Best of the Rest

Best of the Rest, An Indie Comics Podcast, is a reflective but not pedantic look at Alternative/independent comics both current and past. Hosts Dennis Chandler and Jay Loving delve into works from publishers such as Vault, Scout, Lion Forge, Fantagraphics, Oni Press, Hard Case Crime, Drawn and Quarterly and others. The cast is for everyone, whether you’re a reader of alternative comics, want to get started or just a curious onlooker. Listen in for Dennis and Jay’s lively discussion mixed with humor (they hope) about the wide-ranging world of Independent comics. 

Best of the Rest is hosted by Dennis Chandler and Jay Loving and produced by Jay Loving. You can support this show by visiting our merch store or feel free to get in touch with us via Twitter, @botrcomics, by sending us an e-mail.

Best of the Rest has released 62 episodes since launching on Jul 07, 2017

Dennis and Jay discuss Fibonacci numbers and the Golden ratio,  binding comics into hardcovers, current reading, current collecting and answer some listener questions.

Dennis and Jay discuss AI, Q-Learning, word vectors, comic reading, the status of cons, Monty Python, and the correct way to organize a comic book collection.

Dennis and Jay discuss how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting comic shops, creators and consumers.  NOTE:  things are changing so rapidly that some of what they talk about became dated just in the time it took to edit the episode.   They also discuss their current reading.

Dennis and Jay discuss their recent Comic peregrination from St. Louis, to Oconomowoc, WI to C2E2.  Listen as our heroes recount their Odyssean quest. What treasures did they find?  Were any cheese curds encountered?  Or beverages with paper umbrella and Lotus blossoms?  All will be told.

Dennis and Jay talk about the weather, take desultory look at the January Previews catalog, thenJay shoos everyone off his lawn to talk about archaic technology.

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