Kelly and Angela don’t know much about romance, so they bring in romance expert Sarah Neeri to help fill in the gaps! How did romance get started and why did it die in America? (hint: Angela’s favorite book!) Get your toast ready, these ladies have the dokidokis!
Angela: Misfit City by Kurt Lustgarten and Naomi Franquiz (Boom!)
Kelly: House of the Sun by Ta’amo (Kodansha Comics)
Sara: The Witch Boy by Molly Ostertag (Graphix) & Finder by Carla McNeil (Dark Horse)
Angela and Kelly sit down with Anna Cebrian, owner of Illusive Comics & Games in Santa Clara, CA (a 2017 Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer nominee) to discuss how she got into the comics industry (not how you’d expect), what it’s like to be a woman in the biz (spoiler: not great), and where comics are heading (or should be) in the future. Plus: Everyone gets a chance to gush about their favorite kids’ books, and Kelly asks what the deal is with comic stores and manga.
Goodbye and good riddance, 2017. Kelly and Angela take one last look at geek culture in 2017, from movies and TV to anime, video games, and trends. We’re talking about The Last Jedi, Stranger Things 2, the new Doctor, Made in Abyss, Fire Emblem Heroes, and how much Kelly cried during Coco. Plus, what we’re looking forward to in 2018: Black Panther, Masaaki Yuasa’s Devilman Crybaby, the rumored Harry Potter AR game, and more. Angela might even admit that she learned something about manga this year!