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Episode 28- Oldham Comic Con and Mantic Games Hellboy

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...


Episode 27- Cinebooks with Jerome Saincanton

In this episode we chat to Jerome Saincantan about his role as a translator for Cinebooks. 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...


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. 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 Start Music: Smile on from PurplePlanet.com


Episode 26- My Favourite Manga

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


Episode 25- Carlisle Comic Con 2018

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...


Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Ian and Nikki discuss the movie Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. They look at the history, talk through the film itself and give the all important 'cryometer' reading. 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 Open Music: Smile On from PurplePlanet.com Close Music: Don’t Fool Yourself by Pop Noir


A Brief History of Ghibli

Ian and Nikki introduce themselves and the podcast and then give a brief history of Studio Ghibli. 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 Open Music: Smile On from PurplePlanet.com Close Music: Don’t Fool Yourself by Pop Noir


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

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...


Episode 23- Rachael Smith

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...


Episode 22- The Awesome Comics Podcast

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...


Episode 21- How To Make a Comic with Pete Taylor

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...


Episode 20- Scarlett & Sophie Rickard (Gluepot Books)

In this episode we speak to sisters Scarlett and Sophie Rickard who have created their own publishing company called Gluepot Books. So far they have released the fun Mann's Best Friend which was in our top 10 books of 2017 but have plans for the future with another book due this year. In the interview they discuss how they work together, the process of creating a book to printing it and how it was to actually have people read and review their book. We review Our Town by Tim Bird, Wired Up...


Episode 19- Tillie Walden

Tillie Walden is our guest on the show today. Tillie has created so many amazing books in such a short time. We delve into her short but amazing career, how it came to be and what drives her talent. We also discuss her book Spinning and the use of colours plus why she felt now was the right time to write about her childhood. We also look back at 2017 and talk about our top 10 graphic novels out this year. We then decide on our individual favourite which may surprise you all. The books we...


Episode 18- The Etherington Brothers

We have an interview with the wonderful Etherington Brothers. Robin and Lorenzo create some amazing children's comics as well as bringing the creation process to life for children in their stage show in this episode of the podcast. We talk to the pair about how they began creating comics, working with your brother, their process and how their creative shows came about. It truly is a great interview with both of them and we recommend you track them down next year and watch them perform if...


Episode 17- Clockwork Watch

Its time for another episode of the podcast and in this episode we interview the guys behind the Clockwork Watch series of comics. We feature a chat with Yoms and Corey Brotherson as we talk creating a universe and how to really drive sales behind the table. We have a little bit of a bad reception so please ignore the blips. We review The Girl and the Glim, Ellerbisms and Becoming Unbecoming as well as looking at the new Netflix of comics Comichaus. Mike has a feature on Cow boys In Space...


Episode 16- Meet the Mighty One: A Celebration of 2000AD

Welcome to the Comic Art Festival Podcast, A slightly different episode this week as we all take an episode off. We have a recording from panel Meet The Mighty One: A Celebration of 2000AD recorded at this years LICAF. It features Steve MacManus, Sean Phillips, Duncan Fegredo and Pete Doherty talking about their time at 2000AD. It was hosted by John McShane. We do however give a quick review of Thor Raganrok and talk about the Myraid 2017 First Graphic Novel Competition. Subscribe to get...


Episode 15- The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2017

Welcome to the Comic Art Festival Podcast, In this episode Ian and Nikki talk about their experiences at the awesome Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2017. We look at each of our days and the talks we went too as well as the evenings entertainment. We also managed to get loads of short interviews on the day so in this episode you will hear: Part one of the interviews: Richard Skipworth of the Cartoonist's Club of Great Britian, Chris Thompson from Titan Comics, Cinebook, Yoms from...


Episode 14- Pre Festival 2017 Ramble

Welcome to the Comic Art Festival Podcast A different episode today as Nikki & Ian plus contributors Pete Taylor, Mike Williams and Chris Medcalf get together for a group discussion to talk about our favourite comics (see the podcast art for this show), drink a little festival ale and discuss what we are getting up to during the festival. Chris also discusses his role within the Clock Tower during the weekend and Pete talks about how he plans to run a table at comic events. We review The...


Episode 13- Paula Knight

Welcome to the Comic Art Festival Podcast We interview The Facts of Life creator Paula Knight who discusses the book and her life. Its a really interesting chat and we can't wait to meet her in person at the festival. We also talk to Jonathan Edwards and Louise Evans (Felt Mistress) about their brand new exhibition Archipelagogo which has opened for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2017. We were lucky enough to visit the opening of the event and talk about that here too. We...


Episode 12- Stephen Holland from PAGE 45

Welcome to the Comic Art Festival Podcast, Today we have the co-owner of the superb comic shop Page 45, Stephen Holland on the show. He talks about the shop, the industry and the festival. I feel we have so much more to hear from Stephen and hope to maybe get him back one day in the future. We review Mann's Best Friend, Maleficium and Spinning and give our thoughts on Fantastic Four. We discuss Batman the Animated Adventures too as it's been 25 years since it appeared on our TV screens....


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