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Extra Issues – Fantagraphics #2: Eightball by Daniel Clowes

Zackdick the Comic-Fucker and Charlotte Coleslaw are joined this month by Dave Puesing, founder and CEO of Comic Book Herald. On this episode, we’re covering the seminal Eightball by Daniel Clowes. We’re talking issues #1-18 (what’s included in The Complete Eightball collection).

Topics discussed:
– Can the comic succeed simply by expressing the inner mind of its author, warts and all? If so, for how long?
– Is Dan Pussey the most brutal take-down of comics out there?
– Is bugfucking the height or nadir of comedy?

Upcoming episodes in our Fantagraphics miniseries:
– Dungeon Quest/ Megg, Mogg, and Owl/ Prison Pit
– My Favorite Thing is Monsters/ Monsters
– Black Hole/ Dementia 21
– Love & Rockets (Gilbert Hernandez)
– Love and Rockets Library Editions:
– Heartbreak Soup
– Human Diastrophism
– Beyond Palomar

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Music for Extra Issues is credited to FM Skyline.

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Dave: Dave is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Comic Book Herald, and also the Boss of assigning himself fancy titles. He's a long-time comic book fan, and can be seen most evenings in Batman pajama pants. Contact Dave @comicbookherald on Twitter or via email at dave@comicbookherald.com.
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