Friday Feb 18, 2022

Episode 36: Ivy Noelle Weir - Archival Quality

For the final episode of our third season (wild, right?), I had the absolute delight of having Ivy Noelle Weir (@ivynoelle) on to record one of the most chaotic episodes, energy-wise, possibly ever in the history of this show! Ivy reads from The Archivist, the original title of the novel that became her and Steenz's graphic novel, Archival Quality, which leads us into a great conversation about how the transition from prose to comics came about, as well as Ivy's recently-released and forthcoming graphic adaptations of several works of classic children's literature.


Things we mention in this episode:

R. K. Duncan 

Magic: the Gathering 

The Mütter Museum 

The Clarion Workshop 

The Death of Jane Lawrence, by Caitlin Starling

"The Raven," by Edgar Allen Poe

The First Unit 

Eastern State Penitentiary 


The Phillie Phanatic 

Pennsylvania politicians convicted of crimes 


Neil Gaiman 

The Valkyries 

Tini Howard 

Vita Ayala 

The Eisner Awards 

Oni Press 

Eat the Rich, by Sarah Gailey and Pius Bak

Bountiful Garden, by Ivy Noelle Weir, Steenz, and Kelly Williams

Rumiko Takahashi 

Junji Ito 

Hellboy, by Mike Mignola

Molly Knox Ostertag 

The Prince and the Dressmaker, by Jen Wang

The Magic Fish, by Trung Le Ngyuen

Tidesong, by Wendy Xu

Gotham Academy, by Becky Cloonan and Brenden Fletcher

Batman: The Animated Series 

Nintendo Switch 

Death Cab for Cutie 

Looks at the camera like I'm on The Office 


The Fall 

Maus, by Art Spiegelman

Barefoot Gen, by Kaiji Nakazawa

Anne of West Philly, by Ivy Noelle Weir and Myisha Haynes

Anne of Green Gables, by L. M. Montgomery

The Secret Garden On 81st Street, by Ivy Noelle Weir and Amber Padilla

The Secret Garden, by Francis Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden (1993) 

Anne with an E 

The Library of the Dead, by T. L. Huchu


My Year of Rest and Relaxation, by Ottessa Moshfegh

Eileen, by Ottessa Moshfegh

Shirley Jackson 

Witch Hat Atelier, by Kamome Shirahama


The Bachelor 


John Waters 

Ivy's TikTok and website 

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