Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 29 - Zoom Rockman

Zoom Rockman mind probed for latest Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast!

Zoom Rockman
Zoom Rockman

Beano cartoonist and Lakes International Comic Art Festival patron Zoom Rockman is the guest of the organisation’s podcast this week.

Zoom is a young creator who started producing comics from a young age, He appeared in the Beano at age 12 and in Private Eye at 16.

Ian Loxam and Nikki Bates have a chat with Zoom about how he started, why at a young age he’s creating satirical comics and what the future holds. He also talks about his role as a patron of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and what he has lined up for this year.

The podcast team also goes review crazy as they all review a load of comics, including Apollo, Awesome Comic Issue Two and Little Girl Black – as well as the new Deadpool 2.

Nikki also talks about the latest on her comic, Anxiety Me (reviewed here on downthetubes) which is now available from

• Listen to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 29: Zoom Rockman here

Comics reviewed are Apollo, Awesome Comic No.2, Little Girl Black, Stranglehood, Copperopolis 1 – 3, Debris, Bubba Ho-Tep, Slang Pictorial, Death or Glory, Star Wars Rogue Squadron, Aliens: Dead Orbit, Southern Bastards and Big Hard Sex Criminals

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• The Lakes International Comic Art Festival returns to Kendal in the Lake District in October 2018:

• Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast: | Twitter: @comicartfestpod | Facebook: @ComicArtPodcast | Instagram: @ComicArtPodcast 

Contributors to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast – Episode 28 include Pete Taylor: and Mike Williams  – find him on Twitter @CthulhuPunk

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", working as an editor, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years. His credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel UK and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines. He also edited STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics, including Team M.O.B.I.L.E. and The Beatles Story. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare” for Tian Books. 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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