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Episode 85 - 2000AD Thrill Power Festival!

After visiting the 40th Anniversary of 2000Ad festivities, the Awesome Pod sit down to discuss the day. Theres discussion of the events organisation, the guest, visitors, panels and more. Plus theres a couple of extra bits of audio from the day to make you chuckle. Theres also an interview with life drawing tutor Jason Atomic and the announcement of a new competition to win a goodie bag!

Great stuff to check out this week: 2000AD, Pat Mills, Serial Killer, Jason Atomic, Ghost Island, Ro-Busters

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 84 - Indie Comics Talk!

  

After some time spent at conventions and more, the ACP gang sit down to focus on some fantastic small press and indie books they've been reading recently. From highly personal bio comics to gender reversals of classic characters and even psychadelic mind bending sequentials, theres something for everyone to check out on this episode! Plus theres talk of everyones personal xmen team, another Dan Butcher dictionary corner moment, Tony mutes himself and Vince increasing sounds more bunged up as the episode goes on. See? Something for everyone!

 

Great stuff to check out this week: Wired Up Wrong, Rachael Smith, Surface Tension, Jayy Gunn, Epilogue, SJ McCune, Galaxafreaks, Robyn Hood, Blue Fox Comics, The Sheep and the Wolves, Nick Prolix, Heretics

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 83 - Pop Culture Rumble! (w/Stacey Taylor)

In a deviation from the usual format, the ACP gang are joined by Stacey Taylor of the Pop Culture Parlour and they're all talking movies, tv and animation all based on comic books! Theres talk of some brilliant stuff everyone loves, hates and not only that, but listeners have voted on whose choice is best! It's a fun filled episode thats filled with so much awesome we almost couldnt fit it all in!

Great stuff to check out this week: Staceys Pop Culture Podcast

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 82 - Convention Talk! (w/Stuart Mulrain)

This week Vince, Dan and Tony are talking about conventions again, and with True Believers Comic Festival just around the corner they've roped in one of the organisers Stuart Mulrain to join in on the fun. Theres talk about the perils of putting together a show, getting name guests and also supporting the indies at the same time. Also discussed are some great books you need to check out, marvel and dc audio plays and so much more. Its an epic chat that gets you all set up for another year of convention going. Dont miss it!

 

Great stuff to check out this week: True Believers Comic Festival, True Believers twitter, Map of Days, The Making of a Comic Con, Boxes 2, Too Much Coffee Man, Something Terrible

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 81 - Comics Journalism! (w/Gary Watson)

Comics journalism rarely gets a spotlight on it, but this week the Awesome Pod guys are joined by Gary Watson of Comics Anonymous to discuss the highs, lows and more of the part of comics that can make, break and infuriate when it comes to the medium we all love. Theres talk of responsible reviews, press releases, pushy creators, clickbait links and so much more. Theres also plenty of chat about some awesome books to check out, upcoming events, handy reference drawing tools and the best name for a journalist ever is created.

Plus the out take is not for the squeamish and completely NSFW... at all. Seriously. You have been warned.

 

Great stuff to check out this week: Comics Anonymous, Gary Watson, The United, The Beauty, Serial Killer (Ream Em and Weep Book 1)Vietnam Zombie Holocaust, Grinidon, Supernaut

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 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
 
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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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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?
 
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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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