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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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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March 1, 2020 130 min
We have the brilliant Alex Paknadel on todays episode. Alex is the writer of the highly acclaimed series Friendo, Arcadia and Turncoat and has just announced he's working on some comics for Marvel which are coming soon. Alex discusses his love of comics, how he got into creating comics and his process.
Pete chats too Nigel from Mayamada about his comic creating process and Mike reviews Williams Gibsons Alien 3 screenplay adapta...
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February 15, 2020 139 min
On todays episode Mike chats too Ben Cullis who is the editor of the new retro anthology The77. The comic showcases new UK talent and heroes from your childhood over 64 pages. Check it out here on kickstarter.
Pete chats too Adam Falp about the comic process and his new comic which hes created with Tony Esmond, Atomic Hercules. Tom then reviews the comic which is currently funding on kickstarter.
Nikki and Ian review The LICAF 2019...
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February 1, 2020 133 min
Todays episode features a chat with the creator of Follow Me In, Katriona Chapman. Katriona is the marketing manager for UK publisher Avery Hill and has been creating comics for many years, leading up to her first graphic novel Follow Me In in 2018. Kat talks about how she progressed to creating that book and the processes as well as her work with Avery Hill. She also takes part in our new segment ‘What’s the Last…? ‘

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January 18, 2020 80 min
Pete chats to The Whore Chronicles creators Tony Esmond and Sarah Harris on this episode discussing the creation of the book and how it all came about. The book has been reviewed previously on the podcast and is well worth a read.

Ian and Nikki review Billionaires by Darryl Cunningham and Stig and Tilde by Max De Radigues as well as giving their thoughts on the latest Hellboy movie. Mike introduces us to the wonderful world of Isola...
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January 1, 2020 60 min
Happy New Year one and all,
Todays episode is a panel from the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2019 which you can enjoy as we continue to stuff our faces with Christmas chocolate leftovers. The chat features Junko Mizuno (Hellbaby), Sean Phillips ( Hellblazer), Duncan Fregredo (Hellboy) and Lawrence Cambell (Hellboy). The panel is hosted by Chris Thompson and features artists creating their own hell inspired art and talking a...
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December 15, 2019 171 min
On this Christmas episode Ian and Nicole catch up on their through of a stack of comics as well as giving their favourite comics of the year. Tom continues this and has a review of the year and we have another feature length chat with Mike and Pete as they look at their top 3 Christmas comics ending with their favourite comic of the year.
Comics discussed this episode include The Book of Forks by Rob Davis, Kingdom by John McKnought...
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December 1, 2019 98 min
We went Thought Bubble in Harrogate this year and in this episode we have a chat about the event, our thoughts and feelings and what we enjoyed. Mike talks about the most important aspect of his weekend at the Lakes, what books he came away with. He reviews Kugali Anthology 1 RAKI Edition, Frankenstein Texas and DIE Vol 1: Fantasy Heartbreaker plus others.
Pete has a chat with Russel Mark Olsen on the year that was including discus...
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In this episode Nikki, Ian, Pete, Mike and Tom get together and discuss the festival weekend in full. Pete discusses his time behind the table in the Clock Tower, Nikki, Ian and Mike chat about there festival experience and Tom talks about the view from the outside as the weekend went on.
The next festival will be held on October 9th to the 11th so get planning now. Keep your eyes on the festival website for more info.
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November 1, 2019 70 min
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 a...
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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...
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October 1, 2019 162 min
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 competit...
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September 15, 2019 189 min
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.
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September 1, 2019 91 min
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. W...
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August 18, 2019 73 min
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 Doo...
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August 1, 2019 97 min
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...
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