By Rebecca Markwick, on 27 July 2021
Daniel talks about how comics helped him learn a new language when he was young and how wide a variety of styles there are to suit every taste.
Part One: I chat with Dr Daniel Boswell about comics research, the way comics can help learn new languages, how they are therapeutic, and how different styles mean that pretty much everyone is covered if they would like a comfort comic book!
Mentioned in this episode are:
Asterix and Obelix
Part Two: I conclude my chat with Daniel about comics and we chat and laugh about tie-ins, keeping fans on side, character design, the brilliant rise of creator owned IP, and the expressive art found in comics. This episode has plenty of laughs, me chatting horses in comics, and Daniel struggling to pick his favourite IP.
Things mentioned in the episode:
Marvel Assembly – Preeti Chibber
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur
The Walking Dead
Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing
Ghost in the Shell
Kieran Gillan’s The Wicked and the Divine