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Episode 103 - The Comic Village Debate (w/Jon Lock and Sarah Millman)

If you've been to an MCM before, you know about the area known as Comics Village, but in the current market what does Comics Village means for the small press? The gang are joined by two MCM exhibiting veterans Jon Lock (Afterlife Inc) and Sarah Millman (NPC Tea) to talk about the current state of the small press presence at the big shows. What are some of the issues? What are some potential solutions? A LOT of interesting points are raised and discussed in this one, and not only that but its with two of our favourite guests, so dont miss it.

Great stuff to check out this week: Jon Lock, Big Punch Studios, Afterlife Inc, Sarah Millman, The Heart of Time, NPC Tea, MCM, Junji Ito's Cats, Injection, Carthago, Humanoids, Jimmys Bastards, Aftershock 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

 
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Twitter: @theawesomepod   Vince: @jesterdiablo    Dan: @Vanguardcomic    Tony: @Ezohyez
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Episode 102 - Writing for Comics! (w/Owen Michael Johnson)

 

It's all about writing comics this week, and to help the ACP gang out the mighty Owen Michael Johnson (Reel Love, Beast Wagon) joins in for some process talk! Theres discussion about pacing, the importance of notes and notebooks, working with artists through the process and more. Theres plenty of listener questions too, so if you've ever thought about writing a comic this is the episode for you! Plus theres more brilliant indie books to check out and this week Dan reveals the worst insult he's ever received!

Great stuff to check out this week: Owen Michael Johnson, Reel Love, Beast Wagon, Raygun Roads, The Axeman Cometh, Be Pure, Be Vigilant, Behave!, Babyteeth, Grafitys Wall, Eimurian Tales, Cockney Kung Fu

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! Check out their kickstarter NOW!

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 101 - Desert Island Comics! (w/Al Ewing)

 

To kick off the next hundred episodes of the show the awesome pod gang try something a little different this week. You've heard of Desert Island Discs, but you've never heard anything like the the Awesome Pods Desert Island Comics! Now only that, but joining the castaways is the brilliant writer of The Ultimates and Royals, Al Ewing! Together, they discuss how their comic choices will help them survive on the island and more. One of them creates a palace and rules with an army of beasts, another creates a coconut based brothel, one succumbs to island madness and someone goes to a dark place and walks out to the sea Plus theres tons of comic talk and brilliant books are discussed in amongst all the island fun. Check it out! 

Great stuff to check out this week: Al Ewing, The Ultimates, The Royals, New XMen, Comichaus, Comichaus Kickstarter

Join the discussion today at our facebook group Awesome Comics Talk

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 100 - Comics, Questions and more!

 

 EPISODE 100.  COMICS, QUESTIONS, VOICEMAILS AND A SPECIAL ACP ANNOUNCEMENT.

'NUFF SAID.

Great stuff to check out this week: Secret Empire, Vanguard, Never Iron Anything

Join the discussion today at our facebook group Awesome Comics Talk

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 99 - The World of Scurry! (w/Mac Smith)

With Dan away, Vince and Tony are joined by the creator of the hugely popular webcomic 'Scurry' Mac Smith. Theres plenty of talk about how the book came to be, the journey from webcomic to hugely successful kickstarter and a the awesome pod gang get a new awful film they need to dig up and watch. Theres also more great indie books that get recommended, cakes get discussed and Mac drops a pull quote about the show that pretty much sums the ACP up perfectly!

Great stuff to check out this week: Mac Smith, Scurry, The Inflatable Woman, Namwolf, Cognition, Unfamiliar Skies #2 Kickstarter, Comichaus Kickstarter

Join the discussion today at our facebook group Awesome Comics Talk

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 98 - Kids Comics! (w/Jess Bradley)

 

This week the ACP gang are joined by Jess Bradley, creator of The Phoenix Comic's 'Squid Bits' and all round super-geek mum, and together they all talk about the world of kids comics! From the stuff that was everyones 'gateway' book that got them into comics, to the visibility of modern all ages comics on the high street, the conversation is varied, hilarious and unlike the subject matter, definitely NOT for kids. Theres some awesome books for listeners to check out, parenting skills are discussed and the best character names ever are mentioned throughout the show. Dont miss it!

Great stuff to check out this week: Jess Bradley, Squid Bits, Tiny Overlord, The Phoenix, Amelica Cole, Avery Hill, Goatherded, Charlo Frade, Moose Kid Comics

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 97 - Comic Book Covers!

This week Vince, Dan and Tony take time to focus on the art of the comic book cover! There are some classics that are lovingly remembered and plenty of great examples brought up by the listeners that are discussed. Theres fascinating insight into creating a cover thumbnail for digital stores, things to think about when designing covers that are going into stores and discussions about everyones favourite cover artists. Theres also more fantastic book recommendations for everyone and theres also plenty of time for some all-important soup talk!

Great stuff to check out this week: Comic Art Fans - one minute later,   The Ether, Matt Garvey, Long Gone Don, The Etherington Brothers, The Phoenix, A Castle in England

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 96 - Western Comics! (w/Chris Jenkins)

Its the last week of the ACPs look at genres in comics, and they finish off their 'genretastic' month with Western comics! From cowboy tales to more grizzly, modern takes, its a genre thats still going strong even amongst the small press and joined by Reckless Heroes very own Chris Jenkins (writer of The Last Sheriff) the gang discuss some of the questions and characters made famous by the wild west and beyond. Theres also discussion about getting artists for your independent projects, some colouring talk, more brilliant independent books are recommended and everyone refuses to talk about Guardians of the Galaxy.

Great stuff to check out this week: Chris Jenkins, Reckless Hero Studios, The Last Sheriff, Isabellae Vol 1: The Night Man, Europe Comics, The Dark Tower, The Human Beings, SJ McCune, Low

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 95 - Crime Comics (w/Ricardo Mo)

This week the gang are joined by the writer of Awesome Pod fave Colossi Ricardo Mo, and everyone talks about the genre thats been in comics from the very beginning - crime! Theres discussion about some of the great crime comics that have been published, everyones personal favourites and how far reaching and maleable the crime genre can be. Not only that, but the show kicks off with a hearty discussion about Tony's new blog post about conventions that has started up some heated discussion. Plus Dan talks about his Waitrose shoppign habits, Ricardo throws a curveball in the world of favourite pastries, Tony go full on Victor Meldrew and as Vince has created the word genretastic, dammit he's going to use it!

Great stuff to check out this week: Ricardo Mo, Propeller, Collosi, Vault Comics, Plastic, Marx, Freud and EinsteinThe Private Eye, Tonys Esmonds Blog

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 94 - Giant Robots! (w/John Paul Bove)

Week 3 of ACPs genretastic April takes a turn for the mechanical; as its Giant Robot Week! Joined by convention favourite John Paul Bove (Transformers, TMNT) the discussion covers all things robotic and more. Its an epic conversation that goes from comics, to cartoons, to strange slash fiction and everything in between. Theres also some more brilliant books you need to check out, tons of Transformer conversation, the results of a robot rumble are revealed and a particular area of fanart is shockingly revealed.

Great stuff to check out this week: John Paul Bove, Transformers, Shogun Warriors, Savage Things, Gods of Men, Colossi, Vault Comics, Midnight Nation

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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