The Graphic Novel Podcast

The Graphic Novel Podcast

By Mike and Parker Rizzo
Welcome to The Graphic Novel Podcast on the art of the graphic novel. A little about them, Mike is the author of ten books, and produced COMX-TV, a weekly TV show on comic books for seven years.

Together with his partner, Parker, they produced Northwest Brew Talk about the beer industry for two years.

Join them as they delve into the life of graphic novels, their creators and their stories and find ways to tie the books to society and their own lives.
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Penny Nichols - Low Budget Horror Movie
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.
39:23
January 17, 2020
The Runaway Princess- Or How to Get Lost Over and Over Again
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.
35:18
January 10, 2020
The Strange Ones - Jeremy Jusay
Parker and Mike welcome is 2020 with a fantastic book by Jeremy Jusay, The Strange Ones. What a great way to start the new year!
47:22
January 3, 2020
Best of 2019 Review Episode
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.
36:00
December 27, 2019
Prison Island, Nausea, And Marvel’s Thor
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.
43:28
December 20, 2019
Crowded -Crowd-funding murder! From Image Comics
So, you don’t like someone? How about getting on the Reapr app and funding to have them killed! That’s the premise of this wild story. Parker and Mike both liked it and highly recommend it.
40:16
December 13, 2019
They Called Us Enemy-George Takei And Japanese Internment Camps
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.
45:28
December 7, 2019
Ghosts, Death, and Child Labor - Sheets
Parker and Mike discuss Sheets by Brenna Thummler, a YA graphic novel that deals with death and a 13 year old running a laundromat while dealing with being a kid and talking to ghosts.
26:59
November 29, 2019
November 29, 2019
00:59
November 29, 2019
Bad Weekend by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
Parker and Mike review Bad Weekend from Image Comics and discuss the comics industry among other things. They also preview Life Is Strange from Titan Comics.
39:48
November 23, 2019
Losing The Girl - Aliens, Teen relationships, abortion and Your Black Friend
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.
56:23
November 16, 2019
Short Run Seattle Bonus Episode!
Parker and Mike attends Short Run And get a bunch of new books! Amazing Show!
23:57
November 10, 2019
Breakups, Laura Dean, Teen love, bad relationships and more
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.
51:34
November 8, 2019
I Was Their American Dream - Immigrants, Parents & Culture
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! Please check out our Patreon page patreon.com/graphicnovelpodcast, Twitter.com/graphicnovelpod, Facebook.com/graphicnovelpodcast, or review us on Apple Podcasts. 
49:22
October 31, 2019
Inner Demons, Psychology, Parents and More!
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.
46:54
October 18, 2019
Are you my Mother? - Alison Bechdel
Welcome to another episode of Graphic Novel Podcast with your hosts Parker and Mike! This week we dive into a book Mike was not a fan of. Can Parker convince him that he is wrong? Listen and see.
46:55
October 12, 2019
Bttm Fdrs - Gentrification
Parker and Mike discuss the new book Bttm Fdrs by Ezra Clayton Daniels and Ben Passmore and gentrification. We are by no means experts, but we have a good discussion about it and our experience.
32:35
October 4, 2019
Part Of It By Ariel Schrag- babysitting and other stories
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/
38:35
September 28, 2019
Grief and Other Dark Topics
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.
38:53
September 20, 2019
Calling Dr. Laura - a Graphic Memoir
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.
39:40
September 13, 2019
Paying For It - Part 2 - Bonus episode
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.  Check us out on Instagram, Twitter, and visit our website, Graphicnovelpodcast.com.
45:00
September 2, 2019
Paying For It - Sex Work
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. Visit us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at GraphicNovelPodcast, or email us at graphicnovelpodcast@gmail.com. You can also leave us a voice message that we may play on a future show.
52:48
August 26, 2019
Boy Meets Boy
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! Check out Alice's work - http://www.aliceoseman.com, @hachettekids And comment, critique, or just say hi to us: instagram.com/graphicnovelpodcast @graphicnovelpod Facebook
39:04
August 18, 2019
The Graphic Novel Podcast debut episode
Hi and welcome to our new podcast! In this episode we go over our history and what you can expect from each episode of the show.
10:02
August 11, 2019