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Episode 36 - ‘Queen and Country’ with Alan Henderson.

Episode 36 - ‘Queen and Country’ with Alan Henderson.

August 11, 2020

Tony and returning guest and comics creator Alan Henderson sit down to talk about the first Queen and Country story arc 'Broken Ground' by Greg Rucka and Steve Rolston (with a short story drawn by Stan Sakai).

The conversation takes in the story, the art, the characters as well as the Yorkshire TV inspiration for the comic. It's a cracking book with only a couple of scenes that Tony doesn't believe are 'genuine London' enough - he soon forgives and forgets.

Tony and Alan also talk about his new Penned Guin Kickstarter that you should all back here!

You can also follow Alan on Twitter here and find more feathered fun.

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 35 - ‘America’  with Johnny Cannon & James McCulloch

Episode 35 - ‘America’ with Johnny Cannon & James McCulloch

July 31, 2020

On this episode Tony sits down with comics creators James McCulloch and Johnny Cannon and they discuss the highly regarded Judge Dredd story from the first issue of the Megazine - 'America'. A story written by John Wagner with art by Colin MacNeil and letters by Annie Parkhouse.

 

Will it still stand up? What about that twist ending? How often does Tony hang about in Tescos?

 

You can find more of Johnny Cannon's work here and follow him on Twitter here.

 

You can follow James McCulloch's work here and follow him on Twitter here.

 

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 34 - The Tribute Press Board Meeting!

Episode 34 - The Tribute Press Board Meeting!

July 14, 2020

This Episode starts with Tony and his Tribute Press colleague Adam Falp discussing the first quarter of this new comics venture. They talk learning points and creating a new line of books.

In the second half of the episode they are joined by new signing but old pal Fraser Campbell and the three discuss the upcoming martial arts grindhouse comics series 'Knockout and Tiger Style'.

You can find the links for the Kickstarter that's about to drop here.

You can find all you need to know about Adam here and buy his books here.

You can also find the comics work and philosophy of the mighty Fraser Campbell here.

Go and have a look at all the new comics from Tribute Press here - NSFW!

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 33 - ‘Alien: The Illustrated Story’ with Dave Kennedy.

Episode 33 - ‘Alien: The Illustrated Story’ with Dave Kennedy.

July 11, 2020

On this episode Tony chats to comics artist Dave Kennedy about his love for 'Alien: The Illustrated Story'. A book that many consider to be one of the best examples of adapting a movie into comic form.

The history and artistic merits are discussed in detail and how Dave came to buy and then rebuy this graphic novel.

Dave Kennedy is also an excellent science fiction comics artist himself and is currently working on a series for filmmaker John Carpenter. You can find them here and also follow Dave's daily art (and other saucy antics) here. Highly recommended.

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 32 - Star Wars #80 with Dave Robertson.

Episode 32 - Star Wars #80 with Dave Robertson.

July 10, 2020

On this episode of the podcast Tony sat down with returning guest Dave Robertson and the pair discussed issue #80 of the original Marvel Comics Star Wars.

This is an issue that happened in continuity just before the release of the Return of the Jedi movie. The guys decide to ignore any possible continuity problems and forge on nonetheless.

You can find out more about Dave's own comics here and buy them here. Have a look for his new anthology 'Mount A Rescue'.

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 31 - ‘Sexual Social Satire Cartoons’ Vaughn Bode and Pete Doree.

Episode 31 - ‘Sexual Social Satire Cartoons’ Vaughn Bode and Pete Doree.

July 3, 2020

On this episode Tony chats to comics creator Pete Doree about the magnificent Vaughn Bode. they explore the works, themes and history of one of the most interesting comics creators of the late sixties and early seventies.

Hear about Cheech Wizard, Cobalt 90, Junkwaffel and more. This isn't Disney so buckle up!

You can find Pete's comics here and follow him over on Twitter here. His ongoing series 'Stan and Jack' is highly recommended.

Many thanks for listening.

 

Episode 30 - ‘A Contract With God’ with Alan Henderson.

Episode 30 - ‘A Contract With God’ with Alan Henderson.

June 27, 2020

On the new episode Tony sits down with returning guest and comics creator Alan Henderson. The pair discuss 'A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories' by Will Eisner.

Don't mistake this collection of tales as a dull piece of comics history. This graphic novel is full of life and meaning as it ever was. The art is so amazing it will make your gut ache!

You can find Alan and his Penned Guins here and also find him on Twitter right here. His work is funny and fun and perfect to read a little of every day. Buy a copy here. Highly recommended.

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 29 - ‘David Boring’ by Daniel Clowes with Tom Stewart.

Episode 29 - ‘David Boring’ by Daniel Clowes with Tom Stewart.

June 19, 2020

It all gets a bit weird and psycho-sexual when Tom from the That Comic Smell podcast joins Tony to talk about 'David Boring' by Daniel Clowes.

What on Earth is going on, who is the most obsessive and why are there so many butt drawings!

You can find more about Tom's podcasting adventures here with That Comic Smell and here with the Lakes International Comics Art Festival podcast.

You can also get some Fair Spark Comics here and support a great charity.

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 28 - ‘Vigilante’ with Russell Mark Olson.

Episode 28 - ‘Vigilante’ with Russell Mark Olson.

June 15, 2020

On this episode Tony sits down with returning guest and comics artist Russell Mark Olson.

They dissect the first seven issues of the eighties iteration of the Vigilante by Marv Wolfman, Keith Pollard, Dick Giodarno, Don Newton, Chuck Patton and more.

Was this a Punisher rip which lost it's nerve by issue two or something more? Have a listen and find out.

You can find more by Russell at his store here and follow him on Twitter right here. Grab some great art and some amazing comics!

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 27 - X-Men 205 and Barry Windsor Smith with Eamonn Clarke.

Episode 27 - X-Men 205 and Barry Windsor Smith with Eamonn Clarke.

June 14, 2020

On this episode Tony sits down with Comics podcaster and returning guest Eamonn Clarke to talk all things Wolverine, X-Men and Barry Windsor Smith.

The conversations centres in on issue 205 of the regular X-Men series 'Wounded Wolf'.

Have a listen to Eamonn's podcast the Mega City Book Club here and follow him on Twitter here.

Many thanks for listening.

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