The TradeWaiters 93: “Space Boy” Vol. 1&2 by Stephen McCranie

This week we read Space Boy by Stephen McCranie. Discussion (and spoilers) for the episode will cover either volumes 1 and 2 of the tankobon-sized graphic novels, or up to episode 32 of the Webtoon. We’ll spend half of the episode talking about the Webtoon format, and then get into this soft scifi story about a girl from space (also there is a boy). We’ll talk about netgear, high school, and also learn that the antithesis of “manic pixie dream-girl” is in fact “moody emo dream-boy.”

Also mentioned in this episode:
Mal and Chad and Brick by Brick: Principles for Achieving Artistic Mastery also by Stephen McCranie
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
Astroboy by Osamu Tezuka
The Rema Chronicles by Amy Kim Kibuishi
The Day After Tomorrow directed by Roland Emmerich
Glass Onion and Knives Out directed by Rian Johnson
and Dennou Coil created by Mitsuo Iso

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Music by Sleuth

Our next episode will cover volumes 1&2 of Descending Stories by Haruko Kumota.

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