Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast 51 - Brad Brooks

Lakes Festival Podcast probes the work of Harvey Kurtzman with artist Brad Brooks

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast 51 - Brad BrooksOffering a  slightly different episode, on Episode 51 0f the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast finds Pete Taylor chatting to freelance designer, comics creator and author Brad Brooks about EC and MAD creator Harvey Kurtzman, the comic making process, digital comics and world comics.

Brad co-authored The Essential Guide to World Comics withTim Pilcher, co-ordinator of the Festival’s new Breakthrough project, and The Complete Cartooning Course with Steve Edgell and Tim Pilcher. He also curates the very useful I’m Reading Here, a miscellany of comics news stories and more on Flipboard, and you can find him on Tumblr, too.

Tom Stewart then joins show hosts Ian Loxam and Nikki Bates as they spend the final segment of the episode discussing the ins and outs of Avengers:Endgame. Be warned: this is a spoiler-filled chat however it’s not until the end of the episode so fear not… and the team give you warnings if you haven’t seen the movie.

Reviewed this time out are John Tucker‘s latest one-shot CYDO, one big A2 sheet with a cover/poster on one side and a comic, in an 8×5 panel grid, on the other; and Ian goes gooey over his new favourite writer Jeff Lemire and reviews Underwater Welder and Black Hammer, the latter featuring art by Dean Ormston and Dave Stewart.

Mike Williams turns Hellboy and talks all about Mike Mignola, and the beginnings and the complex story threads running through the comic, while Tom reviews Alan Henderson’s Penned Guin: Don’t Judge Me.

• Listen to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 51 right here!


• Download the latest episode of the Podcast on Spreaker | iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify | iHeart Radio

• Check out Nikki’s new comic Leaf and buy your copy now

• 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 Tom Stewart from That Comic Smell, Pete Taylor, and Mike Williams

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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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