A new episode of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast, co-hosted by Nikki Bates and Ian Loxam, has just gone live. Episode 68 finds Pete Taylor chatting to The Whore Chronicles creators Tony Esmond and Sarah Harris on this episode, discussing the creation of the book and how it all came about.
The episode also features a a huge exclusive, announcing the first Special Guest for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2020. Keep an eye out for more guests on the Festival web site and here on downthetubes on Tuesday!
Available here from Comichaus and here direct from Tony, The Whore Chronicles book has been reviewed previously on the podcast – a collection of stories written by Tony Esmond with art by a revolving cadre of fine artists – Rachael Ball, Tom Curry, Sarah Harris, Vince Hunt, Rik Jackson, Stuart Mulrain and Charles H Raymond.
They tell some seedy, some sad, some funny and some disgusting stories of prostitution in London. It’s not for the faint of heart!
Ian and Nikki review Billionaires by Darryl Cunningham, published by Myriad Editions, and Stig and Tilde by Max De Radigues, the latter recently released by NoBrow, as well as giving their thoughts on the latest Hellboy movie.
Meanwhile, Mike Williams reviews Vessels Issue 3 by Dave Cook, Edward Bentley, Dennis Lehmann and Micach Myers, while Tom Stewart reviews The King by the amazing and original one and only John Tucker.
Listen to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 68 right here!
• The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is back in Kendal in the Lake District 9th – 11th October 2020: 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.