Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 39 - Festival 2018

Latest Lakes Festival Podcast comes crammed with creator interviews!

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast  Episode 39 - Festival 2018The latest Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast comes brimming with interviews from the annual Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal, conducted by co-hosts Ian Loxam and Nikki Bates.

“We chat about how the show was for us, what we enjoyed and what we saw,” says Ian. “We discuss the opening night, which saw Hannah Berry crowned the next Comics Laureate taking over from Charlie Adlard and Hunt Emerson winning the Sergio Aragones International Award for Excellence in Comic Art 2018 as well as all the happenings of the weekend.

Ian and Nikki also review the stunning Traces of the Great War, which was co-commissioned by the Festival.

We have loads of interviews as well including chats with Steve Gregson and Matt Simmons  (Bastard Galaxia), Corey Brotherson (Magic of Myths), Dave Cook (Killtopia), Jens K Styve (Dunce), Robert Brown, Simon ‘Simo’ Simpson (The Needleman), Simon Richardson (The Unity Wall), Lyndon White (Candles), Myfanwy Tristram (Draw The Line), Tom Nash (Tut and Groan) and Owen Michael Johnson (Reel Love).

These weren’t all the interviews the team got and there will be many more next episode, including chats with John Wagner, Una, Ben Dickson and Guy Delisle, plus some panel recordings too.

Don’t forget to check out Nikki;s comic Anxiety Me podcast contributor Pete Taylor‘s Monster Kids now on the Comichaus app too!

Listen to the episode right here!


• Download on Spreaker | iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify | iHeart Radio

• The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is back in Kendal in the Lake District 11th – 13th October 2019: www.comicartfestival.com

• Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast: www.comicartpodcast.uk | Twitter: @comicartfestpod | Facebook: @ComicArtPodcast | Instagram: @ComicArtPodcast 

Regular contributors to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast include Pete Taylor: www.thismanthispete.com and Mike Williams  – find him on Twitter @CthulhuPunk

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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