Awesome Comics Podcast spotlights Rob Jones and Madius Comics

Awesome Comics Podcast Episode 13: Rob JonesThe latest episode of the Awesome Comics Podcast features Rob Jones, one of the evil geniuses behind new small press publisher Madius Comics, who joins Vince Hunt, Dan Butcher and Tony Esmond to talk about their current and upcoming titles, the amazing crop of creators he’s worked with, what its like to publish a bazillion titles at once, lettering comics and so much more!

In their usual fashion the boys also review some great indie titles and talk about appropriate pricing for comics. Dan talks about push ups and being the body double for Sly Stallone in Over The Top. Tony is chuffed as punch for having his name put on a bar in the Marvel Universe and Vince is attacked on all sides for using the phrase ‘Guys and Gals.’

Plus, don’t miss their competition, where you can win goodies signed by Alan Moore! Listen now and find out more!

Mentioned in this episode are: Rob Jones, Madius Comics, Papercuts and Inkstains, 50Signal, Ramlock Investigates, Average Joe, Christian Wildgoose, Lead Ache Comics, Adult Magazine, HP Lovecraft Literary Podcast, HP Lovecraft Anthology, Exit Generation, Sam Read, Sexcastle, Monkeysquad One, A Place to Hang Your Cape, Pipedream Comics, London Comic Mart, Leamington Comic Con, Nottingham Comic Con, Lakes International Comics Art Festival, Superhero Comics Contest, The Unmentionables, Punisher: Born, Zak Simmonds-Hurn, Monstrosity, Hot Stuff Comic, Gonzo Cosmic, and Amelia Cole

So if like small press comics, drinking stories and dodgy 1970s television presenters why not pop over and have a listen!

• You can find all the episodes so far by searching for The Awesome Comics Podcast on iTunes or go to The Awesome Comics Podbean – or simply listen right here!

• You can also follow their antics on Facebook at or on Twitter @theawesomepod

If you have a small press book that you think the guys would like then why not send it into them at

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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