The Comics Alternative podcast discusses ED #1 & #2

We’re very honored that one of our all-time favorite comics podcasts, The Comics Alternative, featured a discussion of Esoteric Dialogue #1 & #2 on their show! Known as “two guys with PhD’s talking about comics,” the show focuses on insightful conversations and interviews about comics and creators outside of the superhero genre.


They said ED #1 made them feel “insane.” I take that as a compliment.

Thanks to Derek Royal and Shea Hennum for the candid discussion! You can find them @2GuysWithPhDs or

Listen to the show here:

ED#1 Reviewed on Comicsverse!


Gabriella Tutino published a brief analysis of Esoteric Dialogue #1 on She combed through the main aspects of the story and had some very complimentary things to say:

“The New World Conquest story works as a layered parody: on one hand, it mocks those who are constantly spouting conspiracy theories or trying to expose ‘the truth,’ and on the other it pokes fun at those who blindly believe everything around them. The idea that the ‘architects of society’ are really just kids trying to win a game is quite genius: it exhibits a power struggle, as well as the impulsive, unpredicted ways of fate.”

You can read the whole thing here:

Thanks for the write-up, Gabriella! You can find her @gabriellatutino

The beginning of Faces and other things

These days we’re trying to make some smaller stuff and post more frequently. Making books is our main focus, and we’re putting the final touches on our next one, The Seeker, but we’ve been experimenting on the side. Here’s the latest.

Brain FungusThis is the first in a little series that we’re doing called Faces.

color girlsColor is fun and so are computers with editing software.


Philly & Frizzy: At The 50 Cent Box

50centcomix 25When we first got to Chicago, we knew we had a lot of great comic shops to visit and boxes to thumb through. The walls of new comics in shops like Chicago Comics and Graham Crackers Comic Books are great indicators that the comics industry is chugging along, but it was the discounted archives in the dusty, dank basements underneath that provided the most fascinating look into a medium that has always found a home in obscurity.

-S. Bufis