Monday, 15 February 2021

146: John M Burns

I got the chance to record a short interview with legendary 2000AD artist John M Burns. Thanks to Tony Foster at Comic Scene magazine, and to Steve Tanner at Time Bomb comics for arranging this.  And you can find The Art of John M Burns at The Book Palace.

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Sunday, 14 February 2021

145: Death Wish

Vince Hunt from the Awesome Comics podcast joins me to consider a Treasury of British Comics reprint of Death Wish from the short-lived Speed comic by Barrie Tomlinson and Vanyo. We also take a huge left turn to discuss the artistic wonders contained in Bernie Wrightson's illustrated Frankenstein.

Get your copy of Death Wish, look out for the new paperback version of Wrightson's Frankenstein coming soon. And check out the ACP interview with Barrie Tomlinson in episode 147. And please consider Vince's own comics and look for Blak the comic on instagram.

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Saturday, 13 February 2021

144: Julia Round

I got the chance to catch up with Misty and Gothic expert Dr Julia Round. We discussed the two recent Misty specials from Rebellion, as well as events going on during the 13th and 14th February "I Love Comics" event on Facebook. Thanks to Tony Foster at Comic Scene for help arranging this interview.

Check out the I Love Comics event on Facebook and head to JuliaRound.com for details of all of her work including the searchable Misty database. Julia's next online lecture will be on the Romancing the Gothic website on February 21st.

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Sunday, 31 January 2021

143: Detective Comics

 

James Peaty is a writer for 2000AD, Supergirl, Doctor Who comics, and is also an independent filmmaker. He returns to the book club to consider John Wagner and Alan Grant's run on Batman in Detective Comics from the late 1980s, and to talk about some great artwork by one of the definitive Batman artists, Norm Breyfogle.

Check out James' short films on the Ealing film festival site and watch out for the return of Skip Tracer and Diamond Dogs in 2021

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Sunday, 17 January 2021

142: Steve Dillon

Damian Edwardson brings along the Steve Dillon memorial sketchbook so we can discuss the great artist's stellar career and the many lovely tributes in this book. We also talk about John McCrea's IDW Deviations one-shot based on the classic Dredd story Cry of the Werewolf.

Support the Hero Initiative if you can, and check out Damian and Helena's own art and comics at ArtNineTwo.com

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Sunday, 3 January 2021

141: Mean Arena

Peter Duncan from the Sector 13 fanzine joins the book club with a classic mixture of British sports comics and science fiction violence in the Mean Arena.

Check out all the issues of the Sector 13 fanzine. Also get yourself a copy of the Splank! compilation for NHS charities and check out Peter's comics blog and his page about Gary K Wolf's KillerBowl.

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Sunday, 27 December 2020

140: Sentinel

 

I'm joined by Ed Doyle and Alan Holloway, the artist and writer on Sentinel comic which has just released its fifth issue. Get yours from Get my Comics, or from their Facebook page. And check out Alan's book and comic shop site.

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