It’s a review juggernaut of an episode in which I brought in the rest of the TCS crew to join me. So it’s just over 2 hours long. We review everything from the latest Avery Hill Publishing releases, a Tribute Press title, Russel Mark Olson Art books & more. To V for Vendetta, Buck Rogers, Firepower and our personal reads. There is also chat on That Comics Smell’s recent comic anthology announcement and some of our personal projects. Hope they just keep the place tidy before we get back! Unruly boys!
Brought to you by: Tom Stewart Fernando Pons – @thatcomicsmell David Robertson – @fredeggcomics Mike Sedakat – @MikeSedakat
Well Ian and Nikki are sorting out ‘real life’ things so Mike and Pete have taken over the episode and continue the Comic Genre World Cup quarter finals. This time it’s Post Apocalyptic comics versus Horror comics and they have brought in a guest to help in the form of the gentleman that is Tony Esmond.
Hello all, just a quick note to say Nikki & Ian are taking a short break to deal with real life issues however there will be shoes coming from Mike, Pete & Tom. They may not be on the normal release schedule but they are incoming.
We will be back to normal hopefully within the next 6 weeks.
On this episode we talk comics followed by comics. Nikki and Ian discuss their engagement which happened recently on the top of Kendal Castle. We discuss a piece of art Ian had commissioned which is by the wonderful itsnotaboutwork. They also discuss a wide range of books including Breaks Volume 2 by Emma Vieceli and Malin Ryden, The Flood that did Come By by Patrick Wray, Victory Point by Owen D. Pomery and finally Tony Osmond is a Movie Star by Tony Esmond, Cliff Cumber and Ken Reynolds.
After a short break we return with not just one guest to interview, but 6. Today features the Skrawllordz, a bunch of creators who got together whilst tabling at LICAF. The full story is explained within this interview as we chat too Martin Simpson, Nick Prolix , Russel Mark Olson, Mark Hughes, Gustaffo Vargas, and our very own Pete Taylor. Hear about what they have been up to during lockdown, their work and the project that they are all working on together.
Ian and Nikki do a run down on the new LICAF Virtual Comics Clocktower and have a chat about just how awesome it is. They also chat about a few comic book movies and TV series as well. Mike and Pete return with the continuation of the Comics Genre World Cup. They have reached the quarter finals but before that kicks off they have a run down of the previous discussions.
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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