Gweek 095: Ruben Bolling and Nate DiMeo

In this episode of Gweek, I talked to Ruben Bolling and Nate DiMeo.

Ruben Bolling is the creator of “Tom the Dancing Bug,” the weekly comic strip that premieres every Wednesday on Boing Boing. “Tom the Dancing Bug” has won many awards and is a multiple Harvey Award nominee for Best Comic Strip. You can join the INNER HIVE, the comic strip’s subscription service.


Nate DiMeo is the creator of the Memory Palace, a podcast and public radio segment. He’s an on again off again journalist and has written for the TV show Parks and Recreation and was a finalist for the Thurber Prize in American Humor for co-writing a companion book for Parks and Rec called Pawnee: the Greatest Town in America.

Here's what we talked about:

Cinebook, a line of European comic books, including Lucky Luke, Yakari, Blue Coats


Marble Season, by Gilbert Hernandez


Waze, a traffic and GPS app


The Books of Beginning series, a middle-grade fantasy adventure trilogy by John Stephens


Super Flat Times, a kinda lost, unheralded, terrific collection of short stories about a bonkers dystopian world by Matthew Derby


The Hunter, by Richard Stark


Wikireader, $20 gadget contains "the entire English Wikipedia with 3 million topics"


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      1.  I’ve been using Waze (on the much superior Android OS) for over 2 years, and I thought it was the best navigation app there was. Now after reading that article I’m looking for alternatives :(

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