In this issue we welcome Ruben Gerard, creator of the inimitable Penny Strikes. The discussion tackles the art of the comic strip, the differences between strips and comic books, similarities to the art of comedy and the joys and woes of the caricaturist. Also discussed: Cursed Pirate Girl, Vertigo’s Jacked, Weirdworld and a BIG spoiler for the upcoming Captain America: Civil War. Oh, and Mike has Rupert from the live studio audience give a comic his ‘feel test’.
Beers featured in this episode are Monkish Brewery’s beautiful Feminism Tripel, Inland Empire Brewing’s Habsburg Hefeweizen and Anchor Brewing’s collaboration with former Black Crow Chris Robinson, the wonderful Brotherhood Steam beer.