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Pictures Within Pictures

In each episode of Pictures Within Pictures, show hosts Zack Kruse, Will Pfeifer, and Ben Tiede spotlight a different comic book series or original graphic novel, dissect it, and try attempt to put it into a digestible historical and narrative context. Twitter: @PWPComicsPod @ZackKruse @WillPfeifer @BenTiede
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Dec 13, 2018

Zack, Will, and Ben discuss Paul Chadwick's fantastic Concrete: The Human Dilemma from Dark Horse Comics.

Nov 27, 2018

Will, Ben, and Zack discuss: Eric Stanton & the History of the Bizarre Underground by Richard Pérez Seves, Descender from Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen, Frankenstein: Agent of SHADE by Jeff Lemire and Alberto Ponticelli, Royal City by Jeff Lemire, My Hot Date by Noah Van Sciver, Secret Prison 8 - GLUT by Ian Harker and company, and The Seeds by Ann Nocenti and David Aja. Whew! That's a lot. Enjoy!

Nov 7, 2018

Will, Ben, and Zack discuss Frank Miller and Bill Sienkiewicz's classic Elektra: Assassin.

Oct 16, 2018

Four Kids Walk Into a Bank from Black Mask Studios, The Kurdles Adventure Magazine from Fantagraphics, The Birth of Kitaro from Drawn & Quarterly, How to Think When You Draw from The Etherington Brothers, and remembering the great Marie Severin. Enjoy!

Sep 24, 2018

Ben, Zack, and Will discuss Gabrielle Bell's fantastic and fascinating collection The Voyeurs from Uncivilized Books. 

Aug 16, 2018

Zack, Will, and Ben discuss Christopher Priest and company's BLACK PANTHER, Campbell Whyte's HOME TIME from Top Shelf, Carol Tyler's FAB4 MANIA from Fantagraphics, Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez's LOCKE & KEY from IDW, MILK WARS from DC's Young Animals team, and Rian Hughes's LOGO-A-GO-GO from Korero Press. 

Jul 30, 2018

In this episode of Pictures Within Pictures, Zack, Will, and Ben discuss Michael Kupperman's incredible graphic memoir ALL THE ANSWERS from Gallery 13 Comics. 

Jul 17, 2018

This episode, Will, Zack, and Ben discuss Nick Drnaso's SABRINA from Drawn & Quarterly, Brian K. Vaughn and Marcos Martín's BARRIER from Panel Syndicate, Jason's LOST CAT from Fantagraphics, and Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki's THIS ONE SUMMER from First Second.

Jun 25, 2018

From the pages of Peepshow, Will, Zack, and Ben discuss Joe Matt's THAT POOR BASTARD, released by Drawn and Quarterly. 

May 22, 2018

Zack, Will, and Ben discuss Matt Kindt and David Rubín's ETHER from Dark Horse, Eddie Campbell's THE GOAT GETTERS from IDW, Samuel Delany and Mia Wolf's BREAD AND WINE from Fantagraphics, Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro's BITCH PLANET from Image, and the brand new MAD MAGAZINE from the Usual Gang of Idiots. 

May 8, 2018

Ben, Will, and Zack dig into volume 1 of The Complete Pogo by Walt Kelly from Fantagraphics books!

Mar 29, 2018

Zack, Ben, and Will discuss the strange, exciting 70s Marvel classic Omega the Unknown by Steve Gerber, Mary Skrenes, Jim Mooney, and company.

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Mar 7, 2018

The boys return to discuss The Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Jaime Hernandez, Box Brown's Is This Guy For Real?: The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman, and Rich Koslowski's The King

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Feb 21, 2018

This episode of Pictures Within Pictures, Will, Ben, and Zack discuss Chester Brown's surrealist classic Ed the Happy Clown

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Feb 5, 2018

This episode, Ben, Will, and Zack discuss the Fantagraphics collection Uncle Scrooge: "Only a Poor Old Man" by the indomitable Carl Barks.

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Jan 20, 2018

Ben, Will, and Zack discuss Sam Sharpe's Viewotron, Jay Kinney's Anarchy Comics, Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso's Moonshine, and Batman by Tom King and company. Hijinks ensue! 

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Dec 19, 2017

Ben, Will, and Zack discuss Noelle Stevenson's Nimona, Spain Rodriguez's Street Fighting Men, Igor Hofbauer's Mister Morgen, and Mike Mignola and John Arcudi's Lobster Johnson.

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Dec 8, 2017

This episode Ben, Will, and Zack discuss Terry Moore's Motor Girl, Naoki Urasawa's Pluto, Frank Miller and Geof Darrow's Hard Boiled, Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden's How to Read Nancy, and Chris Ware's Monograph.

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Nov 24, 2017

This episode of Pictures Within Pictures, Zack, Ben, and Will discuss Shigeru Mizuki's Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths, released in the U.S. by Drawn and Quarterly. 

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Jul 24, 2017

Ben, Will, and Zack discuss, nay, savor Lucy Knisley's original graphic novel Relish. 

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Jun 15, 2017

Zack, Ben, and Will discuss Box Brown's excellent Andre the Giant: Life and Legend.

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May 17, 2017

In this episode, Will, Ben, and Zack discuss Bill Griffith's incredible graphic novel Invisible Ink, a book about Griffith's mother and the affair she had with cartoonist Lawrence Lariar--but it's so, so much more than just that. 

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Mar 10, 2017

In this episode, Will, Ben, and Zack talk about Frank Miller's Ronin, originally released between 1983 and 1984 from DC Comics. 

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Feb 16, 2017

Ben, Will, and Zack discuss 1980s indy comics gem Alien Legion, covering the issues reprinted in Dark Horse's Alien Legion Omnibus Vol. 1. 

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Nov 29, 2016

After a bruising month, Will, Ben, and Zack reconvene for another episode of Pictures Within Pictures! In this episode the boys tackle to misanthropic everymen with Dan Clowes's Wilson (Drawn & Quarterly) and Noah Van Sciver's Fante Bukowski (Fantagraphics). 

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