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

After an insanely frenetic December of family and work commitments, Dennis and Jay return with a wide open discussion to start off BOTR for 2019.  Topics include the upcoming C2E2 conventions, convention survival tactics, what they've been reading, a bit on collecting and where they want to take the podcast this year.  

Dennis and Jay discuss the November Previews catalog for books releasing in January.  Listen to find out what the new year will bring!

Dennis and Jay go through the October Previews catalog for books releasing in December.  So if you're looking for some stocking stuffers, the guys have some suggestions.  Seriously though, NEVER stuff a comic book into a stocking. Mylites and half backs only.

Yes, we don't just talk about Indie comics, we read them too. Join us as we discuss the titles that have most intrigued us lately.

Jay was recently invited to join a round table discussion on podcasting hosted by Derek Royal and The Comics Alternative podcast. This episode is rebroadcast with permission of the episode originally aired on 9-30-18 on The Comics Alternative.  Derek invited a variety of other comics podcasters to discuss their experiences in the medium. In addition to myself, the participants are Gina Gagliano, from Graphic Novel TK; Greg Matiasevich, from Robots from Tomorrow; and Gwen Tarbox, from The Comics Alternative for Young Readers

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