• Trading Outpost: Genre/Gender/Generic

    Trading Outpost: Genre/Gender/Generic0

    Hello! And welcome back to another of The Trades, the world’s only comic podcast by people who don’t know anything about pen nibs. This month, we swear off literacy in order to better live out deconstructionism. Also, Aaron reads award nominated comics, while Webtoons is taking over my life, and I don’t know how to

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  • Manga to Movies: Why Eastern Comic Film Adaptations Thrive and Western Don’t

    Manga to Movies: Why Eastern Comic Film Adaptations Thrive and Western Don’t3

    Marvel and DC have always been large moving forces for comics, and their recent forays into expanding movie universes has helped put comics in the popular culture limelight in a huge way. While Hollywood filmmakers have been “loosely basing” movies from comics on the sly for years, the open appreciation of comics and comic film

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  • Books That Shaped Me: A Wrinkle in Time

    Books That Shaped Me: A Wrinkle in Time2

    Funny thing, it was the Babysitters Club that got me reading A Wrinkle in Time.  I was a voracious reader, and when my mom bought a milk crate full of old Babysitters Club books for me at a garage sale, I dove right in. One of the Babysitter Club books featured Claudia Kishi picking out

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