Fraser Campbell, the writer of Sleeping Dogs and Alex Automatic, joins the Awesome Pod crew to talk about the new 1970s tv inspired book, his work process, influences and more.
Extremely volatile and dangerous, he is held in stasis in a secure Government facility. However, two well-meaning journalists find out about him and break him out, thinking they’re getting a great story and doing him a favour. They soon realise they have no idea what they’ve unleashed.
“The story came about after James and I had been talking about how much we loved the old Gerry Anderson TV Century 21 shows like Thunderbirds and Joe 90,” says Fraser, “and the ITC shows like The Prisoner, Danger Man and Department S.
“We soon came up with an idea that combined the innocent fun of these shows with the far more sinister story of a broken, dangerous man, living inside the delusion that he is a TV robot super-spy at odds with a mysterious organisation called PRYSM. If you enjoy stuff like The Prisoner, TV’s The Avengers and The Saint but also love comics like Miracleman, Casanova and The Invisibles, this should be right up your alley.”
There’s also plenty of talk about exciting books’ for you to check out, the work of Alan Moore and Watchmen, conventions in Scotland, Dan Butcher reveals he is a nightmare to intruders, Vince Hunt completely messes up a famous quote and Tony Esmond talks sideboob.
Mentioned in this episode are: Fraser Campbell, Alex Automatic, Sleeping Dogs, NoBrow Press, Audubon, Midnight Butterfly, Empire of Geek, Frank Cho, Skybourne, Boom Studios, Scurry, Black Mumba, Ram V, Iain Laurie, Periwinkle, Kubo and the Two Strings, The Institute of Marine Research, Claire Connolly Comics and Anything about Nothing
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