This week the Dropouts talk with comic book artist and songwriter Jeffrey Lewis. Hosts Alex Nelson and Shaun Soman discuss their first impressions of Lewis’ music (2:12) and comic books (14:45), jump into a new segment of the A/V Club (20:27) featuring Jeffrey’s’ 360° video for “I Caught The Disease For LPs” and the illustrated “Jeffrey Lewis Low Budget Video History Of Communist China,” and explore a few hand-drawn clickables in the The Jeffrey Lewis Site (35:30).
Later, Shaun chats with Jeffrey Lewis about his experiences with all-ages venues (41:36), the origins of his multimedia shows incorporating comic book illustrations (46:31), the connection between comics and superheroes (59:06), and efforts he has taken to create spaces for comic artists to create in community (64:13).
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Shaun and Alex want to give their sincerest thanks to all who nominated Record Store Dropouts in the Isthmus MadFaves “Favorite Local Podcast” category! If you’d like to nominate them for “Best Podcast” in Madison Magazine’s Best of Madison poll, you may do so until August 31.