Avery Hill’s Katriona Chapman, Gustavo Vargas chat creating comics in new Lakes Festival Podcast

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 69 - Katriona Chapman and Gustaffo Vargas

The latest episode of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast features chats with the creator of Follow Me In, Katriona Chapman and comic creator Gustavo Vargas, creator of the independent dystopian SF thriller comic, Manu.

Katriona Chapman is the marketing manager for UK publisher Avery Hill Publishing and has been creating comics for many years, leading up to her first graphic novel Follow Me In in 2018 and whose new graphic novel, Breakwater, will be released this year.

Follow Me In by Katriona Chapman

Coming Soon: Breakwater by Katriona Chapman, from Avery Hill Publishing

Coming Soon: Breakwater by Katriona Chapman, from Avery Hill Publishing

Kat talks to hosts Ian Loxam and Nikki Bates about how she progressed to creating that book and the processes as well as her work with Avery Hill, and also takes part in a new segment “What’s the Last…?”

Pete Taylor chats to comics creator Gustavo (Gustaffo) Vargas, creator of this years number one comic Manu.

Manu by Gustavo Vargas

Plus, Mike Williams discusses Third World War by Pat Mills and Carlos Ezquerra, now being published as collections from Rebellion, and asks if it is still relevant today. Tom Stewart reviews The Junction by Norm Konyu.

Finally, Ian and Nikki also talk Ghibli in this episode. With the Studio Ghibli films coming onto Netflix, Nikki gives a brief run down of each of them, Ghibli itself and her Top Three.

Macc-Pow 2020There’s also a run down of all the latest gusts for this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal in October, as well as the newly announced guests at this year’s Macc Pow, which returns to Macclesfield for a fifth outing on Saturday 27th June 2020.

Katriona Chapman is online at katrionachapman.com | Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Instagram

Gustavo Vargas is online at artefactop.wixsite.com/gustaffo | BigCartelFacebook | Follow Gustavo Vargas on Twitter @GustaffoVargas | Instagram 

Avery Hill Publishing is online at averyhillpublishing.com

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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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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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  1. Loved the conversation between Pete Taylor and Gustavo Vargas!

    Like Pete, I was unfamiliar with Frederik Peeters and Aâma, and I had a little difficulty with search because of spelling uncertainty. Turns out that the work is translated into English, happily, and published by Self Made Hero. Thought that worth noting.

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