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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...


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 &...


Episode 42- Aaron Rackley of 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. 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...


Episode 41- Lizzie Kaye on Unbound

We have a special guest interviewer on episode 41 as John Freeman chats to Lizzie Kaye about the publisher Unbound and her career in the comics industry. We review Barking by Lucy Sullivan, Death or Glory by Rick Remender & Bengal and One in Four Naming the Beast by Francesco Mafrici. We also give our thoughts on the new She Ra Netflix TV series and Mary and the Witches Flower. Pete looks at the life of the marvellous Stan Lee and Mike discusses some of his purchases from the years festival....


Episode 40- More from the Comic Art Festival 2018

This episode we have loads more content from the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018 including interviews with Guy Delisle, Una, Ben Dickson and John Wager. We also feature part of the Crime Lords panel from the weekend. This chat features Ian Rankin, John Wager and hosted by Alex Fitch. Check out That Comic Smell podcast for more comic chat. Thank you for listening. Twitter: @comicartfestpod Facebook: ComicArtPodcast Instagram: ComicArtPodcast Also on...


My Neighbour Totoro

Totoro is the figure head of Studio Ghibli and is a fun cute movie in its own right. We discuss the story and our thoughts as well as some cool facts as well. Make sure you check out our new website at and our new facebook page as well. Thank you for listening. Website: Twitter: @myneighbourpod Facebook: Find all about the Lakes Comic Art Festival at...


Episode 39- The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018

Here we are again reporting on the big comic event of the year. The festival has not long finished and we chat about how the show was for us, what we enjoyed and what we saw. We discuss the opening night which saw Hannah Berry crowned the next Comics Laureate taking over from Charlie Adlard and Hunt Emmerson winning the Sergio Aragones International Award for Excellence in Comic Art 2018 as well as all the happenings of the weekend. We also review the stunning Traces of the Great War which...


Episode 38- Best Comic Book Movie... Ever Panel

Its been a busy weekend at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018 and we got loads of content including this panel. We had planned to do a full episode discussing the show but time has got in the way so enjoy this in the mean time and we will be back on the 1st November to talk all about how the festival went. This panel from the festival sees I Kill Giants writer Joe Kelly, creator of Nicolai Dante Robbie Morrison and for the first time on a panel, (potty mouth) festival director...


Episode 37- Clockwork Watch Returns plus Marvel vs DC

Another packed episode as we prepare for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018. This episode we chat to Yomi & Corey about their Clockwork Watch event at this years festival. The event which leads up to a live immersive event on Saturday night features students from Kendal college and we have two of them on the show to discuss their involvement too. Ryan Cooke and Honor Short talk about their characters and how they worked with Yomi to develop this event. Check out the stories the...


Episode 36- Dan Dare Audio Adventures & The Greatest Comic Book Movie... Ever

In this bumper episode we chat to Andrew Mark Sewel and Richard Kurti of B7 Media about the new audio drama based on the comic book Dan Dare which has been aired on BBC Radio 4. The gentlemen discuss their careers, B7 Media itself and the process of bringing Dan Dare to life via audio. We spend the rest of the episode discussing our top comic book based movie as this year at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival they are discussing this in a panel and showing the favourite choice on the...


Episode 35- John Harris Dunning & Michael Kennedy (Tumult)

In this episode we chat to the creators of the SelfMadeHero published book Tumult, John Harris Dunning and Michael Kennedy. These two fine gentleman talk about the creative process of the book and their history within the industry and how it came to be. The book itself is a superb thriller which we reviewed in a previous episode. Mike gives us a run down on the comics he's recently been reading and we review Unseen by Emma Donnelly and The Times I Knew I was Gay by Eleanor Crewes. Pete takes...


Episode 34- Joe Kelly

One of the creators of Ben 10 and the writer of the magnificent I Kill Giants, Joe Kelly is the guest on this episode of the show. Joe will be at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival this year and we got him on to talk about his career, where it began and how he found spending 3 years on Deadpool and 5 years on Superman. We discuss the crration of Ben 10 and how he found it was to write a script from the comic I Kill Giants for the movie adaptation. We review A New Jerusalem by...


Episode 33- Robbie Morrison

On episode 33 we have the creator of Nikolai Dante Robbie Morrison on the show. He discusses his work at 2000AD starting with the Megazine and the creation of Dante and then onto his own projects including White Death and Drowntown. He also looks at the work he's doing on the Traces of a Great War anthology with Charlie Adlard which is out in October. We review Tumult by John Harris Dunning and Michael Kennedy. This book published by SelfMadeHero is a psychological thriller and will grip you...


Episode 32- Ian Rankin

We are proud to of had crime novelist Ian Rankin on this episode. The creator of the Rebus novels, he came on to chat about his career, his love of comics and in particular his work with Sean Phillips on the Trace of the Great War anthology coming out this October. He will be at the Lakes International Comic Arts Festival this year as well along with a whole host of Scottish creators. We review the crime comics She Died at Terrabone by Kevin Chruch and T J Kirsch and Batman A Long Halloween...


Episode 31- Macc Pow 2018

This episode is sponsored by Goof! comics. Get two months free for a limited time only using this link. Go to That's twelve comics for the price of ten for a limited time only. This episode we visited Macc Pow in Macclesfield. Nikki stood behind the table selling comics for the first time and I had a great chat with many wonderful creators. These included Nick Brokenshire, David Leach, Lew Stringer, Rick Eades, Dr Sarah McNicol, Jacob Phillips, Elanaor Crewes, Emma...


Grave of the Fireflies

My Neighbour returns with the hardest Ghibli movie yet. We've put off doing this episode as the film is so so hard to watch. We watch Grave of the Fireflies. Let us know how you felt when watching it for shout outs next episode. Thank you for listening. Twitter: @comicartfestpod Facebook: ComicArtPodcast Instagram: ComicArtPodcast Also on YouTube Find all about the festival at Start music: Smile on from Close...


Episode 30- Matt Garvey

Matt Garvey is our guest on todays episode. He has written a whole host of comics including The Either, Chunks, White Noir and The Devil in Disguise. We talk about how he got into writing comics and how he goes about promoting them. Ensure you check him out on twitter as he is well worth the follow. We talk about the new kick starter from Little Comic Heroes and their new anthology comic. They're a great cause and give comic kids to kids stuck in hospitals. We also review The Mind of James...


Episode 29- Zoom Rockman

Zoom Rockman is a young creator who started producing comics from a young age, He appeared in the Beano at age 12 and in Private Eye at 16. We have a chat with Zoom about how he started, why at a young age he's creating satirical comics and what the future holds. He also talks about his role as a patron of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and what he has lined up for this year. We also go review crazy as we all review a load of comics. The comics reviewed are listed on the website....


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- Cinebook with Jerome Saincantin

In this episode we chat to Jerome Saincantin about his role as a translator for Cinebook. Cinebook 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...