Dan Butcher is interviewed this episode by Pete. He talks about his webcomic Vanguard and his comic processes. Dan is also a host of the Awesome Comics Podcast which Pete was a guest on recently. Hear on this episode the challenge we set for Pete whilst being interviewed and if he completed it.
Tom continues the Dan Butcher theme and reviews Vanguard Book 3 which is the third collection of his web comics. Mike talks about some big and small screen comic book adaptations we can look forward too, such as The Last Days of American Crime and Snowpiecer. Nikki and Ian also review Reaffirmation: Coming to Terms with an Autism Diagnosis by Rees Finlay now available on Comichaus (along with Vanguard).
We have the brilliant Alex Paknadel on todays episode. Alex is the writer of the highly acclaimed series Friendo, Arcadia and Turncoat and has just announced he’s working on some comics for Marvel which are coming soon. Alex discusses his love of comics, how he got into creating comics and his process.
Pete chats too Nigel from Mayamada about his comic creating process and Mike reviews Williams Gibsons Alien 3 screenplay adaptation from Dark Horse comics and tells the curious story of the other lost scripts.
We also review Gamayun Tales 1 by Alexander Utkin and Canopus issues 1-4 by Dave Chisholm. Ian and Nikki also discuss the small strip entitled Talking to Dad by Jamie Smart which will have most people in tears.
On todays episode Mike chats too Ben Cullis who is the editor of the new retro anthology The77. The comic showcases new UK talent and heroes from your childhood over 64 pages. Check it out here on kickstarter.
Pete chats too Adam Falp about the comic process and his new comic which hes created with Tony Esmond, Atomic Hercules. Tom then reviews the comic which is currently funding on kickstarter.
Todays episode features a chat with the creator of Follow Me In, Katriona Chapman. Katriona is the marketing manager for UK publisher Avery Hill and has been creating comics for many years, leading up to her first graphic novel Follow Me In in 2018. Kat talks about how she progressed to creating that book and the processes as well as her work with Avery Hill. She also takes part in our new segment ‘What’s the Last…? ‘
Pete chats to comics creator Gustaffo Vargas, creator of this years number one comic Manu. Mike discusses the comic Third World War by Pat Mills and Carlos Esquerra and if its still relevant today. Tom reviews The Junction by Norm Konyu and Ian and Nikki talk Ghibli in this episode. With Ghibli movies finally coming onto Netflix Nikki gives a brief run down of each movie, Ghibli itself and her top 3.
We finally give a run down of all the latest gusts for this years festival as well as the newly announced guests at this years Macc Pow.
Pete chats to The Whore Chronicles creators Tony Esmond and Sarah Harris on this episode discussing the creation of the book and how it all came about. The book has been reviewed previously on the podcast and is well worth a read.
Ian and Nikki review Billionaires by Darryl Cunningham and Stig and Tilde by Max De Radigues as well as giving their thoughts on the latest Hellboy movie. Mike introduces us to the wonderful world of Isola by Brendon Fletcher, Karl Kerschl and Michele Assarasakorn. Tom reviews The King by the amazing and original one and only John Tucker.
Finally we have a huge exclusive, announcing the first guest of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2020. Keep an eye out for more guests on the festival website and DowntheTubes.
Todays episode is a panel from the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2019 which you can enjoy as we continue to stuff our faces with Christmas chocolate leftovers. The chat features Junko Mizuno (Hellbaby), Sean Phillips ( Hellblazer), Duncan Fregredo (Hellboy) and Lawrence Cambell (Hellboy). The panel is hosted by Chris Thompson and features artists creating their own hell inspired art and talking about their processes and work.
On this Christmas episode Ian and Nicole catch up on their through of a stack of comics as well as giving their favourite comics of the year. Tom continues this and has a review of the year and we have another feature length chat with Mike and Pete as they look at their top 3 Christmas comics ending with their favourite comic of the year.
Comics discussed this episode include The Book of Forks by Rob Davis, Kingdom by John McKnought, Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire, Blossoms in Autumn by Zidrou and Aimee de Jongh, Plan A/ Plan B by John Tucker, Haru Part One by Joe Latham, Cree by Una, Project Hoax by Samuel G London and Dan Butcher, The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy, Its There! by Ridyadh Rateme, 32 Kills by Clift, Garley, Ashworth, Stock and Robertson, The Seven Sagas of Silverbeard by Pete Taylor and Mark Hughes and The Tomb of the White Horse by Mondrick, Filby, Atlansky and Saam.
We went Thought Bubble in Harrogate this year and in this episode we have a chat about the event, our thoughts and feelings and what we enjoyed. Mike talks about the most important aspect of his weekend at the Lakes, what books he came away with. He reviews Kugali Anthology 1 RAKI Edition, Frankenstein Texas and DIE Vol 1: Fantasy Heartbreaker plus others.
Pete has a chat with Russel Mark Olsen on the year that was including discussions on events, discovered comics and creators and changes to Russell’s work process over the last year. Tom is on and reviews Death Inc Book 3 by Charles H Raymond.
In this episode Nikki, Ian, Pete, Mike and Tom get together and discuss the festival weekend in full. Pete discusses his time behind the table in the Clock Tower, Nikki, Ian and Mike chat about there festival experience and Tom talks about the view from the outside as the weekend went on.
The next festival will be held on October 9th to the 11th so get planning now. Keep your eyes on the festival website for more info.