Awesome Comics Podcast Episode 43 – Kate Ashwin and Widdershins!

Kate Ashwin shows off her Victorian fantasy graphic novel series Widdershins at Wonderlands 2015. Photo: Jeremy Briggs

Kate Ashwin shows off her Victorian fantasy graphic novel series Widdershins

Kate Ashwin, creator of the popular webcomic Widdershins joins the Awesome Comics Podcast gang this week to talk about her brilliant book series. They talk about how the strip came to be, her path to becoming a full time webcomic creator, her influences and so much more.

Being a webcomic veteran, she is also a fountain of knowledge in the genre and there’s loads of useful information for budding creators out there. Not only that, but theres talk of ‘graphic novels’, late night Bingo moderators, Old school egg based computer games and TV shows and so much more!

Kate also Googles everything that’s talked about, Vince Hunt drops a couple of bad jokes and rightfully gets shot down, Dan Butcher describes a WalMart experience and Tony Esmond suggests using DNA as a competition prize.

Despite technical issues on the night, this show turned out to be an unmissable one, and if you can guess where the edits are you can win a prize (NOTE: This is a complete lie, but the ACP team will give you a high five)

Art © Kate Ashwin

Art © Kate Ashwin

It’s also a bloodbath in the AWESOME GAMES this week as more deaths are dramatically announced! With an absolutely epic guest narrator that has to be heard to be believed its a report thats not to be missed! Who got bumped off this week? You’ll just have to listen to find out!

Mentioned in this episode are: Kate AshwinWiddershinsDarkenCautionary Fables and Fairy TalesA City InsideTillie WaldenAvery Hill PublishingSpace MulletSpace Mullet CollectionDaniel Warren JohnsonNot Drunk EnoughTessa StoneBuzzCucumber QuestGigi DidiSlimeLukasz KowalczukRats and Crows PublishingComic HeroesDeath by ShakespeareDead Canary ComicsCounter Shot PressOpen Panel PodcastDirty Old Ladies PodcastEmily OwenSorcery 101Kel McDonaldPipedream ComicsA Place to Hang Your Cape and Down the Tubes

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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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