Join Dennis, Johnny, and Frances as they discuss My Boyfriend is a Bear, by writer Pamela Ribon and artist Cat Farris. The book was published in 2018 by Oni Press. My Boyfriends is a Bear is the story of a woman dating an American black bear after a series of failed relationships.
In this episode the gang discusses if My Boyfriend is a Bear falls under the category of Magical Realism; what are the odds that all black bears are Arcade Fire-loving Hispters in the Los Feliz/Silver Lake area of Los Angeles; yet another episode in which the gang compares Johnny to a character in a book they are reading; the way Frances draws similarities about her relationship to Nora and Bear’s relationship; should a sequel be made, the title needs to be “My Girlfriend is a Human”; and last but not least, the storytelling and art of My Boyfriend is a Bear.
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