Sunday 16 June 2024

265: The Bojeffries Saga

Richard Sheaf returns to the book club at the Lawless convention in Bristol to discuss the wonderful Bojeffries Saga by Alan Moore and Steve Parkhouse.

You can find Richard's blog at BoysAdventureComics.blogspot.com including his entries about Steve Parkhouse and his Bruno Brooks cover. There's also his entry about the Bojeffries Saga, and head over to The Book Palace to bask in the wonders of the books that Richard helps out with.

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Sunday 9 June 2024

264: Madame Web and Furiosa

Conrad and I have been to the movies and we have thoughts about the lows of Madame Web and the heights of Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga. Mild spoilers for Madame Web.

If you have a film double bill for the film club please get in touch. And head to SpaceSpinner2000.com for more great stuff as the boys are back in town!

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Sunday 2 June 2024

263: Firekind

Ashley Baker joins me from Japan to discuss one of the lesser known classics from the prog in the 1990s. Follow us into the world of John Smith and Paul Marshall's Firekind, and get your copy from the 2000AD store. Also if you need Japanese translation services contact akt.honyaku@gmail.com

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Sunday 19 May 2024

262: Captain Carrot and his Amazing Zoo Crew!

Keith Richardson is the senior graphic novels editor at Rebellion and the editor of Monster Fun. We take a break from classic British comics to divert into the wonderful world of funny animals with Captain Carrot and his Amazing Zoo Crew. And then we catch up with some exciting current and upcoming releases from the Treasury of British Comics.

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Wednesday 8 May 2024

261: Ten years of Lawless

I spoke to Su Haddrell about her work organising the superb Lawless convention for the last ten years. This year's event is on May 25-26th at the Doubletree Hilton in Bristol. Find tickets at Lawlesscomiccon.co.uk and also support this year's charity at Rewriting.earth.

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Sunday 5 May 2024

260: Concrete Surfer

Sloe Smycz joins me from Warsaw to discuss reading British comics in Poland, and to focus on a fascinating mix of skateboarding and Pat Mills' politics from the pages of Jinty. We talk about Pat's involvement in creating Jinty and writing this story, and the wonderful black and white artwork by Christine Ellingham.

Check out the Warsaw Avangarda organisation, the Basilisk convention, their fortnightly TTRPG group, and head to Sloe's Instagram to see their own work and creations.

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Sunday 21 April 2024

259: Codename Warlord

Colin Maxwell is a comic book creator who writes for Commando comics, and he joins the book club to discuss a recent collection of a classic story from DC Thomson in the 1970s. Find Colin at Maximised Comics and on Instagram.

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Sunday 14 April 2024

258: Father of the British Graphic Novel

Alan Fisher returns to talk me through Bryan Talbot's memoir which he helped design, and to tell me about the new Johnny Alpha statue which you can still buy from Fish Collectibles. Also check out Keith Gainham's Strontium Dog page on Facebook.

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Sunday 7 April 2024

257: Tara Togs

The comic artist Stref AKA Stephen White joins me to discuss the Comic Scene kickstarter for his new graphic novel Tara Togs: The Silence of Unicorns. Follow the link for the kickstarter, find Stephen on his website, instagram and the Tara Togs Facebook page.

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Sunday 31 March 2024

256: Runaway and E.T.

Troy Martin joins the film club to explore 2000AD connections with the Tom Selleck robot movie Runaway, and then to ask whether Skizz is better than E.T. the Extra-terrestial.

You can find Conrad at SpaceSpinner2000.com and check out Troy's comics work at Sweet Nightmares Media, and find him on his fitness site TMfitness.co.uk

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Sunday 24 March 2024

255: Sleeper

Tim Burnell returns to the book club with one of the earliest collaborations between Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. We recorded this episode in the pub and it's a bit noisy. You can find Tim's own work in DUI #3 on the GlobalComix app and follow his ongoing art project @timotron1on Instagram.

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Sunday 10 March 2024

254: Big Dave

Peter McKinney joins the book club to help me tackle the most controversial strip in the history of the galaxy's greatest comic. It's time to talk about Big Dave by Grant Morrison, Mark Millar and Steve Parkhouse. You can find Peter's blog post about the comic at the Hindsight Hut. And the other two articles we mention are by Colin Smith on Sequart and by Will Cooling archived at the Web Archive.

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Sunday 25 February 2024

253: V for Vendetta

Broadcasting on the Voice of Fate Giles Richards returns to discuss one of the all-time classics: V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. We talk about some of the very emotional moments in this book with spoilers for some big reveals. Pray the future will never need V for Vendetta!

Find Giles on The Gurdian and order his new book F1 Racing Confidential.

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Sunday 18 February 2024

252: Escape from New York

The film club is back as Giles "Snake" Richards helps us Escape from New York and makes the connection between one of John Carpenter's finest films and the prog. We also try and spring Conrad from LA in the sequel. You can find Giles at The Guardian, and order his new book about Formula One. You can find the theme song remix by King DJ that we discussed on Spotify. And, as always, follow Conrad and Fox at SpaceSpinner2000.

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Sunday 11 February 2024

251: The Phoenix

Colin "YNWA" Taylor returns to help me tick off another great British comic as we consider the success, the style, and the humour of The Phoenix. Track down a Colossal collection or some of the many Bunny vs Monkey books. And check out Colin's own project of 133 great comic book runs you should read on the 2000AD forums.

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Sunday 4 February 2024

250: Angouleme

I was lucky enough to attend this year's Angouleme festival in France, and while there I met with Tony "LeMonde" Esmond for a croissant and a chat about the festival experience, some key creators, and a fantastic book from NoBrow Press. Follow Tony's comic book adventures at Never Iron Anything, and check out his visitors' guide to the festival on the Awesome Comics Podcast.

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Sunday 28 January 2024

249: Night of the Devil

Jim O'Brien joins the book club to introduce me to the work of the great European comic book artist Hugo Pratt. We start with the Night of the Devil collection from the Treasury of British Comics, and then cover some of his other works.

You can find Jim's own writings about the history of comics in Justin Marriott's Battling Britains and in Comics Rule OK as well as the Paperback Fanatic series.

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Sunday 21 January 2024

248: The Marvels and Aquaman 2

Conrad and I have been back to the movies to see two recent comic book movies and we chat about them with minor spoilers both above and below the waves! SpaceSpinner2000 will return very soon so please subscribe, like and follow.

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Sunday 14 January 2024

247: Hewligan's Haircut

Be careful when choosing a new hairstyle just in case you end up causing a madcap reality storm as detailed in a wonderful collaboration between Peter Milligan and Jamie Hewlett. 2000AD writer James Peaty returns to the book club to discuss a classic from the late 1980s. Get your copy from the 2000AD store.  And check out James' work on Amazon, at 2000AD, and on the Writers on Film podcast with John Bleasdale.

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