Pete chats to The Whore Chronicles creators Tony Esmond and Sarah Harris on this episode discussing the creation of the book and how it all came about. The book has been reviewed previously on the podcast and is well worth a read.
Ian and Nikki review Billionaires by Darryl Cunningham and Stig and Tilde by Max De Radigues as well as giving their thoughts on the latest Hellboy movie. Mike introduces us to the wonderful world of Isola by Brendon Fletcher, Karl Kerschl and Michele Assarasakorn. Tom reviews The King by the amazing and original one and only John Tucker.
Finally we have a huge exclusive, announcing the first guest of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2020. Keep an eye out for more guests on the festival website and DowntheTubes.
Todays episode is a panel from the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2019 which you can enjoy as we continue to stuff our faces with Christmas chocolate leftovers. The chat features Junko Mizuno (Hellbaby), Sean Phillips ( Hellblazer), Duncan Fregredo (Hellboy) and Lawrence Cambell (Hellboy). The panel is hosted by Chris Thompson and features artists creating their own hell inspired art and talking about their processes and work.
On this Christmas episode Ian and Nicole catch up on their through of a stack of comics as well as giving their favourite comics of the year. Tom continues this and has a review of the year and we have another feature length chat with Mike and Pete as they look at their top 3 Christmas comics ending with their favourite comic of the year.
Comics discussed this episode include The Book of Forks by Rob Davis, Kingdom by John McKnought, Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire, Blossoms in Autumn by Zidrou and Aimee de Jongh, Plan A/ Plan B by John Tucker, Haru Part One by Joe Latham, Cree by Una, Project Hoax by Samuel G London and Dan Butcher, The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy, Its There! by Ridyadh Rateme, 32 Kills by Clift, Garley, Ashworth, Stock and Robertson, The Seven Sagas of Silverbeard by Pete Taylor and Mark Hughes and The Tomb of the White Horse by Mondrick, Filby, Atlansky and Saam.
We went Thought Bubble in Harrogate this year and in this episode we have a chat about the event, our thoughts and feelings and what we enjoyed. Mike talks about the most important aspect of his weekend at the Lakes, what books he came away with. He reviews Kugali Anthology 1 RAKI Edition, Frankenstein Texas and DIE Vol 1: Fantasy Heartbreaker plus others.
Pete has a chat with Russel Mark Olsen on the year that was including discussions on events, discovered comics and creators and changes to Russell’s work process over the last year. Tom is on and reviews Death Inc Book 3 by Charles H Raymond.
In this episode Nikki, Ian, Pete, Mike and Tom get together and discuss the festival weekend in full. Pete discusses his time behind the table in the Clock Tower, Nikki, Ian and Mike chat about there festival experience and Tom talks about the view from the outside as the weekend went on.
The next festival will be held on October 9th to the 11th so get planning now. Keep your eyes on the festival website for more info.
Garth Ennis’s career has spanned 30 years and he has created some amazing comics such as The Boys and Preacher but where did his career begin? Listen to Garth chat to Tim Pilcher about his career in comics. Recorded on Saturday 12th October at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.
Ian and Nikki also spend a little time discussing a personal issue. If you ever need to talk find a friend of family member or The Samaritans are always on hand. Please… always talk
Hello one and all. The Lakes international Comic Art Festival 2019 has been and gone flying past in a speed of light. We have loads of content for you and this episode, released the day after the festival features chats with loads of creators from the Clock Tower at the festival plus a great chat with a group of Danish creators.
The people we chatted too in the Clock Tower were all asked 5 questions with the last one being asked by the previous creator. This all kicked off with festival director Julie Tate asking ‘what is your worst chore at home?’
We have Corinne Pearlman on this episode who is the creative director at Myriad Editions. Corinne discusses her working life and her involvement in comics up to and including her work at Myriad. She then looks at the First Graphic Novel Competition that Myriad is running in conjunction with the lakes festival which gives a creator the chance to have their graphic novel published along with full support. Find more about the competition that launches at the festival here.
Hello comics fans. On this episode we have the lovely Kate Charlesworth on the show to talk all about her new book Sensible Footwear, A Girls Guide. The book looks at the history of the LGBT community and the hardships (and joys) she dealt with through her own life. Kate has previously written comic strips for the gay press as well as drawing Sally Heathcote Suffragette for Bryon and Mary Talbot. Check out Kates book at Myriad.
Tom reviews The Whore Chronicles, written by Tony Esmond and features art by Vicent Hunt, Rachael Bell, Sarah Harris, Tom Curry, Charles Raymond, Stuart Mulrain and Rik Jackson. Ian and Nikki review The Glass Hood by Matt Garvey, Grayham Puttock and Stefano Pavan and Cloud Hotel by Julian Hanshaw.
Mike and Pete join forces again for a two hour extravaganza all about the events at this years festival. In particular they look at gothic comics, zombie movies, banned/censored comics, hell themed comics and Belgian comics. They continue this next episode as they continue there in depth look at this years event.