Episode #6: Comixopolis

Dear Readers,

In this new episode of Book Case TV (#6), host Frederic Colier investigates the world of Comic Con NY 2012 and interviews Sean Howe (Marvel Comics: The Untold Story), Mark Siegel (Sailor Twain) and Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl).

In the Book World segment, Frederic and John D. Roberts, founder of Comixology, discuss the latest trend of distributing comics online and ask the tough questions: Is this becoming a game changer for the industry?


Back in his office, Frederic shows off what he retrieved from the fair for Pick of the Week. Among the books featured are several graphic novels, including: The Nao of Brown by Glyn Dillon, Johnny Hiro by Fred Chao, The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song by Frank M. Young and David Lasky and A Chinese Life by Philippe Ôtié and Li Kunwu.

Remember, you may watch all past episodes on VOD for free. Click on the link below.


NYC Life 25

Episode #5: An ART Forms a Book

Tonight we will air the episode shot at the New York Book Fair, a splendid gathering of the most off-beat publishers and writers. Channel 25 at 9:30 pm.


Episode #5: Title: An Art Forms a Book

Upon strange manifestations up on the roofs of NY, host Frederic Colier ponders over the existence of Martians turning people into non-fiction writers. His investigation leads him to visit the New York Art Book Fair at MoMa PS1, where he interviews Stefanie Gratz from Post Editions, who talks about “The Last days of Shishmaref,” by Dana Lixenberg, Dave Nuss from Revival House Press “Everything Unseen.”

The importance of micro presses, art books and activism. Discussion with Samuel Gould of R76 Group, “The Journal of Radical Shimming.” Nathaniel Katz and his pacifist portable library.

Books featured: Sophie Blackall, “Missed Connections.” Slinkachu, “Global Modern Village.” Leanne Shapton, “Swimming Studies.”

Episode #4, Brooklyning in Brooklyn

Dear friends,

As you are getting used to each Monday, I am sending you an update regarding my program, Book Case TV. Today I am not failing to this tradition. The season has only 12 episodes, so the emails will not go on forever.

Episode #4, Brooklyning in Brooklyn, airs tonight at 9:30 pm.

Who are our guests for tonight’s show? Well, see below the blurb from NYC Life 25.

Host Frederic Colier visits the Brooklyn Book Festival. He interviews Naomi Wolf about her controversial book about female orgasm, “Vagina: a New Biography.” Interviews with Internet specialist, Andrew Blum, “Tubes.”

What is the future of literary magazines? Robert Spillman from Tin House and Patrick Ryan from Granta share their views.

Books featured: Michael Chabon: “Telegraph Road.” William Kent Kruger, “Trickster’s Point.” Hampton Fancher, “The Shape of The Final Dog.”

NYC LIFE Media, channel 25

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