Awesome Comics Podcast Episode 58: Jamie Smart

Awesome Comics Podcast Episode 58: Jamie Smart

The guest for the Awesome Comics Podcast Episode 58 is the man behind the mighty Moose Kid Comics, Jamie Smart. As we reported just recently, a new issue of the brilliant digital comic for kids (of all ages) is out now, totally free, but this isn’t the only project he’s working on. In fact we think that just like writer Dan Abnett, Jamie has worked out how to clone himself, just to get all the things he’s up to out the door.

Jamie joins the gang to talk about how the yearly free-for-everyone Moose Kids Comic came to be, what it was like editing so many amazing creators, the world of kids comic publishing, his angry comic creating phase and so much more! The conversation dances in all directions as convention stories are told, gallows humour in kids comics discussed and artists talk the adventures of Periscoping your work.

There’s also some Bristol Comics Expo talk, dirty artist Chat Roulette, Vince Hunt steps up his Segway game, Tony Esmond talks about pranks he’s played on his workmates and Dan Butcher is the block.

Mentioned in this episode are: Jamie SmartFumbooMoose Kid ComicsBunny vs MonkeyCorporate SkullThe PhoenixThe DandyReadathonShit FlingersMalevolenceHugo BoylanJohn QuigleyKerrie SmithSleigherAction Lab ComicsThe DivineFirst Second BooksWorkKev BrettPaul RaineyTales to DiminishStory Studio PodcastJeff Steinberg: Champion of EarthOni Press, Joshua Hale FialkovTony FleecsLost Tales

• Listen to the podcast right here (please note, some adult language throughout)

• Find Jamie online at or follow him on Twitter @jamiesmart

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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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