Reading: Mercy and Decorum
New comics are back! And we're talking about two of our new favorites: Mirka Andolfo's Mercy and Jonathan Hickman's Decorum.Possible bonus: Todd gets a delivery in the middle of the show and may have forgotten to edit it out of the version you're listening to.
Book Club: March Books 1 & 2
On this episode of the PANELISM Book Club, we discuss books 1 and 2 of March by Rep. John Lewis, co-authored by Andrew Aydin and illustrated by the brilliant Nate Powell. It's an intense and necessary look at the events surrounding the Civil Rights struggle from 1960-1968 told in first person by Rep. Lewis who was the leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee during that time.Buy MARCH Book 1Buy MARCH Book 2Buy MARCH Book 3
Reading: Incognegro, The Unwanted, and more
It's another heavy week in our country and around the world. We wanted to focus on books written by black authors and people of color or non-fiction works about the type of racism we're fighting against in this moment. First, we focus on Incognegro by Mat Johnson. Then we mention, The Unwanted, You Don't Say, Occupy Comics, and They Called Us Enemy.We talk about the news that DC is leaving Diamond distribution: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/dc-cuts-ties-diamond-comic-distribution-1297309We mention this list of anti-racist comic books: http://cbldf.org/2020/06/anti-racism-graphic-novels-reading-resources-list/We hope you'll join us in supporting:Black Lives Matter: https://blacklivesmatter.com/Black Visions Collective: https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/NAACP Legal Defense Fund: https://www.naacpldf.org/Community Bail Fund: https://www.phillybailout.com/ACLU: https://www.aclu.org/CBLDF: http://cbldf.org/
Back the Comeback
It's a pretty raw episode here. We decided to talk about the Back the Comeback campaign to support indie comic and game shops but began by discussing anxiety, how it affects us and how we treat it. Then we get into what's in the pandemic queue and spend most of the episode talking about Back the Comeback -- what we're excited to read when it's released, how our relationship to shops will change, and what we'd like to see from indie shops.Follow us: https://instagram.com/panelism.ink
Reading: Injustice: Gods Among Us and Mirka Andolfo's Mercy
We're back to the good ole fashioned comic book talk. Todd discusses Mirka Andolfo's Mercy and Taylor talks about his recent re-read binge of Injustice: Gods Among Us. Also, we have too much caffeine and we talk about that.
Reading: Why Art?
We catch up today on a TON of stuff before talking about Eleanor Davis's excellent Why Art?
Interview: Obscura Creative Team
In this episode Taylor talks with Luke Cartwright and Lukasz Wnuczek, the creative team behind the new graphic novel Obscura. Hear how the guys met, what lead to the development of this unique book and more.Learn more about Obscura at obscuracomic.com.