Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 44 - Graphic Medicine

Lakes Festival Podcast gets a dose of Graphic Medicine with Ian Williams

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 44 - Graphic MedicineThe Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast goes all graphic medicine  for their latest episode, chatting with ace comics creator Ian Williams.

Ian Williams. Photo: Lucie Unsworth
Ian Williams. Photo: Lucie Unsworth

Ian created the Graphic Medicine website and following on from that has created two graphic novels, The Bad Doctor and the upcoming  The Lady Doctor, due for release next month from Myriad Editions.

The Lady Doctor focuses on 40-year-old Lois Pritchard. She is currently single, despite the attentions of her many admirers, and is, by her own admission, “not very good with relationships.” Starting guitar lessons on her 40th birthday does not become the release she hopes from life’s vicissitudes.

When her estranged mother makes a dramatic appearance on the scene, Lois must look to something far more radical to sort out her personal life. From the moment the readers see Dr Lois nipping out of the back of the surgery for a fag, they know they are in for a behind-the-scenes warts-and-all comedy drama.

The Lady Doctor bv Ian WilliamsIan chats with hosts Ian Loxam and Nikki Bates abut his career as a doctor and how this led to the creation of the website and his books. The team also offer a full review of The Lady Doctor, too.

Also reviewed are Needleman by Martin ‘Simo’  SimpsonPlan A/ Plan B by John Tucker and 24 Panels by numerous artists.

(Do check out the website for 24 Panels, as it’s an important book created to help raise funds to support the survivors of the Grenfell fire disaster).

Pete Taylor has a chat with the creator of Needleman, Martin Simpson about comics, Kickstarter and his comic creation process – and Mike Williams talks all about The Boys comic series by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, which is due to come out as a TV series in 2019.

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• Download the latest episode of the Podcast 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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