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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

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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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Episode 71 - Interaction at Comic Conventions!

What is a comic convention without interaction? Whether its with your audience or with your favourite creator, how those moments go can effect your overall experience of a convention. And so the Awesome Comics gang discuss the high, lows and awkward moments of their con experiences, read out listener messages and some very interesting poll results and an oddly high number of toilet stories. Theres also some talk about Nottingham Comic Con, the trio's opinions on Doctor Strange and theres another Action Dan question to test Mr Butchers action film knowledge. Plus as an extra treat is a small bit of audio from NYCC with Tony and Vera Greenstreet. Basically, theres tons in this episode so check it out and enjoy!

Great stuff to check out this week: Porcelain: Ivory Tower, Cops vs SharkwolvesThe Belfry

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 70 - ARGH! Horror Comics!

It's that time of year when the Awesome Pod ghouls talk about the world of horror comics. Yes, its the second ACP Halloween Special! Vince and Dan talk terror and horror storytelling pros and cons, and as Tony couldn't make it this week Shaun Dobie (Descending Outlands) steps in and the trio discuss scary books, the classic horror monsters, when horror goes too far and also spins yet more chat based on this weeks spooktacular listener polls. It's classic comics chat with an added twist and plenty of laughs. Theres also another Action Dan question, talk of 'genre' books and Tony is missed (but still makes an appearance... kind of).

Great stuff to check out this week: Madius Comics HorrereWitch DoctorDescending Outlands

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 69 - The Role of Sex in Comics!

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Turn the lights down low and put on some Kenny G, because this week the ACP are talking about Sex. In comics of course, and despite everyone thinking that it's going to be immature and crude, the gang tackle various forms of sex in sequential storytelling. Theres talk of books that have had legal challenges due to sexual content, Robert Crumb, sexualised variant covers, results of this weeks listener polls, LOADS more and also the first listener question gets put in for our 80s action movie quiz 'Action Dan'.

Also, Steve Tillotson, creator of the book Untitled Apes Epic Adventure tells us about his brilliant new book, how it came to be and where you can get it.

Great stuff to check out this week: Untitled Apes Epic AdventureSteve TillotsonDark Matter 2OglafSunstoneLimerence Press

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 68 - The State of the Modern Comic Convention

The new era of the Awesome Pod begins, and we kick off this week with a discussion about the world of modern comic book conventions. With big shows pulling in mega numbers, smaller shows being cancelled and venues being changed (controversially for some) theres plenty of discussion to be had. Listener opinions get read out, poll results are announced and its the first week of our 80s action movie trivia quiz Action Dan! Its a bold new direction for the same old waffle about the world of comics!

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 67 - The More Things Change…

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Change is coming! That sounds a lot more dramatic than it actually is, but Vince, Dan and Tony take a moment to give a message about what the Awesome Pod will be like going forward from now on. Its a shorter episode, but theres still plenty of waffle!


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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