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.
Another packed episode as we prepare for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018. This episode we chat to Yomi & Corey about their Clockwork Watch event at this years festival. The event which leads up to a live immersive event on Saturday night features students from Kendal college and we have two of them on the show to discuss their involvement too. Ryan Cooke and Honor Short talk about their characters and how they worked with Yomi to develop this event. Check out the stories the students have created at the Clockwork Watch website.
We review Wolf by Rachael Ball and My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips & Jacob Phillips plus discuss the new Netflix animation Hilda based on Luke Pearson’s comics.
Finally we all discuss the festivals opening event. Ian and Nikki discuss their opinions on Marvel vs DC then Pete and Mike join forces again for an extra long special and delve into their choices for which is the best. The cover art for this episode has been done by Pete too.
In this bumper episode we chat to Andrew Mark Sewel and Richard Kurti of B7 Media about the new audio drama based on the comic book Dan Dare which has been aired on BBC Radio 4. The gentlemen discuss their careers, B7 Media itself and the process of bringing Dan Dare to life via audio.
We spend the rest of the episode discussing our top comic book based movie as this year at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival they are discussing this in a panel and showing the favourite choice on the big screen. Ian and Nikki blast through their choices with as do Mike and Pete who join forces this episode to do an extra long special about their favourite movies too. This was a blast to record for all involved and we hope you enjoy it too. Listen out for Pete’s shocking guilty pleasure…
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In this episode we chat to the creators of the SelfMadeHero published book Tumult, John Harris Dunning and Michael Kennedy. These two fine gentleman talk about the creative process of the book and their history within the industry and how it came to be. The book itself is a superb thriller which we reviewed in a previous episode.
Mike gives us a run down on the comics he’s recently been reading and we review Unseen by Emma Donnelly and The Times I Knew I was Gay by Eleanor Crewes. Pete takes a well deserved holiday this episode however we are interrupted by a brief news report from The Clockwork Watch….
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One of the creators of Ben 10 and the writer of the magnificent I Kill Giants, Joe Kelly is the guest on this episode of the show. Joe will be at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival this year and we got him on to talk about his career, where it began and how he found spending 3 years on Deadpool and 5 years on Superman. We discuss the creation of Ben 10 and how he found it was to write a script from the comic I Kill Giants for the movie adaptation. Also discussed is the Trace of a Great War anthology which will be out in October at the festival. He is creating a story with the I Kill Giants artists Ken Niimura.
We review A New Jerusalem by Benjamin Dickson and Gallant and Amos issue one by Rob Barnes. Pete has an interview with creator Russell Mark Olsen on his favourite creators and what he’s working on. This is Pete’s first interview like this and the sounds a little off but its well worth listening too so please ignore any sound issues. He hopes to do more of these in future episodes. Mike discusses comics and modern warfare and looks at the comics available that cover this.
Finally we look at the exhibitions that will be on at this years festival in Kendal. Tickets are flying to grab your passes as soon as possible.
On episode 33 we have the creator of Nikolai Dante Robbie Morrison on the show. He discusses his work at 2000AD starting with the Dredd Megazine and the creation of Dante and then onto his own projects including White Death and Drowntown. He also looks at the work he’s doing on the Traces of a Great War anthology with Charlie Adlard which is out in October.
We review Tumult by John Harris Dunning and Michael Kennedy. This book published by SelfMadeHero is a psychological thriller that will grip you page by page. We also talk about the comedy writing course Ian took part in which was part funded by the Lakes Comic Art Festival. The course was run by Jane Postlethwaite and has made Ian funny… its official.. no really he is…. (he wrote this). We also discuss the events being held on the evenings of this years festival. Download the 2018 festival program here.
Mike reviews the zombie comic book Empire of the Dead by George A Romero and Pete looks at the life of Steve Dikto who sadly passed away recently. Finally we finish with the latest song by Sean Moore called Kiss Me Twice which Ian and Nikki are in the video of. Buy the track here and check out the video below.
We are proud to of had crime novelist Ian Rankin on this episode. The creator of the Rebus novels, he came on to chat about his career, his love of comics and in particular his work with Sean Phillips on the Trace of the Great War anthology coming out this October. He will be at the Lakes International Comic Arts Festival this year as well along with a whole host of Scottish creators.
Art work by Sean Phillips
We review the crime comics She Died at Terrabone by Kevin Chruch and T J Kirsch and Batman A Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale. We also look at the new Lorenzo Etherington book How to Think When You Draw and the Lakes Festival book 24 By 7 which you can win this episode in an exclusive competition (closes on 28/7/18) .
Pete has an interview with Adam Smith from Mixam Printing about the work they do printing comics and how easy it is to use their system. Mike reviews Ian Rankins Dark Entries, a John Constantine comic.