In this episode we discuss our recent trip to Oldham Comic Con 3 held on Saturday May 11th. Nikki tabled on the day and Ian went off interviewing a range of comic creators. These included 2000AD artist David ‘Max’ Millgate, Kevin from Deadstar Publishing, Rok of the Reds artist Dan Cornwell, Zenith artist Steve Yeowell, Oldham Comic Con organiser Dennis Whittle, Asa Wheatley, Kat Willott & Sammy Ward, 2000AD and The Immortal Hulk writer Al Ewing and Phantom legend Keith Williams. We had a great day and intend to return next year.
We review Cannabis An American History by Box Brown and Untitled Generic Space Comedy #1 by Matt Garvey, John Mcfarlane, Allison Hu and Rob Guillory plus Prey for Us by Garvey and J Francis Totti. Tom reviews Hello Dolly by John Tucker. We also give our thoughts on Spider-man Into the Spider-verse and Detective Pikachu.
Finally we take a look at the newly announced exhibitors in the Clock Tower at the Lakes Festival this year.
In episode 51 of the podcast I chatted with Brad Brooks, cartoonist, comic scholar and & co-author of ‘The Essential Guide to World Comics’. It was a pretty wide ranging conversation covering Harvey Kurtzman, what makes comics so special and the pros and cons of digital drawing. I also asked Brad for some World comic recommendations and as well as the ones mentioned on the podcast he sent through a list of some other favourites:
by Hector German Oesterheld and Francisco Solano Lopez
by Hector German Oesterheld and Alberto Breccia
The Arab of the Future
by Riad Sattouf (Two Roads)
Imbattable (Invincible in English) by Pascal Jousselin
The Golden Age
by Roxanne Moreil and Cyril Pedrosa
A slightly different episode today. Pete chats to creator Brad Brooks about EC and MAD creator Harvey Kurtzman, the comic making process, digital comics and World comics (he wrote the book on it after all).
We have Tom join us as we spend the final segment of the show talking all about the giant Avengers Endgame. This is a spoiler filled chat however its not until the end of the episode so fear not… we give you warnings if you haven’t seen the movie. We also review John Tuckers CYDO and Ian goes all gooey over his new favourite writer Jeff Lemire and reviews Underwater Welder and Black Hammer (art by Dean Ormston and Dave Stewart).
Mike goes Hellboy crazy and reviews the Hellboy Omnibus editions, the new Hellboy film and plays Hellboy: The Board Game! Tom reviews Alan Henderson’s Penned Guin: Don’t Judge Me.