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Episode 62 - ‘Superman For All Seasons’ with Al Henderson.

Episode 62 - ‘Superman For All Seasons’ with Al Henderson.

January 11, 2021

'Folks tend to call him "The Man of Steel" nowadays.'

Co-Host Al Henderson returns to talk about the Jeff Loeb and Tim Sale 'Superman For All Seasons'. This takes us from picket-fenced Smallville to Luthor run Metropolis.

Each of the four chapters are narrated by different figures in Clark's life.

This is a classic American story. Told on a beautiful canvas and with an eye to personal detail and some great action.

This episode is not to be missed.

You can catch up with Al's brilliant comics here and follow him on Twitter here.

Many thanks for reading.

Episode 61 - Hard Lessons in Small Press with Adam Falp.

Episode 61 - Hard Lessons in Small Press with Adam Falp.

December 21, 2020

'Panel 2 - A Deadly Cock in the Eye.'

Tony and Adam Falp discuss the highs, lows and lessons learned in creating a new small press imprint. Covering subjects such as collaboration, designated roles, reviews, sales and printing.

Tony also is more than preoccupied with getting Adam to draw people pooping!

Have a listen and learn from some mistakes made on the road to Tribute Press.

You can find these titles and more over at the Tribute Press Store.

Many thanks for listening.

 

Episode 60 - ‘The Winter of the Cartoonist’ by Paco Roca with Tom Stewart.

Episode 60 - ‘The Winter of the Cartoonist’ by Paco Roca with Tom Stewart.

December 18, 2020

'It's a Comics Magazine!'

Guest-Host Tom Stewart returns and discusses the works of Paco Roca with Tony. 'The Winter of the Cartoonist' represents a major piece of comics history and also contains some mastery of the comics medium.

This is a Graphic Novel that will make you fall in love with Roca's work!

You can find Tom talking on his regular podcast That Comics Smell here and follow their Dundee based antics here.

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 59 - The Umbrella Academy - with Rory Donald.

Episode 59 - The Umbrella Academy - with Rory Donald.

December 17, 2020

'....an Atomic Flying Elbow.'

Tony is joined by artist Rory Donald to talk about the first volume of The Umbrella Academy - 'Apocalypse Suite'.

Rory, himself has a style not unlike Gabriel Ba and the pair discuss the details of a comic that is far, far better than the TV series! As well as some really interesting writing from Gerard Way.

You can find work by Rory here and follow him on Twitter here.

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 58 - The Christmas Episode with Dave Robertson.

Episode 58 - The Christmas Episode with Dave Robertson.

December 14, 2020

'His name is Timmy Dickens'.

Regular Co-Host Dave Robertson returns to chat about 'Christmas with the Super-Heroes' from DC Comics (1988).

This features a bunch of great Christmas stories featuring John Byrne, Neal Adams, Denny O'Neil, Curt Swan, Nick Cardy and Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez.

It's a Christmas Miracle!

You can find out more about Dave's comics here and follow him on Twitter here.

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 57 - ‘Gotham By Gaslight’ and Elseworlds with Al Henderson.

Episode 57 - ‘Gotham By Gaslight’ and Elseworlds with Al Henderson.

December 7, 2020

'WWTNT'.

Al Henderson returns to the guest-host chair and chats with Tony about the mixed bag that is the Elseworlds series of stories from DC Comics.

They even talk about 'True Brit'!

This is a fun one with loads of recommendations.

You can find Al's comics work here and follow him on Twitter here.

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 56 - Tony and Rich Discuss the Comics of Jeff Smith.

Episode 56 - Tony and Rich Discuss the Comics of Jeff Smith.

December 3, 2020

'Stupid, Stupid Rat Creatures!'

Tony sits down with returning Co-Host and Comics Historian Richard Sheaf to discuss the comics of Jeff Smith. They take a tour through such titles as 'Bone', 'RASL' and 'Shazam! The Monster Society of Evil'.

We get an insight into what Jeff was influenced by, how he works and the different ways he tells stories.

This one is not to be missed.

You can find more comics history over at Rich's site here and follow him on Twitter here.

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 55 - ‘Black Dog. The Dreams of Paul Nash’ with Ken Reynolds.

Episode 55 - ‘Black Dog. The Dreams of Paul Nash’ with Ken Reynolds.

November 27, 2020

'Dreams are collisions of Memories'.

On this episode Tony sits down with returning co-host Ken Reynolds and discusses the brilliant 'Black Dog. The Dreams of Paul Nash' by podcast favourite Dave McKean.

This is a comic of many styles and many themes. Breath-taking in art and writing. If you haven't read it you really need to rectify that! Right now!

You can find more out about Ken's comics and prose projects here and follow him on Twitter here.

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 54 - The Comics of Mary Fleener with Dave Robertson.

Episode 54 - The Comics of Mary Fleener with Dave Robertson.

November 23, 2020

'Fun n' Games Roxy!'

This week Dave Robertson returns to talk about the comics work of the mighty Mary Fleener. A creator with energy and skill that always surprises.

Talk turns to what makes a good autobiographical comic and how some people shy away from putting themselves out there with brutal honesty like Mary does in comics like 'Slutburger' and 'Twisted Sisters.'

You can also investigate Dave's comic work here and follow him on Twitter here.

Many thanks for listening.

 

Episode 53 - A Chat with Bob Fingerman.

Episode 53 - A Chat with Bob Fingerman.

November 22, 2020

'Lubrication Rhythm Nation.'

Bit of a change of pace on this new episode where Tony sits down with legendary comics artist and writer Bob Fingerman.

The pair talk about Bob's new book 'Dotty's Inferno' but also chat about craft, influences and the changes in comics over the last forty or so years.

Seriously! - Not to be missed.

You can grab a copy of this new book here. And you can also follow Bob on Twitter here.

Many thanks for listening.

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