Episode 28: Oldham Comic Con & Mantic Games Hellboy Board Game

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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.

We shout out all the news from the festival too.

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Contributions by Mike Williams (@CthulhuPunk) and Pete Taylor (@thismanthispete).
Title Music: Don’t Fool Yourself by Pop Noir

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Episode 27 – Cinebook with Jerome Saincantin

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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 update you on all the latest news from the festival including the auction which starts on May 1st 2018.

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Contributions by Mike Williams (
@CthulhuPunk) and Pete Taylor (@thismanthispete).
Title Music: Don’t Fool Yourself by Pop Noir

Laputa: Castle in the Sky

Laputa: Castle in the Sky was Ghibli’s first official film. We discuss the movie and give our opinions which differ in many ways.

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Episode 26- My Favourite Manga

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We are all taking a week off as we head off on a holiday retreat to chill and read comics. In place is a panel from the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2017. My Favourite Manga is hosted by Chris Butcher from the Toronto Comic Art Festival and features on the panel the creator of Usagi Yojimbo Stan Sakai, Canadian creator Kim Wong, Breaks creator Emma Vieceli and Spanish creator Miguel Dominguez.


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Contributions by Mike Williams (
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Title Music: Don’t Fool Yourself by Pop Noir

Episode 25- Carlisle Comic Con 2018

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We took a trip up north to Carlisle Comic Con recently. We feature interviews with some of the comic creators featured there. These include Emma Vieceli featuring on the  show for her 2nd interview, Dave Cook of Card Shark Comics, James McCulloch from Comichaus, Lydon White, and Simon Furman.

We review the comics Out in the Open by Javi Rey which is taken from the novel by Jesus Carrasco following a young boy who runs from an abused life into the void of the deserts and meets up with a goat herder who helps him survuve the harsh landscape and also The Either by Matt Garvey and Dizevez. We also give our thoughts on the anaimated movie In This Corner of the World which looks at the struggles of Japanese life through WW2.

Mike talks about nerd culture and what he called Alternative 80’s, looking at the stories that now look back and use 80’s themes and refrences for their stories whilst Pete continues Kirbys life. This time he looks at the years between 1958 to 1961 from monster comics to the birth of the Fantastic Four. Enjoy.


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Find out more about Nikkis comic at Nikkidraws.pictures (site will be up and running soon)

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Contributions by Mike Williams (
@CthulhuPunk) and Pete Taylor (@thismanthispete).
Title Music: Don’t Fool Yourself by Pop Noir

My Neighbour: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Welcome to the first episodes of our new show, My Neighbour. The show will see us talking all about a specific Ghibli movie every episode. First up we have Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. Please subscribe to the show via any podcast service or iTunes or find it here on Spreaker.


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We also have an introduction episode entitled A Brief Guide to Ghibli. Its such a great story on how the studio came to be and one that gives hope to every aspiring artist. Listen to that below.


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Episode 24- An Englishman In San Diego & Toronto Comic Con

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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.

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Contributions by Mike Williams (
@CthulhuPunk) and Pete Taylor (@thismanthispete).
Title Music: Don’t Fool Yourself by Pop Noir

Episode 23- Rachael Smith

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It’s our birthday. We’ve been running for a full year now and what an awesome year it’s been. Thank you to everyone that has supported us.

Rachael Smith is interviewed on this episode. The creator of the Rabbit and the biographical comic Wired Up Wrong, Rachael has shown how creating an honest factual book can generate HUGE support as well as helping people along the way. The power of comics is a wonderful thing. Rachael discusses these things as well as her early years.

We review the latest Marvel movie Black Panther which we have differing opinions on. We also review the book Pyongyang A Journey In North Korea which sees Guy Delisle tell his story of working in the country. Shocking and odd are two of the many things you feel after reading this book.

Mike takes about an odd comic this week and has chosen this series due to International Woman’s Day coming up. The title of the series is Bitch Planet… I’ll let Mike explain the link. Pete continues his look at Kirby with part 4 of the series. He covers Jacks life between 1947 and 1954.

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Most of us presenters did this show with sniffles so Pete sent us this…

Books reviewed this episode:

Pyongyang A Journey In North Korea by Guy Delisle

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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 22- The Awesome Comics Podcast

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We have Vince Hunt and Tony Ezmond from the Awesome Comics Podcast on for a chat this episode. Vince is the Creator of The Red Mask from Mars and Tony has reviewed comics for Down The Tubes and Never Iron Anything. Along with the third host of the podcast Dan Butcher and artist Nick Prolix they have created the Awesome Comic, an anthology of stories. Issue one is out now. The boys discuss how the podcast came to be as well as the creation of the comic and the ideas behind it. We also review the comic and give our thoughts on it.

We also review the awesome Kill or Be Killed Volume Three and Artist Angst, a series of short funny stories about creating comics, created by Kev Brett. We talk about the oncoming comic con Macc Pow run by Marc Jackson which we will be attending. The event will be held in Macclesfield on June 23rd 2018.

Mike takes things all valentine as we release this on Valentines Day and looks at comic characters love stories across the whole comic world. Pete takes an episode off as he is busy working away on his comic Copperopolis.

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Books reviewed this episode:

The Awesome Comic issue one by Vince Hunt, Dan Butcher, Tony Ezmond & Nick Prolix

Artist Angst by Kev Brett

Kill or Be Killed Volume 3 by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips & Elizabeth Breitweiser

Thank you for listening.
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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 21- How to Make a Comic with Pete Taylor

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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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Books reviewed this episode:

Squre #16 Summer Dairies by Ian M

The Smell of Starving Boys by Frederik Peters and Loo Hui Phang

Thank you for listening.
http://www.comicartpodcast.uk
Twitter: @comicartfestpod
Facebook: 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