Matt Garvey is our guest on todays episode. He has written a whole host of comics including The Either, Chunks, White Noir and The Devil in Disguise. We talk about how he got into writing comics and how he goes about promoting them. Ensure you check him out on twitter as he is well worth the follow.
We talk about the new kick starter from Little Comic Heroes and their new anthology comic. They’re a great cause and give comic kids to kids stuck in hospitals. We also review The Mind of James Svengal by Lyndon White and Jordan Sam Adams. A dark look into the twisted mind of a troubled man.
Pete finishes his look at the life and times of Kirby which we will look at putting together as a whole piece soon. Pete’s put so much work into this so thank you Pete and make sure you check out his Monster Kids comic too. Mike reviews some comics he’s been reading whilst on a work road trip. We look at the latest news from the festival and update you on Nikkis comic too. Now available to buy from her Big Cartel shop.
Zoom Rockman is a young creator who started producing comics from a young age, He appeared in the Beano at age 12 and in Private Eye at 16. We have a chat with Zoom about how he started, why at a young age he’s creating satirical comics and what the future holds. He also talks about his role as a patron of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and what he has lined up for this year.
We also go review crazy as we all review a load of comics as well as Deadpool 2. The comics reviewed are listed below. Nikki also talks about the latest on her comic, Anxiety Me which is now available from www.NikkiDraws.pictures.
Comics reviewed are Apollo, Awesome Comic No.2, Little Girl Black, Stranglehood, Copperopolis 1-3, Debris, Bubba Ho-Tep, Slang Pictorial, Death or Glory, Star Wars Rogue Squadron, Aliens: Dead Orbit, Southern Bastards & Big Hard Sex Criminals.
We took a trip out to Oldham to the Oldham Comic Con 2018 held on Saturday 12th May. We had a great time and it really was a well ran event. We grabbed a load of interviews which you can hear on the show. These include chats with Lee Overton & Pete Davis, John Slater & Mike West, Tazio Battin, Yasmin Sheikh, Sam Chapman, Dan Whitehead and Nigel from Mayamada. We also look at the new free comic Jack and Lucy by Rachael Smith and Jacob Phillips which looks at two troubled teens trying to figure out their personal problems.
Mike also has a treat for us this episode and chats to Rob Burman from Mantic Games. Mantic has created a board game based on the Hellboy comics and its currently on kickstarter. Mike talks to Rob about the kickstarter, the game itself and of course Hellboy. Pete continues the Kirby profile, this time between the years 1966 and 1970 where Kirby leaves Marvel for DC.
In this episode we chat to Jerome Saincantin about his role as a translator for Cinebook. Cinebooks are publishers of best selling European books in the English language. There titles include Valerian, Lucky Luke and XIII to name but a few. Jerome talks about the success of comics in Europe and which comics in particular we should be enjoying. We also chat to Joel Meadows about Portsmouth Comic Con which is being held on 5th and 6th of May 2018.
We review the Cinebook comic Orbital and give our spoiler free verdict on Avengers Infinity War. Pete continues his look at Kirby this time focusing on the early years at Marvel… 1961 to 1966. Mike talks about all of the annual geek event days around May including Star Wars day and free comic day.
We do treat you all so well as this episode we have two interviews. First we have a chat with Leonard Sultana from the website An Englishman in San Diego. We discuss his love of comics, the future of DC movies, the San Diego Comic Con and the UK con scene. We also have a chat with Chris Butcher and Andrew Butcher about the Toronto Comic Con and scene over there. We recorded this in October 2017 just before the LICAF at a joyful pub so ignore the background noise.
We talk about two new kick starters, one from The Etherington Brothers and the other Nick Prolix. We also shout out about the first lot of announced guests to the 2018 Lakes International Comic Art Festival… and its good. Keep an eye out too for a brand new show from us… called My Neighbour, it will be a monthly Ghibli based review show.
Mike talks about how his comic tastes have changed and how he’s reading more. In particular he looks at Monstrous. Pete continues with part 5 of Jack Kirby’s life looking at the years 1955 to 1958. A short time frame but a very important one in Jacks career. We close the show with some music from a local band based in Lancaster called Promethium. Some would say you need to bow to the god of metal but I say just rock. The track’s called Shell Shock from their new album Faces of War.
We have an interview with the wonderful Etherington Brothers. Robin and Lorenzo create some amazing children’s comics as well as bringing the creation process to life for children in their stage show in this episode of the podcast. We talk to the pair about how they began creating comics, working with your brother, their process and how their creative shows came about. It truly is a great interview with both of them and we recommend you track them down next year and watch them perform if you can. If not look out for their kickstarter’s or grab a copy of their work.
We review Ismyre by B. Mure, It’s Hard Being a Girl by Bach and The Complete Adventures of Cholly & Flytrap by Arthur Suydam. We also have a spoilerfree review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi for you fresh from the cinema plus our thoughts on The Crisis on Earth X TV episodes which played over Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash and the Legends of Tomorrow shows and our thoughts of the Fox buy out by Disney.
Mike and Pete both start their best of 2017 reviews looking at the comic books and games that have thrilled them this year. Mikes top comics include Kill or be Killed Vol 2, Freeway Fighter, Rasputin Voice of the Dragon and Extremity. Pete talks about a selection of comics including Kill or be Killed, Head Lopper and Harrow County.
Finally we give you a big Christmas treat as we have put a little song together for you. Enjoy. Subscribe to get the podcast on any podcast app a day early and please leave a review to make us smile.
Its time for another episode of the podcast and in this episode we interview the guys behind the Clockwork Watch series of comics. We feature a chat with Yoms and Corey Brotherson as we talk about creating a universe and how to really drive sales behind the table. We have a little bit of a bad reception so please ignore the blips. We review The Girl and the Glim, Ellerbisms and Becoming Unbecoming as well as looking at the new Netflix of comics Comichaus.
Mike has a feature on Cow boys In Space and Pete continues his look at Jack Kirby. We also start our pop culture section and talk about the new Avengers trailer, Stranger Things 2, Paddington 2 and the game Animal Crossing Pocket Camp.
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A slightly different episode this week as we all take an episode off. We have a recording from panel Meet The Mighty One: A Celebration of 2000AD recorded at this years LICAF. It features Steve MacManus, Sean Phillips, Duncan Fegredo and Pete Doherty talking about their time at 2000AD. It was hosted by John McShane.
In this episode Ian and Nikki talk about their experiences at the awesome Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2017. We look at each of our days and the talks we went too as well as the evenings entertainment. We also managed to get loads of short interviews on the day so in this episode you will hear:
Part one of the interviews: Richard Skipworth of the Cartoonist’s Club of Great Britian, Chris Thompson from Titan Comics, Cinebook, Yoms from Clockwork Watch, Duncan Fregredo, The Etherington Brothers and Jean Paul of The London Horro Comic.
Part two of the interviews: Ivan Patraus, Metaphrog, Myfanwy Tristram, Phil Welch (a Red Shirt) , Robert Brown, Zoom Rockman & Michael and India of Dog & Swift
We also announce the winner of the #BeerShaman beer mat competition which loads of people got involved with. See some of the examples below. Pete talks to his daughter Daisy who was also at the festival about their weekend behind the table and Mike also rambles about his time at the festival.
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We interview The Facts of Life creator Paula Knight who discusses the book and her life. Its a really interesting chat and we can’t wait to meet her in person at the festival. We also talk to Jonathan Edwards and Louise Evans (Felt Mistress) about their brand new exhibition Archipelagogo which has opened for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2017. We were lucky enough to visit the opening of the event and talk about that here too.
We review Breaks, Talking to Gina and Victory Children and preview the festival broadsheet comic The Spirit put together by Sean Phillips with involvement from a host of comic artists and writers. We also give our thoughts on Star Trek Discovery.
Mike talks all about the League of Extraordinary Gentleman (this was meant to be on a previous episode but Ian messed it up) & Pete Continues his look at Kirby. Don’t forget to get involved with the Copperopolis kickstarter too.
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