Its Christmas and to celebrate Mike and Pete decided to challenge the whole podcast team to give them our Comic Fantasy Stocking Fillers so we did. We all got together for a good old Skype call (none of that Zoom nonsense for us). The fantasy stocking fillers we covered were:
Hello and thank you for reading this. Ian here with a podcast update as you may of noticed there isn’t an episode out (which should of been on the 1st). The podcast has been a joy to create and produce and we have a great team keeping the content coming for your ears. Mike, Pete, Tom and of course Nikki all work hard and I am so thankful for their support.
Covid and the mental issues it’s caused has slightly hit me. My role is to put the show together and also organise a creator interview every episode but my mind hasn’t been in the right place in order to setup and have interesting interviews with creators. I don’t feel I can give the right mindset to a creator which they deserve and so content hasn’t been produced. It will come and we will kick back into action but there may be a delay in episodes until my headspace is all there.
This all sounds so serious when I reread it but it isn’t that bad. It’s hard to explain but ready assured we will soon be back on the podcast treadmill with consultant episodes and amazing creators.
Please do let us know who you’d like us to interview next year and we will see what we can do.
Pete and Mike are joined by comic writer, artist and all round great guy Mark Hughes to battle it out in the first of the semi finals of their Genre World Cup. This time they discuss the genres of zombies and superheroes. Surely an obvious winner here? Listen and find out.
As we enter into another UK lockdown, the Comic Art Festival Podcast brings back Mike and Pete having a good old chat with Gustavo Vargas. Gustavo, who is best known for his Peruvian cyber punk comics, currently has PUNO live on kickstarter. He chats to Mike and Pete about this comic and what influences his work.
Tom is back this time recording whilst walking and discussing the comic Holly by Steven Ingram. Ian and Nikki have a chat too including discussions on comics Murder Volume 1 by John Tucker, Haru Part 2 by Joe Latham, Biscuits Assorted by Jenny Robins and the 1st Marvel Warhammer 40k comic, Marneus Calgar by Keiron Gillen and Jacen Burrows. They also have a look at what Thought Bubble has coming up for their online comic convention taking place on the 14th and 15th November.
Well 2020 has been a bit, well average to say the least, however the Lakes International Comic Art Festival managed to put smiles on every comic lovers face with a wonderful online festival of comics. In this episode Ian and Nikki are joined by contributors Mike and Pete to discuss the weekend and the events that took place.
You can catch up on all the videos from the weekend at www.comicartfestival.com. Also in this episode hear our new sound as we prepare for 2021’s festival, so get prepared and pop the 15th to 17th October 2021 in your diary.
Ian and Nikki are back after a hiatus which we discuss in this episode. The main feature however is a preview of the upcoming Comic Art Festival Live, hitting the internet on the 10th and 11th October 2020. Find out more about the free online comic event at www.comicartfestival.com.
Tom is also on the episode looking at a load of kick starters currently ongoing and reviews Murder Vol.1 by the ever amazing John Tucker. We also review on the podcast Blackwood by Hannah Eaton and Back, Sack & Crack (& Brain) by Robert Wells who can be found on the LICAF Virtual Comics Clock Tower.
We also have an extra episode which sees Mike and Pete give their thoughts and what they’re looking forward too in a Mutterdowns preview.
It’s a review juggernaut of an episode in which I brought in the rest of the TCS crew to join me. So it’s just over 2 hours long. We review everything from the latest Avery Hill Publishing releases, a Tribute Press title, Russel Mark Olson Art books & more. To V for Vendetta, Buck Rogers, Firepower and our personal reads. There is also chat on That Comics Smell’s recent comic anthology announcement and some of our personal projects. Hope they just keep the place tidy before we get back! Unruly boys!
Brought to you by: Tom Stewart Fernando Pons – @thatcomicsmell David Robertson – @fredeggcomics Mike Sedakat – @MikeSedakat
Well Ian and Nikki are sorting out ‘real life’ things so Mike and Pete have taken over the episode and continue the Comic Genre World Cup quarter finals. This time it’s Post Apocalyptic comics versus Horror comics and they have brought in a guest to help in the form of the gentleman that is Tony Esmond.
Hello all, just a quick note to say Nikki & Ian are taking a short break to deal with real life issues however there will be shoes coming from Mike, Pete & Tom. They may not be on the normal release schedule but they are incoming.
We will be back to normal hopefully within the next 6 weeks.
On this episode we talk comics followed by comics. Nikki and Ian discuss their engagement which happened recently on the top of Kendal Castle. We discuss a piece of art Ian had commissioned which is by the wonderful itsnotaboutwork. They also discuss a wide range of books including Breaks Volume 2 by Emma Vieceli and Malin Ryden, The Flood that did Come By by Patrick Wray, Victory Point by Owen D. Pomery and finally Tony Osmond is a Movie Star by Tony Esmond, Cliff Cumber and Ken Reynolds.