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Episode 158 - The Current State of Indie Comics! (w/Nick Prolix)

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With Tony away this week Vince and Dan draft in the mighty Nick Prolix (The Sheep and the Wolves, Cockney Kung Fu) to talk about the state of the small press and indie scene as it stands today. Theres talk of the good, the bad, some interesting questions are asked and there may even be some surprises along the way!

Great stuff to check out this week: Nick Prolix, The Sheep and the Wolves, Jason Garrattly, Janubowie, Milford Green, Giant Rhinos in Space, Sammy Boras, Peepland

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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

Episode 157 - The World of Drugs and Wires! (w/Mary Safro and Io Black)

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This week Mary Safro and Io Black, the team behind the popular cyberpunk webcomic Drugs and Wires joins the ACP gang to talk about the unique journey that the book from the initial idea up til the successful kickstarter campaign. Theres talk about collaboration from different parts of the world, interaction with your readers, doing your first kickstarter and more. Theres also some amazing book recommendations to add to your wishlists, kickstarters to look out for and a behind the scenes look at how we start each week in the out takes!

Great stuff to check out this week: Mary Safro, Io Black, Drugs and Wires, Drugs and Wires KS, Drugs and Wires Discord, Vurt, Neuromancer, Erol vs Evil KS, Comics Summit, In Search of Steve DitkoHommonculus, Joe Sparrow, Follow the Leader, Rising Sand, B.U.M.S, Gypsy: Gypsy Star, Europe Comics, The Mermaid Project, Asaf Hanuka, The Realist Vol 1, The Divine

CLICK HERE TO GET COPIES OF OUR ANTHOLOGY - AWESOME 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

Episode 156 - Metal, Heads and Wimbledon! (w/Rik Jackson)

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The ACP are a two man outfit this week as Tony Esmond couldnt make it, so Vince and Dan bring in Rik Jackson (Rock in Purgatory) to fill the void and talk up a storm in the name of comics. From Riks comic strip work in magazines, to his kickstarter exploits to the herculean task of setting up an indie comics day in Wimbledon, the conversation travels far and wide. Plus theres more great comic recommendations, banter and the usual Awesome Pod shenanigans!

Great stuff to check out this week: Rik Jackson, Rock in Purgatory, Heads, Wimbledon Comic Arts Festival, Popcorn Horror, Attack from Planet B, Heather Chapman, Europe Comics, Operation Boom KS, Erol vs Evil KS, Little Heroes Anthology, Bone, Old Action Force Comics, Red Rocket Comet

CLICK HERE TO GET COPIES OF OUR ANTHOLOGY - AWESOME 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

Episode 155 - The Etherington Brothers!

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This week the ACP gang are joined by two of the busiest and most enthusiastic people in the comics scene - the mighty Etherington Brothers! In a hyperactive comics loving fury, the bros talk about what got them started in comics, what they love about the medium and the journey to the most successful UK comics kickstarter of all time! Plus theres a mini report on this years ELCAF show (including some great audio from the shop floor), yet more fantastic book recommendations and more in this epic-sized episode!

Great stuff to check out this week: The Etherington Brothers, The Etheringtons on Twitter, How to Think When You Draw Comics, Tonys ELCAF reportELCAF, Todd Oliver, Andy Poyagi, The Human Beings KS, Dunce KS, Little Heroes Comic KS, Wil Eisners Comics and Sequential Art, Kill or be Killed, Cabin Fever, Blop!, Vanguard

CLICK HERE TO GET COPIES OF OUR ANTHOLOGY - AWESOME 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

Episode 154 - From the Golden Age to Gateway City! (w/Russell Mark Olson)

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This week the gang are joined by the ultra talented Russell Mark Olson to talk a bit about his pulp crime sci-fi book Gateway City and more. Theres talk about artistic influences, golden age and 'forgotten' artists, the value of research and more. Theres also more fantastic book recommendations, some talk about art exhibitions and also theres a guest appearance from a grandfather clock!

Great stuff to check out this week: Russell Mark Olson, Gateway City, Lady Hollywood, ELCAF, Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom, Cult Empire, Copperhead, Marquis of Annon, Merrick/Dr Crowe, The Shadow of a Terrible Thing, Markosia

CLICK HERE TO GET COPIES OF OUR ANTHOLOGY - AWESOME 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

Episode 153 - From Pulp to Humour Comics! (w/Alan Henderson)

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Vince, Dan and Tony are once again back together to talk up comics, and they hit the ground running with this weeks guest, the creator behind The Penned Guins - Alan Henderson! Not only do they discuss that strip and it's EPIC collection, but as Alan is a big fan of the genre, the gang decide to talk a bit about Pulp Comics! From Alans huge collection of Shadow artwork, to the history of the character and how the genre and characters have evolved the gang have a hugely interesting discussion about a genre you don't see too  much of in the small press. Theres also some brilliant comics for everyone to check out, a frank discussion about pricing at conventions and also plenty of laughs.

Great stuff to check out this week: Alan Henderson, The Penned Guins, Alans EPIC comic art page, Edinburgh Comic Con, CICE 2018, The Shadow, John Tucker, Alterna Comics, The Fist KS, Rik Jackson, Josh HicksMauro's Comic Blog, True Believers Summer VariantQueen and Country, Oni Press, Grind, Joe Palmer, Away, Jon Laight, Dunce, Paul Grist, Kane

CLICK HERE TO GET COPIES OF OUR ANTHOLOGY - AWESOME 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

 

Episode 152 - From Lawgiver to CICE!

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After 2 weekends of going to some comic events Vince and Tony got enough interviews to put together an entire show. Theres clips from the day at Lawgiver IV, the up close and personal show that took place on the 26th May where the guys got their Dredd on! Next up is a batch of audio from the epic day that was CICE 2018. From creators you haven't heard before to some classics that have new projects you need to check out.

Great stuff to check out this week: Lawgiver Mark IV, David Broughton, CICE 2018, John Tucker, Nich Angell, Cat and Meringue KS, Toria McCallum, Time and Distance KS, Abby Bulmer, Imaginary Gumbo, Josh Hicks, Glorious Wrestling Alliance, Wine and Zine, The Wine and Zine Podcast, Martin Simmonds, Punks Not Dead, Sarah Millman, NPC Tea

CLICK HERE TO GET COPIES OF OUR ANTHOLOGY - AWESOME 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

 

Episode 151 - Comics and Awesome Talk!

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This week Vince and Tony start off a show of comic talk by ranting a little bit about movie releases and then onto character 'ownership', before Dan joins in to make it a ménage à trois of comic creative talk and laughter. Theres some discussion about the creative process when it came to the second issue of Awesome Comics as well as a bit of talk about storytelling before the usual great book recommendations and sign off hilarity. Plus Dans dog gets in on the action and Vince sounds progressively sicker as the episode goes on - so what's not to love?

Great stuff to check out this week: Cardiff Expo 2018, Horde Vol 1, Ruin of Thieves, Ram VAction Lab Comics

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY OF OUR COMIC - AWESOME COMICS #1

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

Episode 150 - An Awesome Q&A!

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As the ACP has made it to episode 150, the gang decided to throw the floor over to the listeners for their questions. The response was a lot more than anyone expected, so the show became an epic Q and A session! Expect plenty of answers, headscratching, comics, cakes, crap jokes, hilarity and maybe even a little insight as the gang answer away. Theres also some great recommendations and an exclusive competition to win a book from NoBrow Press to boot!

Great stuff to check out this week: Awesome Comics, Sliced Quarterly, Comics Summit, Alfie Gallagher, Debris, Action Lab Comics, Puppet Master, Conan the Barbarian, Deadendia, NoBrow Press

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY OF OUR COMIC - AWESOME COMICS #1

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

Episode 149 - How to Letter Comic Books! (w/Mike Stock)

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This week Mike Stock (Samurai Slasher, Afterlife Inc) and his endless line of credits joins the ACP gang to talk about the invisible art of comics - lettering! From the good, the bad and the ugly, the gang talk about the do's and don'ts of lettering a comic book, give out plenty of handy tips for those starting out and also get reeeeally techy at points. Not only that but the gang talk about some brilliant comic books to check out, discuss the local London Comic Mart and do a lot of laughing, which can only mean the return of some after-credits out takes!

Great stuff to check out this week: Mike Stock, Mike Stocks Website, Jim Campbell, Nate PiekosBlambot, Font Squirrel, Dafont, Todd Klein, Afinity, Digital Webbing, CICE 2018, Death or Glory, The World Book of Records, Europe Comics, Retropunk, Markosia, Delta Dawn, Our Supermom

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY OF OUR COMIC - AWESOME COMICS #1

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