Episode 47 marks the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast‘s two year anniversary show. The ace team led by Ian Loxam and Nikki Bates have been on the air twice a month for two whole years – and what a time it’s been.
This week, we’re more than happy to listen to them “waffle on”, as they describe it, about what they’ve enjoyed and learnt during the time. Congratulations to the team for their dedication and hard work!
This edition also offers a great chat with Dave Cook, who’s brand new book, Killtopia Volume 2, hit Kickstarter as this podcast launched – and is already and deservedly very much fully funded, smashing its target with ease with over 20 days to go before the appeal ends.
Ian and Nikki discuss video games, how he got into writing and Killtopia itself.
Mike Williams and Pete Taylor bring forth another bumper session of “Mutterdowns” as they chat about Swords vs Sorcery …. and this is only part one of that chat.
There’s also news of a competition coming up to win copies of Lyndon White‘s books – and check out his up coming Kickstarter. Plus, there’s reviews of The Magic Order by Mark Millar and Olivier Coipel, and Dunce by Jens K Styve.
Finally, in Lakes International Comic Festival news the team discuss the new Breakthrough project which is open for non processional creators to join an 18 month comic creation process ending being published in a new graphic novel.
• The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is back in Kendal in the Lake District 11th – 13th October 2019: www.comicartfestival.com
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.