190 – Netflix’s One Piece w/ Alex Degen and Alec Robbins

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OK and Sarah are joined by two of our absolute favorite cartoonists Alex Degen and Alec Robbins to discuss One Piece both as a comicđŸ˜€ and as contentđŸ˜©. Alec’s fantastic thread on the “corporate experiment” that is Netflix’s One Piece prompted this excellent convo on art education, WGA/SAG actions, and flattening of culture that happens online. Alex and OK also endorse interesting live action adaptions that happened via ice and in kabuki. We want ART not YOUTUBE BYPRODUCT. We want DIGNITY not SLOP!! They are trying to feed us BUGS when we need REAL FOOD that will nurture our souls and lift our spirits. Isn’t that what One Piece is truly all about?? If you like us, please consider spreading the good word! Directly sharing our episodes with friends helps defeat the algorithm. And consider joining our patreon to help defeat our brokeness!

Read Alex’s work: https://www.tcj.com/reviews/the-marchenoir-library/

Read Alec’s work: https://crimehot.com/

Previous One Piece ep: https://artandlaborpodcast.com/podcast/177-one-piece-film-red-w-sam-branman-august-lipp/

Fan re-edit of One Piece anime: https://onepace.net/en

Library of Ohara for manga nerds: https://thelibraryofohara.com/

OK’s relevant new piece: https://thenewinquiry.com/alienated-nerds/

ART AND LABOR PRESENTS: ON MOE (preview)

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We’re joined by distinguished panelists Beatrix Urkowitz and O Horvath, Kirby pornographer and Furry toy maker respectively, for a discussion we’re calling “On Moe.” Within anime fandom—what is appropriate and why? In this clip our guests bring great insights from the radical feminist writer Joanna Russ and an accidental Deleuzean analysis of Kirby. The rest of this packed 2 hour episode has been paywalled due to the sensitive issues we cover. Please support us on Patreon so we can keep paying brilliant artists to speak with us about both difficult and fun topics like this!

**Though this clip is fairly tame, we want to put a big content warning on the full episode for discussions of child abuse, sexual exploitation, and bodily violence**


Support Bea’s Infinizine: https://ko-fi.com/bmfu

To Write Like a Woman: Essays in Feminism and Science Fiction: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_Write_Like_a_Woman

Someone else already figured out Kirby’s Body Without Organs: https://kennethnovis.wordpress.com/2020/01/31/kirbys-body-without-organs/

Bea’s writing on Girls Last Tour: https://www.tcj.com/reviews/girls-last-tour/

On Moe-Moe essay: https://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3723

164 – TCAF Dispatch w/ Graham

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We brought in writer and certified Canadian Graham (@GrahamSig) to discuss the bittersweet bummer that is the current state of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. He shares over 10 years of TCAF memories with us, which is extremely helpful to the analysis we’ve been trying to pull out of our asses about the YA-ification of comics. Lefty artists are losing the battle of gentrification, is it possible to change the material landscape and maintain a creative community’s integrity under capitalism? Or are we building the bones for the next Vegandale? We also go on several tangents about a new atheist k-8th.

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Check out Graham on No Cartridge’s Homicide Life on the Street watch through: https://www.patreon.com/NoCartridge

and on MyKreal’s streams on Fridays: https://twitter.com/MyKreal/status/1537977919082967044

Episode 127 – Psychic Damage w/ Topher Florence

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OK and Sarah slightly lose it this week talking to their guru at the top of the mountain, possible legend, and internet auteur Topher Florence aka Docfuture1. Actually coming from Something Awful in the early 2000s, Topher’s work as a writer and video artist cut to the bone, and present a highly informed perspective of fandom, cringe culture, anonymous cruelty aka the “caldron of suburban internet”. Why did Disney buy Marvel? Why has isekai taken off in the past decade? Why do we still differentiate between high and low culture, even though we know better? An episode for the Real Ones and a desperate attempt by OK to history-build a hagiography in order to justify all this other shit we do. We’re starting a cult for if you ever wanted to be your own boss, set your own hours, and huff paint while flashbacking to Gooey Gus. Get in on the ground floor if you’re ready to change your life!

If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor atartandlaborpodcast@gmail.com. Please reach out to join the discord for Lucia school â€œConstructing the Real” Also! Write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!

Funky Kong Country updates thread: https://mobile.twitter.com/topherflorence/status/1383669951324581890

Sonic 1 Easy Mode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-ef8SD9gUg&t=193s&ab_channel=RaocowGV

Still I shitpost: Cory in the Abyss on a communism of the visual + antiblackness in the meme-o-sphere with manuel arturo abreu: https://www.aqnb.com/2017/12/12/still-i-shitpost-cory-in-the-abyss-on-a-communism-of-the-visual-antiblackness-in-the-meme-o-sphere-with-manuel-arturo-abreu/