Laputa: Castle in the Sky

Laputa: Castle in the Sky was Ghibli’s first official film. We discuss the movie and give our opinions which differ in many ways.

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Episode 26- My Favourite Manga

We are all taking a week off as we head off on a holiday retreat to chill and read comics. In place is a panel from the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2017. My Favourite Manga is hosted by Chris Butcher from the Toronto Comic Art Festival and features on the panel the creator of Usagi Yojimbo Stan Sakai, Canadian creator Kim Wong, Breaks creator Emma Vieceli and Spanish creator Miguel Dominguez.


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Episode 25- Carlisle Comic Con 2018

We took a trip up north to Carlisle Comic Con recently. We feature interviews with some of the comic creators featured there. These include Emma Vieceli featuring on the  show for her 2nd interview, Dave Cook of Card Shark Comics, James McCulloch from Comichaus, Lydon White, and Simon Furman.

We review the comics Out in the Open by Javi Rey which is taken from the novel by Jesus Carrasco following a young boy who runs from an abused life into the void of the deserts and meets up with a goat herder who helps him survuve the harsh landscape and also The Either by Matt Garvey and Dizevez. We also give our thoughts on the anaimated movie In This Corner of the World which looks at the struggles of Japanese life through WW2.

Mike talks about nerd culture and what he called Alternative 80’s, looking at the stories that now look back and use 80’s themes and refrences for their stories whilst Pete continues Kirbys life. This time he looks at the years between 1958 to 1961 from monster comics to the birth of the Fantastic Four. Enjoy.


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Find out more about Nikkis comic at Nikkidraws.pictures (site will be up and running soon)

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My Neighbour: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Welcome to the first episodes of our new show, My Neighbour. The show will see us talking all about a specific Ghibli movie every episode. First up we have Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. Please subscribe to the show via any podcast service or iTunes or find it here on Spreaker.


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We also have an introduction episode entitled A Brief Guide to Ghibli. Its such a great story on how the studio came to be and one that gives hope to every aspiring artist. Listen to that below.


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Episode 24- An Englishman In San Diego & Toronto Comic Con

We do treat you all so well as this episode we have two interviews. First we have a chat with Leonard Sultana from the website An Englishman in San Diego. We discuss his love of comics, the future of DC movies, the San Diego Comic Con and the UK con scene. We also have a chat with Chris Butcher and Andrew Butcher about the Toronto Comic Con and scene over there. We recorded this in October 2017 just before the LICAF at a joyful pub so ignore the background noise.

We talk about two new kick starters, one from The Etherington Brothers and the other Nick Prolix. We also shout out about the first lot of announced guests to the 2018 Lakes International Comic Art Festival… and its good.  Keep an eye out too for a brand new show from us… called My Neighbour, it will be a monthly Ghibli based review show.

Mike talks about how his comic tastes have changed and how he’s reading more. In particular he looks at Monstrous. Pete continues with part 5 of Jack Kirby’s life looking at the years 1955 to 1958. A short time frame but a very important one in Jacks career. We close the show with some music from a local band based in Lancaster called Promethium. Some would say you need to bow to the god of metal but I say just rock. The track’s called Shell Shock from their new album Faces of War.

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Episode 23- Rachael Smith

It’s our birthday. We’ve been running for a full year now and what an awesome year it’s been. Thank you to everyone that has supported us.

Rachael Smith is interviewed on this episode. The creator of the Rabbit and the biographical comic Wired Up Wrong, Rachael has shown how creating an honest factual book can generate HUGE support as well as helping people along the way. The power of comics is a wonderful thing. Rachael discusses these things as well as her early years.

We review the latest Marvel movie Black Panther which we have differing opinions on. We also review the book Pyongyang A Journey In North Korea which sees Guy Delisle tell his story of working in the country. Shocking and odd are two of the many things you feel after reading this book.

Mike takes about an odd comic this week and has chosen this series due to International Woman’s Day coming up. The title of the series is Bitch Planet… I’ll let Mike explain the link. Pete continues his look at Kirby with part 4 of the series. He covers Jacks life between 1947 and 1954.

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Most of us presenters did this show with sniffles so Pete sent us this…

Books reviewed this episode:

Pyongyang A Journey In North Korea by Guy Delisle

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Episode 22- The Awesome Comics Podcast

We have Vince Hunt and Tony Ezmond from the Awesome Comics Podcast on for a chat this episode. Vince is the Creator of The Red Mask from Mars and Tony has reviewed comics for Down The Tubes and Never Iron Anything. Along with the third host of the podcast Dan Butcher and artist Nick Prolix they have created the Awesome Comic, an anthology of stories. Issue one is out now. The boys discuss how the podcast came to be as well as the creation of the comic and the ideas behind it. We also review the comic and give our thoughts on it.

We also review the awesome Kill or Be Killed Volume Three and Artist Angst, a series of short funny stories about creating comics, created by Kev Brett. We talk about the oncoming comic con Macc Pow run by Marc Jackson which we will be attending. The event will be held in Macclesfield on June 23rd 2018.

Mike takes things all valentine as we release this on Valentines Day and looks at comic characters love stories across the whole comic world. Pete takes an episode off as he is busy working away on his comic Copperopolis.

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Books reviewed this episode:

The Awesome Comic issue one by Vince Hunt, Dan Butcher, Tony Ezmond & Nick Prolix

Artist Angst by Kev Brett

Kill or Be Killed Volume 3 by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips & Elizabeth Breitweiser

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Contributions by Mike Williams (@CthulhuPunk) and Pete Taylor (@thismanthispete).
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Episode 21- How to Make a Comic with Pete Taylor

A different episode this time as rather than interviewing a creator we pick Pete Taylors brains on how to create a comic. We start from the beginning with thinking up ideas to writing and then drawing the comic. Finally we finish with what many creators believe is the hardest part and promotion. This was discussed to help us in our journey of creating our own comic but we hope it helps others as well.

We review Square #16 Summer Dairies by Ian M which as it says is a day to day comic of Ian’s life. We also look at The Smell of Starving Boys by Frederik Peters and Loo Hui Phang which follows an exploration into the territories of the west of Mississippi as a group of three map an area they hope one day will support a  new civilisation.

Mike continues his look at TV series moving into comics with the wonderful Sons of Anarchy and we have news all about the 2018 Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Yes… the news has started. Time to get all excited.

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Books reviewed this episode:

Squre #16 Summer Dairies by Ian M

The Smell of Starving Boys by Frederik Peters and Loo Hui Phang

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Episode 20- Scarlett & Sophie Rickard (Gluepot Books)

In this episode we speak to sisters Scarlett and Sophie Rickard who have created their own publishing company called Gluepot Books. So far they have released the fun Mann’s Best Friend which was in our top 10 books of 2017 but have plans for the future with another book due this year. In the interview  they discuss how they work together, the process of creating a book to printing it and how it was to actually have people read and review their book.

We review Our Town by Tim Bird, Wired Up Wrong by Rachael Smith (who will be on the show later this year) plus two comics from the Comichaus app. White Noir from Matt Garvey & Divevez and The Red Mask from Mars by Vince Hunt.

We also announce a project that we intend to tackle this year… the creation of our very own comic. Ian will be writing and Nikki will be the artist. Follow our journey from by standers to hopeful publishers as we document our journey through 2018 on this podcast.

Mike starts a series of segments about comics created from TV shows. This episode he looks at Battlestar Galactica and the host of comics that have spawned from the older and more recent TV series.  Pete interviews his friend and comic collaborator Mark Hughes who he has worked with on Copperopolis. They discuss Marks process of drawing comics and what he enjoys about creating comics. They also talk about who stands out for him as great artists plus a little bit about where they are up to on Copperopolis.

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Reviewed this episode

Grey Area- Our Town by Tim Bird

Wired Up Wrong Deluxe Edition by Rachael Smith

White Noir issue 1 by Divevez and Matt Gravey

The Red Mask from Mars: The Prince of Doom #1 – by Vince Hunt

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Episode 19- Tillie Walden

Tillie Walden is our guest on the show today. Tillie has created so many amazing books in such a short time. We delve into her short but amazing career, how it came to be and what drives her talent. We also discuss her book Spinning and the use of colours plus why she felt now was the right time to write about her childhood.

We also look back at 2017 and talk about our top 10 graphic novels out this year. We then decide on our individual favourite which may surprise you all. The books we class as our personal top 10 (in no particular order) are:

Kill or Be Killed Volume 2 (Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips), The Facts of Life (Paula Knight), Spinning (Tillie Walden), A Thousand Coloured Castles (Gareth Brookes), Mann’s Best Friend (Scarlett & Sophie Rickard), Livestock (Hannah Berry), Breaks (Emma Vieceli & Malin Ryden), Graphic Science (Darryl Cunningham), Becoming Unbecoming (Una) and Collecting Sticks (Joe Decie).

Pete and Mike continue there look into the best of 2017 with TV and movies as we do at the end of the show. Subscribe to get the podcast on any podcast app a day early and please leave a review to make us smile.

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