The Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast team took a trip up to Carlisle Comic Con recently and the latest podcast features interviews with some of the comic creators featured there. These include Emma Vieceli, featuring on the show for her second interview, Dave Cook of Card Shark Comics, James McCulloch from Comichaus, Lydon White and Simon Furman.
The team also review the comics Out in the Open by Javi Rey published by SelfMadeHero, adapted from the novel by Jesus Carrasco, following a young boy who runs from an abused life into the void of the deserts. He meets up with a goat herder who helps him survuve the harsh landscape. Also reviewed is The Either by Matt Garvey and Dizevez.
There’s also thoughts from Ian Loxam and Nicole Bates on the anaimated movie In This Corner of the World, which looks at the struggles of Japanese life through World War Two.
Mike Williams talks about nerd culture and what he called Alternative 80’s, looking at the stories that now look back and use 1980’s themes and refrences for their stories whilst Pete Taylor continues Jack Kirby’s life. This time, he looks at the years between 1958 to 1961 from monster comics to the birth of the Fantastic Four. Enjoy!
• The Lakes International Comic Art Festival returns to Kendal in the Lake District in October 2018: www.comicartfestival.com
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.