 books. A great selection from a variety of creators. Crowded, They Called Us Enemy, Get Over It, Liminal State, Frogcatchers, Bttm Fdrs. And previews of books from Atomic Wolf Games and Amnesty International.
Welcome to the last review episode of 2019! Parker and Mike review not one, but three books! Prison Island by Colleen Frakes, Nausea by Abraham Diaz, and Marvel’s Thor from Serialbox. Great way to end the year.
Wow. Parker and Mike review this book and learn so much America’s history that history books and the government wishes were forgotten. Mr. Takei takes through time to learn this sad part of our history.
Parker and Mike review Losing The Girl by Marinaomi. This is book one in a trilogy and they really like it. Aliens? Maybe. Teen angst? Probably. Great at and story? Definitely. Plus they discuss Your Black Friend by Ben Passmore.
Parker and Mike review “Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me” by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell. Mike previews “Two Dead” by Van Jensen and Nate Powell. They talk about relationships and breaking up and other topics.
Welcome to another episode of Graphic Novel Podcast! Every episode Parker and Mike review a graphic novel and discuss its relation to their lives and the world in general. This episode they read I Was Their American Dream by Malaka Gharib. Content Warning: Gruesome death around 31:30
We also mention Shortrun.org happening November 9 in Seattle! We'll be there!
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Parker and Mike review Get Over It by Mary Shyne. What a fun and entertaining book! They discuss parents, psychology and more. They also preview the new Firefly comic from Boom!Studios and Life is Strange from Titan Comics.
This episode Parker and Mike discuss Part of It by Ariel Schrag. It was a fun discussion about babysitting, stealing money, anxiety, and poop. We also talked about the upcoming book The Plague and Dr. Caim by G. E. Gallas. https://unbound.com/books/the-plague-and-doctor-caim/
This week Parker and Mike reviewed a bunch of books. We started with a preview of Atar Gull by Fabien Nury and Bruno, from Titan Comics. We followed those up with reviews of Frogcatchers by Jeff Lemire and Liminal State by Maria Photinakis.
This episode Parker and Mike five deep into we the book Calling Dr. Laura by Nicole J. George’s. It’s published by Mariner. It is an amazing memoir that explores Nicole’s coming out and her relationship with her mother, something a lot of people, including Mike, have in common.
Wow! On the last episode we discussed Paying For It: a comic strip memoir about being a john by Chester Brown. On this episode we are joined by Michael and Piet for an additional in-depth discussion on the topic of sex work, johns and further break down Brown's own beliefs.
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This week Parker and Mike discuss sex work and the book Paying For It by Chester Brown. This book is a memoir about Brown's experience paying for sex workers and his ideas about legalization.
From Drawn & Quarterly this book evokes some differing opinions from our hosts.
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Welcome to Episode 2 of the Graphic Novel Podcast! This is our first full episode and we are glad you are joining us. In this show we dive into the first two books in the Heartstopper series by Alice Oseman. These large thick books are over 260 pages each and filled with amazing artwork and stories. Charlie and Nick are classmates and unlikely friends. Their attraction, it turns out, is more than friendship.
Mike and Parker discuss the books and how they relate to the characters in the story. Check it out!
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