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.
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.
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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