Comic creator Rachael Smith returns to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast this week, to talk about her new upcoming web comic collection Quarantine Comix.
Rachael released a strip over the first COVID-19 quarantine almost daily, and this book collects all those in one handy volume. The book has already attracted plenty of deserved attention and a lot of people are looking forward to seeing its release in May.
Racheal also chats with Ian Loxam and Nicole Bates about how she found the lock down, her work with Little LICAF at Abraham Moss school in Manchester recently and future plans with the Lakes Festival this year.
Also this episode, Tom Stewart reviews The Good Comics Reader Volume 2 from Good Comics and Mike Williams and Pete Taylor return for another addition of Yakapedia, with Mark Abnett back as a guest, to discuss Easter eggs in comics.
• 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.