Junko Mizuno interviewed in latest Comic Art Festival Podcast

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 54 - Junko MizunoArtist Junko Mizuno created the standout poster image for the 2019 Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the event’s official podcast has a chat with her as part of their latest episode. Junko was originally born in Tokyo and her self taught style is based mainly on 1970’s and 80’s Japanese pop culture.

Podcast hosts Ian Loxam and Nikki Bates discuss her upbringing and life in Japan – and how she got her break into the world of comics.

They also review Junko’s book Ravina the Witch as well as Rachael Smiths Stand in Your Power and Sarah Lightman’s The Book of Sarah. Mike Williams continues his look into Dungeons and Dragons in comics and Tom Stewart reviews Russell Mark Olsen’s The Black Iris. Pete interviews Adam Smith for the 2nd time from Mixam.com about printing in the United States  and the services they now offer to creators.

Listen to the latest episode of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast here on the official Podcast site

• Download the latest episode of the Podcast on Spreaker | iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify | iHeart Radio

• Check out Nikki’s new comic Leaf and buy your copy now

• The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is back in Kendal in the Lake District 11th – 13th October 2019: www.comicartfestival.com

• Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast: www.comicartpodcast.uk | Twitter: @comicartfestpod | Facebook: @ComicArtPodcast | Instagram: @ComicArtPodcast 

Regular contributors to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast include Tom Stewart from That Comic SmellPete 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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