This week web comic creator Sian Jefferson joins Dan Butcher, Tony Esmond and Vince Hunt on the Awesome Comics Podcast, to talk about the fabulous The Book of Fey, her influences, the task of writing fantasy comics and her own journey into making comics.
There’s lots of great talk about creating and hosting webcomics, interacting with that audience, ‘secret’ projects and the merits (or lack of) of the film Cockneys vs Zombies. Also, Sian reveals her opinions on noses, Vince busts out Carry On film noises, Dan doesn’t heed his own advice and Tony keeps trying to drop bad jokes into the show.
Plus – this episode we announce the first casualties in the first ever Awesome Games! Who will survive? Well the answers may surprise you and you’ll just have to listen to find out!
Mentioned in this episode are: Sian Jefferson, The Book of Fey, Sian’s Tumblr, Patience, Daniel Clowes, The Poor Bastard, Joe Matt, Rising Sand, Ty Dunitz, Jenn Lee, Hark! A Vagrant, Kate Beaton, The Heart of Time, Sarah Millman, Back Issue Magazine, Spying with Lana, Creature Tech, Heroes Run 2016, Pipedream Comics, A Place to Hang Your Cape, Down the Tubes
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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.