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Episode 80 - Small Press Superheroes! (w/Jon Laight)

Jon Laight (Brethren Born, Comichaus) joins the Awesome Pod this week to join their discussion about Superheroes in the independent and small press scene. They talk about the view of superheroes in the small press, the difficulties in creating original superhero stories, diversity when it comes to character creation and the perils and responsibilities of small press superheroes. Also theres some talk of the big two, more Valiant love, an alarm goes off, Groots gender gets discussed, the announcement of a new ACP facebook discussion group and some fantastic books you need to be reading are given a shout out. Its a suprisingly grown up and thoughtful conversation, but dont worry theres plenty of silliness to be had.

Great stuff to check out this week: Jon Laight, Brethren Born, Sleeping Dragon Press, Not My Shame, Planet of the Daemons 2, 4 Kids Walk into a Bank, Black Mask Comics, Savage, Valiant 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 79 - The Bad Book Review Club (w/Matt Harrower)

For the first show of 2017 the Awesome Pod are joined by brilliant up and coming artist Matt Harrower for a special show. For a bit of fun, everyone takes a look back on some old comics that came out in the 90s (an era with an overly harsh reputation) and give a new, fresh and hilarious take on them. Theres talk of crazy autobiographical music comics, the dark era of Spawn, some crazy sequential artwork, character designs/rip offs and so much more. It's also got more Rob Liefeld than you can shake a stick at! Its a fun show to kick off the new year so check it out!

Great stuff to check out this week: Weird Science DC podcast, Rock and Roll Comics, Youngblood, Captain America, Curse of Spawn

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 78 - The Holiday Special Special!

 

As it's the festive season, the ACP crew take some time to talk about the comics that come out at this time of year. The Holiday Specials! Its a special conversation about holiday specials and it doesn't get any more special than that! Theres talk of the 2000ad, Marvel and DC specials, what everyone think of them, some listener comments, poll results and more. Theres also some great indie books to check out so dont miss it!

Great stuff to check out this week: 2000ad Christmas Special, Generous Bosom Part 2, Santa vs the Nazis, Anything About Nothing

Also, can you recognise our festive themes this week?
 
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Twitter: @theawesomepod   Vince: @jesterdiablo    Dan: @Vanguardcomic    Tony: @Ezohyez
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Episode 77 - Highlights of 2016 Show!

Another year of comics is in the bag, and this time its the first whole year for the Awesome Pod. With that in mind, VInce, Dan and Tony sit down to discuss some of their highlights of the year. They talk about great series, publishers, creators and conventions from 2016 and then talk about what they want to see in 2017. It gets silly, serious and everything in between.

For an extra bonus we have an exclusive interview as Tony visits NoBrow studios to get the skinny on their amazing work from Sam Arthur!

Great stuff to check out this week: Nexus, X-O Manowar, Divinity, Invincible, The Fix, Hilda, 3 Minute Max, Deer Editor, Monologue, Porcelain, Ness, Black Dog, Airboy, Turncoat, Vanguard, Scurry, Rising Sand, Last Driver, Spider Forest, Sleep Tight, New York Comic Con, London Super Comic Con, Bristol Comic Expo, Valiant Comics, Avery Hill Publishing, Image Comics,

Also, can you recognise our festive themes this week?
 
Let us know what you think!
Twitter: @theawesomepod   Vince: @jesterdiablo    Dan: @Vanguardcomic    Tony: @Ezohyez
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Episode 76 - Comic Stores and the Small Press!

This week Vince, Dan and Tony are joined by Reg from Destination Venus, an independent comic book shop fighting the good fight in the name of comics. They discuss the ups and downs of weekly comic book life, how independent comics are represented in the retail world and as always, so much more! It's the first show with opinions from the other side of the comic shop counter, but after such a fascinating conversation, it surely wont be the last. Don't miss it!

Great stuff to check out this week: Destination Venus, Destination Venus on twitterThe Six Million Dollar Man: The Fall of Man, The Gigantic Beard that was Evil, Slam

Get some publicity for your comic and take part in the Small Press Factor 2016. Find out more about it HERE and enter HERE

 
 
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 75 - Printing Comics!

This week the crew tackle something that every small press or indie comics creator has to deal with at some point - printing! Joined by one of the best indie printers in the biz, Rich from Comics Printing UK, the gang talk about the trials and tribulations of small press printing and things people should know about or be aware of when prepping their books for press. Theres info, listener questions, great comics discussed, tales of someones interaction with a comic seller named Tibor, a tense Action Dan question and even more.

It's another show not to be missed - ESPECIALLY if you're thinking about getting your comics printed!!

Great stuff to check out this week: Rich from Comics Printing UK, Comics Printing UK, The Pull List, Rachel Rising, Cindy and Biscuit, Every Life I Ever Lived, The Iron Duchess

Get some publicity for your comic and take part in the Small Press Factor 2016. Find out more about it HERE and enter HERE
 
 
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 74 - Comic Anthologies (featuring Ken Reynolds)!

 

This week the gang are talking about the staple of the comic book scene - the anthology. And to help with the conversation they're joined by the creator of the comic series 'Cognition' and editor of the anthology series 'Sliced', Ken Reynolds. They talk about some classic anthology series, the job of editing a small press anthology, what draws people to buying an anthology and so much more!

Theres also another Action Dan question and NSFW humour galore. Dont miss it!

Great stuff to check out this week: Ken Reynolds, Sliced Quarterly, Warrior, Wildcat, Oink, Big Trouble in Little China/Escape from New York, Vampire Hunter D, It's Ghastly: The Untimely Demise of Scream

Get some publicity for your comic and take part in the Small Press Factor 2016. Find out more about it HERE and enter HERE
 
 
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 73 - Spotlight on Vanguard!

This week the spotlight is on a webcomic very close to the hearts of everyone in the ACP, Vanguard! Dan Butchers brilliant superhero series gets discussed and Dan finds himself on the receiving end of interview questions. Theres loads of great info for future webcomic makers and for fans of Vanguard itself. Plus theres another Action Dan question, Tony does something special live on air and Vince offers the sign off to someone else this week.

Dont miss it folks!

Great stuff to check out this week: Vanguard, Valiant, Ninjak, Divinity, The Lonely Vincent Bellingham

Get some publicity for your comic and take part in the Small Press Factor 2016. Find out more about it HERE and enter HERE
 
 
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 72 - Pricing in Comics!

 

This week the ACP gang take on the topic of comics pricing! The price of digital, how overpriced some collections can be, the prices of small press books at conventions and getting your moneys worthall get discussed, as well as some interesting listener polls and emails get read. It's a topic that doesnt get discussed too much, especially by silly shows that make toilet humour seem high brow, but the ACP give it a good go. Theres also the usual comics banter, great comics are discussed, the 80s movie quiz Action Dan gets interesting and theres the debut of a new, emotionally charged segement called 'Ask Aunty Tony'. Its another comical show on every level, so check it out!

Great stuff to check out this week: The Naked Artist: Comic Book Legends Expanded Edition, Sparks, Blue Fox Comics, Project Autumn

Get some publicity for your comic and take part in the Small Press Factor 2016. Find out more about it HERE and enter HERE
 
 
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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Convention Special - NCC and Thought Bubble 2016!!

 
Its an extra special convention... er... special, as the Awesome Pod has a plethera of convention audio joy to give you. First up is a couple of panels from Nottingham Comic Con 2016. A fantastic small press panel featuring the likes of Rachael Smith, Dan Berry, Chris Imber and Nick Prolix, and then the Awesome Pod panel itself, all about small press and why you should choose it.
 
If thats not enough, then check out some great interviews that come direct from the floor of Thought Bubble 2016! Emily Owen (Pup & Grumpicorn) managed to chat to some amazing creators about their new work and we've got the exclusive audio for you.
 
Its a jamboree of convention audio joy, so check it out!
 
Also, big shout out to the guys at Geek Force for recording the panel audio. Check them out!
 
 
 
Let us know what you think!
Twitter: @theawesomepod   Vince: @jesterdiablo    Dan: @Vanguardcomic    Tony: @Ezohyez
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