We go all graphic medicine in this episode as we have Ian Williams on the show. Ian created the Graphic Medicine website and following on from that has created two graphic novels The Bad Doctor and the upcoming The Lady Doctor. Ian came on to the show for a chat abut his career as a doctor and how this led to the creation of the website and his books. We also give a full review of The Lady Doctor in the show as well. We review Needleman by Martin ‘Simo’ Simpson, Plan A/ Plan B by John Tucker and 24 Panels by numerous artists. Please also check out the website for 24 Panels as its an important book created to help raise funds to support the survivors of the Grenfell fire disaster.
Pete has a chat with the creator of Needleman, Martin ‘Simo’ Simpson about comics, Kickstarter and his comic creation process and Mike talks all about The Boys comic series by Garth Ennis & Darick Robertson which is due to come out as a TV series in 2019.
Well a big Happy New Year to you all and a big welcome to 2019 (well Nikki brings in a cough and a cold so we apologise for the splutters). However 2018 was a great year in the world of comics and Ian & Nikki bring you their top 10 that they read during 2018. These include:
Mike & Pete have got together for another episode of Mutter Downs. Now when these two get together we know we have a marathon of comic talk coming our way and this is the same today with two hours of their favourite comics and movies from 2018. I cant even begin to list what they discussed so listen in and enjoy.
Thank you for listening in 2018 and here’s to another great year in comics and cons.
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.
This episode we have loads more content from the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018 including interviews with Guy Delisle, Una, Ben Dickson and John Wager. We also feature part of the Crime Lords panel from the weekend. This chat features Ian Rankin, John Wager and hosted by Alex Fitch.
Here we are again reporting on the big comic event of the year. The festival has not long finished and we chat about how the show was for us, what we enjoyed and what we saw. We discuss the opening night which saw Hannah Berry crowned the next Comics Laureate taking over from Charlie Adlard and Hunt Emmerson winning the Sergio Aragones International Award for Excellence in Comic Art 2018 as well as all the happenings of the weekend. We also review the stunning Traces of the Great War which was co-commissioned by the festival.
Pete and his daughter Daisy talk about their festival and how it was selling behind the table this year and Mike also has a report on his time at the lakes as well.
Its been a busy weekend at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018 and we got loads of content including this panel. We had planned to do a full episode discussing the show but time has got in the way so enjoy this in the mean time and we will be back on the 1st November to talk all about how the festival went.
This panel from the festival sees I Kill Giants writer Joe Kelly, creator of Nicolai Dante Robbie Morrison and for the first time on a panel, (potty mouth) festival director Julie Tate discuss their favourite comic book movie with the audience choosing their favourite at the end. The panel was hosted by Peter Kessler.