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Episode 40: David Mazzucchelli, Asterios Polyp

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We’re finally tackling our first graphic novel, a book lots of our friends have recommended to us over the past few years. Asterios Polyp tackles big questions about memory and identity, but it’s also pretty funny.


Talking points this week include: duality, form and function, Ziggy, harsh workshop criticism, novels of ideas, and Buzz Bissinger. Also, Mike’s got a pretty big announcement about his rating system, and our world famous MATRs.

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One thought on “Episode 40: David Mazzucchelli, Asterios Polyp

  1. I finally read this. I thought it was really great. Super inventive, visually, and really memorable, character wise. It seemed wicked pretentious at first and I guess in a way it was, but it also all turned out to fit what it was going for and what it explored.

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