Episode 10 of the Awesome Comics Podcast is slipping and sliding into your pyjamas today. Hosted by Vince Hunt, Dan Butcher and Tony Esmond, this episode has as its guest, writer and digital comics pioneer Leah Moore.
The guys talk with Leah about the just-launched digital comics venture called Electricomics, which as we reported last week, boasts some incredible talent (Alan Moore, Colleen Doran, Garth Ennis, Peter Hogan, John Reppion, Nicola Scott and Leah herself), offering an incredibly interactive and beautiful comics experience.
Leah talks about her other writing work for Dynamite Comics and 2000AD‘s Judge Dredd Megazine and how that all came about. Hilarious and great company, Leah, after offering a little insight into her way of working, also joins in the mucking about and asks Vince about his love for milky bedtime drinks and slippers.
You also get a long box load of reviews and recommendations in the small press UK scene as well as a calendar of upcoming signings and conventions.
The competition to win two tickets to the Nottingham Comic Convention on the 24th October winner is announced and there is news of a new and exciting comics competition (that may involve some Alan Moore signed goodies!)
So, if you don’t mind a bit of bad language, some fashion tips on where and when to wear a cord jacket and a little bit of excellent ranting from the newly-named Guns McVanguard then listen in! Tony also manages to confuse Peter Hogan with Aussie superstar Paul Hogan (so no news about a possible Crocodile Dundee 4!!!)
• Listen to the Awesome Comic Podcast Number 10 right here
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• You can find the app for Electricomics in the iTunes store (it’s coming to Android very soon) and we implore you to have a look at some of this amazing work. Find out more on Twitter @Electricomics
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.