Vanguard creator Dan Butcher headlines latest Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 72 - Dan ButcherDan Butcher, creator of the acclaimed independent British superhero comic Vanguard, co-host of the Awesome Comics Podcast, headlines the latest Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast.

Interviewed this episode by Pete Taylor, Dan talks about his comic processes, revealing how he creates his epic tale, published online and in print.

Dan Butcher. Photo © Tony Esmond

Dan Butcher. Photo © Tony Esmond

(Incidentally, Pete was a guest on the Awesome Comics Podcast recently. Listen to this episode and find out what challenge LICAF Podcast hosts Ian Loxam and Nikki Bates set for Pete while being interviewed – and if he completed it! The episode includes discussion of about ComiXology’s price rises, independent comics stock in shops, and US Bronze Age comics).

Tom Stewart continues the Dan Butcher theme and reviews Vanguard Book 3, the third collection of his web comics.

Mike Williams talks about some big and small screen comic book adaptations we can look forward too, such as The Last Days of American Crime, based on Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini‘s 2009 graphic novel of the same name, and Snowpiecer, heading to Netflix in May.

As well as co-ordinating this melange of comics investigation and comment, Nikki and Ian also review Reaffirmation: Coming to Terms with an Autism Diagnosis by Rees Finlay, now available on the independent British digital comics distribution platform Comichaus (along with Vanguard and much more – grab the app here).

Listen to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 72 here on the dedicated Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast web site

Dan Butcher is online at vanguardcomic.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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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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