Podcast Episode 8 - The Suburbs

“Dum de dum dum dah, dum de duhm dum, The Suburbs” sang Arcade Fire on their hit song, The Suburbs. Probably. Don’t pretend you know the lyrics, because you don’t.

Just as those fun-loving Canadians found plenty to say (albeit in the form of tuneful grunts) about the strangeness and banality of suburban life, so too have a great many of the finest cartoonists. Chris Ware, Dan Clowes, Charles Burns – all have made their careers poking about at the saddest and strangest parts of suburban life. Let’s talk about that!

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