Episode 17 – Book Club – Aya of Yop City

On this edition of Book Club, Jeff and I discuss Aya of Yop City, the second volume of a six volume series by Marguerite Abouet and Clement Oubrerie.

The two relevant articles are: Required Reading: Aya de Yopougon by Caitlin Hu, on bitchmagazine.org, and Let’s celebrate African stories but only if those Africans conform to our specific checklist of requirements (bit of a mouthful!) by Ayo2012xoxo on comixcube.com. Read them and then go back to our discussion. I should mention that I was directed to these articles by David Brothers on twitter.

Jeff talks a bit about Squigglevision, the animation style used in Home Movies and Dr. Katz.

We mention One Soul by Ray Fawkes near the end. If you have any interest in how comics are structured, One Soul will be extremely interesting for you. Also, it’s just a damn fine comic.

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