This episode features a great chat with the band Blues Harvest who will be playing at the festival this year. We talk to Nick, Andy and Jess and discuss Nicks comic work, Andy's Pop Up Puppet Cinema, what the band is all about and we find out which band member knows the most about Star Wars. We also play the track entitled Obi Wan Kenobi.
We review Gill Hatchers The Beginners Guide to Being Outside and the football book The Rise of the Invincibles by Michael Barret. We also look at the film Sharknado 5… as its so so bad.
Mike gives us a League of Extraordinary Gentleman 101 and Pete has a general ramble on his work and writing a comic.
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We have Hannah Berry on this episode talking about her books, her article on how hard it is to create a graphic novel and on how she believes she may be a witch. Check out her podcast which she hosts with Dan Berry called No YOU Hang Up.
We review The Red Turtle, the latest film from Ghibli Studios and look at the books Untitled Apes Epic Adventure, Adamtine & discuss all the trailers we loved at SDCC. We also have music from Kendal act The Wyld entitled The Life of a Farmer.
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This episode features an interview with the godfather of British comics Pat Mills. We discuss his comic history, 2000AD and his books Serial Killer and Be Pure! Behave! 2000AD & Jude Dredd: A Secret History.
We also review the new Castlevania TV animation on Netflix and Bryan Talbots Grandville: Mon Armour plus look at the new kickstarter NPC Tea by Sarah Millman.
Mike talks about The Walking Dead comics and Pete takes a week off but will be back next episode. Please subscribe to get the podcast a day early and leave a review to make us smile.
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In this episode we interview Darryl Cunningham, creator of Science Tales and Psychiatric Tales, about his career and reasons for becoming a comic book creator. We talk about and review Thrud, A.L.I.E.E.E.N. and Brain Shoodles.
Mike talks about Watchmen (the comic of course) and Pete talks about his workshops and the Swansea Comics Collective.
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This episode we feature an interview with John Freeman. John has been editing and writing comics and magazines in the UK for many years and runs the website DownTheTubes which focuses on the UK comics scene. He also runs Lancaster Comics Day and promotes the Lakes festival as well.
Finally we announce the new winner of Comic and Sequential Art by Will Eisner given by Pete as well as the winners of our Kill or be Killed print competition. Listen and contact us if your one of the lucky ones.
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Here’s a list of most of the reference materials I read while putting together the first part of my Will Eisner profile in episode 4 of The Lakes International Comic Art Podcast.
Alter Ego issue 48
Twomorrows Publishing has a great range of titles exploring comic history. Issue 48 concentrates on Eisner’s early years and includes an interview with the man himself on his days working with Quality comics.
Episode 4 features an interview with Marc Jackson. Marc has written and drawn for Aces Weekly and the Beano and is currently working on Here Comes Cat Stevens which will be launched at the 2017 festival. Marc talks about how hard it is to get noticed as a new comic book creator and the journey he has gone through to now creating his own book.
Mike talks about films turned back into comics and Pete talks all about Will Eisner. We announce the winner of Pete’s Will Eisner book as well. We also talk about the new Judge Dredd TV show announcement.
Find the competition by CLICKING HERE and get involved. There’s a chance to win a signed Kill or be Killed print by Sean Phillips, a copy of Herman by Trade from SelfMadeHero and Twisted Dark from tPub.
Top 10 Comic Book Movies… in my own humble opinion
I’ve spent a while deciding which my favourite comic book movie is. Its a hard choice and one which no doubt will change over the years as new movies come out and as time changes the way I feel about the characters. I’ve put my own personal top 10 list together. We may discuss this on the podcast at some point but for now here we go.
Number 10: The Fist of the North Star
This Manga Entertainment film from 1986 was the 2nd Manga film I watched. The first was the classic Akira. I remember reading 2000AD during the early 90’s (1994) and they were releasing Manga movies on VHS and advertising them within the comic. This sparked my interest as the box clearly showed extreme violence and the 18 certificate also excited my young mind. I got my mum to purchase the film for me after saving up with my paper round money and I was not disappointed.
The film follows Kenshiro, a deadly martial artist who has his fiancé kidnapped whilst they are travelling by Shin, a former friend. Kenshiro is left for dead in the deadly wastelands of a post nuclear war landscape. The story follows the fight of Kenshiro to get his fiancé back and stop the growing armies within the wastelands. That of course is a very basic run down of the movie and the story at the time didn’t really matter to a teenage me. The fighting and violence are over the top with blood spraying out in all directions and heads exploding during battles. It was unlike anything I’d seen before and I loved every bit of it.
The comic was released between 1983 to 1988 as a weekly serialised comic. It was then adapted into a TV series running from 1984 through to 1988 with the film made during this time by the same studio. It was also made into a live action movie but let’s not talk about that. Its well worth watching but as usual make sure its the original version and not the English dub.
The past few months have been fun and through the podcast and the Comic Art Festival we have chatted to people who we would never had of done before. Because of this and the amount of interviews we have planned we have decided to release an episode twice a month on the 1st and the 15th of every month starting May 1st.
We hope we can give you listeners more of the content you want and be more on the ball with comic news. Our next episode should also feature an interview with the author of the amazing Fighting Fantasy books, co-creator of Games Workshop & Eidos president Ian Livingstone.
The big news today is the release of the above art work by Michael Cho for the festival. Find out more about the piece plus an interview with Michael on the Down The Tubes website.