Process Party – Episode 12 – The Best of 2016!



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This week’s guest: A Galaxy of Stars!

Well everyone is doing it, and even in a year that’s hard not to call a burning pile of trash like 2016, we couldn’t resist the siren call of list-making. So The Party Boys are here to talk about the best/their favorite comics from the past year! Mike & Zack have brought in a  veritable “Cast of Thousands” to help sketch the edges of 2016’s comics releases & each one will talk about one of their favorite books of the year.


To start, Mike & Zack trot out their list, with the caveat that they didn’t read everything they wanted to read this year, so the list is incomplete, and very subjective, and yadda-yadda etc etc, the same thing everyone always says. They were both supposed to come up with lists but Mike looked at Zack’s list and said “well I agree with most of that” and added a couple more to the pile and called it a day.

So with the caveat that we didn’t read everything we wanted to read this year, so the list is incomplete, and very subjective, and yadda-yadda etc etc, here is the list we came up with:

New Stuff:
Puke Force by Brian Chippendale
various short pieces by Laura Park 
Summer Hours/Autumn Hours by Vanessa Davis
Fantasy Sports 2 by Sam Bosma
BDSM from Frontier #11  by Eleanor Davis
Patience by Dan Clowes
Blammo #9 by Noah Van Sciver
Ancestor by Malachi Ward & Matt Sheean
Landscape by Simon Hanselmann
Transformers vs. GI Joe by Tom Scioli
Southern Bastards by Jason Aaron & Jason Latour
Rosalie Lightning by Tom Hart
Invisible Ink by Bill Griffith
Someone Please Have Sex With Me by Gina Wynbrandt
Old stuff:
Dick Tracy: Colorful Cases of the 1930s by Chester Gould
Moebius Library: The World of Edena by Moebius
Peplum by Blutch
Stuff We Forgot to Mention on Air But Totally Meant To:
Laid Waste by Julia Gfrorer
Highbone Theater by Joe Daly


 Zack want it known that he feels sad for you all that he talked too much, so mea culpa. Onward and upward to our…
Guest Picks :


Josh Bayer – Cold Shock by Bobby Madness & Normel Person by Lauren Weinstein (38:00)
Sarah Glidden –  Hot Dog Taste Test by Lisa Hanawalt (52:35)
Jim Rugg – Libby’s Dad by Eleanor Davis (59:35)
Kris Mukai  – Barbarous by Ananth Hirsh, Yuko Ota & J.N. Wiedle  (1:07:30)
Box Brown – Scratches Anthology by Various (1:15:25)
Gina Wynbrandt – Hot Or Not by Jessica Campbell (1:22:40)
Joe McCulloch – Rosalie Lightning by Tom Hart (1:28:35)
Josh Simmons – “The Kanibul Ball” by Lale Westvind & Blubber #2 & #3 by Gilbert Hernandez (1:33:15)
Leela Corman – Arab of the Future by Riad Sattouf (1:41:22)
Chris Pitzer – X-Men Cover Songs Straight To Ink by Matt Harrison (1:49:53)
Sophia Foster-Dimino – Secure Connect by Carta Monir (1:54:24)
Sammy Harkham – Highbone Theater by Joe Daly (2:06:14)
Sarah Horrocks – Goodnight PunPun by Inio Asano (2:25:30)
Outro (2:43:22)
Special thanks to all our guest speakers!

HEYYY: We also linked the podcast up with an Amazon account to try and pay some podcasting bills.


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Episode 12 – Best of 2016! Mike & Zack haven’t read as much as they’d have liked this year, but they succumb to societal pressure and break down their favorite books of 2016! Plus: Guest reviews from Josh Bayer, Sarah Glidden, Jim Rugg, Kris Mukai, Box Brown, Gina Wynbrandt, Joe McCulloch,  Josh Simmons, Leela Corman, Chris Pitzer, Sophia Foster-Dimino, Sammy Harkham, & Sarah Horrocks!

Theme music by Brandon White. Bandcamp/FB


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