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Comic Creator Interviews

Interviews with British comic creators – writers, artists, editors and more.

Awesome Comics Podcast Episode 49 – Gareth A Hopkins and The Intercorstal

Awesome Comics Podcast Episode 49 - Gareth A Hopkins and The Intercorstal

This week, the Awesome Comics Podcast gang are joined by Gareth A Hopkins, the creator of the abstract sequential comic book The Intercorstal. He talks about how the creation of this unique book came to be, the creators who have have advised him, his experience helping out at LSCC and so much more. Theres also talk about Chewbacca Mom, Lancaster ... Read More »

Awesome Comics Podcast Episode 48 – Dead Canary Comics

Dead Canary Comics Logo

The minds behind Dead Canary Comics, Chris Baker and Matt Fitch, join the gang this week to talk about how they started in indie publishing, the impressive books they’ve released so far and the awesome books they’ve got coming up. There’s talk about MCM London, interacting with other creators at cons, the reactions to recent big company story lines and so ... Read More »

Awesome Comics Podcast Episode 47 – Kevin Bieber and Man vs Rock!

Awesome Comics Podcast Episode 47 - Kevin Bieber and Man vs Rock!

Buckle your seat belts folks because Kevin Bieber, one of the creators behind Man vs Rock, the craziest and most hilarious small press books ever created joins the gang this week. He talks about how the book came to be, the reaction the book has had since its release and so much more. And, seriously, there’s so much more. There’s also ... Read More »

Words From Beyond: IPC Managing Editor Gil Page – EFA Interview

The recent sad news of the passing of Gil Page, an editorial stalwart of Amalgamated Press, Fleetway, IPC and latterly as that company’s Managing Editor, resulted in many words of tribute from those who worked with him and for him through the years. Gil was interviewed by Ian Wheeler for the fourth issue of the Eagle Flies Again fanzine published in ... Read More »

Awesome Comics Podcast Episode 43 – Kate Ashwin and Widdershins!

The frontispiece for the first Widdershins story, which Kate Ashwin launched in October 2011. Art © Kate Ashwin.

Kate Ashwin, creator of the popular webcomic Widdershins joins the Awesome Comics Podcast gang this week to talk about her brilliant book series. They talk about how the strip came to be, her path to becoming a full time webcomic creator, her influences and so much more. Being a webcomic veteran, she is also a fountain of knowledge in the ... Read More »

Answers in Blood: An Interview with “Vikings” comic writer Cavan Scott

Vikings #1 Cover A

Cavan Scott counts himself lucky to work in the worlds that first sparked his imagination as a kid. He writes the Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor comic for Titan, is one of the writers of the Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space series of novels for children (as well as the young at heart) and up until recently, produced Blake’s 7 ... Read More »

Birmingham Bound: An Interview with Comic Artist Staz Johnson

King's Road # Splash Pages by Staz Johnson

Staz Johnson began his career in comics drawing strips for Marvel UK and Fleetway before pencilling books like The Mighty Thor and The Avengers for Marvel in the US. A six issue run on Detective Comics lead to him becoming the artist on the popular Robin series, where he stayed for over three years. Renowned for a bravura action-adventure style ... Read More »

Birmingham Bound: An Interview with Halo artist Ian Richardson

Judge Dredd Pencils by Ian Richardson; and final art. Judge Dredd © 2000AD

Ian Richardson has recently completed illustrating the science fiction comic book series Halo for Dark Horse, and took time out prior to taking part in events for this weekend’s Birmingham Comics Festival, to discuss his work at Image, Dark Horse, 2000AD and elsewhere with Paul H Birch. Able to exaggerate larger than life scenarios and bring them down to a ... Read More »

Birmingham Bound: An Interview with Comic Artist Ian Kennedy

2000AD Prog 1961 - Cover by Ian Kennedy

Artist Ian Kennedy’s sixty plus career encompasses some of the best loved characters and comics published in Great Britain. To this day, he remains the undisputed master of aviation depictions. From his pioneering days on Air Ace and Thriller Picture Library through to Battle Picture Weekly and Warlord, his work has thrilled great-grandparents and their offspring right through to today’s ... Read More »

Who was Ian Kennedy’s Space Captain Dave Garratt?

There is a little known science fiction comics character called Dave Garratt who appeared in at least three of the Collins Boys’ Annuals published by William Collins Sons And Co Ltd (now part of HarperCollins) on the cusp of the 1960s. All three strips are by the same artist, Ian Kennedy, signing at that time as Chas Ian Kennedy, who ... Read More »

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