Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 53 - Simon Spurrier

Simon Spurrier talks writing comics and for TV in new Lakes Festival Podcast

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 53 - Simon SpurrierWriter Simon Spurrier is the focus of the latest Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast, and author who’s written for a wide range of comics from 2000AD to Vertigo’s Sandman – to one of hosts Ian Loxam and Nikki Bates favourites, The Labyrinth.

He has also worked on TV scripts – which is one of the topics we discuss with him. Simon talks openly about being a writer and the challenges of putting your work out there.

Spelljammer Comics MontagePete Taylor talks about his pitching experience which is a valuable insight into comic creators challenges, and Mike Williams starts a three-part series looking at the history of Dungeons and Dragons… and comics. This year’s Festival will include an RPG style event so this fits perfectly with that. Plus, Tom Stewart reviews David Cooper‘s panel a day comic, The Price.

Ian and Nikki have a look at the new AKA Fanzine, Scotland’s longest running fanzine, and check out the recently-announced European guests coming to the Festival in October.

Please note there’s slight distortion to the sound in the first minute. It soon passes!

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

• Simon Spurrier is online at simonspurrier.co.uk | Follow Simon on Twitter @sispurrier

• 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

• 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 Tom Stewart from That Comic SmellPete 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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