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Episode 112 - The Legacy of Jack Kirby! (w/Matt Harrower)

 

This week the Awesome Pod gang take some time to look at the legacy of one of comics greatest creators - Jack Kirby. From Marvel to DC and beyond, Kirby created some of the most memorable and creative comic characters and concepts there has been, and with his 100th birthday approaching, its definitely time for the awesome pod to give everyone their take on his work. Tony takes everyone on a journey through Jacks career, which leads to great conversation about the mans artwork and comic work. Whether you're a Kirby fan or someone new to his work, this is a show not to be missed.

Great stuff to check out this week: Jack Kirby, Jack Kirby:Storyteller, Jack Kirby: King of Comics, Jack Kirby covers, Comic Geek Speak Kirby SpecialMatt Harrower,

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Episode 111 - Looking forward to London Super Comic Con 2017 (with Gareth A Hopkins!)

With the mighty London Super Comic Convention only a couple of weeks away the ACP gang look ahead to what they're looking forward to seeing. To give everyone a unique perspective of the show floor, we're joined by Gareth A. Hopkins (The Intercorstal) who has been a volunteer at the show for the past four years! Theres a run through of creators and panels at the show, some interesting con insight and also some talk about Gareths fantastic new book 'Found Forest Floor'. All that, and theres still plenty of comic talk, some great book recommendations and also a bit of a convention catch up from Tonys time at this years Safari festival and Vinces day at Frome Comic Con.

Great stuff to check out this week: London Super Comin Convention 2017, Gareth A.Hopkins, The Intercorstal, Found Forest Floor, Safari Festival, Frome Comic Con, John Byrne Says, Primas, True Believers Summer Variant, Demon Archives, Secret Empire, Revenger, Black Road Vol.2, Sal Buscema: Comics Fast and Furious, Paul John Milne,  Void Warrant

Join the discussion today at our facebook group Awesome Comics Talk

Check out the folks who sponsor this lil show - the mighty folks at Comichaus!

If you love our Intro/Outro music, then check out the brilliant Chad Fifer and more of his musical badassery at www.chadfifer.bandcamp.com 

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Twitter: @theawesomepod   Vince: @jesterdiablo    Dan: @Vanguardcomic    Tony: @Ezohyez

 

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Episode 110 - Nuthin’ but Comic Talk!

With Dan Butcher returning to the show after being away for 2 weeks, the trio decided it was time for some good old fashioned comics rambling. Theres talk of comic conventions and how they should be called 'festivals' from now on, crazy successful kickstarters, creative control over your IP, sharks, bears and more. A few listener questions are answered and after yet more fantastic book recommendations theres also an extra bit of audio as Tony interviews Rachael Ball (The Inflatable Woman).

Great stuff to check out this week: Patrioka, The Penned Guins, Be Pure Be Vigilant Audiobook, Vic Iddstar-Hill, Frome Comic Con, The Demon Archives, Stuart McCune, Ken Reynolds, NPC Tea, Sarah Millman, Hilda and the Black HoundRicardo Mo, Rachael Ball, The Inflatable Woman

Join the discussion today at our facebook group Awesome Comics Talk

Check out the folks who sponsor this lil show - the mighty folks at Comichaus!

If you love our Intro/Outro music, then check out the brilliant Chad Fifer and more of his musical badassery at www.chadfifer.bandcamp.com 

Let us know what you think!
Twitter: @theawesomepod   Vince: @jesterdiablo    Dan: @Vanguardcomic    Tony: @Ezohyez
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Episode 109 - Talking Comics! (w/Nick Prolix)

This week Vince and Tony are joined by Nick Prolix, creator of The Sheep and the Wolves and Tony's collaborator on the upcoming Cockney kung Fu! With Dan on holdiay, the trio take some time to chat about all kinds of comics topics, from Nicks own work and process, to some comic news that came out of San Diego Comic Con, a great program that helps with the collaboration process and some brilliant comic recommendations are turned out. Plus theres some listener questions and tons of purile and childish giggling going on as all three make each other laugh themselves silly. Plus, stay tuned to after the outtro, as theres  a few minutes of out takes not to be missed!

Great stuff to check out this week: Nick Prolix, The Sheep and the Wolves, Slang Pictorial, Trello, True Believers Summer Variant, Perry Winkle, Harrow County, Tyler Crook, Owen Sherwood, The Incredible Plight of Tony Featherneck

Join the discussion today at our facebook group Awesome Comics Talk

Check out the folks who sponsor this lil show - the mighty folks at Comichaus!

If you love our Intro/Outro music, then check out the brilliant Chad Fifer and more of his musical badassery at www.chadfifer.bandcamp.com

 
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Twitter: @theawesomepod   Vince: @jesterdiablo    Dan: @Vanguardcomic    Tony: @Ezohyez

 

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Episode 108 - Catching up with Pat Mills!

On this weeks show Vince and Tony catch up with legendary comics creator (and returning guest) Pat Mills! With Pats new book Be Pure, Be Vigilant, Behave! currently out and kicking ass the ACP decided to get him back on the show for an EPIC catch up. They talk about his current exploits in the world of prose books, his thoughts on the current comic scene and the new Scream/Misty crossover and tons more! Plus the show marks the podcast debut of Lisa Mills, who drops some knowledge about the business side of things and her work lettering the translation of Requiem Vampire Knight! Plus theres some great book recommendations, awesome listener questions get answered and more.

Great stuff to check out this week: Pat Mills, Lisa Mills, Be Pure, Be Vigilant, Behave!, Serial Killer, Requiem:Vampire Knight, Fay Dalton, Primus, Stache Comics, Mulp, Improper Books

Join the discussion today at our facebook group Awesome Comics Talk

Check out the folks who sponsor this lil show - the mighty folks at Comichaus!

If you love our Intro/Outro music, then check out the brilliant Chad Fifer and more of his musical badassery at www.chadfifer.bandcamp.com

 
Let us know what you think!
Twitter: @theawesomepod   Vince: @jesterdiablo    Dan: @Vanguardcomic    Tony: @Ezohyez
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Episode 107 - European Comics! (w/Jerome Saincantin)

Over the past few months there has been more than a few European graphic novels that have appeared in the recommendation part of the Awesome Pod. Theres a reason for this - they are amazing. With that in mind, the gang decided to get together to talk about the epic world of undiscovered gems from Europe and are joined by longtime Cinebook translator Jerome Saincantin. Theres talk of the work that goes into translating some of the epic books for english speaking audiences, the way comics and books are viewed in Europe and as the film is just around the corner there is plenty of Valerian talk! Its a great look into a world of comics that some readers may not be aware of, but should truly check out. Plus theres a catch up about a small press comic event, some Doctor Who talk and all three of the hosts recommend a European series you need to check out. Don't miss it!

Great stuff to check out this week: Cinebook, Valerian, Cinebook on Izneo, Cinebook on ComixologyLong John Silver, Alone, The Metabarons, Humanoids, Incognito Vol 1: Perfect VictimsEurope Comics, Isabellae, Isabellae: Under the Tomb of 500 Kings, Incredible Comic Shop Event

Join the discussion today at our facebook group Awesome Comics Talk

Check out the folks who sponsor this lil show - the mighty folks at Comichaus!

If you love our Intro/Outro music, then check out the brilliant Chad Fifer and more of his musical badassery at www.chadfifer.bandcamp.com

 
Let us know what you think!
Twitter: @theawesomepod   Vince: @jesterdiablo    Dan: @Vanguardcomic    Tony: @Ezohyez
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CICE 2017 Special!!

Vince and Tony were at Cardiff Independent Expo 2017 and lived to tell the tale. Not only that, but they brought back some audio with some of the exhibitors there. Check it out now!! 

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Twitter: @theawesomepod   Vince: @jesterdiablo    Dan: @Vanguardcomic    Tony: @Ezohyez
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Episode 106 - Disability in Comics! (w/Andy W.Clift)

This week the gang are joined by returning guest Andy W.Clift (Bertie Bear, Sgt Steel) to talk about a subject that doesnt get discussed as much as it should - disability in comic books. Together, they talk about the roles that disability plays in comics, characters who have been done well/not so well and highlight some independent examples of disabled characters. Its a thought provoking and positive discussion about what can be done in the future with the subject and the opportunities there are for better representation across the board. Theres also brilliant independent books that get recommended, Dan reveals who he was a body double for, the truth behind 'the Green Room' is revealed and theres plenty of ACP giggles to be had!

Great stuff to check out this week: Andy W.Clift, Bertie Bear, Sgt Steel, Samurai Slasher, Briggs Land,Pull List, Pipedream Comics, Wine and Zine, Swap, Soldier Zero, Department of Ability, Ed Traquino

Join the discussion today at our facebook group Awesome Comics Talk

Check out the folks who sponsor this lil show - the mighty folks at Comichaus!

If you love our Intro/Outro music, then check out the brilliant Chad Fifer and more of his musical badassery at www.chadfifer.bandcamp.com

 
Let us know what you think!
Twitter: @theawesomepod   Vince: @jesterdiablo    Dan: @Vanguardcomic    Tony: @Ezohyez
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Episode 105: Cardiff Expo Convention Talk! (w/Iz McCauliffe)

This week the gang are joined by Iz McCaullife, the organiser of this years Cardiff Independent Comic Expo taking place on July 8th. Theres plenty of talk about the great guests, panels and events happening at the show, and Iz also talks about the extra bits of marketing shes got in place and all the hard work and organisation that goes into a smaller indie show. Theres also some listener questions, a poll gets plenty of discussion and of course theres some great indie comic recommendations. Not only that, but theres an extra bit of audio with the one and only Pat Mills as he discusses his new book with Tony. Plus Vince goes full on demanding diva, Dan recounts his exploits in reduced price sandwiches and Tony reveals more of his video game knowledge (spoiler: it's not much).

Great stuff to check out this week: Cardiff Independent Comic Expo, Iz McCaulliffe, Pat Mills, Be Pure Be Vigilant Behave!, The Last Hunt, Beautiful Canvas, Tantric, Andy Baron

Join the discussion today at our facebook group Awesome Comics Talk

Check out the folks who sponsor this lil show - the mighty folks at Comichaus!

If you love our Intro/Outro music, then check out the brilliant Chad Fifer and more of his musical badassery at www.chadfifer.bandcamp.com

 
Let us know what you think!
Twitter: @theawesomepod   Vince: @jesterdiablo    Dan: @Vanguardcomic    Tony: @Ezohyez
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Episode 104 - Indie Comic Talk!

 

No guest this week can only mean one thing, tons of indie comic talk and laughter with the 3 amigos. Theres talk of ELCAF 2017 (including a bit of audio from show fave Todd Oliver), and a bunch of questions that lead to plenty of comic process talk. Also mentioned are Dune, Game of Thrones, Teen Titans, Carthago and of course plenty of great indie titles are discussed and recommended! Theres the debut of Tonys hot minute, Vince loses it over cucumbers and Dan drops one liners all over the shop!

Great stuff to check out this week: ELCAF, Todd Oliver, Human Garbage, Colossi, Boxes, The Human Beings, Shadow Masters, Hellheim, Adventures in Science, Dead Canary Comics

Join the discussion today at our facebook group Awesome Comics Talk

Check out the folks who sponsor this lil show - the mighty folks at Comichaus!

If you love our Intro/Outro music, then check out the brilliant Chad Fifer and more of his musical badassery at www.chadfifer.bandcamp.com

 
Let us know what you think!
Twitter: @theawesomepod   Vince: @jesterdiablo    Dan: @Vanguardcomic    Tony: @Ezohyez
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