New Comics Pub Crawl podcast launches with Dave Gibbons interview

After a couple of years away from podcasting, comic archivists Phillip Vaughan and Doctor Chris Murray have launched a new, semi-regular show, Comics Pub Crawl.

The pair of them can be enjoyed talking all things comics, in the pub, along with guests who will be joining this august duo from time to time.

In the first episode, Chris Murray, Chair of Comics Studies at the University of Dundee, talks about a classic Vertigo strip, New Toys, by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely (reprinted in Graphic Ink: The DC Comics Art of Frank Quitely).

Phillip Vaughan, Dave Gibbons and Tim Pilcher at the Abertay University stand at ACME Comic Con earlier this week, at the SECC. Photo via Phillip Vaughan

Phillip Vaughan, who’s Senior Lecturer at Abertay University, is joined by special guests Dave Gibbons and Tim Pilcher, to talk about Dave’s new book, Confabulation: An Anecdotal Autobiography from Dark Horse Comics.

Check out Comics Pub Crawl here on SoundCloud

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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