San Francisco, CA 94105
Region: South of Market
The Thrilling Adventure Hour is an old-timey radio show, performed live by a small army of Los Angeles thespianic talent, such as Criminal Minds' Paget Brewster and comedian Paul F. Tompkins, and produced as a podcast by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, who also write the show. Fans of the podcast (thrillingadventurehour.com) or those who've seen the live show in Los Angeles may be aware that the troupe kick-started a graphic novel, with some of the book's artwork on display this summer at the Cartoon Art Museum. The new graphic novel, also written by Acker and Blacker, features 10 stories from the worlds dreamed up for the live show and hearkens back to the days of strong genre storytelling, featuring sci-fi, mystery, horror, superheroes, and westerns illustrated by comic artists such as Randy Bishop, Joanna Estep, Billy Fowler, and Chris Moreno. The actual graphic novel won't be released until August, but for those who want a taste, visit this exhibit — then listen to the podcast.