Get yourself cozy by the fire with a glass of egg nog as Dennis and Johnny unwrap this holiday edition of Graphic Novel Explorers Club. Our duo discuss The Last Christmas by writers Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan with art by Rick Remender. This episode was recorded at Crocker Art Museum‘s annual Crocker-Con.
The Last Christmas is a story of Santa Clause fleeing from humanity after a bloody tragedy befalls the North Pole. Then an apocalypse strikes the world and the only one who bring light to this dark time is Santa himself.
In this episode the gang discusses the gonzo world of The Last Christmas; if holiday specials like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman still hold a special place in the hearts of children when those shows can be seen at any time of the year in our modern world; the ways Posehn and Duggan pay tribute to the holiday cartoons from our childhood; if The Last Christmas was inspired by The Night the Reindeer Died from Scrooged; the final solution Santa comes up with to end things once and for all ; the new Christmas tradition Dennis is starting for his children after reading this book; why Santa is torn between finally stepping up or letting it all come to an end; and the storytelling and art of The Last Christmas.
Please check out our reading lists for Season 1 and Season 2 by clicking here. We would love to hear your suggestions for future episodes of Graphic Novel Explorers Club.
Songe d’Automne by Latche Swing
Tonight Will Be Fine (Leonard Cohen cover) by The Walkmen