As we enter into another UK lockdown, the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast brings back Mike Williams and Pete Taylor, having a good old chat with comic creator Gustavo Vargas.
Gustavo, who is best known for his Peruvian cyber punk comics, currently has PUNO live on Kickstarter – with just under 48 hours to go to back it – and chats to Mike and Pete about this comic, and what influences his work.
Tom Stewart is back this episode, recording whilst walking and discussing the comic Holly by Steven Ingram.
Meanwhile podcast hosts Ian Loxam and Nikki Bates have a chat too, including discussions on the comics Murder Volume 1 by John Tucker, Haru Part 2 by Joe Latham, Biscuits Assorted by Jenny Robins and the first Marvel Warhammer 40k comic, Marneus Calgar by Keiron Gillen and Jacen Burrows.
They also have a look at what Thought Bubble has coming up for their online comic convention taking place on the 14th and 15th November.Listen to “Comic Art Festival Podcast” on Spreaker.
• The Lakes International Comic Art Festival – back 15th to 17th October 2021 – is online at: www.comicartfestival.com
• Most #LICAFLIVE 2020 content is also available on the LICAF YouTube Channel here, including the Comics Master Classes – but check the official LICAF site for exhibitions and some other items, such as the Desert Island Comics interview with comic creator Kelly Sue DeConnick
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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.