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

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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 comic😤 and as content😩. 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/

Episode 10 – Post Cold War Art and the CIA

Art and Labor
Art and Labor
Episode 10 - Post Cold War Art and the CIA



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The department of defense, the CIA, and the FBI have all had a hand in influencing art, culture, and academia. We discuss the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, Marvel movies, Rockefeller, modernism, futurist fascism, and Mexican muralism. Are you bummed about MFAs and institutional partnerships with banks? Us too buddy.  If you like us please consider donating for bonus writing, memes, and art: https://d.rip/art-and-labor

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Politics of Art: Contemporary Art and the Transition to Post-Democracy https://www.e-flux.com/journal/21/67696/politics-of-art-contemporary-art-and-the-transition-to-post-democracy/

How Iowa Flattened Literature (With CIA help, writers were enlisted to battle both Communism and eggheaded abstraction. The damage to writing lingers) https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Iowa-Flattened-Literature/144531

The CIA’s abstract art collection: https://hyperallergic.com/294142/a-visit-to-the-the-cias-secret-abstract-art-collection/

Movies funded by the state: https://twitter.com/BootsRiley/status/1025779683541934080

^backed up by this Freedom of Information Act: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/hollywood-cia-washington-dc-films-fbi-24-intervening-close-relationship-a7918191.html

Marvel’s “cancelled” gun manufacturer sponsor: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/8x835p/northrop-grumman-paid-marvel-to-turn-the-military-contractor-into-a-superhero-avengers

The Pentagon and Hollywood: https://www.rt.com/op-ed/421064-pentagon-hollywood-propaganda-dod/