Sunday, 7 August 2022

197: Thistlebone 2

I met up with Damian Lubanski in an echoey London dungeon to discuss Thistlebone book 2, the art of Simon Davis, and the subject of folk horror in film, television, and comics.
Note: this book and episode refer to the subject of child abuse. Listener discretion advised.

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Sunday, 31 July 2022

196: Bullet

Andrew Stringer joins the book club to introduce me to the DC Thomson comic Bullet and the exploits of its lead character, Fireball. Seek out the Warlord and Battle Fans groups on Facebook, and follow the Fireball page for more great 1970s comics discussion.

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Sunday, 24 July 2022

195: House of Daemon

The demon letterer himself, Jim Campbell, returns to the book club with a Hibernia comics collection of the House of Daemon by John Wagner, Alan Grant and Jose Ortiz. We discuss how Ortiz achieves such superlative art, how Jim identified the letterers on the series, and the fact that Wagner & Grant were writing just all the British comics back then. This episode was recorded before the sad news of the death of 2000AD legend Alan Grant.

You can see Jim's tutorials on his blog, and find him on instagram, and get the Nate Piekos guide to comic book lettering from Blambot.

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Sunday, 17 July 2022

194: A Tale of Two Mega-Cities

Conrad from Space Spinner 2000 is back for another Mega City film club. And we have to talk about two Judge Dredd movies that, actually, we both quite like a lot. And stay tuned to the end for our Thor: Love and Thunder review.

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Sunday, 10 July 2022

193: Ace Trucking Co.

Chris Hallam is a freelance writer on comics and films. He joins me to discuss the great Ace Trucking Co. by Wagner, Grant and Belardinelli. Track down your own hard copy from Hachette.

Check out Chris's blog, you can buy the History of Comics magazines from Get My Comics, and you can find his own Judge Dredd story in Zarjaz 39.

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Sunday, 3 July 2022

192: Two Heads


I'm back in the Betsey Trotwood pub with Alex Frith and this time the book club is entirely devoted to a guest project. Alex has created a graphic novel about neuroscience with his parents Uta and Chris Frith, and the artist Daniel Locke. It's a fantastic look at how our brains work, both by themselves, and in cooperation with others. We talk about the process of writing the book, and the collaborative process that reflects his parents’ scientific endeavours.

Order your copy from Bookshop.org or your local book shop. Check out Alex's Heroes of 2000AD blog, his ranking of Judge Dredd epics, and his comparison of the end of year progs.

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Wednesday, 29 June 2022

191: Battle Action

Paul Trimble joins me for some bonus Battle Action. We discuss the new hardback collection without any spoilers, and then move on to talk about what might come next from Rebellion and the Treasury of British Comics.

Follow the Enniskillen Comic Fest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Check out volume 3 of Battling Britons, and get a copy of Blazing Battle Action while stocks last.

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