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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

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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
 
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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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Episode 93 - Kung Fu Comics! (w/Chris Imber)

Week 2 of the ACP's genre-tastic April and the focus is KUNG FU COMICS! Joined by Chris Imber (Reckless Hero), the comic book talk ventures far and wide, from the classic heroes of the 70s to the kinetic work of modern manga books. As its martial arts, theres more than a bit of talk about great martial arts cinema too, as well as some Iron Fist and Netflix TV talk, lots of Bruce Lee talk, everyone picks out their martial art movie faves and artists they love. Theres also a great selection of books to check out and Chris attempts to take Vinces job! Dont miss it!

Great stuff to check out this week: Chris Imber, Reckless Hero Studios, Fist of the North Star, Infinite Kung Fu, The Destroyer, Invincible

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 92 - Giant Monsters! (w/Zak Simmonds Hurn)

 

 We kick off a whole month of talking about genre comics with a special look at GIANT MONSTERS! From King Kong to Godzuki, the ACP crew talk about all kinds of monsters in comics, helped by the creator of the awesome book Monstrosity, Zak Simmonds Hurn! Theres talk of monsters in western and eastern cultures, classic bronze age creatures, the monsters of the big two and theres some poll results that bring up even more crazy and hilarious conversation. The answer to who would win out of Godzilla and King Kong is also answered in the style you come to expect from an Awesome Pod! Theres also an amazing selection of recommendations, Zak offers up an exclusive competition, Dan tries to get a clip show, Tonys on meds and Vince uses the word otherworldly more times than ever before!

Great stuff to check out this week: Zak Simmonds-Hurn, Monstrosity, Gyo, Tor, Joe Kubert, Kaijumax, Cankor, Matthew Allison, One Piece, The Phoenix

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 91 - Comics and Convention Talk!

 

After a great convention weekend the Awesome Pod crew get together to shoot the breeze and talk some comics. With no guest this week the conversation goes far and wide, with talk of Leamington Comic Con 2017, Justice League, Webcomics, some amazing books are recommended and there is another round of the agony aunt segment 'Ask Aunty Tony'. Not only that, but theres a cracking bunch of interviews from the shop floor of LCC to check out.

Great stuff to check out this week: Sword Master, Europe Comics, X-O Manowar, Cosmos, Rozi Hathway, Paul Rainey, Darrel Thorpe, Good Comics, Jon Laight, Rudra Purkayastha, Spiderforest comics, Tonys 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
 
Let us know what you think!
Twitter: @theawesomepod   Vince: @jesterdiablo    Dan: @Vanguardcomic    Tony: @Ezohyez
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Episode 90 - The Small Press Factor Winners!

 

This week the ACP interviewed the winners of Leamington Comic Cons 'Small Press Factor 2017', the guys behind the sci-fi Elvis comic 'King Legacy'. Theres talk of how the book came to be and what the adventure of self publishing had been like for them since launching their first ever book last year. Also on the show theres talk of some more brilliant comic books you need to check out, Iron Fist, Bernie Wrightson and so much more. Dont miss it!

Great stuff to check out this week: King LegacyLeamington Comic Con 2017, Spa Town Comics, Legend: Hells Executioner, Flirting with Death, Chickenboy Zine, Good Comics, James Howard, Never Iron Anything

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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