Thanks to David Chandler, you’ll hear me plugging Lancaster Comics Day (and the Lakes International Comic Art Festival) on this week’s “Friday Night Three” show airing on Beyond Radio (7 – 9.00pm, 103.5FM across Lancaster and Morecambe and also online).
It turns out David apparently in part owes living in Lancaster down to an editorial decision made by me about a letter published in Doctor Who Magazine over 30 years ago, when I was editor. Whether he will reveal the connection between myself, DWM and longtime friends on air remains to be heard!
For those of you outside the Lancaster and Morecambe area, the Friday Night Three show is also offered as a Podcast and you can follow them on Twitter @BeyondFriday
Organised by the Friends of Lancaster Library, Lancaster Comics Day takes place on Sunday 13th June at Lancaster Library (tickets on the door £5 adults £2 concessions which includes admission to panels). Guests are artists Richard Piers Rayner (Doctor Who, Hellblazer, Road to Perdition), David Sque (Roy of the Rovers, Preston North End – The Rise of the Invincibles), Nick Brokenshire (Amelia Cole, Once and Future Queen), Tim Perkins (Doctor Who, Worlds End), writer and publisher Tom Ward (Merrick) author and editor Barrie Tomlinson, (Tiger, Roy of the Rovers), publisher Michael Barrett, and fantasy author AS Chambers.
The Lakes International Comic Art Festival will have a major presence at the event and I’m delighted to announce that thanks to their help we’ll now be joined on the day by talented artist Marc Jackson, who will be providing workshop activities for younger comic fans.
This is the first of two audio mind probes I’m appearing on in coming days, as Ian Loxam of the official Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast will also be interviewing me this week, although that won’t be podcast until early June – check out their web site or follow them on Facebook or Twitter @comicartfestpod for info.
Recently launched, they’ve already interviewed Festival patrons Sean Phillips and Emma Vieceli, and Comics Laureate and Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard. (To listen, download and subscribe on iTunes, or listen and follow on Soundcloud or subscribe to their channel on YouTube).
• For those of you outside the Lancaster and Morecambe area, the Friday Night Three show is also offered as a Podcast and you can follow them on Twitter @BeyondFriday
- It was of course comedian Sandy Powell, best known for his radio work of the 1930s, who created radio’s first real catchphrase: “Can you hear me, mother?” He featured in Radio Fun in a strip drawn by George Parlett, as noted here on Lew Stringer’s Blimey! It’s Another Blog About Comics. For more about Sandy Powell himself, there’s a great page here on the Voices of Variety web site