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Episode 89 - Talking Usagi Yojimbo with Steve Sims.

Episode 89 - Talking Usagi Yojimbo with Steve Sims.

June 11, 2021

'Revenge is a strong emotion Usagi'

This week Steve Sims sits down with Tony and the pair talk Rabbit Samurai.

Usagi Yojimbo has been a staple of indie creator owned comics since 1984 with the always excellent Stan Sakai at the helm. Get in on the ground floor with this series before it hits Netflix and the rest of the world comes to its senses!

You can also hear about Steve's own anthropomorphic series Beast Hunting Battle Badgers. Buy a copy here and follow Steve and his art here.

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 88 - Talking Power Man and Iron Fist with Dave Robertson.

Episode 88 - Talking Power Man and Iron Fist with Dave Robertson.

June 4, 2021

'Reva who died.'

This week Tony and Dave Robertson sat down and chatted about Power Man and Iron Fist #68 (1981). Written by the brilliant Mary Jo Duffy with Pencils by Kerry Gammill this is a cracker.

Just watch out for the blue gorilla with a grumpy dude's head!

You can follow Dave here and buy his comics here.

Many thanks for listening. 

Episode 87 -’ Enemy Ace: War Idyll’ by George Pratt a conversation with Alan Henderson.

Episode 87 -’ Enemy Ace: War Idyll’ by George Pratt a conversation with Alan Henderson.

May 31, 2021

'I'll always be a soldier...'

This week Tony is joined by regular co-host Alan Henderson and they discuss the criminally underappreciated Enemy Ace: War Idyll by George Pratt.

This is a book that shows what painted comics can do and is a revelation in art and words.

You can find comics by Alan here and follow him on Twitter here.

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 86 - Criminals and Kung Fu! with Eamonn Clarke.

Episode 86 - Criminals and Kung Fu! with Eamonn Clarke.

May 15, 2021

This week co-host Eamonn Clarke returns to discuss 'The Deadly Hands of Criminal', the other comics from Sean Phillips and Ed Brubaker and some thrilling martial arts related comics.

The pair talk story, influences and art in this wide-ranging conversation. You'll be definitely ordering some books after hearing this one - just avoid anything where Bolo Yeung has a moustache!

Have a listen to The Mega City Book Club from Eamonn here and follow him on Twitter right here.

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 85 - Chatting about ‘Slaine: The Horned God’ with Ian Ashcroft.

Episode 85 - Chatting about ‘Slaine: The Horned God’ with Ian Ashcroft.

May 7, 2021

On this episode Tony sits down with the artist Ian Ashcroft to talk about one of his major artistic influences. 'The Horned God' is a book that features two Titans of the medium with Pat Mills on writing and Simon Bisley on painted art.

With an artist on hand the hosts dig into the process and how styles changed even within the first volume of this ground-breaking comic saga. 

They also discuss how the words resonate over the decades still. This really is an episode you don't want to miss.

You can catch up on Instagram with Ian here and head over to his excellent Patreon right here!

Many thanks for listening.

Episoe 84 - Early Image Comics with Pete Davies.

Episoe 84 - Early Image Comics with Pete Davies.

May 3, 2021

'Mebbe?' 

This week Comics creator, podcaster and designer Pete Davies returns to the podcast and talks with Tony about the early days of Image Comics.

He and Tony each choose three random comics from that period and talk about their good/bad points with some historical context. What is the nostalgia factor? Was it all about the money? What was the good that came out of it regarding creator rights?

Will Troll #1 make the cut? You'll have to listen to find out.

You can find more about Pete and The Brand Magazine here and follow him on Twitter here.

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 83 - Perez, Taskmaster and Mr Henderson.

Episode 83 - Perez, Taskmaster and Mr Henderson.

April 26, 2021

This week comics creator, fan and regular co-host Al Henderson takes the reins and Tony suggests Avengers #195 & #196 for the pair to read and discuss.

George Perez, David Michelinie and the debut of The Taskmaster make for a nostalgic brew of comics discussion that isn't to be missed.

You can find Alan's comics here and you can follow him on Twitter right here.

Sign up for the pre-release of Atomic Hercules: Weapon of Mass Destruction right here.

many thanks for listening. 

Episode 82 - Grandville by Bryan Talbot (with Rich Sheaf).

Episode 82 - Grandville by Bryan Talbot (with Rich Sheaf).

April 22, 2021

'He's croaked!'

This week Tony is re-joined by The Don of British comics Mr Richard Sheaf. The pair set about dissecting Grandville volume 1. They also talk about the brilliant back catalogue of this great writer/artist - Luther Arkwright anyone?

Here's a link to the video of Bryan himself talking about the tradition of anthropomorphic comics characters. 

We also hear about Rich's ongoing mission to blog every single day about all manner of British comics goodness. You can find his site here and follow Rich on Twitter here.

Many thanks for listening. 

Episode 81 - ‘Box Office Poison’ a review with Tom Stewart.

Episode 81 - ‘Box Office Poison’ a review with Tom Stewart.

April 16, 2021

'Do you sell rope?'

Tony and returning guest host Tom Stewart discuss the nineties black and white slice of life series Box Office Poison by Alex Robinson.

This is a story about regular people and the intertwining relationships and friendships that they experience over a few short years in New York. Collected in one volume this is insightful and touching and highly recommended.

You can find Tom and the That Comic Smell Podcast on Twitter here and listen here.

You can also follow Tribute Press here and sign up for their Patreon here.

Many thanks for listening. 

 

Episode 80 - ‘Alone’ by Chaboute with Guest host Sarah Harris.

Episode 80 - ‘Alone’ by Chaboute with Guest host Sarah Harris.

April 9, 2021

This week Tony is re-joined by comics artist and editor Sarah Harris. In a new segment entitled 'Challenge Sarah' she and Tony discuss the English translation of the award winning 'Alone' by Christophe Chaboute.

Prepare to have your heart broken by the story of a man on a lonely island who begins to realise that there may be a chance to escape, not least of all through his imagination.

What a book!

You can follow Sarah on Twitter here and enjoy her adventures as she edits the new Awesome Comics Podcast anthology.

You can also sign up to the new Tribute Press Patreon right here.

Many thanks for listening. 

 

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