Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast  Episode 52 - Oldham Comic Con 3

Lakes Festival Podcast legs it to Oldham! (Oldham Comic Con 3, that is)

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast  Episode 52 - Oldham Comic Con 3Most of the latest episode of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast  focuses on the team’s recent trip to Oldham Comic Con 3, held on Saturday 11th May. Nikki Bates tabled on the day, while Ian went off interviewing a range of comic creators, including Oldham Comic Con organiser Dennis Whittle, plus 2000AD and Rok of the Reds artist Dan Cornwell, Kevin Enhart from Deadstar Publishing, 2000AD and The Immortal Hulk writer Al Ewing, 2000 AD artist David ‘Max’ Millgate, Asa Wheatley, Kat Willott and Sammy Ward, Phantom legend Keith Williams and Zenith artist Steve Yeowell.

The team had a great day – as Ian reports here on downthetubes – and intend to return next year.

Oldham Comic Con 3 - Nikki Bates
Nikki Bates. Photo: Ian Loxam

Reviews this time out are for the recently-released  Cannabis: An American History by Box Brown, published by SelfMadeHero, and Untitled Generic Space Comedy #1 by Matt Garvey, John McFarlane, Allison Hu and Rob Guillory (sneak peek here), plus Prey for Us by Matt Garvey and J Francis Totti. Tom Stewart also reviews Hello Dolly by John Tucker, and there’s some team thoughts, too, on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse and Detective Pikachu.

Finally, Ian and Nikki take a look at the newly announced exhibitors in the Comics Clock Tower at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival this year.

• Listen to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 52 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 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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