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Episode 20 - ‘The Terra-Meks!’ with John Ottaway.

Episode 20 - ‘The Terra-Meks!’ with John Ottaway.

May 25, 2020

On this episode Tony sits down with his pal and 2000 AD fan Mr John Ottaway and they discuss the 1978 Ro-Busters classic 'The Terra-Meks!'

This is a tale that not only heavily echoes the time it was made in but also is completely and utterly relevant to the social and political climate here and now in 2020!

You can fins John on Twitter here. So Follow him.

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 19 - ‘Man of Steel’ with Stuart Mulrain.

Episode 19 - ‘Man of Steel’ with Stuart Mulrain.

May 22, 2020

In this episode we continue with some glorious Superman history. Tony and Stuart Mulrain cover the 1986 mini series Man of Steel by John Byrne and Dick Giodarno.

This is a tricky series that has some amazing high points and some muddled and, some might say, over-written sequences (cough, cough - issue 6). But it's Byrne so you really can't turn your nose up at that art!

You can find out more about Mr Mulrain by heading over to his Twitter Account @TokenNerd. Or head over to the True Believers website with loads of activities and art here

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 18 - ‘Born Again’ with Eamonn Clarke.

Episode 18 - ‘Born Again’ with Eamonn Clarke.

May 16, 2020

In this episode Tony is joined by fellow comics fan and podcaster Eamonn Clarke of the Mega City Book Club podcast to talk all things Daredevil, Frank Miller, David Mazzucchelli and Killer Nurses!

This is a story that ran between Daredevil issues 227-233 and is full of murder, Gung-Ho American firepower and loads of Catholic despair! It's also a masterpiece.

You can listen to Eamonn's excellent podcast here at the Mega-City website  or here on the podcasts app.

You can also follow Eammon here on Twitter.

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 17 - ‘Marshall Law’ with Dan Butcher.

Episode 17 - ‘Marshall Law’ with Dan Butcher.

May 13, 2020

On this episode Tony sits down with comics creator Dan Butcher and the pair dissect the story, art and themes of Pat Mills and Kevin O'Neill's brilliant 'Marshall Law: Fear and Loathing'.

There is so much to discuss and recommend in a series that should be on everyone's shelves (and occasionally hidden under the bed!)

You can follow Dan's series 'Vanguard' over at https://vanguardcomic.com/

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 16 - ‘Brian Lewis and the Halls of Hammer’ with Jason Wilson.

Episode 16 - ‘Brian Lewis and the Halls of Hammer’ with Jason Wilson.

May 9, 2020

In this episode Tony is joined by comics and video game creator Jason Wilson. 

The pair talk about their love for British illustrator and artist Brian Lewis and his work in the Halls of Horror All Comics Winter Special from 1982.

The talk goes to the craft of this amazing artist and into the Hammer movies and more that he adapted. There's even a mention of Charles Hawtrey!

You can find out more about Jason's own work by following him on Twitter here https://twitter.com/GunnComics

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 15 - ‘Masters of British Comic Art’ by David Roach -  with Richard Sheaf.

Episode 15 - ‘Masters of British Comic Art’ by David Roach - with Richard Sheaf.

May 6, 2020

On this episode Tony is joined by The Don of British Comics, the one and only Mr Richard Sheaf. The pair use David Roach's excellent new book 'Masters of British Comic Art' as a springboard to talk about three artists each.

If you have this book then read along at home as the boys quote all the pages they are talking about.

You can get a copy here. (Currently 25% off).

You can follow Rich's brilliant blog on English comics that posts daily here.

Many thanks for listening.

 

Episode 14 - ‘Whatever Happened To The Man Of Tomorrow’ with Pete Watson./

Episode 14 - ‘Whatever Happened To The Man Of Tomorrow’ with Pete Watson./

May 4, 2020

On this episode Tony chats to Pete Watson and they dissect the two issues that make up this era breaking Superman story.

Grab a copy of Superman #423 and Action Comics #583 to read along.

You can also listen to and subscribe Pete's own DC Comics history podcast 'The Earth 2 Podcast' on podbean RIGHT HERE.

 

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 13 - Alex Toth an ‘Angry Genius’ with Jonny Canon and Russell Mark Olson.

Episode 13 - Alex Toth an ‘Angry Genius’ with Jonny Canon and Russell Mark Olson.

May 2, 2020

'Can't you fools understand simplicity!'

On this episode Tony is joined by Russell Mark Olson and Jonny Canon to discussed the man often called 'the Artists' Artist' a certain Mr Alex Toth.

Tony gets to discuss Toth's history and his amazing art with two comics artists who really know their pencils and inks.

You can find out more about Jonny Cannon and his upcoming comics at https://cannonhillcomics.bigcartel.com/

And you can see what Mr Olson is all about at http://www.russellmarkolson.co.uk/

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 12 - Punisher Max with Garry Hill.

Episode 12 - Punisher Max with Garry Hill.

May 1, 2020

What could be more fun than talking about peoples brains (and other bodily organs) being blown all over the flipping place?

Nothing - that's what.

Comics fan and blogger Garry Hill joins me to talk about The Punisher, Microchip, Garth Ennis and some amazing art from Lewis Larosa and Tom Palmer.

You can find Garry talking about comics at https://gazzareadscomics.blogspot.com/

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 11 - Arkham Asylum with Helena of ART92.

Episode 11 - Arkham Asylum with Helena of ART92.

April 30, 2020

On this new episode Tony and Helena from the ART92 collective get deep into the art basement of 1989's graphic novel 'Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth'.

We talk about the amazing art and surreal themes of this ground-breaking graphic novel from Grant Morrison and Dave McKean.

You can find more about Helena and her art and subscribe to the newsletter at https://www.artninetwo.com/ 

You can follow the links to some free drawing resources that may well have you eventually drawing Killer Croc or The Joker!

Many thanks for listening.