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34 - Why Do You Hate Bones?

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Release Date: 03/28/2022

46 - Gritty on Vacation with Whit Taylor show art 46 - Gritty on Vacation with Whit Taylor

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Katie and Sally are joined by cartoonist, editor, and public health professional Whit Taylor (The Nib, Fizzle, Harriet Tubman: Toward Freedom) to discuss Ulli Lust's "How I Tried to Be a Good Person" (Fantagraphics, 2019). Plus, an update from Sally on a "missing" page from Lala Albert's "Seasonal Shift." Topics discussed include memoir comics, character bibles, the new Chris Ware New Yorker cover, and more. Find more Whit at whittaylorcomics.com and on Instagram at @. Support Thick Lines at .

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*TEASER* 45 - Proseheads: Ottessa Moshfegh show art *TEASER* 45 - Proseheads: Ottessa Moshfegh

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Full episode at patreon.com/thicklinespod. A solo episode with Katie reflecting on the work of author Ottessa Moshfegh in anticipation of her latest novel, Lapvona. Topics discussed include Mary Gaitskill, American Psycho, bulimia, My Year of Rest and Relaxation, Eileen, Homesick for Another World, and Death in Her Hands. Thank you to our patrons for making mini episodes like this possible.

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44 - Plastic Love show art 44 - Plastic Love

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Katie and Sally discuss Lala Albert’s “Seasonal Shift: Comics 2013–2019” (Breakdown Press, 2019) and run down the latest Cronenberg film, “Crimes of the Future.” Topics discussed include: Olivier Schrauwen, micro plastics, the return of blogging, and the elusive Livejournal poster whose blog had to be shut down due to court order. Next time: “The Batman Adventures: Mad Love” by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm. Support Thick Lines at  and send your requests for summer reading to . Follow us on Instagram @.

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43 - Past Over show art 43 - Past Over

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Katie and Sally set to work on cracking the case of Julie Doucet's "Time Zone J" (Drawn & Quarterly, 2022), her return to drawn comics after a 20 year departure and arguably her most conceptual work. Topics discussed include "My New York Diary," "Lift Your Leg, My Fish is Dead," "Dirty Plotte," "365 Days," horror vacui, Le Tigre, Creepshow, Lynda Barry, Priestdaddy, and more. Next time: "Seasonal Shift" by Lala Albert. See Sally at the Philly Small Press Faire 2022 on Saturday, June 11: davinciartalliance.org/calendar/philly-small-press-faire-2022 Support Thick Lines and get bonus episodes at...

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*TEASER* 42 - Health and Safety Code Violations with Stef Sadler show art *TEASER* 42 - Health and Safety Code Violations with Stef Sadler

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Full episode at patreon.com/thicklinespod. Once again it’s time for The Talent Family as Sally (sans Katie) talks to Stef Sadler about his present-day dystopian workplace zines. Topics include: chef portrayal in popular culture, how much air goes into coffee, high voltage in the home, whether or not Stef caused the pandemic, and of course, Paul McCarthy vs Paul McCartney. Enjoy Stef’s comics at . Follow Thick Lines on Instagram @thicklinespod.

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*TEASER* 41 - Hot Draftsmanship Privilege with Sam Szabo show art *TEASER* 41 - Hot Draftsmanship Privilege with Sam Szabo

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Full episode at patreon.com/thicklinespod. Sally is joined by Sam Szabo to talk autobio comics: why we make them and why they stink. Topics include Justin Green (R.I.P.), Lynda Barry, R. Crumb, Bad Hands Comics, Gina Wynbrandt, being a trans woman in America and their separate Starbucks employment history. Read Sam's comics at and preview her upcoming book at . Follow Thick Lines on Instagram @thicklinespod.

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40 - Good Housekeeping Vol. 4 show art 40 - Good Housekeeping Vol. 4

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Katie and Sally answer listener questions, such as "Which cartoonists would get swept into Scientology?" and "What out-of-print comics would you bring back from the dead?" Topics discussed include Laurie Anderson, the tankini, pilates, Junko Mizuno, Vivian Pickles, PULP Magazine and more, PLUS a special zine announcement from Sally. Thank you to everyone who sent in questions! Next time: "Time Zone J" by Julie Doucet. Support Thick Lines at  and follow us on Instagram @.

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39 - See You, Space Scatman show art 39 - See You, Space Scatman

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Katie and Sally discuss Olivier Schrauwen's "Parallel Lives" (Fantagraphics, 2018), a collection of speculative memoir science fiction comics plus one very real (?) alien encounter. Topics discussed include Star Trek: The Next Generation, Jesse Marsh, Chris Ware, Scatman John, UFOs, getting lost in the Johnson & Johnson mansion, Mr. Yuk, and lots more. ATTN LA: visit Katie at the Permanent Damage show on Sunday, May 15 at Permanent Records Roadhouse, 1906 Cypress Ave. Free admission! Email your questions for our 40th episode Q&A to , or leave us a voicemail at 818-538-4659. Support...

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*TEASER* 38 - Troubleshooting with Steven Weissman show art *TEASER* 38 - Troubleshooting with Steven Weissman

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Full episode at patreon.com/thicklinespod. Katie and Sally are joined by cartoonist Steven Weissman (see Thick Lines ep. 28) for a discussion of Dan Clowes's "The Death-Ray" (2004/2011). Topics include Steve Ditko, Peanuts, Spider-Man, Livermore National Labs, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, thrifting, and Clowes titles including David Boring, Wilson, Ice Haven, Ghost World, Art School Confidential, Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron, and shorter Eightball stories.   Thank you to our Patreon subscribers and Drawn and Quarterly for making this episode possible. Our Canadian friends can take 40% off...

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37 - Quips & Chains show art 37 - Quips & Chains

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Katie and Sally discuss "Miss Don't Touch Me" by Hubert and Kerascoët (2014, NBM ComicsLit). Topics discussed include Quentin Blake, Edmond Kiraz, The Hours, Schiaparelli, A Little Princess, Beautiful Darkness, Josephine Baker, and more. Special thanks to Drawn & Quarterly for sponsoring this episode. Our Canadian friends can take 40% off Dan Clowes's "The Death Ray" (coming soon on a special Patreon episode) by visiting  and using code ThickLinesDeathRay at checkout. Support Thick Lines and get bonus episodes at , and follow us on Instagram @.

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