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.
On this episode we chat to Reaffirmation creator Rees Finlay. Rees was diagnosed with autism in his early twenties. We chat to him about how this afffected him and how it was the create the book Reaffirmation. We also deleve into how hes dealing with the lock down via his twitter feed as well as his other work which got him into creating comics.
We review Bluebeard (to be released on May 5th 2020) by Metaphrog and Dunce: Brego Early Dog Years by Jens K Styve which is soon to be on kickstarter. Tom also reviews Ellerbisms by Marc Ellerby. Ian and Nikki looked at this a few years back and loved it so we hope you enjoy Toms thoughts on the book as well.
Pete and Mike share another extended length Ramshakle Lockdown Mutterdowns as they face off comic types with two topics. Horror vs Non Fiction comics and Post-Apocalyptic vs TV Adapatations. Get ready for a good old chat.
On this housebound recorded episode we chat to The Mighty One himself, ex-2000AD editor Steve MacManus. Steve’s comic career spans from 1973 to 2011, in particular he spent from 1979 to 1986 as editor of 2000AD. This era is classed as the golden era of the comic and Steve explains why he felt this was plus he discusses all aspects of his career. You can read more about his career and working for 2000AD in his book The Mighty One.
Tom reviews Wild Lives by Claire Hubbard. Mike and Pete have part one of their ‘Comic Genre World Cup’ in what they’re calling a Lockdown Mutterdown. Ian and Nikki discuss the Comichaus Comic Book Club, Atomic Hercules by Tony Esmond and Adam Falp and Mikel by Mark Bellido and Judith Vanistendael.
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Dan Butcher is interviewed this episode by Pete. He talks about his webcomic Vanguard and his comic processes. Dan is also a host of the Awesome Comics Podcast which Pete was a guest on recently. Hear on this episode the challenge we set for Pete whilst being interviewed and if he completed it.
Tom continues the Dan Butcher theme and reviews Vanguard Book 3 which is the third collection of his web comics. Mike talks about some big and small screen comic book adaptations we can look forward too, such as The Last Days of American Crime and Snowpiecer. Nikki and Ian also review Reaffirmation: Coming to Terms with an Autism Diagnosis by Rees Finlay now available on Comichaus (along with Vanguard).
We have the brilliant Alex Paknadel on todays episode. Alex is the writer of the highly acclaimed series Friendo, Arcadia and Turncoat and has just announced he’s working on some comics for Marvel which are coming soon. Alex discusses his love of comics, how he got into creating comics and his process.
Pete chats too Nigel from Mayamada about his comic creating process and Mike reviews Williams Gibsons Alien 3 screenplay adaptation from Dark Horse comics and tells the curious story of the other lost scripts.
We also review Gamayun Tales 1 by Alexander Utkin and Canopus issues 1-4 by Dave Chisholm. Ian and Nikki also discuss the small strip entitled Talking to Dad by Jamie Smart which will have most people in tears.
On todays episode Mike chats too Ben Cullis who is the editor of the new retro anthology The77. The comic showcases new UK talent and heroes from your childhood over 64 pages. Check it out here on kickstarter.
Pete chats too Adam Falp about the comic process and his new comic which hes created with Tony Esmond, Atomic Hercules. Tom then reviews the comic which is currently funding on kickstarter.
Todays episode features a chat with the creator of Follow Me In, Katriona Chapman. Katriona is the marketing manager for UK publisher Avery Hill and has been creating comics for many years, leading up to her first graphic novel Follow Me In in 2018. Kat talks about how she progressed to creating that book and the processes as well as her work with Avery Hill. She also takes part in our new segment ‘What’s the Last…? ‘
Pete chats to comics creator Gustaffo Vargas, creator of this years number one comic Manu. Mike discusses the comic Third World War by Pat Mills and Carlos Esquerra and if its still relevant today. Tom reviews The Junction by Norm Konyu and Ian and Nikki talk Ghibli in this episode. With Ghibli movies finally coming onto Netflix Nikki gives a brief run down of each movie, Ghibli itself and her top 3.
We finally give a run down of all the latest gusts for this years festival as well as the newly announced guests at this years Macc Pow.