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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.

    Lyndon White on Candles

    Lyndon White on Candles

    On episode 96 we chat to comic creator Lyndon White. Lyndon has been creating comics for over 8 years and has produced a huge range of comics and graphic novels including Sparks, The Mind of James Svengal and his latest book Candles. Candles, a fantasy epic about a young girl trying to save her drying village by stealing magic from an evil witch. Lyndon also discusses his comic degree and has some great advice for creators starting out in the comic world. You can find his book which is published by Cast Iron Books on kickstarter now.

    Pete and Mike are off this week however Pete has a kickstarter for a new project currently up and running. Back in the day, the determined funny book fan spent weekends and Summer holidays searching the shelves of every newsagent, paper shop and drug store for the fantastic thrill of discovering a full colour floppy bundle of joy that was a comic book. But occasionally, if you were lucky, you would hit the jackpot and find a sealed pack of childhood gold that was the comic pack. Not one, not two but three sensational stories for a bargain price, bagged and protected from the pawing of other collector's clammy mitts. Check it out on Kickstarter now, just search for Catfood Comics.

    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 (@thatcomicsmell).
    Music Don’t Fool Yourself used with permission by Pop Noir & Methylchloroisothiazolinone by Jo

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Jeff Lemire

    Jeff Lemire

    We are proud to have comic artist and writer Jeff Lemire on the podcast. Jeff has written some amazing books including Underwater Welder, Sweet Tooth and the Black Hammer series and has now had Netflix adapt Sweet Tooth into a full series produced by Robert Downey Jr. Jeff comes on the talk about his life within comics, goes in depth on a few of his titles and also discusses the new TV series as well.
    We review Coma by Zara Slattery and Mukbang by Matt Simmons. Yakapedia's back with Mike talking abut Presidents in Marvel comics and Pete does a short profile on cartoonist Leonard Starr. We do however also have sad news as Tom has decided to step down as contributor to the show. We thank Tom for all his hard work and please ensure you check him out on That Comic Smell podcast.

    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 (@thatcomicsmell).
    Music Don't Fool Yourself used with permission by Pop Noir & Methylchloroisothiazolinone by Josh Woodward

    • 1 hr 32 min
    An Anthology of Creators #1

    An Anthology of Creators #1

    On todays episode we have not one, not two but three separate interviews with comic creators. Alex Paknadel comes on the podcast for the 2nd time to discuss how life has been since he was last on the show. He discusses his feelings on writing for Marvel as well as telling us all about his new Marvel comic, The Immortal Hulk Time of Monsters.
    Following Alex we have Stu Taylor come and chat to discuss his current Kickstarter comic project Octobriana With Love: 50th Anniversary Special. Ocotbriana is a 64 page anthology comic on a cult underground Russian hero. Stu gives us the history of the character, talks about his work with Games Workshop and excites us with information on this new 50th anniversary special. Finally we chat to Fraser Campbell who's currently kickstarting the first volume of Alex Automatic which he has written. The story follows the super spy adventures of Alex whom has been subjected to a series of illegal experiments to enhance his abilities.
    We also have Tom on the show to review the latest in the brilliant Dunce series by Jens K Styve entitled Dunce Good Boy of the Year currently on Kickstarter.

    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 (@thatcomicsmell).
    Music used with permission by Alfie Rackley & Methylchloroisothiazolinone by Josh Woodward

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Rachael Smith on Quarantine Comix

    Rachael Smith on Quarantine Comix

    Rachael Smith returns to the podcast to talk about her new upcoming web comic collection Quarantine Comix. Rachael released a strip over the first quarantine almost daily and this book collects all those in one handy volume. Racheal also talks about how she found the lock down, her work with Little LICAF at Abraham Moss school in Manchester recently and future plans with the Lakes Festival this year.
    Tom reviews The Good Comics Reader Vol.2 from Good Comics and Mike and Pete return for another addition of Yakapedia. They have Mark Abnett back as a guest to discuss Easter eggs in comics.

    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 (@thatcomicsmell).
    Music used with permission by Alfie Rackley & Methylchloroisothiazolinone by Josh Woodward

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Hannah Berry on being Comic Laureate (2019- 2021)

    Hannah Berry on being Comic Laureate (2019- 2021)

    On this episode we have the lovely Hannah Berry return to talk about her period as the UK Comic Laureate which as we chat had just come to an end. We discuss Hannah's initial plans, how she ran with the role over covid and discuss her UK Comics Research Report which she gathered data from through a survey during the initial lock down period. The report can be found in full here.
    Ian and Nikki talk all about the festival and the gusts that have been announced and exclusively announce two more on the show! Mike and Pete return with part 4 of their Yakapedia series and Tom reviews Blat! by Matt Greaves.

    Exclusively announced guests on this episode include:

    Jack Teagle is a freelance illustrator based in South West England who’s worked in a large variety of fields, including editorial, character design, storyboarding, poster/ product/ textile design, and worked as a cartoonist for Front magazine from 2010 to 2014. He also wrote tutorials and worked as a columnist for Digital Artist Magazine and other clients include The Economist, The Point Magazine, VW and many more.
    Steve Yeowell’s first professional work was with Grant Morrison on licensed toy series “Zoids” in the pages of Marvel UK weekly “Spider Man And Zoids”, before moving on to draw 2000AD’s superhero character “Zenith”. For DC Comics he has pencilled “Sebastian O”, “The Invisibles”, “Starman”, “Legends Of The Dark Knight”, and “The Atom”. For Marvel Comics he pencilled “Skrull KIll Krew” and at 2000AD he has also drawn “Judge Dredd”, “DeMarco PI”, the long running Harryhausan-esque pirate adventure “The Red Seas”, dark ages lycanthrope fantasy “Black Shuck” and “Sinister Dexter”. He lives in north west England.
    lso announced are American comic creator Greg Rucka, American comic artist Michael Lark, Canadian comics writer and artist Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer, Snow Angels), writer Chris Condon (That Texas Blood), Rachael Smith (Doctor Who, Quarantine Comix), and Guardian cartoonists Martin Rowson, Nicola Jennings and Lou McKeever (aka BluLou).

    We have a show sponsor. Buy Small Press Online is the brand new comics marketplace! Looking for a place to purchase the latest in what small press has to offer? Or are you a creator looking to build an online store? Then this site is just right for you. Head over to buysmallpress.com and start exploring today.

    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 (@thatcomicsmell).
    Music used with permission by Alfie Rackley & Methylchloroisothiazolinone by Josh Woodward

    • 1 hr 59 min
    G. E. Gallas & The Plague Doctor

    G. E. Gallas & The Plague Doctor

    On this weeks episode we are joined by creator G.E. Gallas to talk about her current book on kickstarter, The Plague and Dr Caim. The book which was originally on Unbound and is now being published by Cast Iron Books follows a comedic look at a plague doctors day to day life during the 17th century.
    We look at Dennis the Menace as he reaches his 70th birthday and wander back to our youth when we enjoyed reading his exploits. Tom discusses This Was 2020 by Peter S. Conrad and Mike and Pete continue Yakapedia. Their plan as custodians of the mighty tomb of the Comic Yakapedia is to review, amend and correct its many thousands of entries to ensure it remains to definitive library of comic trivia and nonsense.
    We have a show sponsor. Buy Small Press Online is the brand new comics marketplace! Looking for a place to purchase the latest in what small press has to offer? Or are you a creator looking to build an online store? Then this site is just right for you. Head over to buysmallpress.com and start exploring today.

    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 (@thatcomicsmell).
    Music used with permission by Alfie Rackley & Methylchloroisothiazolinone by Josh Woodward

    • 1 hr 29 min

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