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.
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.
A different episode this time as rather than interviewing a creator we pick Pete Taylors brains on how to create a comic. We start from the beginning with thinking up ideas to writing and then drawing the comic. Finally we finish with what many creators believe is the hardest part and promotion. This was discussed to help us in our journey of creating our own comic but we hope it helps others as well.
We review Square #16 Summer Dairies by Ian M which as it says is a day to day comic of Ian’s life. We also look at The Smell of Starving Boys by Frederik Peters and Loo Hui Phang which follows an exploration into the territories of the west of Mississippi as a group of three map an area they hope one day will support a new civilisation.
Mike continues his look at TV series moving into comics with the wonderful Sons of Anarchy and we have news all about the 2018 Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Yes… the news has started. Time to get all excited.
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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.
This features an interview with the legend that is Ian Livingstone and the team behind the new Freeway Fighter comic based on his Fighting Fantasy book of the same name. The interview also features writer Andi Ewington, artist Simon Coleby, executive producer Matt Mastracci plus Titan brand manager and host of the Pop Culture Hound podcast Chris Thompson.
Mike talks Tank Girl and Pete talks about the Art Bubble Festival in Denmark and we have a review of Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2. The music that closes the show is by Iona Lane entitled Sometimes from the EP Solace. Find out more at lonaLane.com.
Finally there’s a chance to win a copy of Comic and Sequential Art by Will Eisner. Listen to Pete Taylors segment for information on that.
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