Shortcomings

Episode 4

Frankie, Dennis, and Johnny review Shortcomings as written and illustrated by Adrian Tomine. In this episode discuss being “balls deep”; the flaws and beauty of the characters Ben Tanaka, Miko Hayashi, and Alice Kim; the significance of a cup of coffee being poured out; if masturbating to porn and what other acts may or may not constitute cheating; the standard of beauty in America and how it affects on the characters of Shortcomings; and Cookie Puss.

Thank you for listening to Graphic Novel Explorers Club. Please share your opinions and thoughts on Twitter, Facebook, or at GNExplorersClub@gmail.com (we would love to hear your suggestions for Season 2 of the show). For the next episode, we will be reading and discussing Afterlife with Archie by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and artist Francesco Francavilla. We embedded a link to Amazon but encourage you to shop at your local comic book store to purchase any of the graphic novels we will be reading during Season 1 of Graphic Novel Explorers Club.

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Featured music:

Tonight Will Be Fine (Leonard Cohen cover) by The Walkmen

Songe d’Automne by Latche Swing

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