Episode 159 – One! Hundred! Demons!


True Stories, our series on autobiographical and nonfiction comics, continues with Lynda Barry’s emphatically punctuated One! Hundred! Demons!

This collection of vignettes finds the acclaimed cartoonist grappling with such demons as a horrible boyfriend, teenage regrets, a difficult mother, a bad acid trip and the 2000 presidential election.

The results are alternately charming, hilarious, melancholy, insightful and heartbreaking. But are they good enough to score a landslide victory at that ballot box known as … The Comics Canon?

In This Episode!

  • The eagerly anticipated return of Kevin’s Secret Shame!
  • Snuffy Smith cosplay
  • Lynda Barry invents doomscrolling!
  • The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist by Adrian Tomine
  • Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood
  • Giant Days Vol. 1

Join us in two weeks as True Stories continues with Rebecca Hall’s Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts!

Until then: Impress your friends with our Comics Canon merchandise! Rate us on Apple Podcasts! Send us an email! Hit us up on Twitter or Facebook!

And as always, thanks for listening!

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