Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 41 - Lizzie Kaye

Unbound’s graphic novels Commissioning Editor Lizzie Kaye latest Festival Podcast guest

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 41 - Lizzie KayeThe latest Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast co-hosted by Ian Loxam and Nikki Bates features an exclusive interview with crowdfunding publisher Unbound‘s comics and graphic novels Commissioning Editor, Lizzie Kaye.

Unbound launched one of their latest graphic novels, Reel Love by Owen Michael Johnson, at this year’s Festival and there are plans for further partnership between them and LICAF in 2019.

Reel Love author Owen Michael Johnson on the Unbound stand at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018. Photo: Unbound
Reel Love author Owen Michael Johnson on the Unbound stand at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018. Photo: Unbound

In Episode 41 of the podcast, guest interviewer John Freeman chats to Lizzie about her career so far, the Unbound platform and how it works, her plans for their graphic novel line and the challenges anyone thinking about crowdfunding a comics project faces.

Along with news items courtesy of the podcast’s new partnership with downtheubes.net, Ian and Nikki preview the Unbound project Barking by Lucy Sullivan, a graphic novel about grief, madness, and the ghosts that haunt us, Death or Glory by Rick Remender and Bengal, and One in Four Naming the Beast by Francesco Mafrici. They also offer their thoughts on the new She Ra Netflix TV series and Mary and the Witches Flower.

Plus, Pete Taylor looks at the life of the marvellous Stan Lee and Mike Williams discusses some of his purchases from the year’s Festival.

Listen 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

Check out all of Unbound’s current graphic novel projects here

• 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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