This week Awesome Comic Podcast hosts Vince Hunt, Dan Butcher and Tony Esmond are joined by Dean Beattie, a creator with an ever growing fanbase due to his amazing series Random Trials. He talks about how the series came to be, his start in illustration, convention experiences and what he’s got in the pipeline for this year.
There’s also some in-depth and very mature discussion about nipple guns (oh dear… – Ed), possible band names, eyebrows and the merits of ‘free hugs’. Also, Vince threatens Dean with physical contact in the form of a hug, Dan still hasn’t gotten his VIZ annual yet and everyone gives some handy medical advice after Tony asks about viagra ‘for a friend’.
Devoted (largely, apart from the nipple guns!) to British small press and independent comics,mentioned in this episode of the Awesome Comics Podcast are: Dean Beattie, Random Trials, Radio On: Broadcast 2, The Hellion, Jaybird, Trees by Warren Ellis, Jason Howard, The Astounding Wolf-Man, Gunviking, Dave Stokes, Geekaboo Comic Mart, True Believers Comic Con, London Super Comic Con, A Place to Hang Your Cape, Pipedream Comics, Nearlymades, Assault on Fortress Doom, Disconnected Press, Disconnected Anthology and Alex Automatic
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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. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 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.