Wed, 6 August 2014
They say life is stranger than fiction, which is good because when cartoonists turn their attentions to telling stories about real life people and events, they have a lot of competition with all the universes of imaginary characters crowding the shelves. On today’s episode, the boys eschew the usual single-title spotlight to take a look at some OGNs that tell real stories in ways just as entertaining as their fictional counterparts:
-SHACKLETON: ANTARCTIC ODYSSEY by Nick Bertozzi
-THE HYPO by Noah Van Sciver
-FEYNMAN by Jim Ottaviani and Leland Myrick
-BOXERS & SAINTS by Gene Luen Yang
-WOMAN REBEL: THE MARGARET SANGER STORY by Peter Bagge
All those works plus some other non-fiction favorites show up in this discussion-slash-rumination on the advantages, disadvantages, and challenges comics creators face when trying to bring real life to the printed page.
Robots From Tomorrow is a weekly comics podcast recorded deep beneath the Earth’s surface. You can subscribe to it via iTunes or through the RSS feed at RobotsFromTomorrow.com. You can also follow Mike and Greg on Twitter. Today's episode id brought to you by Third Eye Comics. Enjoy your funny books.