Yesterday (23rd December) was Ian’s 40th birthday and the ever wonderful Pete created him this amazing Dredd design which is now sat upon the walls of the podcast palace.
Pete is so generous with his art and we love him for it. This years been a joy both in terms of the podcast and our private lives. We are so thankful for the support we get from Pete & Mike, the festival and all the listeners to the show. Thank you so much.
So that just leaves me to say Merry Christmas and we wish you all a great New Year. We will be back on the 1st January with our best of the year episode.
Its Christmas and we are here with a very special guest. Aaron Rackley is the founder of Little Heroes Comics, a charity comic bringing joy through sending comic kits to children in hospitals as well as the publisher Fair Spark Books. Aaron discusses his love of comics, why he set up the charity and the future plans. Aaron has also just won a Points of Light award as well which is superb, all for his voluntary work on the Little Heroes project. Have a listen then please do go and support the cause in any way you can.
We review a trio of great comics, Captain Cosmic No 2 by Andy W Clift, Killtopia by Dave Cook & Craig Paton and the Tut & Groan Collection by Tom Nash. Mike talks all about the comic Fight Club 2 and Pete looks at some great gift ideas for those last minute purchasers. We also talk about our new audio drama coming in 2019 entitled the Cosplays.
We are planning an audio comedy drama for 2019 and we have created a small introduction to work out characters and so forth.
This has come from Ian doing a comedy writing course which gave him the confidence to start writing. One comic in the folder waiting for Nikki to draw and another in planning stages which is where this project has come from. I have the idea of The Cosplayas and want to do this drama and a comic down the line too.
Anyway have a listen to this 3 minute segment and then please feed it back to us your thoughts (good or constructive improvements please). Thank you.
We have a special guest interviewer on episode 41 as John Freeman chats to Lizzie Kaye about the publisher Unbound and her career in the comics industry. We review Barking by Lucy Sullivan, Death or Glory by Rick Remender & Bengal and One in Four Naming the Beast by Francesco Mafrici. We also give our thoughts on the new She Ra Netflix TV series and Mary and the Witches Flower.
Pete looks at the life of the marvellous Stan Lee and Mike discusses some of his purchases from the years festival.