Reaching a terrific milestone with Episode 50, the latest Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast catches up with the Hannah Berry, who has now taken on the reigns as the UK Comics Laureate, a post she’ll hold for the next two years.
Hannah, one of the 2019 Festival guests announced so far for October in Kendal, talks to hosts Ian Loxam and Nikki Bates about parenthood, the state of comics at the moment and her plans as the Laureate.
Reviewed this episode are Labyrinth Coronation by 2019 Festival guest Simon Spurrier and Daniel Bayliss and Is Something Amiss by Ian Summers, and Tom Stewart reviews Tim Bird‘s Asleep in the Back.
The new comic book movie Shazam! is also discussed and Mike Williams and Pete Taylor deliver part three of their discussion on swords vs sorcery in comics.
Listen to The Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 50 right here – or on the official podcast web site here
• The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is back in Kendal in the Lake District 11th – 13th October 2019: 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.