Awesome Comics Podcast Episode 55: Matt Rooke and Bubbles O’Seven

Amazing Comics Podcast Episode 55: Matt RookeThe Awesome Comics Podcast Episode 55, features Matt Rooke, co-creator of Apes ‘n’ Capes, and brings you the lowdown on some talking comics … and apes!

Matt Rooke, the artist behind Apes ‘n’ Capes and the brand new primate spy adventure Bubbles O’Seven joins the gang, talking about the brilliant new book, collaborating with Grainne McEntee, his influences and why its easier to draw monkeys rather than people. Theres also talk of James Bond, genre over saturation, the useless pop art excuse for stealing sequential art, the Vagina Monologues, Chevy Chase cocaine stories and so much more.

Also, presenters Dan Butcher is a birthday boy, Vince Hunt makes a spectacular verbal mistake and Tony Esmond desperately wants to go to the theatre.

Plus another competition – and it’s one that you’ll definitely need to be paying attention for!

Mentioned in this episode are: Matt Rooke, Bubbles O’Seven, Apes ‘n’ Capes, Bounce Comics, Daemon, Maik Hassenbank, At the Mountains of Madness, I N J Culbard, Self Made Hero, Boxes, Todd Oliver, Tokyo Ghost, Sean Gordon Murphy, Veripathy, Andy Poyagi, Stranger Things, Deep Sleeper, Space Captain 3 Kickstarter

• Follow Matt Rooke on Twitter @articulatebear

• Follow Bounce Comics on Twitter @bouncecomics

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

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The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. 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 "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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