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The TradeWaiters 77: “Sex Criminals” Vol. 1&2 by Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky

Wizz! Bang! Pow! This comic is definitely not for kids. No seriously, skip this episode if you do not want “adult” content. This is Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky, the comic that asks the question, what would you do if could stop time when you orgasm? What […]


The TradeWaiters 76: “Through the Woods” by Emily Carroll

Special guest Kathleen Jacques joins Jeff, Jam, and JD for a spooky read-through of Emily Carroll’s breakout short story collection Through the Woods. Emily is a master of the medium, and her book sparks conversations about how to do horror in the comics medium, web versus print comics, fairy tales, […]


The TradeWaiters 75: “Meal” by Blue Delliquanti with Soleil Ho

The TradeWaiters are back from another (probably pandemic-related) hiatus. For this episode, Jam, Jeff, and JD read Meal by Blue Delliquanti with Soleil Ho. Have you ever eaten a bug? Like, on purpose? Would you like to? Meal is more than just a great case for entomophagy (i.e. bug eating), […]


Prophet Against Slavery by David Lester

From the Vancouver-based cartoonist who brought us 1919: A Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike comes a new book about one of my personal favourite figures in history: Benjamin Lay. If you know anything about the Quakers you may have heard that they were early advocates for the abolishmment […]


The TradeWaiters 74: Slaughterhouse-Five: Or the Children’s Crusade by Kurt Vonnegut, Ryan North, & Albert Monteys

This week, or maybe six weeks ago, we read the Slaughterhouse-Five graphic novel adaptation by Kurt Vonnegut, Ryan North, and Albert Monteys. This may be the perfect book to read during a pandemic when time seems unstuck. But never mind the sales-pitch, because if you listen to this episode you’ve […]


The TradeWaiters 73: “Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me” by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell

It’s been too long since we last read a book by Mariko Tamaki, so join Jeff, Jam, and JD for Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell. It’s a high school drama about the multiple endings of a romance, as well as friendship, queerness, […]


The TradeWaiters 72: “Saga” Vol. 2 & 3 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

In today’s episode Jeff, Jam, and Jon jump back into the epic world of Landfall and Reef with Saga volumes 2 & 3 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. We go looking for themes, talk about writers writing writers, and learn more about the many characters the story boasts. […]


The TradeWaiters 71: “Saga” Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

The wait is over! TradeWaiters Jon, Jeff, and Jam are back with a two-parter on Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Stapes. This episode will cover Volume 1 (which is the first six chapters). Listen in as we revisit a tale as old as time, about a horned prisoner […]


1919: The Graphic Novel

Local cartoonist David Lester was recently interviewed by the CBC about his graphic novel 1919, about the Winnipeg General Strike of that year. The Winnipeg General Strike was a pivotal event in Canadian history that isn’t well-known by the majority of Canadians. It was a consolidation of the labour movement […]


The TradeWaiters 70: “Drifting Dragons” Vol. 1&2 by Taku Kuwabara

We recorded this episode only a few months ago, and yet anything before quarantine began feels like a lifetime ago. Anyways, this is Drifting Dragons volumes 1 and 2 by Taku Kuwabara. Faith Erin Hicks joins us again for a deep dive into a manga about hunting, killing, and eating […]