Which were your favourite animated cartoons of you childhood? In a special episode of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast, co-hosts Nicole Bates and Ian Loxam spend a little time talking about their favourite animated TV shows and movies from their childhood all the way through until now.
This trip down memory lane was prompted by the debut of Masters of the Universe – Revelation, currently on Netflix, which Ian and Nikki also discuss and review – and blimey, Nikki has a right old rant about some of the storylines – no spoilers here, but she’s not happy! But we laughed out loud at her description of some of the female characters as drawn as “men with hair”… and as for angst in comics and cartoons, we get the message, Nikki… we need more happy comics!
Do have a listen, and you’ll hear how “Getting Animated” has more than one meaning!
Plus, Mike Williams and Pete Taylor are back, with more Yakapedia, talking about the use of reference in comics.
Ian and Nikki also talk about the full programme for this year’s upcoming Lakes International Comic Art Festival (15th 17th October, in Kendal), with tickets on sale now! Don’t miss out…Listen to “An Animated Chat” on Spreaker.
• The Lakes International Comic Art Festival – back 15th to 17th October 2021 – is online at: 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.