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Episode 125 - The Art and Comics of Tom Gauld.

Episode 125 - The Art and Comics of Tom Gauld.

July 14, 2022

This week the NIA podcast is back to it's original, and less crazy, format. Tony sits down with Alan to discuss the comics, art and storytelling of Scottish creator Tom Gauld.

They focus in on the two graphic novels Mooncop and Goliath but also discuss his strip work and his more recent children's story book.

You can find the work of Alan and his tribe of Penned Guins over at his site here and follow him on Twitter here.

Many thanks for listening. 

 

Heroes 2022 - A Wrap Up.

Heroes 2022 - A Wrap Up.

June 29, 2022

Excuse the sore throats, background smoothie makers and terrible language!

Tony, Cliff Cumber and Adam Falp discuss their experiences at Heroes Con in Charlotte, North Carolina that was just this past weekend.

Thinking of going? Fancy tabling? This may make your mind up.

Many thanks for listening. 

Extra Episode - Tribute Press on Tour.

Extra Episode - Tribute Press on Tour.

June 7, 2022

This week we are dropping a cheeky extra episode where Tony and Adam Falp discuss the upcoming Tribute Press World Tour.

Yes, they are on the road throughout June 2022 visiting the Toronto Comics Art Festival (TCAF) 18-19th June and then flying down to Charlotte in North Caroline to Heroes Comic Con 24th-26th June.

If you are there pop along and say hi.

You can find the new releases that they mention at the NIA Shop here and follow their antics at the NIA site right here.

They apologise in advance.

Many thanks for listening. 

 

Episode 122 - DC Universe Infinite.

Episode 122 - DC Universe Infinite.

June 2, 2022

This week Tony is joined by co-host Alan Henderson and the pair work their way through the good points and bad points of the new DC Comics reading app - DC Universe Infinite.

Is it worth the money? How does it work? What is there to Read?

The hosts also pick two random books from the app library and have a chat about them.

Have a look for Alan's comics over at his Penguin filled shop here and follow him on Twitter for daily gag strips and comics right here.

Many thanks for listening. 

Episode 121 - MAD Magazine.

Episode 121 - MAD Magazine.

May 13, 2022

'HOOHAH!'

This week Tony is joined by co-hosts Al Henderson and Eamonn Clarke to discuss the phenomenon that is Mad Magazine and its impressive legacy. 

The discussion focuses in on the history, characters, creators, impact and influence that this long-running comic has had globally.

This one is not to be missed.

You can find Al's work (who would make a great new member of the Usual Gang of Idiots with a Penned Guin fold-in or two) at his website here and you can follow him on Twitter right here.

Why not have a listen to Eammon's Mega City Book Club podcast right here too. Or just stalk him online by following him on Twitter right here.

Many thanks for listening. 

 

Episode 120 - Is that Captain America?

Episode 120 - Is that Captain America?

May 3, 2022

This week Tony is joined by co-host Dan 'Vanguard' Butcher to chat about Captain America issues 333-350. This covers the storyline 'The Captain' where Steve Rogers gives up the Captain America role and John Walker steps into those boots.

Does it stand up? How do the politics of the time compare to those of today? And is throwing fake diamonds a reliable career path for the modern woman?

You can find Dan over at his brilliant webcomic Vanguard right here. On Twitter here. And with myself and Vince as one of the hosts of the very saucy Awesome Comics podcast here.

Many thanks for listening. 

Episode 119 - Robert Crumb!

Episode 119 - Robert Crumb!

April 8, 2022

This week Tony is re-joined by Alan Henderson and Eamonn Clarke to discuss the thorny subject of underground comics creator Robert Crumb.

Whilst focusing on Crumb's collection 'The Book of Mr. Natural' the boys also discuss the creators other works, impact, styles and subject matter. Is it satire? How can these comics be read? A balanced and fair discussion takes place but with very adult themes. 

Warning - This episode covers themes of sexual violence.

For more about Alan and his Penned Guin comics you can follow him here on Twitter and find his books at his store here.

You can also listen to Eamonn every other week at the Mega City Book Club right here and follow him on Twitter here.

Many thanks for listening. 

 

Episode 118 - Barefoot Gen - Volume 1. A conversation with Dave Robertson.

Episode 118 - Barefoot Gen - Volume 1. A conversation with Dave Robertson.

March 24, 2022

'I decided to use Manga to confront the bomb.'

This week Dave Robertson joins Tony to discuss Volume #1 of Keiji Nakazawa's series Barefoot Gen.

This episode includes a Content Warning regarding open and frank discussions about the use and tragic effects of using nuclear weapons on a civilian population. The hosts talk about this issue and it's themes, art and history.

Genuinely a book that should be read by everyone.

You can find more about Dave and his own comics by visiting his site Fred Egg Comics here and find him on Twitter here. You can also buy a copy of That Comics Smell issue #2 right here.

Many thanks for listening. 

Episode 117 - Reviews Galore with Tom Stewart.

Episode 117 - Reviews Galore with Tom Stewart.

March 17, 2022

This week it's the turn of comics podcaster, reviewer and creator Tom Stewart to return to the co-host chair. He and Tony walk through five recent releases and not only talk about their content and quality but also how easy it is to buy new comics in the UK. There were some complications!

Follow along with reviews of Marvel, DC, Image and a cheeky Manga title. Honest reviews regarding content and pricing (with a few moments of terrible language).

You can head over to the That Comic Smell Site and get their new anthology. You can also follow the guys on their bi-weekly podcast. Highly recommended.

This episode is full of comics opinions and history. Not to be missed. 

Many thanks for listening. 

Episode 116 - ’Domu - The Dreams of Children’ by Katsuhiro Otomo.

Episode 116 - ’Domu - The Dreams of Children’ by Katsuhiro Otomo.

February 24, 2022

'You're nothing but a bully!'

This week Al Henderson returns to the co-host seat with his book choice of Domu - The Dreams of Children.

Often talked about as Otomo's 'other book' this is a classic of horror manga. Al and Tony dive into the history of this comic and also investigate how and why it works so well. Well over forty years old - and still cool AF!

You can catch up on Mr Henderson's comics by visiting his store here or follow him on Twitter right here. Also look out for the second issue of the That Comic Smell Comic which has him as a special guest star. Here's that link!

Many thanks for listening.

 

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