Episode 49- Rob Williams

On this episode we chat to Rob Williams who through his career has written on Dredd, Dr Who, Spiderman to name a few titles. He has also written the screen play for the pilot episode of the upcoming TV series Mega-City One. We talk to him about this and his career and he explains what makes a good writer as well.

Pete this episode chats to Joel Meadows. Joel was on the show last year and is back to discuss this years Portsmouth Comic Con. Find out more about that here. Mike is having an episode off however our new signing of Tom Stewart starts on this episode. Tom is on to review a few small press comics.

We review Slang Pictorial by Nick Prolix who’s new kickstarter is up and running. We also review the beautiful Blossoms in Autumn by Zidrou and Aimee de Jongh plus Follow Me In by Katriona Chapman.

Check out Nikkis new comic Leaf and buy your copy now.

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Logo designed by Pete Taylor at
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Contributions by Mike Williams (
@CthulhuPunk) Pete Taylor (@thismanthispete) and Tom Stewart (@uramyx).
Title Music: Don’t Fool Yourself by Pop Noir

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Episode 48- Tim Pilcher on the Breakthrough Project

On this episode we have Tim Pilcher on to talk all about the Break Through project that he is running with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival through 2019 and into 2020 resulting in the opportunity for new creators to have work published in an anthology. Check out more about the project here.

Ian and Nikki review Guantanamo Kid by Jerome Tubiana and Alkexadre Franc plus Sparks and the Fallen Star by Lyndon White. We also look at a huge range of kickstarters currently running. Links below for these. Finally we have some festival news and podcast news about a new contributor. Tom from That Comic Smell podcast will be joining the team and looking at small press comics in future episodes.

Mike and Pete continue there discussion on Sword vs Sorcery in comics which we had to cut in half it was so long. Part 3 of this discussion will be on the next episode.

Kickstarters to check out: How to Think When You Draw 2 / Dunce #5 / Killtopia #2 / Frank At Home on the Farm / Little Heroes Anthology #3 / War of the Worlds

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Check out That Comic Smell podcast & The Awesome Comic podcast for more comic chat.

Thank you for listening.
http://www.comicartpodcast.uk
Twitter:
@comicartfestpod
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Find all about the festival at
http://www.comicartfestival.com
Logo designed by Pete Taylor at
http://www.thismanthispete.com
Contributions by Mike Williams (
@CthulhuPunk) and Pete Taylor (@thismanthispete).
Title Music: Don’t Fool Yourself by Pop Noir

Episode 47- Dave Cook on Killtopia

Episode 47 is our two year anniversary show. Yes we’ve been on the air twice a month for two whole years and what a time it’s been. We waffle on about what we’ve enjoyed & learnt during the time.

We also have a great chat with Dave Cook who’s brand new book Killtopia Volume 2 hits Kickstarter as this podcast launches. We discuss video games, how he got into writing and Killtopia itself.

Mike and Pete bring forth another bumper session of Mutterdowns as they chat about Swords vs Sorcery …. and this is only part one of that chat.

We have a competition coming up to win copies of Lyndon Whites books & check out his up coming kickstarter. We review The Magic Order by Mark Millar & Olivier Coipel & Dunce by Jens K Styve.

Finally in Festival news we discuss the new Breakthrough project which is open for non processional creators to join an 18 month comic creation process ending being published in a new graphic novel.

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Check out more about the Breakthrough project at http://www.comicartfestival.com

Check out That Comic Smell podcast & The Awesome Comic podcast for more comic chat.

Thank you for listening.
http://www.comicartpodcast.uk
Twitter:
@comicartfestpod
Facebook: Comic Art Podcast
Instagram: ComicArtPodcast
Also on YouTube
Find all about the festival at
http://www.comicartfestival.com
Logo designed by Pete Taylor at
http://www.thismanthispete.com
Contributions by Mike Williams (
@CthulhuPunk) and Pete Taylor (@thismanthispete).
Title Music: Don’t Fool Yourself by Pop Noir

Episode 46- Charlie Adlard on being the Comic Laureate

We have Charlie Adlard back this episode who was initially on our first episode almost two years ago. He’s on the discuss his term as UK Comics Laureate which he started in 2017. He looks at the role and what it initially went leading to how he felt he has made a difference over the two years.

We review Batman TMNT Volume One and Mike looks at translated comics from around the world and starts with a French sci-fi fantasy. Pete’s off this episode, possibly shacking it up on the podcast love island.

Links: Traces of a Great War teaching resources, Laydeez Do Comics Long List, Graphic Medicine Conference, Lyndon White Kickstarter news 

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Check out That Comic Smell podcast & The Awesome Comic podcast for more comic chat.

Thank you for listening.
http://www.comicartpodcast.uk
Twitter:
@comicartfestpod
Facebook: Comic Art Podcast
Instagram: ComicArtPodcast
Also on YouTube
Find all about the festival at
http://www.comicartfestival.com
Logo designed by Pete Taylor at
http://www.thismanthispete.com
Contributions by Mike Williams (
@CthulhuPunk) and Pete Taylor (@thismanthispete).
Title Music: Don’t Fool Yourself by Pop Noir

Episode 45- Nick Prolix

Episode 45 features a chat with comic  creator Nick Prolix. Nicks work includes the superb Slang Pictorial and his work on the Awesome Comic. He chats with Pete about his work, love of comics and his favourite creator.

Ian and Nikki review Reel Love by Owen Michael Johnson, The Awesome Comic Series by the guys behind the Awesome Comic Podcast plus Ether issue 2 by Matt Garvey. Mike looks at the world of Conan, a franchise he has loved, left and found again.

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Check out That Comic Smell podcast & The Awesome Comic podcast for more comic chat.

Thank you for listening.
http://www.comicartpodcast.uk
Twitter:
@comicartfestpod
Facebook: Comic Art Podcast
Instagram: ComicArtPodcast
Also on YouTube
Find all about the festival at
http://www.comicartfestival.com
Logo designed by Pete Taylor at
http://www.thismanthispete.com
Contributions by Mike Williams (
@CthulhuPunk) and Pete Taylor (@thismanthispete).
Title Music: Don’t Fool Yourself by Pop Noir

Episode 44- Ian Williams on Graphic Medicine

We go all graphic medicine in this episode as we have Ian Williams on the show. Ian created the Graphic Medicine website and following on from that has created two graphic novels  The Bad Doctor and the upcoming The Lady Doctor. Ian came on to the show for a chat abut his career as a doctor and how this led to the creation of the website and his books. We also give a full review of The Lady Doctor in the show as well. We review Needleman by Martin ‘Simo’  Simpson, Plan A/ Plan B by John Tucker and 24 Panels by numerous artists. Please also check out the website for 24 Panels as its an important book created to help raise funds to support the survivors of the Grenfell fire disaster.

Pete has a chat with the creator of Needleman, Martin ‘Simo’ Simpson about comics, Kickstarter and his comic creation process and Mike talks all about The Boys comic series by Garth Ennis & Darick Robertson which is due to come out as a TV series in 2019.

Support the latest Little Heroes Comic Kickstarter here where you can get hold of the collected edition of Gallant & Amos. Find out more about the Smurfs visiting Kendal here.

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Check out That Comic Smell podcast & The Awesome Comic podcast for more comic chat.

Thank you for listening.
http://www.comicartpodcast.uk
Twitter:
@comicartfestpod
Facebook: Comic Art Podcast
Instagram: ComicArtPodcast
Also on YouTube
Find all about the festival at
http://www.comicartfestival.com
Logo designed by Pete Taylor at
http://www.thismanthispete.com
Contributions by Mike Williams (
@CthulhuPunk) and Pete Taylor (@thismanthispete).
Title Music: Don’t Fool Yourself by Pop Noir

Episode 43- Favourite Comics of 2018

Well a big Happy New Year to you all and a big welcome to 2019 (well Nikki brings in a cough and a cold so we apologise for the splutters). However 2018 was a great year in the world of comics and Ian & Nikki bring you their top 10 that they read during 2018. These include:

Wolf by Rachael Ball, A New Jerusalem by Benjamin Dickson, Tumult by John Harris Dunning & Michael Kennedy, Death or Glory by Remender & Bengal, One in Four Naming the Beast by Francesco Mafrici, Killtopia by Dace Cook & Craig Paton, My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips & Jacob Phillips, Red Rocket Comet by Garvey, Clift, Puttock and Rea, Rok of the Reds by John Wager, Alan Grant & Dan Cornwell & Traces of the Great War Anthology by too many creators to name. Listen to hear which comes out on top.

Mike & Pete have got together for another episode of Mutter Downs. Now when these two get together we know we have a marathon of comic talk coming our way and this is the same today with two hours of their favourite comics and movies from 2018. I cant even begin to list what they discussed so listen in and enjoy.

Thank you for listening in 2018 and here’s to another great year in comics and cons.

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Thank you for listening.
http://www.comicartpodcast.uk
Twitter:
@comicartfestpod
Facebook: Comic Art Podcast
Instagram: ComicArtPodcast
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Find all about the festival at
http://www.comicartfestival.com
Logo designed by Pete Taylor at
http://www.thismanthispete.com
Contributions by Mike Williams (
@CthulhuPunk) and Pete Taylor (@thismanthispete).
Title Music: Don’t Fool Yourself by Pop Noir

Merry Christmas 2018

Good day to all you fine folks,

Yesterday (23rd December) was Ian’s 40th birthday and the ever wonderful Pete created him this amazing Dredd design which is now sat upon the walls of the podcast palace.

Pete is so generous with his art and we love him for it. This years been a joy both in terms of the podcast and our private lives. We are so thankful for the support we get from Pete & Mike, the festival and all the listeners to the show. Thank you so much.

So that just leaves me to say Merry Christmas and we wish you all a great New Year. We will be back on the 1st January with our best of the year episode.

Episode 42- Aaron Rackley from Little Heroes Comics

Its Christmas and we are here with a very special guest. Aaron Rackley is the founder of Little Heroes Comics, a charity comic bringing joy through sending comic kits to children in hospitals as well as the publisher Fair Spark Books. Aaron discusses his love of comics, why he set up the charity and the future plans. Aaron has also just won a Points of Light award as well which is superb, all for his voluntary work on the Little Heroes project. Have a listen then please do go and support the cause in any way you can.

We review a trio of great comics, Captain Cosmic No 2 by Andy W Clift, Killtopia by Dave Cook & Craig Paton and the Tut & Groan Collection by Tom Nash. Mike talks all about the comic Fight Club 2 and Pete looks at some great gift ideas for those last minute purchasers. We also talk about our new audio drama coming in 2019 entitled the Cosplays.

Check out the Pipedream Comics top small press comics of the year and The Festival Journal 2018.

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Check out That Comic Smell podcast for more comic chat.

Image by Andy W Clift

Thank you for listening.
http://www.comicartpodcast.uk
Twitter: @comicartfestpod
Facebook: ComicArtPodcast
Instagram: ComicArtPodcast
Also on YouTube
Find all about the festival at
http://www.comicartfestival.com
Logo designed by Pete Taylor at
http://www.thismanthispete.com
Contributions by Mike Williams (@CthulhuPunk) and Pete Taylor (
@thismanthispete).
Title Music: Don’t Fool Yourself by Pop Noir