On this special episode we go all grim dark as we look at the Warhammer comic universe. We have Dan Abnett on to talk about the work he has done within the Games Workshop Warhammer universe (hear how the company started when we chatted to co-creator Ian Livingstone back in 2017). Dan who started out working on 2000AD creating strips including Sinister Dexter and Kingdom as well as creating the line up of Guardians of the Galaxy as we know it now for Marvel, wrote many strips for the Warhammer Monthly Comic and continues to write novels based around the Warhammer 40k universe. Dan talks about his early work, his comics career and his work he’s done for the Warhammer brand over the years.
We also have Richard Sheaf on who is the creator of Boys Adventure Comics blog. Richard comes on to talk about the Warhammer Monthly Comic which ran from 1998 to 2004 and featured stories from all sides of the Warhammer universe from a wide range of creators.
We also have an extra episode this month, episode 77 and a half with Mike and Pete continuing their comic genre World Cup with group D, part 2. This is the final stage segment and will go on to the quarter finals next episode.
Episode 77- Warhammer Special with Dan Abnett
Episode 77.5 – Mutterdown’s Comic Genre World Cup Group D part Two
Its official, the virus has stopped this years Lakes International Comic Art Festival. We have the director of the festival Julie Tait on the show to talk about what’s taken its place this year as the festival goes online. Julie also talks about how she and her team go about organising the festival year on year as well as the challenges the team face in ensuring this wonderful event happens as smoothly as possible each year.
Tom reviews Midwinter (1982-1998) by Tim Bird and its Round D (Zombies vs Drama) in the Genre World Cup with Pete and Mike. Technical issues means there’s only half of the round this episode and the rest will appear in a future episode. Ian and Nikki talk about El Marvo (Ben Errington, Luke Kondor, Dan Butcher, Will Robson and Vincent Cyril), Reanimator Incorporated #1 (Andy Perry and Lyndon White) and Conon the Frost-Giants Daughter (Kurt Buiek and Cary Nord).
On this weeks full episode Pete chats too 2000AD & BPRD artist Laurence Campbell. Laurence has been working on Old Haunts which is written by Ollie Masters and Rob Williams. Pete chats about this new comic, his work and processes.
Tom reviews All The Sad Songs by Summer Pierre and published by Retrofit Comics. Ian and Nikki chat too Jordan Thomas about his new comic Quarantine which is currently funding on kickstarter. The comic has each page drawn by a different artist which includes our very own Pete Taylor plus many more.
Mike and Pete also continue their Lockdown Mutterdowns World Cup of Genres segment as well as a catch up from them, and a letters section. This group (group C) covers Fantasy, War, Sci Fi and Adult. We wish them luck! Please feel free to message letters in direct to Mike or Pete or via the website.