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Episode 114 - ’Crying Freeman’ - in discussion with Richard Sheaf.

Episode 114 - ’Crying Freeman’ - in discussion with Richard Sheaf.

February 3, 2022

This week we begin the themed 'Old Blokes Read Manga' month on the podcast.

First up in the co-host chair is comics historian Richard Sheaf who has chosen Volume #1 of Crying Freeman. Part of the big wave of Manga that hit the UK and US in the nineties and a series that even with a bit of awkward sex still stands up today.

Tony and Rich discuss the creators and the legacy of this cracking series from Kazuo Koike and Ryiochi Ikegami. 

You can catch up on Richard's brilliant Blog Boys Adventure Comics by clicking the link. You can also find and follow him here on Twitter.

Many thanks for listening. 

Episode 113 - Batman Adventure with Alan Henderson.

Episode 113 - Batman Adventure with Alan Henderson.

January 27, 2022

'It was a magic death potion, right?'

This week Alan Henderson is back in the co-host chair to lay the knowledge down about the comics that followed the Batman Animated series and especially those that had three certain career criminals based on DC Editors.

Can you guess who?

We also chat about the upcoming theme in February and the legacy of the comics editor.

You can find more about Al's comics here by following him on Twitter and buy his comics right here.

Many thanks for listening. 

 

Episode 112 - The Merits of Marvels with Dave & Mike.

Episode 112 - The Merits of Marvels with Dave & Mike.

December 30, 2021

This week Tony is joined by two co-hosts from the That Comic Smell comics podcast. Dave Robertson and Mike Sedakat pop over the border to talk about Marvels by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross.

This is an old book for Tony and Dave but a new experience for Mike and they discuss the history, story, art and merits of this landmark series.

Have a listen and see if you agree.

You can find Dave on Twitter here and buy his comics right here

You can find Mike over at the That Comic Smell podcast here on Twitter and on SoundCloud right here.

Many thanks for listening. 

Episode 111 - ‘Silver Darlings‘ and a chat with Al Henderson.

Episode 111 - ‘Silver Darlings‘ and a chat with Al Henderson.

December 21, 2021

'You remember the song?'

This week, comics creator and comics fan Al Henderson returns and chats to Tony about 'The Silver Darlings' by Will Morris.

A comic that teaches you about the lives of fishermen off the West Coast of Scotland and how one of their sons comes to understand and appreciate that way of life before heading off to University.

The guys also look back on their 2021 in comics and think about the year ahead.

You can follow Al on Twitter right here and buy his great humour books and more here.

Many thanks for listening. 

Episode 110 - ‘Mort Cinder‘ a discussion with Eamonn Clarke.

Episode 110 - ‘Mort Cinder‘ a discussion with Eamonn Clarke.

December 17, 2021

In this episode Tony is re-joined by co-host Eamonn Clarke to discuss the stone cold classic Mort Cinder.

Written by Hector German Oesterheld with art by Alberto Breccia this is a book of haunting and brilliantly imagined art and writing.

Who is Mort Cinder? What do we learn from this ground-breaking comic? Tony and Eamonn try their best to help out. 

You can find Eamonn on Twitter right here and listen to his podcast the Mega City Book Club right here!

Many thanks for listening. 

Episode 109 - Talking Classic Comic Covers with Jordan Thomas.

Episode 109 - Talking Classic Comic Covers with Jordan Thomas.

December 3, 2021

Tony and comics writer Jordan Thomas have fun sitting down and discussing some classic comics characters. 

Bronze Age Marvel and beyond is covered with some in-depth discussions about what makes a good cover and why. Along with some anecdotes about covers they have loved, a random cover generator game and some cover rules laid down by Carmine Infantino.

You can follow Jordan on Twitter right here and if you are quick you can head over to Kickstarter and pledge to his brilliant ongoing series Weird Work with art by the Mighty Shaky Kane!

You can find images of the covers the boys picked by visiting the NIA website here.

Many thanks for listening. 

 

Episode 108 - Desert Star, Europe Comics and Al Henderson.

Episode 108 - Desert Star, Europe Comics and Al Henderson.

November 25, 2021

This week Tony is re-joined by Al to discuss Westerns, Europe Comics and the Desert Star #1 & #2.

How is it that the comics of Belgium and France do the American Western Comic so well? 

This is one of the best drawn comics you'll read all year. Well worth investigating. Get a pen and paper out for all the recommendations that come thick and fast!

You can follow Al here and buy his comics right here. You can also find details of Scottish Comic Book Day 2021 here.

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 107 - Micronauts issue #1 with Dave Robertson.

Episode 107 - Micronauts issue #1 with Dave Robertson.

November 19, 2021

This week Tony is joined by Dave Robertson to talk about the first issue of a comic that most certainly is not Star Wars but grew over time into a pretty decent run in its own right!

The conversation covers storytelling styles and the marvellous art of Michael Golden and Josef Rubenstein.

One day, maybe, we'll actually get a reprint!

You can find Dave here on Twitter and buy his own comics right here.

Many thanks for listening. 

Episode 106 - Poochytown, Jim Woodring and Johnny Cannon

Episode 106 - Poochytown, Jim Woodring and Johnny Cannon

November 11, 2021

We are back and Tony is re-joined by Scottish cartoonist Johnny Cannon to talk about the comics of Jim Woodring.

Get sucked into the world of Frank, Manhog, Pupshaw and Pushpaw as they try to explain what makes these books so immersive and fascinating.

You can find the comics of Johnny here and follow him on social media right here.

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 105 - ‘A Tale of Sand‘ with Al Henderson.

Episode 105 - ‘A Tale of Sand‘ with Al Henderson.

October 21, 2021

'A surrealistic comedy-drama.'

This week comics creator and fan, Alan Henderson returns to talk about the incredible graphic novel 'A Tale of Sand'. 

A story that jumped from the minds of Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl and was then brought to comics life by some absolutely staggering art from Ramon Perez!

Hear all about this multi-award winning comic from the creators of The Muppets.

One not to be missed!

You can jump on the last couple of days of Al's Penned Guin Kickstarter right here and follow him on Twitter here.

Thanks for listening.

 

 

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