The TradeWaiters 101: Comics Reinvented: The Next 100 Years

After much delay, we can finally bring you episode 101 of the TradeWaiters. This time we’re putting ourselves on the spot, and talking about our hopes and fears for the present and future state of comics. This is a continuation of our discussion from last episode on Scott McCloud’s Reinventing Comics, and we are once again joined by Kathleen Gros. Our topics of discussion will include AI comics, fragmentation and discoverability, Webtoon convergence, the YA and New Adult audience, creators’ rights, libraries, bespoke comics, and experimentation. The future of comics, like its past, promises to have its highs and its lows.

Also mentioned in this episode:
Understanding Comics, also by Scott McCloud
Anne: An Adaptation of Anne of Green Gables (Sort of) by Kathleen Gros
Shot and Chaser by E.K. Weaver
The Impending Blindness of Billie Scott by Billie Scott
Yellow Brick Ramble by Daisy McGuire
Thieves by Lucy Bryon
Building Stories by Chris Ware
Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Homestuck by Andrew Hussie
The Creators’ Guide to Comics Devices by Reimena Yee
Alpha Flight by Ed Brisson and Scott Godlewski
Doom Patrol developed by Jeremy Carver
Shortbox Comics
Fruit Salad Comics
AI and Stochastic Parrots by Adam Conover, Emily Bender, & Timnit Gebru
AI is Coming for Your Children by Robert Evans

Music by Sleuth

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Kathleen Gros

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