September 22nd, 2015




Slim, attractive comics podcast (GSOH) seeks listeners for opinions, digressions, basic plot descriptions, ill-informed gossip and maybe more…?

I like: fresh takes on old characters, prestige format comics and long walks in the park in Autumn

You will: never have read a Wolverine comic, have all your own teeth.

Are you the one with an eye-catching cover and fetching logo? Are you fully painted? Are you…for mature readers?

If so, get in touch, and just ask for SILENCE!

<ITEM> Gary Lactus & The Beast Must Die are here to lie prostrate at your feet and wait for you to tickle their bellies. Soft furry bellies, much cuter than the Galacticats!

<ITEM> Wonderful, wonderful hot, nourishing admin served up with a delicious steaming portion of Sponsorship. Nothing out of the ordinary but you can bet your troosies there’s a discussion of Weddings, No.2′s  and the musical CATS. Oh, and The Beast’s guest spot at the forthcoming London Graphic Novel Network event on November 7th as well as Gary Lactus’ 1 hour show.

<ITEM> grab your back-matter, and your money-makers and shimmy shimmy ya towards The Reviewniverse. There’s chat about Bitch Planet, Sex  Criminals, Tokyo Ghost, Captain America: White, Sammy Harkham’s Everything Collected, Best American Comics, Sam Alden, Michael Kupperman, Wally Gropius, Adrian Tomine, Francoise Mouly, Gary Panter and more.


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This edition of SILENCE! is proudly sponsored by the greatest comics shop on the planet, DAVE’S COMICS of Brighton. It’s also sponsored the greatest comics shop on the planet GOSH! Comics of London.

15 Responses to “SILENCE! #157”

  1. John Bishop Says:

    Thank you gents, for another sonic feast whilst I badger away in my office on menial tasks.

    TBMD I always forget about Judd Books. A few of us occasionally drift by after the mighty comic mart, and I’m often pleasantly surprised by the nice things they have in there. There was also one of those more commercial book remainder shops on the main road opposite the British Library and they had some Vertigo trades in there amongst the shite, but now it has been demolished or made into a Cafe Nero. Also nearby is Skoob Books, not as good and a bit overpriced but if you’re round that neck of the woods anyway…

    Wally Gropius- I read it ages ago and keep meaning to pick it up again. I recently happened upon a decent Tim Hensley interview with The Comics Journal-

    Bizarrely enough, years ago his band (or his solo project?) Victor Banana, actually created the official soundtrack for Daniel Clowes’ ‘A Velvet Glove Cast in Iron’. WEIRD! Some of it is on Youtube.

    Gary Lactus, glad to hear you touting Blast Furnace. And now we get that French fold poster I’m beside myself with anticipation. Should be fun!

    Good old Reviewniverse.

  2. John Bishop Says:

    And now I just had a lunchtime jaunt to Judd’s and picked up Everything Collected and The art of Hideshi Hino.

    Excellent work SILENCE!

  3. The Beast Must Die Says:

    That Hideshi Hino book is awesome

  4. John Bishop Says:

    Everything TOGETHER. TOGETHER!!! I’m a massive fan. Hey wait! I just copied the blurb up there…

  5. Derek Says:

    That Sammy Harkham picturebox books was quite the find!

    I’m a big fan of Joseph Lambert’s Helen Keller book, and have gifted it to more than one relative. It’s an interestingly ambivalent book about pedagogy, pedantry, and the celebrity. I think I’ll read it again, now that you mention it.

  6. Matthew Craig Says:

    Liefeld x Sale:


  7. Aaron Says:

    Very much wish I could go see Gary Lactus’s one hour show. I suppose I’ll have to settle for whatever Gary Lactenberg cooks up States-side…

  8. Thrills Says:

    Really enjoyed the gladmin at the start about weddings and video documentation etc ruining memories, adding a certain sadness.

    I am giving a best man speech tomorrow, and the fact it’ll probably be filmed is stressing me out more than the fact the speech itself might be a boring sack of shit. Considering bringing a laughter track just in case.

    Comics, though! I’m here for the comics, I SUPPOSE.

    LOLLED our LOUD to the description of the Kupperman barbarian comic. I keep meaning to buy his stuff but I suspect I’m perfectly happy just reading it at my coffee table comic pal’s house.

    ‘Cats’ is fucking weird, it’s true. Plus, the main big chief cat guy looks like an owl, which wasn’t part of the deal.

    It is just a furry musical, and speaking of furries, I might have to stop buying Island when it gets to issue 6.

    I’m not having that in my house.

  9. Derek Says:

    Oh c’mon, thrills. Plop that sucker on your coffee table. It’ll be a sure fire way to out the closet cat-dancers. I personally can’t wait to whip it out on the bus, just to see them squirm.

    (Whip out said issue of Island, that is….)

  10. Derek Says:

    (It strikes me that my comment could be construed as Furry-taunting. I have no such intention. To each his own, and more of it. I intend to disturb the normals only.)

  11. Zakaria Says:

    Can I request that the pubic hairs are arranged in the form of a moustache and glued to the inside of a Hallmark card?

    Otherwise no pubes, that would also be very good.

    Pleases and thankses.

  12. tam Says:

    I completely agree about back matter essays about the comic you’ve only just read, which is usually just a chapter of an ongoing story. I can just about see the point of them in something as controversial as Uber to deal with potential reader offense, (although I suspect Gillen worries about this sort of thing more than he needs to) but too many writers seem to presume the comic is as important to the reader as it is to the authors.

    That said, one of my favourite comics as a teenager was Denny O’ Neil and Denys Cowan’s ‘The Question’, where each issue had a recommended reading list where they suggested a book that had inspired the issue. I fondly remember being introduced to a lot of great books that way…

    Also, I think you ought to do an Oink! special…

  13. Thrills Says:

    Derek, I fear putting the sexxy furry comic on my coffee table would only cause some visiting pals to see it as me hinting at them to try and get me involved in that whole scene.

    It’s just not my bag!

  14. James Wheeler Says:

    Hope I can get to Judd’s before it’s cleared out by the Silence! massive, what a find.

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