Thick Lines

By Katie Skelly & Sally Madden

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A comics podcast by cartoonists Katie Skelly and Sally Madden. Support the show and get bonus episodes at patreon.com/thicklinespod.

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*TEASER* 55 - Santos Sisters Scoop with Greg Petre and Marc Koprinarov
02:00

Full episode at patreon.com/thicklinespod.

Katie and Sally talk all things “Santos Sisters” with series artist Greg Petre and writer/hype man Marc Koprinarov. Topics discussed include distribution, connecting with retailers, appreciating Archie, Heroes Convention, working with newsprint, avoiding pastiche, and creating an analogue presence in a digital world.

Find Greg & Fake on Instagram at @gregandfake and Marc at @crambackward, and look for Santos Sisters #2 on 9/21 wherever fine comics are sold.

Thank you to our Patreon supporters for making this episode possible!

Sep 20, 2022
54 - My Melody
01:06:07

Katie and Sally discuss "Melody: Story of a Nude Dancer" (Drawn & Quarterly, 2015) by Sylvie Rancourt. Topics discussed include Junko Mizuno, Julie Doucet, Dave Cooper, Charles Burns, Nope, Tara Booth, stuffed peppers, zine trading etiquette, and lots more. Next time: "Grip" by Lale Westvind.

Support the show and get bonus episodes at patreon.com/thicklinespod. Follow us on Instagram @thicklinespod.

Find Sally at SPX in Bethesda, MD on September 17 and 18: smallpressexpo.com.

Catch "Charles Burns: Posters and Prints" at Partners and Son in Philadelphia, PA: partnersandson.com; and visit "The Last Course: Junko Mizuno's Food Obsession 4" at Nucleus in Alhambra, CA: gallerynucleus.com.

Sep 12, 2022
*TEASER* 53 - The Man from H.E.R.B.I.E.
01:26

Full episode at patreon.com/thicklinespod.

By listener request, Katie and Sally discuss various “Herbie” comics (1964-67), written by Shane O'Shea (aka Richard E. Hughes) and drawn by Ogden Whitney. Topics discussed include The Death Ray, comics ads, Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Kupperman, Goofy Grape, Toru Fukuda, the Comics Code, The Fuccons, David McCallum, and more.

Catch Sally at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD on September 17 and 18: smallpressexpo.com. Follow Thick Lines on Instagram @thicklinespod.

Sep 02, 2022
*TEASER* 52 - Cruisin' with Jaime Hernandez
02:11

Full episode at patreon.com/thicklinespod.

Summer may be on its way out but vacation never ends on Thick Lines! Join Katie in a special episode with Love and Rockets legend Jaime Hernandez as he reminisces about the 2000 "Making Waves" comics luxury cruise. Who attended? Who fell out of a hang glider? Whose idea was this?! Get the scoop on a comics marketing stunt that has obsessed us ever since we first heard about it.

Thank you to our Thick Lines patrons for making this episode possible.

Aug 30, 2022
51 - Philip K. Dickheads
01:07:37

Katie and Sally discuss "Finder Library Volume 1" (2011) by Carla Speed McNeil, but first a recap of the Autoptic comics festival in Minneapolis. Topics discussed include Hard Boiled, Sharp Stick, Nope, Betty Boop, Ursula K. Le Guin, Spalding Gray, Precious Moments, Paisley Park, and more. Next time: "Melody" by Sylvie Rancourt. Support Thick Lines at patreon.com/thicklinespod and follow us on Instagram @thicklinespod.

Aug 25, 2022
49 - Crom Chronicles with John Vasquez Mejias
54:30

Katie and Sally are joined by John Vasquez Mejias to discuss "Conan The Barbarian Epic Collection: The Original Marvel Years - The Coming Of Conan" (1970-1972) by Barry Windsor-Smith and Roy Thomas. Topics discussed include Marie Severin, X-Men, Jack Kirby, elephants, Conan Exiles, Monsters, Prince Valiant, and lots more.

Visit Katie and Sally at Autoptic Festival in Minneapolis on August 13 & 14! Details at autoptic.org.

Find John's work at johnvasquezmejias.com and follow him on Instagram @john_vasquez_mejias.

Support Thick Lines at patreon.com/thicklinespod and follow us on Instagram @thicklinespod.

Aug 04, 2022
*TEASER* 50 - Sally's Zine Roundup & Katie's SDCC Report
03:31

Full episode at patreon.com/thicklinespod.

Katie and Sally recount recent zine purchases and a trip to San Diego Comic Con. Released early just for our Patreon subscribers! Topics discussed include: Shawn Kerri, Trina Robbins, Betty Boop, Danzig's fucked up house, I Am Curious (Black), Mod Love, Silver Sprocket, Toynbee tiles, Eisner OSHA violations, getting yelled at by Jim Lee's security detail, and lots more. Thank you so much to our subscribers for your support! Here's to the next 50 episodes.

Sally's zine picks:

Kill Your Inner Cop by Quinn Milton

Garfield Zine by Corey Corcoran

Puroresu Nights by Pat Auslisio

Neeeext by Heather Loase

On Tour by Moa Romanova

DNA Failure: British Weapon Comics by Leomi Sadler, Stef Sadler, Jon Chandler

Jul 28, 2022
48 - Love that Joker
01:14:07

By summer reading request! Katie and Sally discuss “Batman: Mad Love” by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini (DC Comics, 1993), but first Sally recaps the Hungry Eyes zine show in Brooklyn and Katie gets over COVID. Topics discussed include Batman: The Animated Series, Rose O’Neill, The Crystals, magicians, Sally’s Harley Quinn costume, and more. Next time: “Finder” by Carla Speed McNeil. Find Katie at San Diego Comic Con July 20 and 21 signing at the Fantagraphics table (Thursday 11AM-12PM with Trina Robbins & Friday 12-1PM), and come see Katie and Sally at Autoptic Festival in Minneapolis on August 13 and 14. Support the show at patreon.com/thicklinespod and follow us on Instagram @thicklinespod.

Jul 18, 2022
*TEASER* 47 - Too Serious to be Taken Seriously with John Vasquez Mejias
53

Full episode at patreon.com/thicklinespod.

Katie takes a sick day while Sally is joined by our dad and yours: John Vasquez Mejias (The Puerto Rican War, The Teacher's Edition, Paping Zine). Topics discussed include: sleeping in an abandoned comic book store, not letting James Baldwin down, being proud of girlfriends, John hasn't seen 'Sideways', Sally hasn't seen 'Star Wars'. This conversation has an all-creme filling of making art for the sake of enjoying it, please enjoy it!

Come see John n' Sally Sunday June 10th at Hungry Eyes in Brooklyn at The P.I.T., 411 S 5th St.

Find John's work at johnvasquezmejias.com follow John @papingzine on Instagram. Follow Thick Lines on Instagram @thicklinespod.

Jul 09, 2022
46 - Gritty on Vacation with Whit Taylor
01:17:54

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 @whitltaylor. Support Thick Lines at patreon.com/thicklinespod.

Jun 30, 2022
*TEASER* 45 - Proseheads: Ottessa Moshfegh
01:15

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.

Jun 27, 2022
44 - Plastic Love
01:05:49

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 patreon.com/thicklinespod and send your requests for summer reading to thicklinespod@gmail.com. Follow us on Instagram @thicklinespod.

Jun 14, 2022
43 - Past Over
01:14:27

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 patreon.com/thicklinespod and follow us on Instagram @thicklinespod.

Jun 02, 2022
*TEASER* 42 - Health and Safety Code Violations with Stef Sadler
02:29
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 famiconexpress.co.uk. Follow Thick Lines on Instagram @thicklinespod.

May 31, 2022
*TEASER* 41 - Hot Draftsmanship Privilege with Sam Szabo
02:10

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 brainboogerindustries.bigcartel.com and preview her upcoming book at patreon.com/brainbooger.

Follow Thick Lines on Instagram @thicklinespod.

May 28, 2022
40 - Good Housekeeping Vol. 4
01:38:23

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 patreon.com/thicklinespod and follow us on Instagram @thicklinespod.

May 20, 2022
39 - See You, Space Scatman
01:15:12

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 thicklinespod@gmail.com, or leave us a voicemail at 818-538-4659.

Support Thick Lines by subscribing to our Patreon at patreon.com/thicklinespod and follow us on Instagram @thicklinespod.

May 12, 2022
*TEASER* 38 - Troubleshooting with Steven Weissman
01:27
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 Dan Clowes's "The Death Ray" by visiting mtl.drawnandquarterly.com and using code ThickLinesDeathRay at checkout.
 
Follow Steven on Instagram at @wei_ss_man and @stinckers, and follow us @thicklinespod.
Apr 30, 2022
37 - Quips & Chains
01:10:06

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 mtl.drawnandquarterly.com and using code ThickLinesDeathRay at checkout.

Support Thick Lines and get bonus episodes at patreon.com/thicklinespod, and follow us on Instagram @thicklinespod.

Apr 27, 2022
*TEASER* 36 - Batman 420ever
01:25

Full episode at patreon.com/thicklinespod.

Katie and Sally discuss “Batman Archives, Vol. 1 (DC Archive)” (1990), covering Detective Comics featuring Batman from 1939 - 1940. But first, we discuss an unbelievable string of crimes happening in the newspaper cartoonist world. Topics discussed include the Batman film universe, Todd Haynes’s Safe, a really weird scene in Joker (2019), the Dilberito, and Sally’s new chiroptera friend. Our cats went crazy during this episode. Thank you to our Patreon subscribers for making this one possible.

Support Thick Lines at patreon.com/thicklinespod and follow us on Instagram @thicklinespod.

Apr 20, 2022
35 - No Gamble, No Life with Robert Newsome
01:17:58

Katie and Sally are joined by Robert Newsome, co-organizer of FLUKE comics and zine festival in Athens, Georgia and creator of The Atomic Elbow wrestling fanzine. The first half of the show we talk FLUKE shop, then a discussion on “The Pits of Hell” by Ebisu Yoshikazu (Breakdown Press edition, 2019). Topics discussed include gambling, sleepy salarymen, Patrick Dean, the sunken cost fallacy, Bizarro-Wuxtry, pachinko, boat races, Vegas, running a comics show post COVID, and more. Find out more about FLUKE at flukeathens.com and follow Robert on Twitter @atomic_elbow. Support Thick Lines at patreon.com/thicklinespod and follow us on Instagram @thicklinespod.

Apr 12, 2022
34 - Why Do You Hate Bones?
01:03:29

Katie and Sally discuss "Orochi: The Perfect Edition, Vol. 1" by Kazuo Umezu, a story about nosiness and bone appreciation. Topics discussed include "The Drifting Classroom," "Cat Eyed Boy," Gretchen Felker-Martin's "Manhunt," Junji Ito, daytime TV, getting hit by cars, and more. Next time: a chat with Robert Newsome, organizer of FLUKE Mini-Comics & Zine Festival. Follow us on Instagram @thicklinespod and support the show at patreon.com/thicklinespod.

Mar 28, 2022
*TEASER* 33 - Crepax Creeping with Glen Murakami
01:10
Our first mini episode for our Patreon subscribers! Full audio and video available at patreon.com/thicklinespod.

Katie speaks with cartoonist, animator, director and producer Glen Murakami (Batman: Mad Love and Other Stories; Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League, Teen Titans, Ben 10, Superman: The Animated Series, et. al) about the joys of collecting the work of Italian cartoonist Guido Crepax. Topics discussed include Jean-Luc Godard's Alphaville, Hugo Pratt, The Tenth Victim, Louise Brooks, adventures at SDCC, Glen's career in animation, and lots more. Follow us on Instagram @thicklinespod.

Mar 21, 2022
32 - Feral Fairies
01:25:56

Katie and Sally discuss “Beautiful Darkness” (2014) by Fabien Vehlmann and Kerascoët, an adorable tale about some cute little sprites who live in — DEAR GOD. Topics discussed include Tales from the Crypt, Red Wall, Red Bull, working with watercolor, Hans Christian Andersen, Miyazaki, and Sally presents a theory about artists and noses. Next time: “Orochi: The Perfect Edition, vol. 1” by Kazuo Umezu. (We say Moyoco Anno’s “In Clothes Called Fat” is next in this episode, but are putting that on hold to celebrate the release of the new Umezu volume which snuck up on us!) Support the show at patreon.com/thicklinespod and follow us on Instagram @thicklinespod. Join our Discord by emailing us at thicklinespod@gmail.com.

Mar 15, 2022
*TEASER* 31 - Last Lewks with Corinne Halbert
02:39
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Katie and Sally are joined by Corinne Halbert (creator of “Acid Nun”) to discuss Charles Burns’s “Last Look” (2010-2014). Topics discussed include nuns, shadow work, denial, loving Mass, William S. Burroughs, David Lynch, body horror, Naked Lunch, Tintin, Birdo, addiction, Silent Hill 2, A Serious Man, and of course, Acid Nun. Find Corinne at corinnehalbert.com. Follow Thick Lines on Instagram @thicklinespod.

Mar 08, 2022
30 - Good Housekeeping Vol. 3
01:33:28

Katie and Sally answer listener questions including: which book did we take the most notes on? Who would we outsource the most miserable parts of making comics to? Plus: a message from Dave Cooper and a little more Ripple discussion, Sally’s trailer park camping adventure, a Jim Woodring tale, reading Archie in India, using the American Dictionary of Historical Slang to name your comic, introducing HÖROSCØPE CÖMPÛTER, and a googly eye challenge. Next time: “Beautiful Darkness” (2018) by Kerascoët and Fabien Vehlmann. Follow us on Instagram at @thicklinespod and join our Discord server at thicklinespod@gmail.com.

Mar 02, 2022
29 - Tina of Willendorf
01:42:09

Happy Valentine's Day! Katie and Sally discuss "Ripple: A Predilection For Tina" (2017) by Dave Cooper. Topics discussed include "Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron," Gabby Schulz, David Cronenberg, Roland Barthes, Julia Kristeva, and more. Submit your questions for our episode 30 Q&A to thicklinespod@gmail.com and follow us on instagram @thicklinespod.

Feb 15, 2022
28 - Baby, You're a Weissman Too
01:08:14
Katie and Sally discuss a trio of collections by Steven Weissman: "Champs," "Don't Call Me Stupid!," and "White Flower Day" (2000-2002). Topics discussed include Nancy, Achewood, and Calvin & Hobbes.  Next time: "Ripple" by Dave Cooper. Come see us at NOICE in Norfolk, VA on Saturday, February 5! Follow us on Instagram @thicklinespod.
Feb 04, 2022
27 - Best of 2021
01:29:10

Katie and Sally list their favorite comics and zines from 2021, but first a fashion round-up discussing Clowes for Hermès, the NARS Barbarella lipstick, and the Tom of Finland cologne by Etat Libre d'Orange. Plus, come see us at NOICE in Norfolk, VA on February 5!

Sally’s picks:

Cover Not Final: Crime Funnies by Max Huffman

MR BIRTHDAY CAKE by Leomi Sadler

Hello Friend by Kori Michele Handwerker

Katie’s picks:

Corpse Star Cycle by Coco Paluck

Fungirl by Elizabeth Pich

Mutual picks:

Santos Sisters by Greg and Fake

Acid Nun by Corinne Halbert

Sally’s honorable mentions from outside 2021: Dinner Plates by Stefan Sadler, Libby’s Dad by Eleanor Davis, Human Shaped Void by Pat Auslisio, My Big Life by Bailey Sharp.

Next time: Champs, Don’t Call me Stupid, and White Flower Day by Steven Weissman. Follow us on Instagram @thicklinespod.

Jan 19, 2022
26 - Calling All Barbs
01:10:15

Katie and Sally discuss “Barbarella” by Jean-Claude Forest (Grove Press edition, 1968), a comic whose hornie reputation precedes it, but is it earned? Topics discussed include: outsider cartoonists, Guido Crepax, romance comics, telling and not showing, Barbarella (the film), Space Witch by Don Freeman,  and more. Next time: Katie and Sally’s 2021 zine round-up. Follow us on Instagram @thicklinespod and email us at thicklinespod@gmail.com to join our Discord.

Jan 03, 2022
25 - Don't Touch My Fucking Cake
01:29:15
Katie and Sally discuss "Nocturne" by Tara Booth (2018) and "Someone Please Have Sex with Me" by Gina Wynbrandt (2016). Topics discussed include: Gumby, John Waters, Vanessa Davis, Dries Van Noten, Virginie Despentes, Calvin & Hobbes, Hate, bandage dresses, fumetti, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, Baise-moi, and lots more. Next time: "Barbarella" by Jean-Claude Forest. Follow us on instagram @thicklinespod.
Dec 16, 2021
24 - Flick the Yuck Yuck Switch
01:13:54

Katie and Sally discuss “Magician A” by Natsuko Ishitsuyo (2020). Topics discussed include: Kiriko Nananan, Mary Gaitskill, Jan Švankmajer, and more. Next time: “Nocturne” by Tara Booth and “Someone Please Have Sex with Me” by Gina Wynbrandt. Follow us on Instagram @thicklinespod.
Comics Lounge interview: www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIOYnmf8PIc
Katie on "Magician A" for The Comics Journal: www.tcj.com/reviews/magician-a/

Nov 24, 2021
23 - A Very Gorey Episode
01:14:57
Katie and Sally discuss Edward Gorey's "Amphigorey: Fifteen Books" (1980). Topics discussed include Max Ernst, Edward Lear, Agatha Christie, Charles Addams, Tomie dePaola, Roald Dahl, holding newborns, ballet, New England, and more. Next time: "Magician A" by Natsuko Ishitsuyo. Follow us on Instagram @thicklinespod and email us to join our Discord at thicklinespod@gmail.com
Nov 12, 2021
22 - Nice Magazine
01:15:48

Katie and Sally discuss "BTTM FDRS" (2019), written by Ezra Claytan Daniels, with art by Ben Passmore; a book about race, class, and toilets. But first Sally gives us the rundown on the Philly Comix Expo! Also discussed: Titane, Only God Forgives, angelmamii7, High Rise, Ghost World, and more. Follow our instagram @thicklinespod and buy our new shirt from thicklinespodcast.com!

Oct 27, 2021
21 - Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dummies
01:41:34
Katie and Sally discuss “The Drifting Classroom vol. 3” by Kazuo Umezu (1973-74). Topics discussed include Lewis Trondheim, Go Nagai, surfing, mandrakes, bad grades, and more. Next time: “BTTM FDRS” by Ezra Claytan Daniels.

Remembering Russ Kick: sevenstories.com/blogs/231-rememb…s-kick-1969-2021

Philly Comix Expo: www.partnersandson.com/pcx

Follow us on Instagram @thicklinespod.

Sep 29, 2021
20 - Good Housekeeping Vol. 2
01:18:53
Katie and Sally discuss listener questions, how to use Twitter, Sally’s zine round-up, Lewis Trondheim, Maus, Gasoline Alley, corporate memphis style, Anna and Froga, The Kid Firechief, Queen of the Ring, saving juvenilia, and more. Next time: "The Drifting Classroom Vol. 3" by Kazuo Umezu. Follow us on Instagram @thicklinespod.
Sep 08, 2021
Bonus Episode - Tummy Bugs with Leomi Sadler
01:09:50
Presented with our friends at Autoptic 2021 Digital Festival. In the first half of this episode, Katie and Sally discuss “Tummy Bugs” (2020) by Leomi Sadler, and in the second half interview Leomi about her process, inspirations, and more. Topics discussed include Gary Lund, Kramer’s Ergot, Flaming Carrot, clip art, art brut, The Point, Tove Jansson, bootlegs, and more. Special thanks to Autoptic Festival for making this episode possible. Find more by Leomi Sadler by visiting leomisadler.com and on Instagram @leomi_sadler. Follow Thick Lines on Instagram @thicklinespod.
Aug 27, 2021
19 - Who's Noomin Who?
01:06:18

By listener request! Katie and Sally discuss “Glitz-2-Go” (2011) by Diane Noomin. Topics discussed include Wimmen’s Comix, Basil Wolverton, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Bill Griffith, romance comics, press-on nails, onion dip, Chess the musical, and more. Send us your questions and requests for our 20th episode to thicklinespod@gmail.com, and follow us on Instagram @thicklinespod.

Aug 13, 2021
18 - Burger Law
01:07:46
Summer reading continues! Katie and Sally discuss "Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth" (1978), written by Pat Mills, John Wagner, and Jack Adrian, and art by Mike McMahon, and Brian Bolland. Note: We had a little audio trouble with this one but will get it in shape for next ep! Topics discussed include J. G. Ballard, Jurassic Park, Tank Girl, Monkey Punch, Calvin & Hobbes, McDonalds cone conspiracies, and more. Next time: "Glitz-2-Go" by Diane Noomin. Send in your questions and requests for our 20th episode to thicklinespod@gmail.com, and follow us on instagram @thicklinespod.
Jul 27, 2021
17 - Karaoke Scammers
58:04

By listener request! Katie and Sally discuss Yeong-shin Ma’s “Moms” (2020). Topics discussed include scamming at karaoke bars, Jeanne Dielman, aging, Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood, cyberbullies, memoir comics, and more. Next time: “The Cursed Earth” by Pat Mills et al. Write in your questions and requests for our 20th episode and join our discord server: thicklinespod@gmail.com. Follow us on instagram @thicklinespod.

Jul 08, 2021
16 - Shrooms of the Void
01:07:21
Summer reading continues! Katie and Sally discuss "The Drifting Classroom Vol. 2" by Kazuo Umezu. Topics discussed include mummification, Golgo 13, Junji Ito, Come and See, a little extra Maxx chat, and more. Next time: "Moms" by Yeong-shin Ma. Send your requests, comments, and questions for our 20th episode to thicklinespod@gmail.com, and follow us on Instagram @thicklinespod.
Jul 01, 2021
15 - Maxxinistas
01:13:19
Summer reading kicks off! Katie and Sally discuss Sam Kieth’s “The Maxx” (1993–1998). CW: sexual violence. Topics discussed include the comics code, Carol Clover, Green Lantern #54, Camille Paglia, Vaughn Bodē, Mannerism, the time KoRn visited the Mütter Museum, Zero Girl, Elektra: Assassin, and more. Next time: “The Drifting Classroom Vol. 2.” Follow us on Instagram @thicklinespod.
Jun 17, 2021
14 - Alabaster Nightmares
01:33:03

Katie and Sally discuss “Bezimena” (2019) by Nina Bunjevac. CW: sexual violence. Topics discussed include memoir, Greek mythology, chiaroscuro, Balthus, Sophie Crumb, Debbie Drechsler, Usamaru Furuya, the Cremaster Cycle, and more. Up next: “The Maxx” by Sam Kieth. Follow us on instagram @thicklinespod.

Jun 04, 2021
13 - No Merch Mindset
01:08:40
Katie and Sally discuss “Eddie’s Week” by Patrick Dean. Topics discussed include Jack Davis, The Cryptkeeper, The Anarchist Cookbook, Heroes Convention, Fluke, eye gaze technology, and more. Next time: “Bezimena” by Nina Bunjevac. For more info about Patrick Dean, see his blog; work in Flagpole; and pick up a copy of Eddie’s Week. Follow Thick Lines on Instagram @thicklinespod.
May 24, 2021
12 - Who's the Girl Boss Now?
01:28:57

Happy Mother’s Day! Katie and Sally discuss “The Drifting Classroom Vol. 1” by Kazuo Umezu. Topics discussed include Tales from the Crypt, the Comics Code, Yoshimi P-We, Battle Royale, and more. Help Sally find her mystery movie! Next time: “Eddie’s Week” by Patrick Dean. Follow Thick Lines on Instagram @thicklinespod.

May 07, 2021
11 - Old Tymey Goofs
01:04:36
Katie and Sally discuss "Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend" by Winsor McCay. Topics discussed include the golden age of illustration, Tony Millionaire, the Lindbergh baby, Rudyard Kipling, Amtrak drama, and more. This one is late because Katie is moving! Next time: "The Drifting Classroom vol 1." by Kazuo Umezu. Find us on instagram @thicklinespod.
Apr 22, 2021
10 - Good Housekeeping
01:34:19
Katie and Sally answer listener questions, respond to requests, make some corrections, and talk about their backgrounds in art. Next time: "Dream of the Rarebit Fiend" by Winsor McCay. Follow us on our new Instagram @thicklinespod.
Mar 30, 2021
09 - Change Your Costume, Vampi
01:13:18
Katie and Sally discuss "Vampirella: The Essential Warren Years Vol. 1," collecting Vampirella comics from 1969–1974. Topics discussed include the Comics Code, Creepy, Eerie, José González, Jose Ortiz, James Warren, Mike Royer, Tom Sutton, Barbarella, Jean Rollin, Jesús Franco, and more. Send your questions/requests for our tenth episode to thicklinespod@gmail.com, and follow our new Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/thicklinespod. Find Thick Lines on Soundcloud, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.
Mar 18, 2021
08 - Stay Outta Riverdale
01:29:51
Katie and Sally discuss the "Archie Americana Series: Best of the Sixties" collection. Topics discussed include Dan DeCarlo, John Willie, hippie Jughead, the Archie MAC collection, and more. Next week: Vampirella. Email us your questions for our episode 10 special at thicklinespod@gmail.com. If you'd like to donate to the show to help us offset hosting costs, visit our tip jar here: https://cutt.ly/5zjkxIP
Mar 08, 2021
07 - I, Liliko
01:51:03
Katie and Sally discuss Kyoko Okazaki's 1996 comic "Helter Skelter." Topics discussed include The Cyborg Manifesto, Mary Gaitskill, decadence, and more. CW: this episode contains frank discussions of disordered eating and death. Next week: ARCHIE.
Feb 27, 2021
06 - Is it My Hairdo?
01:16:00
Katie and Sally discuss Julie Doucet's 1993 comic "My New York Diary." Next time: Kyoko Okazaki's "Helter Skelter."
Feb 19, 2021
05 - Women of Talent™
01:29:38
Katie and Sally discuss Osamu Tezuka's 1970 comic "The Book of Human Insects," and Katie buys a record. Topics discussed include the fallacy of originality, paranoia, Mishima, and cult music. Next episode: Julie Doucet's "My New York Diary."
Feb 11, 2021
04 - Salapalooza
01:10:51
Katie and Sally discuss Richard Sala's 1997 comic "The Chuckling Whatsit." Topics include Georges Franju, Lynd Ward, Leg Avenue, Factsheet Five, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, and the specific nomenclature of telephones. Rest in peace Richard Sala (1954–2020).
Feb 04, 2021
02 - Goats World
01:22:23
Katie and Sally talk "Ghost World" by Daniel Clowes. Sally gets an everything bagel manicure. Katie has a theory about films on suburbia. Also discussed: Ghost World (the film), Capricorns, Ozu, Spaniel Rage. P.S. We're now available on Spotify!
Jan 22, 2021
01 - Always a Lisa, Never an Enid
01:29:46
In our inaugural episode, we're talking “Buddy Does Seattle: The Complete Buddy Bradley Stories from ‘Hate’ Comics 1990–1994” by Peter Bagge and introducing the critical theory that everyone who thinks they're Enid Coleslaw is actually Lisa Leavenworth. Also discussed: Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, The Maxx, Watchmen, Ghost World.
Jan 13, 2021