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Creating Comics: Awesome Comics Podcast interviews Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti

This week the Awesome Comics Podcast team are joined by the founder and publisher of Alterna Comics, Peter Simeti, to talk about his journey in comics and what the publisher are trying to achieve in the modern publishing world.

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Founded in 2006, Alterna Comics titles are distributed worldwide in print and digital formats and in several languages.

Founder Peter Simeti was in the headlines last year when, as Bleeding Cool reported, he had  “the absolute audacity to go on Twitter to give ‘thanks’ to his many, many followers no matter who they may be,  for supporting his art, his business, his employees and contributors.”

He has drawn fire, however, for actions around Comicsgste, which have angered some creators.

ICYMI #1 - CoverIn 2017, Alterna launched its “Newsprint is Back” campaign, which continues to this day.

The interview covers Alterna’s line, which includes titles on sale now in all good comic shops such as the ongoing Unit 44 and their new launches Feast or Famine, ICMYI and The Actual Roger, and a look at the the overall state of the modern comics publishing world.

If thats not enough, there’s plenty of books to check out and comics fun to be had, too!

Great stuff to check out this week: Alterna ComicsPeter SimetiUK Stores that stock Alterna, Alterna’s titles including The Chair, Trespasser, Blood Realm, Mother Russia and Tinsel Town; the upcoming  True Believers Comic Festival 2019Incredible Doom, the he acclaimed series about early 90’s kids, Dylan Dog – Chess of Death, and the US publisher of many Bonelli comics, Epicenter Comics.

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• Follow Peter Simeti on Twitter @petersimeti | • Follow Alterna Comics on Twitter @ALTERNACOMICS

• Buy the Awesome Comics Anthology

• Join the discussion today at the Facebook group Awesome Comics Talk

• Check out the folks who sponsor the show – the mighty folks at Comichaus

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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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