Hat-tastic! Sarah McIntyre springs into first Lakes Festival podcast of 2021

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 87 - Sarah McIntyre

Sarah McIntyre is the first guest of the first Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast of 2021 – an illustrator and comic creator who’s played a major part in past LICAF events in the past, and, we hope, the future.

Illustrator and writer Sarah McIntyre creates comics strips and illustrates picture books, including Grumpycorn and Don’t Call Me Grumpycorn.

She played amajor part in the Festival’s free online LITTLE LICAF event last year for younger comic fans, and has a new chapter book out now, Kevin and the Biscuit Bandit, the third book in their co-authored Roly-Poly Flying Pony series created with Philip Reeve. Her latest solo project, Don’t Call Me Grumpycorn, was released in June.

Sarah discusses her career and the processes she goes through in creating her books in this new podcast, as well as offering some great advice for getting started.

More importantly hosts Ian Loxam and Nikki Bates discuss her hats, as they are just awesome!

Plus, Tom Stewart reviews Neurotic Fiction by Joe Stone and Mike Williams and Pete Taylor reach the penultimate episode of their Comic Genre World Cup series. Nikki and Ian review Gamayun Tales 2 by Alexader Utkin, and have a look at the brand new That Comic Smell Comic which will be released very soon by the That Comic Smell Team.

The LICAF podcast now also has a show sponsor – Buy Small Press Online, the brand new comics marketplace. Looking for a place to purchase the latest in what small press has to offer? Or are you a creator looking to build an online store? Then this site is just right for you. Head over to buysmallpress.com and start exploring today.

Listen to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 87 right here on the Podcast web site

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• The Lakes International Comic Art Festival – back 15th to 17th October 2021 – is online at: www.comicartfestival.com

• Most #LICAFLIVE 2020 content is also available on the LICAF YouTube Channel here, including the Comics Master Classes – but check the official LICAF site for exhibitions and some other items, such as the Desert Island Comics interview with comic creator Kelly Sue DeConnick

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Regular contributors to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast include Tom Stewart from That Comic Smell, Pete Taylor, and Mike Williams

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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