Comics and Hidden Feelings: Petrichor and Alpha Flight Podcast

“There are two people in every mirror. The one you can see. And the other one, the one you don’t want to.”

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Cover of Petrichor, by Gareth Hopkins

I joined Gareth Hopkins, the creator of the abstract comic Petrichor, over on his podcast Alpha Pod Flight.

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Gareth’s show follows his obsession with the Canadian super heroes Alpha Flight, so we talked about their appearance in the current horror-themed series Immortal Hulk, and tried to draw some links between Marvel’s favourite big green repressed rage monster and Gareth’s new book, an idiosyncratic autobiographical comic about grief.

 

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Our talk took place at the Lakeside Gardens of the Barbican Centre in London, a strange place which feels like somewhere the ruling class would reside in a 1970s dystopia.

 

While we spoke, a woman walked to the edge of the artificial lake, dropped photographs into it, and then stood over them making a gesture like flowing water.

Then a bird attacked her.

Listen to our instalment of Alpha Pod Flight, in which we maintain our composure despite it all, here.