Sunday, 29 March 2020

117: The Trigan Empire

I'm joined by one of Tharg's top art-droids Chris Weston to discuss a fabulous new collection of The Trigan Empire by Mike Butterworth and Don Lawrence. We discuss Lawrence's superlative work and his lasting legacy as a great artist, mentor and teacher.

Get your copy of this wonderful book from the 2000AD store. And look out for those concept art pieces that Chris produced for a television version of Trigan Empire that never got to the screens.

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Sunday, 15 March 2020

116: The Final Solution

I took my mini recorder to a slightly noisy coffee shop in Cambridge to meet Tim Burnell and discuss a highly controversial story from the Strontium Dog canon. Along the way we discuss the fantastic contributions to the galaxy's greatest comic from Alan Grant, Simon Harrison and Colin MacNeil.

Get your copy of the Final Solution from the 2000AD online store. And check out the Fans of the Eastern Front meetups on Facebook.

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Sunday, 1 March 2020

115: Billy's Boots

The book club has gone football crazy (again). Richard Sheaf is my guest to discuss a Treasury of British Comics hardback collection of the first year's worth of Billy's Boots strips.

Check out Richard's fabulous blog including the list of all his published articles and his work on John Freeman's Down the Tubes site.

And get your copy of Billy's Boots from the 2000AD online store.

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Sunday, 16 February 2020

114: Toxic!


Carl Reeder joins me with another slice of British comics history and the comic that threw up, blazed brightly, but then burnt out too soon.

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Sunday, 2 February 2020

113: Skreemer

My guest is writer James Peaty who guides me through an interesting DC comic by Peter Milligan, Steve Dillon and Brett Ewins. James also talks about his own writing for the galaxy's greatest comic and gives some useful advice to aspiring script droids.

And check out James' latest graphic novel about Chanakya from Campfire.

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Sunday, 19 January 2020

112: Canon Fodder

I’m joined by David Page to discuss Mark Millar’s early works for the galaxy’s greatest comic, and whether Kek-W made a better job of the Canon with the gold right hand. We also discuss Chris Weston’s wonderful artwork. Stay tuned to the socials for details of David’s own podcast launching soon.

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Sunday, 5 January 2020

111: Alice in Sunderland

Luke Williams is back in the book club with Bryan Talbot's magnum opus, Alice in Sunderland, a towering pinnacle of British comics. Hunt down a copy of this glorious hardback for yourself.

And check out Luke's writing on the ECBT2000AD site, in Comic Scene magazine, and on John Freeman's fabulous Down the Tubes site.

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