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Bringing “Rae’s Story” to The Big Issue: A Quick Chat with co-writer Andrew Donkin

If you’re a reader of The Big Issue, then you’ll know the latest edition, available from street vendors now, features a comic strip telling the moving story of one of them, adapted by the team who brought us the brilliant, award-winning but harrowing graphic novel of two migrants deadly journey from Africa to Europe, ILLEGAL.
I caught up with co-writer Andrew Donkin to ask him about this special project – and he teased me with some great news about another graphic novel he’s working on that I was delighted to hear about…Continue reading Bringing “Rae’s Story” to The Big Issue: A Quick Chat with co-writer Andrew Donkin

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 63 - Garth Ennis

Lakes Festival Podcast probes Comics Writer Garth Ennis

The latest Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast sees the team catch up with writer Garth Ennis, delivering a recording of an on-stage interview recorded at the 2019 Festival. Garth Ennis’s career has spanned 30 years and he has created some amazing comics such as The Boys and Preacher – but where did his careerContinue reading Lakes Festival Podcast probes Comics Writer Garth Ennis

Writer Garth Ennis at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2019. Photo: Chris Payne for LICAF

Panel Borders: Genre and Inspiration – Arts Foundation comics prize finalists, Garth Ennis interviewed

In a pair of recordings looking at how comic creators are inspired by genre and inspiration, guest presenter and comics laureate Hannah Berry talks to Arts Foundation comics prize finalists Esther McManus, Danny Noble, Jess Taylor and Zara Slattery in a panel discussion at The Cartoon Museum, London; plus Alex Fitch talks to Garth EnnisContinue reading Panel Borders: Genre and Inspiration – Arts Foundation comics prize finalists, Garth Ennis interviewed

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 62

That Was the Lakes That Was! First Podcast Creator Interviews Bonanza available now

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2019 has been and gone, flying past in a speed of light, but their brilliant Podcast team, led by Ian Loxam and Nikki Bates, have loads to report – and gathered some smashing comic creator interviews during the event. The latest Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast episode, releasedContinue reading That Was the Lakes That Was! First Podcast Creator Interviews Bonanza available now

Doctor Who: Panel to Panel: Dez Skinn

Doctor Who: Panel to Panel probes Doctor Who Magazine founder Dez Skinn

Since today is the 40th anniversary of Doctor Who Magazine, what better way for host Jeremy Bement to celebrate than cover the latest news from New York Comic Con on his hugely enjoyable Doctor Who Panel to Panel podcast – and have a great conversation with the creator of the long-running title, Dez Skinn! DezContinue reading Doctor Who: Panel to Panel probes Doctor Who Magazine founder Dez Skinn