Awesome Comics Podcast Episode 54: Shane Chebsey and Shrewsbury Comic Arts Festival

Episode 54 - Shane Chebsey and Shrewsbury Comic Arts Festival

Comic conventions are an integral part of being a small press creator, and this week marks the first time the Awesome Comics Podcast team talk to one of the hard working folk behind the events. Shane Chebsey, the man behind the Shrewsbury Comic Arts Festival and ICE events, joins the ACP crew to talk about the joys and perils of organising comic events.

There’s talk of getting pro guests for events, the responsibility of convention organisers, people selling prints of other people’s characters and so much more. It’s a great insight into the behind the scenes of event organising!

There’s also talk of some awesome books you need to check out, Last of the Summer Wine, Dan Butcher brings out his pop culture guns, Vince Hunt expresses himself everywhere and Tony Esmond compares his hair to a golden waterfall. Plus there’s also some serious kazoo action. How can you miss that?!

Mentioned in this episode are: Shane Chebsey, Shrewsbury International Comic Arts Festival, ICE Comic Con 2016, Smallzone, Monologue, SJ McCune, One Punch Man, Doc Dino, Tom Ward, Chris Welsh, The Opportunity, Tom Volley, Leamington Comic Con Small Press Factor, The Complete Harlem Heroes, Regret, Kristo, Sam Read and Goldtiger

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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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