Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 48 - Tim Pilcher

Tim Pilcher reveals more about Breakthrough project for new comic creators

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 48 - Tim PilcherOn the latest episode of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast, editor and publisher Tim Pilcher talks about the new, recently launched Breakthrough project, aimed at encouraging new and upcoming comics talent.

Tim is running Breakthrough for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival through 2019 and into 2020 resulting in the opportunity for new creators to have work published in an anthology.

Check out more about the project here – there’s still time to apply, with the deadline for application of Friday 29th March 2019.

Hosts Ian Loxam and Nikki Bates also review Guantanamo Kid by Jerome Tubiana and Alkexadre Franc plus Sparks and the Fallen Star by Lyndon White.

They also look at a huge range of Kickstarters currently running and the team look at previous Festival guests the Etherington Brothers How to Think When You Draw 2, Jens K Styve‘s Dunce #5, Dave Cook‘s Killtopia #2, the Mad Robot Comics project Frank At Home on the Farm, the Little Heroes Anthology #3 and Lyndon White’s concrrtina book of War of the Worlds.

Finally, there’s some Festival and podcast news about a new contributor. Tom Stewart from the That Comic Smell podcast will be joining the team and looking at small press comics in future episodes.

(That Comic Smell is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Giuseppe Lambertino, Fernando Pons, Tom Stewart, David Robertson and Mike Sedakat. These five friends sit down together and talk comics. Grab a cuppa, biscuits, pull up a chair and join them here on Soundcloud).

Pete Taylor and Mike Williams also continue their discussion on Sword vs Sorcery in comics which we had to cut in half it was so long. Part Three of this discussion will be on the next episode.

Check out more about the Breakthrough project here – there’s still time to apply, with the deadline for application of Friday 29th March 2019

Check Out Episode 48 of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast here on the Podcast web site – or Listen Right Here

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

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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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