The TradeWaiters 90: “Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands” by Kate Beaton

Today’s episode takes Jam, Jeff, and JD to northern Alberta with Kate Beaton’s Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands. Kate is better known for her comics making jokes about history, but Ducks IS history. This first-hand account of the time Kate spent working in, and surviving, the oil industry will likely be a primary source for readers for years to come. This is not an easy story, so be ready for it to go to some dark places. Although we’ve saved the conversation about sexual assault for the follow-up episode.

Also mentioned in this episode:
Never Learn Anything from History, Hark, a Vagrant!, Step Aside, Pops!, The Princess and the Pony, and King Baby, all also by Kate Beaton
Pinecone and Pony developed by Stephanie Kaliner
Paying the Land by Joe Sacco
Ride On by Faith Erin Hicks
Canadaland by Jesse Brown
Fantastic Frights edited by Evan Waterman and Hannah Myers
and The Shortbox Comics Fair

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Jonathon Dalton
and Jeff Ellis

Music by Sleuth

Our next episode will continue our conversation on Ducks by Kate Beaton.

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