Episode 199

April 28, 2022



Hosted by

Manny Chevrolet René Coman
Troubled Men Podcast

Show Notes

The musician and owner of More Fun Comics, DC Harbold teamed up with artist/animator Carlos Mendieta to create a “Clerks” meets “American Splendor”-style comic book series, “Counter Culture,” based on hilarious customer interactions and goings-on in the store. DC’s been collecting the exchanges on social media for years, and now Carlos has brought them to 2D life, with the first issue soon to be released. Tonight they join the Troubled Men for a four-way on art, commerce, and which shoes to shop in. See you in the funny papers.

Topics include festival season, an Easter parade, a Billy Nungesser break-in, “Fat City,” “Under the Volcano,” a time change, comic inspiration, cartoon illustration, Harvey Pekar, Joyce Brabner, Xanadu Comics, Paul Giamatti, Robert Crumb, swinger parents, Ringling College of Art, clown camp, computer animation, Austin, Rio Hackford RIP, Doctor a’ Go-Go, the Matador, following Dave Attell, an impounded car, Gilbert Gottfried RIP, nerd culture, collectors vs. hoarders, sales ESP, rare comics, a Jim Mahfood cover, a first edition, “Suspicious Minds” a la Shatner, and much more.

Intro music: Styler/Coman

Break music: "Back In the Old Black" by Bipolaroid

Outro music: "In My Cave" from "Back In the Old Black" by Bipolaroid

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