Ian Rankin investigated by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 32 - Ian Rankin

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast team have just released Episode 32, which features a great interview with crime novelist and comics writer Ian Rankin.

The creator of the Rebus novels chats about his career, his love of comics and in particular his work with Sean Phillips on thee Traces of the Great War anthology, which will be released this October.

Ian also wrote a Hellblazer stand-alone for Vertigo, Dark Entries, and a script for one issue of Mark Millar’s comic anthology Clint. He’ll be at the Lakes International Comic Arts Festival this year as well, along with a whole host of Scottish creators.

Hellblazer - Dark Entries by Ian RankinReviewed this episode are the crime comics She Died at Terrabone by Kevin Church and T J Kirsch and Batman A Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale.

Hosts Ian Loxam and Nikki Bates also look at How to Think When You Draw, the new book by Lorenzo Etherington, and the LICAF book 24 By 7 , which you can win this episode in an exclusive competition (closes on 28th July 2018) .

Pete Taylor has an interview with Adam Smith from Mixam Printing about the work they do printing comics and how easy it is to use their system, while Mike Williams reviews Ian Rankin’s Dark Entries.

• Listen to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 32: Ian Rankin here

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• The Lakes International Comic Art Festival returns to Kendal in the Lake District in October 2018: www.comicartfestival.com

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Contributors to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast – Episode 32 include Pete Taylor: www.thismanthispete.com but not Mike Williams  – find him on Twitter @CthulhuPunk


• Web: www.ianrankin.net | Twitter: @Beathhigh | Facebook

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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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