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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.

Comic Art Festival Podcast Ian Loxam and Nikki Bates

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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.

    Dan Butcher

    Dan Butcher

    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 and small screen comic book adaptations we can look forward too, such as The Last Days of American Crime and Snowpiecer. Nikki and Ian also review Reaffirmation: Coming to Terms with an Autism Diagnosis by Rees Finlay now available on Comichaus (along with Vanguard).
    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
    Logo designed by Pete Taylor at http://www.thismanthispete.com
    Contributions by Mike Williams (@CthulhuPunk) Pete Taylor (@thismanthispete) and Tom Stewart (@uramyx).
    Title Music used with permission: Don’t Fool Yourself by Pop Noir

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Alex Paknadel & Mayamada

    Alex Paknadel & Mayamada

    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 adaptation from Dark Horse comics and tells the curious story of the other lost scripts.
    We also review Gamayun Tales 1 by Alexander Utkin and Canopus issues 1-4 by Dave Chisholm. Ian and Nikki also discuss the small strip entitled Talking to Dad by Jamie Smart which will have most people in tears.
    Thank you for listening.
    http://www.comicartpodcast.uk
    Twitter: @comicartfestpod
    Facebook: Comic Art Podcast
    Instagram: ComicArtPodcast
    Also on YouTube
    Find all about the festival at http://www.comicartfestival.com
    Logo designed by Pete Taylor at http://www.thismanthispete.com
    Contributions by Mike Williams (@CthulhuPunk) Pete Taylor (@thismanthispete) and Tom Stewart (@uramyx).
    Title Music used with permission: Don’t Fool Yourself by Pop Noir

    • 2 hrs 10 min
    Ben Cullis (The77) and Adam Falp

    Ben Cullis (The77) and Adam Falp

    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 Journal Comic by Jibe which is free to read at comicartfestival.com, A Seed Named Hope by Joe Latham and Dr Murder and the Island of Death by Emil Friis Ernst.

    Thank you for listening.
    http://www.comicartpodcast.uk
    Twitter: @comicartfestpod
    Facebook: Comic Art Podcast
    Instagram: ComicArtPodcast
    Also on YouTube
    Find all about the festival at http://www.comicartfestival.com
    Logo designed by Pete Taylor at http://www.thismanthispete.com
    Contributions by Mike Williams (@CthulhuPunk) Pete Taylor (@thismanthispete) and Tom Stewart (@uramyx).
    Title Music used with permission: Don’t Fool Yourself by Pop Noir

    • 2 hrs 19 min
    Katriona Chapman & Gustaffo Vargas

    Katriona Chapman & Gustaffo Vargas

    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…? ‘

    Pete chats to comics creator Gustaffo Vargas, creator of this years number one comic Manu. Mike discusses the comic Third World War by Pat Mills and Carlos Esquerra and if its still relevant today. Tom reviews The Junction by Norm Konyu and Ian and Nikki talk Ghibli in this episode. With Ghibli movies finally coming onto Netflix Nikki gives a brief run down of each movie, Ghibli itself and her top 3.

    We finally give a run down of all the latest gusts for this years festival as well as the newly announced guests at this years Macc Pow.
    Thank you for listening.
    http://www.comicartpodcast.uk
    Twitter: @comicartfestpod
    Facebook: Comic Art Podcast
    Instagram: ComicArtPodcast
    Also on YouTube
    Find all about the festival at http://www.comicartfestival.com
    Logo designed by Pete Taylor at http://www.thismanthispete.com
    Contributions by Mike Williams (@CthulhuPunk) Pete Taylor (@thismanthispete) and Tom Stewart (@uramyx).
    Title Music used with permission: Don’t Fool Yourself by Pop Noir

    • 2 hrs 13 min
    Tony Esmond & Sarah Harris

    Tony Esmond & Sarah Harris

    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 by Brendon Fletcher, Karl Kerschl and Michele Assarasakorn. Tom reviews The King by the amazing and original one and only John Tucker.

    Finally we have a huge exclusive, announcing the first guest of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2020. Keep an eye out for more guests on the festival website and DowntheTubes.

    Thank you for listening.
    http://www.comicartpodcast.uk
    Twitter: @comicartfestpod
    Facebook: Comic Art Podcast
    Instagram: ComicArtPodcast
    Also on YouTube
    Find all about the festival at http://www.comicartfestival.com
    Logo designed by Pete Taylor at http://www.thismanthispete.com
    Contributions by Mike Williams (@CthulhuPunk) Pete Taylor (@thismanthispete) and Tom Stewart (@uramyx).
    Title Music used with permission: Don’t Fool Yourself by Pop Noir

    • 1 hr 20 min
    My Own Private Hell

    My Own Private Hell

    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 about their processes and work.
    Thank you for listening.
    http://www.comicartpodcast.uk
    Twitter: @comicartfestpod
    Facebook: Comic Art Podcast
    Instagram: ComicArtPodcast
    Also on YouTube
    Find all about the festival at http://www.comicartfestival.com
    Logo designed by Pete Taylor at http://www.thismanthispete.com
    Contributions by Mike Williams (@CthulhuPunk) Pete Taylor (@thismanthispete) and Tom Stewart (@uramyx).
    Title Music used with permission: Don’t Fool Yourself by Pop Noir

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

uramyx ,

This podcast isn't just the lakes... it's so much more.

Love this podcast with hosts Ian and Nikki. Along with Mike & Pete it's steadily become one of my favourites. Very insightful and well thought out with what they are talking about. Very funny also. Keeps the tone light, yet also formal. Pete does profiles on creators from time to time like his 6 parter on Kirby which was great. Mike is ready to give you his 2 pence and also take a look back at some comics he's looked at recently.
Nikki and Ian have really good recommendations and their interviews are a bit different in that they are just average Joe's and don't come from the "industry/scene" and are just interested in what the interviewee has to discuss. Seriously enjoyable and well worth a listen! Subscribe, you won't regret it!

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The hosts of this podcast offer everything you need, great content and the interactions between them both work a treat! FZP

Davalina88 ,

Really fun listening!

Been listening to this podcast for a while and I love every episode. The tv, Film and Comic recommendations are brilliant and hearing ‘Mike’s mutterings’ is a joy. The most recent interview with Tillie Walden was a great insight into the Comic industry! Great chemistry and funny to boot!

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