It’s that simple.
Nowhere is this more apparent than amongst the books, convention tables and creators within the small press and independent comics community in the UK. And what do you do when you find something thats awesome? You talk about it; usually to anyone who will listen, and by the power of grey skull The Awesome Comics Podcast, which launches this weekend, has got a lot to talk about.
“ACP’s mission statement is to give an unequalled voice and insight into the world of small press comics and culture,” says Vince, “and to be an exclusive platform for indie creators to shout about their work and talk about what inspires them. Plus, as the show was conceived by three life-long comics loving mentalists, there’s certainly going to be a fair amount of humour being thrown in all directions, as well as giving you important answers to questions like:
“Have you ever wanted to know more about creating and self publishing your own comics?
“Wondered what kinds of things influence and inspire small press creators?
“What’s the next comic book series you’re going to want to buy every issue of?
“And how exactly do you handle getting up at the crack of dawn to travel to a convention and spend the entire day on your feet promoting the book you’ve shed blood, sweat and tears to create? (Hint: CAFFEINE. LOTS OF CAFFEINE).”
Hosted by Vincent Hunt, Dan Butcher and Tony Esmond, The Awesome Comics Podcast is going to be the place where the small press community makes one hell of a big noise – so don’t miss it.
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.