Comic Art Festival Podcast

Comic Art Festival Podcast

Here at the Comic Art Festival Podcast we interview big name comic creators and review comics and graphic novels twice a month. The official podcast of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.... Show More

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February 14, 2021 113 min
On episode 89 we are joined by comic writer and creator Joseph Glass. Joe is the writer and creator of numerous comic books including LGBTQ+ superhero series The Pride, Acceptable Losses and Glitter Vipers and the upcoming comic The Miracles currently on Kickstarter.
Mike and Pete return with a brand new series (and funky new theme tune as well).. called Yakapedia. Mike and Pete plus guest take on what they call QI meets Museum...
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Episode 88 features the final episode of the Genre World Cup with Mike and Pete. To close this mammoth series down they are joined by Jordan Thomas as they discuss the genres Crime vs Horror and Fantasy vs Superhero's. Tom is on to review The Misadventures of Spring Heeled Jack issue 2 by Tom Sparke.
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January 16, 2021 127 min
Illustrator and creator Sarah McIntyre is this episodes guest. Sarah has a huge back catalogue of books and comics for children from the Kevin series she creates with writer Philip Reeve to her most recent book, Don't Call Me Grumpycorn which she wrote and illustrated. Sarah discusses her career and the processes she goes through in creating her books as well as some great advice for getting started. More importantly we discuss...
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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:

1. Superpower 2. Hairstyle 3. Hideout/base 4. Pet 5. Weapon 6. Sidekick 7. Catchphrase 8. Vehicle 9. Tech/Magic item/gadget 10. Costume 11. Theme tune 12. Team...
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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.

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November 1, 2020 98 min
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 cha...
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October 18, 2020 86 min
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 o...
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In an extra epsiode Mike and Pete look over the Comic Art Festival Live 2020 schedule and talk about what they're excitied for in a Mutterdowns preview. Enjoy!
Thank you for listening.
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Twitter: @comicartfestpod
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Find all about the festival at http://www.comicartfestival.com
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October 3, 2020 63 min
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 revie...
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September 6, 2020 128 min
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 p...
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August 18, 2020 105 min
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.

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July 16, 2020 136 min
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 i...
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July 1, 2020 142 min
After a short break we return with not just one guest to interview, but 6. Today features the Skrawllordz, a bunch of creators who got together whilst tabling at LICAF. The full story is explained within this interview as we chat too Martin Simpson, Nick Prolix , Russel Mark Olson (who's new kick starter Ditch Angels can be found here), Mark Hughes, Gustaffo Vargas, and our very own Pete Taylor. Hear about what they have been u...
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Look, an extra episode this month, episode 77 and a half with Mike and Pete continuing their comic genre World Cup with group D, part 2. This is the final stage segment and will go on to the quarter finals next episode.

Thank you for listening.
http://www.comicartpodcast.uk
Twitter: @comicartfestpod
Facebook: Comic Art Podcast
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Also on YouTube
Find all about the festival at http://www.comicartfestival.com
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May 31, 2020 140 min
On this special episode we go all grim dark as we look at the Warhammer comic universe. We have Dan Abnett on to talk about the work he has done within the Games Workshop Warhammer universe (hear how the company started when we chatted to co-creator Ian Livingstone back in 2017). Dan who started out working on 2000AD creating strips including Sinister Dexter and Kingdom as well as creating the line up of Guardians of the Galaxy as ...
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May 16, 2020 128 min
Its official, the virus has stopped this years Lakes International Comic Art Festival. We have the director of the festival Julie Tate on the show to talk about what's taken its place this year as the festival goes online. Julie also talks about how she and her team go about organising the festival year on year as well as the challenges the team face in ensuring this wonderful event happens as smoothly as possible each year.
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May 1, 2020 227 min
On this weeks full episode Pete chats too 2000AD & BPRD artist Laurence Campbell. Laurence has been working on Old Haunts which is written by Ollie Masters and Rob Williams. Pete chats about this new comic, his work and processes.
Tom reviews All The Sad Songs by Summer Pierre and published by Retrofit Comics. Ian and Nikki chat too Jordan Thomas about his new comic Quarantine which is currently funding on kickstarter. The com...
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April 16, 2020 239 min
On this episode we chat to Reaffirmation creator Rees Finlay. Rees was diagnosed with autism in his early twenties. We chat to him about how this afffected him and how it was the create the book Reaffirmation. We also deleve into how hes dealing with the lock down via his twitter feed as well as his other work which got him into creating comics.
We review Bluebeard (to be released on May 5th 2020) by Metaphrog and Dunce: Brego Earl...
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April 2, 2020 171 min
On this housebound recorded episode we chat to The Mighty One himself, ex-2000AD editor Steve MacManus. Steve's comic career spans from 1973 to 2011, in particular he spent from 1979 to 1986 as editor of 2000AD. This era is classed as the golden era of the comic and Steve explains why he felt this was plus he discusses all aspects of his career. You can read more about his career and working for 2000AD in his book The Mighty On...
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March 15, 2020 83 min
Dan Butcher is interviewed this episode by Pete. He talks about his webcomic Vanguard and his comic processes. Dan is also a host of the Awesome Comics Podcast which Pete was a guest on recently. Hear on this episode the challenge we set for Pete whilst being interviewed and if he completed it.
Tom continues the Dan Butcher theme and reviews Vanguard Book 3 which is the third collection of his web comics. Mike talks about some big a...
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