Awesome Comics Podcast Episode 45: Kirk Campbell and Dirty Rotten Comics

Kirk Campbell, one of the minds behind the brilliant anthology Dirty Rotten Comics joins the Awesome Comics Podcast gang to talk about the series, how it came to be, the amazing creators that have contributed and so much more.

It’s a great chat about a series you must check out. Of course, the conversation goes in all directions and Kirk lowers himself to the hosts level (bless him) as they talk about creating comics purely for digital reading, free comic book day shenanigans, hipsters, hoovers and so much more.

Plus –  Dan Butcher makes his triumphant return, Vince Hunt puts on his sensual voice and Tony Esmond accuses one of the hosts of cosplaying as a crusty seaman.

Plus –  another round of the Awesome Games dramatic results readings takes place as ACP fave Emily Owen tells us all who got horribly murdered this week. Good fun for all the family!

Mentioned in this episode are: Dirty Rotten Comics, Meanderings, Throwaway Press, Monkey vs Robot, James Kolchalka, The Fist, Jordan Kroeger, Alternative Free Comic Book Day Bundle, Box 13, Box 13 digital edition, David Gallaher, Steve Ellis, Filmish, Edward Ross, Super Graphic, Five 2 One Magazine, Brian Michael Bendis’ Words for Pictures, The Coffin, Will Eisner Champion of the Graphic Novel, Pipedream Comics, A 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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