The latest Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast sees the team catch up with writer Garth Ennis, delivering a recording of an on-stage interview recorded at the 2019 Festival.
Garth Ennis’s career has spanned 30 years and he has created some amazing comics such as The Boys and Preacher – but where did his career begin? Listen to Garth chat to Tim Pilcher about his career in comics.
The interview was recorded on Saturday 12th October at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.
Garth Ennis has been writing comics since 1989. Credits include Preacher, The Boys (both of which have been adapted for television), Hitman and Crossed, as well as successful runs on The Punisher and Fury for Marvel.
He is particularly known for his military fiction, including the titles War Stories, Battlefields, Sara and a revival of Johnny Red, the classic British character from the weekly comic, Battle, for Titan Comics.
Recent work includes A Walk Through Hell and Out of the Blue for Aftershock Comics, and “Code Pru” in the anthology Cinema Purgatorio, published by Avatar Press.
Co-host Ian Loxam and Nikki Bates also spend a little time discussing a personal issue. If you ever need to talk find a friend of family member or The Samaritans are always on hand. Please.. always talk.
Listen to the interview right here – or here on the official Podcast web site
• The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is back in Kendal in the Lake District 9th – 11th October 2020: www.comicartfestival.com
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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. 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.