The guest for the Awesome Comics Podcast Episode 58 is the man behind the mighty Moose Kid Comics, Jamie Smart. As we reported just recently, a new issue of the brilliant digital comic for kids (of all ages) is out now, totally free, but this isn’t the only project he’s working on. In fact we think that just like writer Dan Abnett, Jamie has worked out how to clone himself, just to get all the things he’s up to out the door.
Jamie joins the gang to talk about how the yearly free-for-everyone Moose Kids Comic came to be, what it was like editing so many amazing creators, the world of kids comic publishing, his angry comic creating phase and so much more! The conversation dances in all directions as convention stories are told, gallows humour in kids comics discussed and artists talk the adventures of Periscoping your work.
There’s also some Bristol Comics Expo talk, dirty artist Chat Roulette, Vince Hunt steps up his Segway game, Tony Esmond talks about pranks he’s played on his workmates and Dan Butcher is the block.
Mentioned in this episode are: Jamie Smart, Fumboo, Moose Kid Comics, Bunny vs Monkey, Corporate Skull, The Phoenix, The Dandy, Readathon, Shit Flingers, Malevolence, Hugo Boylan, John Quigley, Kerrie Smith, Sleigher, Action Lab Comics, The Divine, First Second Books, Work, Kev Brett, Paul Rainey, Tales to Diminish, Story Studio Podcast, Jeff Steinberg: Champion of Earth, Oni Press, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Tony Fleecs, Lost Tales
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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.