Awesome Comic Podcast Episode 16: Comics Artist Chris Imber Talks Small Press

Awesome Comics Podcast Episode 16: Chris ImberThe boys at the Awesome Comics Podcast aim for sophisticated and polished interviewers  this week and end up crudely laughing at crossdressing cosplay. Once that childish gigglefest is done they sit down with the artist Chris Imber, who is currently killing it on art chores for The Last Sheriff at Reckless Heroes.

Chris talks about his love of art and those who influenced him when he first started out, about being part of the small press in the UK and how he works at UK conventions. He’s got quite a few interesting incites to what is currently happening in comics today.

As part of the episode we also get some Convention floor interviews with Will Overton (creator, writer and artist of the new anthology title Smart Bomb!) and Matt Harrower (artist on an upcoming story in The Kill Screen and creator of the upcoming The Big Couch). This section is definitely Not Safe For Work – You have been warned.

There is an extended Shout Out section this week that includes big thanks to Dan at Leamington Spa Comic Con for such a great event and some highs and lows at the New York Comic Con from Tony. You also get the usual amount of reviews and previews, upcoming events and Dan becomes ‘the Drawing Guy’!

Also in this episode is the final leg of the competition to win Alan Moore signed goodies that promote the launch of the excellent Electricomics digital comics platform.  PS – The answer may involve Tony drinking…. Have a listen and stand the chance of getting these great collectables.

• You can listen to the episode right her – and you can find all the episodes so far by searching for The Awesome Comics Podcast on iTunes or go to www.awesomecomics.podbean.com

• You can also follow their antics on Facebook at www.facebook.com/theawesomecomicspodcast or on Twitter @theawesomepod

• If you have a small press book that you think the guys would like then why not send it into them at tony.awesomecomicspod@gmail.com 

• You can find Chris Imber and loads of examples of his outstanding art skills at www.facebook.com/artofchrisimber or on Twitter @RECKLESS_IMBER

• Reckless Hero Comics can be found at www.recklesshero.comwww.facebook.com/recklessheroHQ or on Twitter @RecklessHeroHQ

• You can find the app for Electricomics in the iTunes store (its coming to Android very soon) and I implore you to have a look at some of this amazing work.  Find out more on Twitter @Electricomics

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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