Author Chris Lackey talks “Transreality” with the Awesome Comics Podcast crew

Awesome Comics Podcast Episode 7 - Chris Lackey

Episode 7 of the Awesome Comics Podcast is sliding up your alley today. Hosted by Vince Hunt (Red Mask From Mars) Hunt, Dan Butcher (Vanguard) Butcher and Tony Esmond (the hairy and annoying one) this episode has as its guest indie creator and Lovecraft expert Chris Lackey.

The boys talk in depth about Chris’ graphic novel Transreality, a melon twisting comic about the nature of identity in a complicated future digital age. What makes a person a real individual if they are disconnected from their physical self? ? What happens when you discover that everything you have known is in fact a cyber created reality? If you could just delete your program would you? And would you have sex with a pink lady gorilla?

A page from Transreality by and © Chris Lackey
A page from Transreality by and © Chris Lackey

Originally from Silvis, Illinois, Chris, who lives in West Yorkshire, which he describes as “a beautiful place to call home”, has been a filmmaker, animator, podcaster and graphic novelist. He has been doing his own podcast, The HP Lovecraft Literary Podcast (with Chad Fifer) for over four years.

We also get a bit of Fantastic Four talk, some sado masochistic femme fatales in Mean Girls Club from NoBrow Press (reviewed by Tony here on downthetubes), some Warren Ellis love and some webcomic chat. Vince still refuses to reveal why he is known as ‘Jester Diablo’ and Dan baffles the hosts with the word ‘solipsism’.

You also get a boat load of reviews and recommendations in the small press UK scene as well as a calendar of upcoming signings and conventions.

The winner of two tickets to the Nottingham Comic Convention is also announced.

So, if you don’t mind a bit of bad language and simian sex talk have a listen.

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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