Martin Rowson kickstarts new “The Interviews” format for Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast - Martin Rowson (2021)

The latest episode of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast brings us an all-new interview with Guardian cartoonist Martin Rowson, who chats to show hosts Nikki Bates and Ian Loxam about his career, and how he got into political cartooning.

Oh, and what exactly was in the cocktail, the “Martin Rowson”…

“There’s no introduction to the episode, sadly,” Ian tells us, “as the podcast household has been struck with that virus. We want to wish all our listeners a Happy Christmas and here’s to 2022.”

We wish Ian, Nikki and family all the best and a speedy recovery.

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast has had a bit of a makeover, splitting its episodes between a new “The Interviews” strand, hosted by Ian Loxam and Nikki Bates, and the ongoing Yakapedia shows, looking at an aspect of comic cration or comic history, hosted by Mike Williams and Pete Taylor.

Political cartoonist Martin Rowson‘s work has appeared in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian, The Independent on Sunday and the Daily Express. He has also had success with poetry books, graphic novels such as The Communist Manifesto, ironically his most successful book ever, and was appointed the Cartoonist Laureate for London in 2001. 

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Regular contributors to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast include 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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