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.
We chat to Rob Davis this episode who is the creator of the Motherless Oven trilogy published by SelfMadeHero. The final book in this amazing trilogy is called The Book Of Forks and will be launched at the 2019 Lakes Comic Art Festival. Rob looks at his career and explains why he took a break from comics before coming back to create graphic novels.
We give a preview of The Book of Forks and also reviewEssex County by Jeff Lemire. We spend a huge portion of the show going through the Lakes brand new festival 2019 guide which can be viewed here. We only have Tom this episode contributing and hes on reviewing Stutter by Joe Stone. Joe also runs the Hackney Comics and Zine Fair which is coming up very soon.
Our guest on this episode is the wonderful Lucy Sullivan who comes on to talk about her upcoming graphic novel Barking which will be launch at this years Lakes Comic Art Festival. Lucy talks about the creative process around the book and the reasons for creating the book.
We look at what weve been reading recently which include Kate Charlesworth’s Sensible Footwear and Jess Lemire and Dean Ormiston’s Black Hammer Age of Doom. Mike catches up on superhero TV and reviews The Wayward graphic novel and Pete’s back to give an update on his The Seven Ages of Silverbeard Kickstarter… with a cold.
We have a look at a few events coming up at this years festival. Check out https://www.comicartfestival.com/whats-on for the full line up for this years event. Oh and Silverbeard is back taking over the show!
Oi.. you.. yeah you… I’m taking over this show… Silverbeard is in charge alright?
On this episode the humans talk about their day at MCM Manchester and have a few interviews with more humans. These include Joe Glass, Dan Whitehead (talking about his new comic Ella Upgrade which is currently funding on kickstarter), Steve Penfold and Tom Sparke.
The Mike looks at Aliens vs Blade Runner and reviews the latest comics where there worlds collide… BOOM! Tom reviews Peace of Mind #1 by Emiliano Correa and Rob Jones and Pete .. oh Pete my creator talks to Mark Hughes… my other creator about well me and the new Kickstarter that allows you to read all about my adventures… The Seven Sagas Of Silverbeard.
Other reviews include Frank on the Farm by Jordan Thomas & Pride by Joe Glass . We look at some of the events for this years Comic Art Festival too. What a line up!!!
We welcome back Emma Vieceli who pops on the show to talk about her new book, Breaks 2 Special Edition which is currently funding on Kickstarter. We also go on a bit of a geek chat as we discuss video gaming and live action ole playing too which Emma enjoys when she’s not creating comics. We also have some extra special guests on the show in the form of students Isaac Thompson and John Hughes who are year 9 students at Queen Elizabeth School in Kirby Lonsdale. They answer some pre-recorded questions from ourselves about their comic club, comics in general and their involvement with the festival.
Mike introduces us to the greatest (in his opinion) Star Wars character ever… Doctor Aphra and Tom reviews Claire Spillers Lost Light. We give our thoughts about Spiderman Far from Home and Our Final Halloween Part 2 by Mike Garley and Mike Lee-Graham currently on kickstarter. Finally we look at the latest updates from the festival as the full list of guests is revealed.