Episode 95- Jeff Lemire

We are proud to have comic artist and writer Jeff Lemire on the podcast. Jeff has written some amazing books including Underwater Welder, Sweet Tooth and the Black Hammer series and has now had Netflix adapt Sweet Tooth into a full series produced by Robert Downey Jr. Jeff comes on the talk about his life within comics, goes in depth on a few of his titles and also discusses the new TV series as well.

We review Coma by Zara Slattery and Mukbang by Matt Simmons. Yakapedia’s back with Mike talking abut Presidents in Marvel comics and Pete does a short profile on cartoonist Leonard Starr. We do however also have sad news as Tom has decided to step down as contributor to the show. We thank Tom for all his hard work and please ensure you check him out on That Comic Smell podcast.

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Episode 94- An Anthology of Creators #1

On todays episode we have not one, not two but three separate interviews with comic creators. Alex Paknadel comes on the podcast for the 2nd time to discuss how life has been since he was last on the show. He discusses his feelings on writing for Marvel as well as telling us all about his new Marvel comic, The Immortal Hulk Time of Monsters.

Following Alex we have Stu Taylor come and chat to discuss his current Kickstarter comic project Octobriana With Love: 50th Anniversary Special. Ocotbriana is a 64 page anthology comic on a cult underground Russian hero. Stu gives us the history of the character, talks about his work with Games Workshop and excites us with information on this new 50th anniversary special. Finally we chat to Fraser Campbell who’s currently kickstarting the first volume of Alex Automatic which he has written. The story follows the super spy adventures of Alex whom has been subjected to a series of illegal experiments to enhance his abilities.

We also have Tom on the show to review the latest in the brilliant Dunce series by Jens K Styve entitled Dunce Good Boy of the Year currently on Kickstarter. Finally we have a gander at the latest guests announced for the Lakes Festival. Tickets on sale soon.

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Contributions by Mike Williams (@CthulhuPunk) Pete Taylor (@thismanthispete) and Tom Stewart (@thatcomicsmell).
Music used with permission by Alfie Rackley & Methylchloroisothiazolinone by Josh Woodward

Episode 93- Rachael Smith on Quarantine Comix

Rachael Smith returns to the podcast to talk about her new upcoming web comic collection Quarantine Comix. Rachael released a strip over the first quarantine almost daily and this book collects all those in one handy volume. Racheal also talks about how she found the lock down, her work with Little LICAF at Abraham Moss school in Manchester recently and future plans with the Lakes Festival this year.

Tom reviews The Good Comics Reader Vol.2 from Good Comics and Mike and Pete return for another addition of Yakapedia. They have Mark Abnett back as a guest to discuss Easter eggs in comics.

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Contributions by Mike Williams (@CthulhuPunk) Pete Taylor (@thismanthispete) and Tom Stewart (@thatcomicsmell).
Music used with permission by Alfie Rackley & Methylchloroisothiazolinone by Josh Woodward

Episode 92- Hannah Berry on being Comic Laureate (2019- 2021)

On this episode we have the lovely Hannah Berry return to talk about her period as the UK Comic Laureate which as we chat had just come to an end. We discuss Hannah’s initial plans, how she ran with the role over covid and discuss her UK Comics Research Report which she gathered data from through a survey during the initial lock down period. The report can be found in full here.

Ian and Nikki talk all about the festival and the gusts that have been announced and exclusively announce two more on the show! Mike and Pete return with part 4 of their Yakapedia series and Tom reviews Blat! by Matt Greaves.

Exclusively announced guests on this episode include:

Jack Teagle

Jack is a freelance illustrator based in South West England who’s worked in a large variety of fields, including editorial, character design, storyboarding, poster/ product/ textile design, and worked as a cartoonist for Front magazine from 2010 to 2014. He also wrote tutorials and worked as a columnist for Digital Artist Magazine and other clients include The Economist, The Point Magazine, VW and many more.

A prolific self-publisher, with his comics translated into Polish, and Russian, Jack paints in his free time, and has exhibited his work worldwide.

Steve Yeowell

Steve Yeowell’s first professional work was with Grant Morrison on licensed toy series “Zoids” in the pages of Marvel UK weekly “Spider Man And Zoids”, before moving on to draw 2000AD’s superhero character “Zenith”. For DC Comics he has pencilled “Sebastian O”, “The Invisibles”, “Starman”, “Legends Of The Dark Knight”, and “The Atom”. For Marvel Comics he pencilled “Skrull KIll Krew” and at 2000AD he has also drawn “Judge Dredd”, “DeMarco PI”, the long running Harryhausan-esque pirate adventure “The Red Seas”, dark ages lycanthrope fantasy “Black Shuck” and “Sinister Dexter”. He lives in north west England.

Also announced are American comic creator Greg Rucka, American comic artist Michael Lark, writer Chris Condon (That Texas Blood), Rachael Smith (Doctor Who, Quarantine Comix), and Guardian cartoonists Martin Rowson, Nicola Jennings and Lou McKeever (aka BluLou). Unfortunately after recording Canadian comics writer and artist Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer, Snow Angels) had to cancel his physical appearance at the Festival, due to upcoming filming commitments in the autumn, but will hopefully still be at the Festival virtually – and is lined up as the first guest for the 2022 event

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Music used with permission by Alfie Rackley & Methylchloroisothiazolinone by Josh Woodward

Episode 91- G.E. Gallas and the Plague Doctor

On this weeks episode we are joined by creator G.E. Gallas to talk about her current book on kickstarter, The Plague and Dr Caim. The book which was originally on Unbound and is now being published by Cast Iron Books follows a comedic look at a plague doctors day to day life during the 17th century.

We look at Dennis the Menace as he reaches his 70th birthday and wander back to our youth when we enjoyed reading his exploits. Tom discusses This Was 2020 by Peter S. Conrad and Mike and Pete continue Yakapedia. Their plan as custodians of the mighty tomb of the Comic Yakapedia is to review, amend and correct its many thousands of entries to ensure it remains to definitive library of comic trivia and nonsense. 

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Contributions by Mike Williams (@CthulhuPunk) Pete Taylor (@thismanthispete) and Tom Stewart (@thatcomicsmell).
Music used with permission by Alfie Rackley & Methylchloroisothiazolinone by Josh Woodward

Episode 90- Bobby Joseph

As we celebrate 4 years of the podcast we chat to Scotland Yardie creator Bobby Joseph. Bobbys early work includes the creation of Skank magazine which his creation Scotland Yardie originates from. Bobby chats about his history and how it got into creating comics as well as the future of Scotland Yardie.

Tom reviews Bubbles Fanzine, a zine about comics and manga. Mike and Pete continue Yakapedia. There plan as custodians of the mighty tomb of the Comic Yakapedia is to review, amend and correct its many thousands of entries to ensure it remains to definitive library of comic trivia and nonsense. 

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Contributions by Mike Williams (@CthulhuPunk) Pete Taylor (@thismanthispete) and Tom Stewart (@thatcomicsmell).
Music used with permission by Alfie Rackley & Methylchloroisothiazolinone by Josh Woodward

Episode 89- Joseph Glass and Mark Abnett

On episode 89 we are joined by comic writer and creator Joseph Glass. Joe is the writer and creator of numerous comic books including LGBTQ+ superhero series The Pride, Acceptable Losses and Glitter Vipers and the upcoming comic The Miracles currently on Kickstarter.

Mike and Pete return with a brand new series (and funky new theme tune as well).. called Yakapedia. Mike and Pete plus guest take on what they call QI meets Museum of Curiosity. On this episode they are joined by This Land creator & Millarworld Content Creator winner 2016 Mark Abnett. There plan as custodians of the mighty tomb of the Comic Yakapedia is to review, amend and correct its many thousands of entries to ensure it remains to definitive library of comic trivia and nonsense. For a free taster of This Land checkout This Land Ashcan.

Tom reviews PUNO by the ever superb Gustaffo Vargas plus we also discuss Lucy Sullivan’s Barking and give an update on the latest news for the festival.

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Music used with permission by Alfie Rackley & Methylchloroisothiazolinone by Josh Woodward

Episode 88- Comic Genre World Cup The Final Episode with Jordan Thomas

Episode 88 features the final episode of the Genre World Cup with Mike and Pete. To close this mammoth series down they are joined by Jordan Thomas as they discuss the genres Crime vs Horror and Fantasy vs Superhero’s. Tom is on to review The Misadventures of Spring Heeled Jack issue 2 by Tom Sparke.

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Music used with permission by Alfie Rackley

Comic Genre World Cup – The Final Poll

16 comic book genres entered the Mutterdowns Arena and were endlessly yakked about by Mike & Pete until only two remained, Crime vs Fantasy

Crime has been a powerhouse from the beginning mowing down every challenge in it’s path. Fantasy proved to the dark horse of the contest after its shock win over Superhero in the Semi finals.

Now, you must decide the genre that rules over all…

THE POLL HAS NOW CLOSED. Please listen to Episode 89 for the result.

Episode 87- Sarah McIntyre

Illustrator and creator Sarah McIntyre is this episodes guest. Sarah has a huge back catalogue of books and comics for children from the Kevin series she creates with writer Philip Reeve to her most recent book, Don’t Call Me Grumpycorn which she wrote and illustrated. Sarah discusses her career and the processes she goes through in creating her books as well as some great advice for getting started. More importantly we discuss her hats, as they are just awesome.

Tom reviews Neurotic Fiction by Joe Stone and Mike and Pete reach the penultimate episode of their Comic Genre World Cup series. Nikki and Ian review Gamayun Tales 2 by Alexader Utkin plus have a look at the brand new That Comic Smell Comic which will be released very soon by the That Comic Smell Team.

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Contributions by Mike Williams (@CthulhuPunk) Pete Taylor (@thismanthispete) and Tom Stewart (@thatcomicsmell).
Music used with permission by Alfie Rackley