Podcast episode 4 – Pete’s show notes

Will Eisner’s early years

Here’s a list of most of the reference materials I read while putting together the first part of my Will Eisner profile in episode 4 of The Lakes International Comic Art Podcast.

Alter Ego issue 48

Twomorrows Publishing has a great range of titles exploring comic history. Issue 48 concentrates on Eisner’s early years and includes an interview with the man himself on his days working with Quality comics.



The Dreamer

Eisner’s own retelling of his time as a comic book artist before developing the Spirit, it’s a thin volume and essential reading.

Available from Amazon


The Comic Detective

Ken Quattro unearthed the original court transcripts of the DC vs Fox Wonder Man trial.




Comic Book Artist, Vol 2, No. 6

Tribute issue to Will Eisner with contributions from some of the biggest names in comics. Available as a digital download from Twomorrows Publishing


If you’re interested in the period of the birth of the comic book industry, the following books are brilliantly informative…


Men Of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters and the Birth of the Comic Book

by Gerard Jones

Wonderfully evocative exploration of the era.


The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Paperback

by Michael Chabon

Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Literature, a fictional tale of two comic creators during this era.


Book club with Michael Chabon

Radio 4 interview with Michael Chabon about The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, he talks about interviewing Will Eisner for the book.



Episode 4- Marc Jackson


Episode 4 features an interview with Marc Jackson. Marc has written and drawn for Aces Weekly and the Beano and is currently working on Here Comes Cat Stevens which will be launched at the 2017 festival. Marc talks about how hard it is to get noticed as a new comic book creator and the journey he has gone through to now creating his own book.

Mike talks about films turned back into comics and Pete talks all about Will Eisner. We announce the winner of Pete’s Will Eisner book as well. We also talk about the new Judge Dredd TV show announcement.

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Find the competition by CLICKING HERE and get involved. There’s a chance to win a signed Kill or be Killed print by Sean Phillips, a copy of Herman by Trade from SelfMadeHero and Twisted Dark from tPub.

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Books reviewed this episode:

Herman By Trade by Chris W Kim

The Adventures of John Blake Mystery of the Ghost Ship by Philip Pullman and Fred Fordham

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Contributions by Mike Williams (@CthulhuPunk) and Pete Taylor (@thismanthispete).

Episode 3- Ian Livingstone & Andi Ewington talk Freeway Fighter


This features an interview with the legend that is Ian Livingstone and the team behind the new Freeway Fighter comic based on his Fighting Fantasy book of the same name. The interview also features writer Andi Ewington, artist Simon Coleby, executive producer Matt Mastracci plus Titan brand manager and host of the Pop Culture Hound podcast Chris Thompson.

Mike talks Tank Girl and Pete talks about the Art Bubble Festival in Denmark  and we have a review of Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2. The music that closes the show is by Iona Lane entitled Sometimes from the EP Solace. Find out more at lonaLane.com.

Finally there’s a chance to win a copy of Comic and Sequential Art by Will Eisner. Listen to Pete Taylors segment for information on that.

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Books reviewed in this episode:

The Motherless Oven by Rob Davis

Collecting Sticks by Joe Decie

Science Tales by Darryl Cunningham

Freeway Fighter by Andi Ewington and Simon Coleby

Thank you for listening.

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Find all about the festival at http://www.comicartfestival.com
Logo designed by Pete Taylor at http://www.thismanthispete.com

Contributions by Mike Williams (@CthulhuPunk) and Pete Taylor (@thismanthispete).