118 - NOTTINGHAM COMIC CON AND TONS OF COMIC TALK! (W / KEV BRETT)

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With Nottingham Comic Con 2017 just around the corner, the ACP gang get one of the co-organisers (and comic book artist in his own right) Kev Brett to talk about the show. They discuss the journey of organising a proper comics convention, marketing a show, getting guests and more. Plus there's tons of comic talk too, from Kev's own work, fantastic weekly recommendations, Pat Mills at Orbital, All Ages comics and there's dark reimaginings of Roy of the Rovers and Dennis the Menace that have to be heard to be believed. Plus stick around for the out takes for a Dan Butcher original impressions and Vince being highly (im)mature.

Great stuff to check out this week: Nottingham Comic Con, Kev Brett, Stuff and Stuff, Royal British Legion, MND Association, Stathern Childrens Holiday Fund, Orbital Comics, Bizarre Adventures of Gilbert and Sullivan, Laura Howell, Vision Vol.1, Unpresidential, Boxes, Todd Oliver

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117 - COMIC TALK AND REVIEWS APLENTY!

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This week it's just Vince, Dan and Tony. One has been to Thought Bubble, one has sat on the Iron Throne, and one has a bad cold and feels sorry for himself - and all three want to talk nothing but comics!

Great stuff to check out this week: Thought Bubble 2017, Cog Life, Medisin Vol 1, Impossible, Markosia Comics, Carthago Adventures, No Brow, Dalston Monsterz, Babyteeth, Aftershock Comics, Sexcastle, Kyle Starks

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116 - WEBCOMICS AND DIGITAL! (W / CHRISTINA MAJOR)

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Webcomics are more popular than ever, and this week the ACP gang are joined by Christina Major, creator of the popular webcomic Sombulus and one of the admins for the Spiderforest comic collective! With lots of talk about web and digital comics this episode is certainly one for those readers/creators out there who are interested in the format. Its a hugely insightful discussion about digital over paper, quality control, patreon, web comics presence at conventions and more. Plus theres more great book recommendations as we look ahead to Thought Bubble 2017, some Bruce lee talk and a couple of the hosts keep quoting The Mighty Boosh!

Great stuff to check out this week: Christina Major, Sombulus, Spiderforest, Comic Rocket, Dolstan Monsters, NoBrow Press, The Wormworld Saga, Cindy and Biscuit: The Bad Girl, Dan White

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115 - WINE, ZINES & CREATIVE COLLECTIVES! (W / BRYONY EVANS AND CLAIRE SPILLER)

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This week the ACP crew are joined by Bryony Evans and Claire Spiller, two parts of the new comics and art creative Wine and Zine! They talk about the benefits of creators coming together to make and market comics, the organisation process, gender swapping characters and so much more. Theres talk about Claires book 'Lost Light', Bryonys upcoming Dog Charity zine, Thought Bubble, Donkey Wine, Cat Cafes, bad google searches and everyone apologises to Claire's mum for their potty mouths. Its a fun episode not to be missed!

Great stuff to check out this week: Wine and Zine, Bryony Evans, Claire Spiller, Lost Light, Swap, Doggo Fanzine, Digby is a Wizard, Pollquest, India Swift, The Girl and the Glim, Good Comics, Tracht, Sub Diablo: King Crab Kebabs, Darrel Forpe, Thought Bubble 2017, Bristol Comic and Zine Fair, Nottingham Comic Con KS Anthology

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114 - FANTASY COMICS! (W / MD PENMAN)

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This week the gang are joined by MD Penman (Eimurian Tales) to step into the epic world of the Fantasy genre! From the mighty Conan to the political world of Westeros, all things fantastical are discussed, from the challenge of creating these vast world, character design and more. Theres plenty of talk about Marks brilliant story 'Eimurian Tales' and his process of creating a unique character-driven fantasy world and artwork. Theres also more Game of Thrones talk than we've ever had before, a game of 'Is this Fantasy?', some great listener questions and also a bit of video game talk too!

Plus this week we have an amazing intro courtesy of Scott Psionic, check out his great work here!

Great stuff to check out this week: MD Penman, Eimurian Tales, The Waterbringer Vol 1, Vietnam Zombie Holocaust, Cult Empire Comics, Turok, Whispers in the Walls, Humanoids, Barbarian Lord, Mat Smith, By Chance or Providence, Becky Cloonan, The Marquis Inferno, Guy Davis, Berserk, Blade of the Immortal, The Legend of La Mariposa, Thought Bubble 2017, Nottingham Comic Con 2017, Nottingham Comic Con Charity KS Campaign

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113 - LONDON SUPER COMIC CON 2017!

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This week its the London Super Comic Con Special! 'Nuff said!!!

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112 - THE LEGACY OF JACK KIRBY! (W / MATT HARROWER)

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This week the Awesome Pod gang take some time to look at the legacy of one of comics greatest creators - Jack Kirby. From Marvel to DC and beyond, Kirby created some of the most memorable and creative comic characters and concepts there has been, and with his 100th birthday approaching, its definitely time for the awesome pod to give everyone their take on his work. Tony takes everyone on a journey through Jack's career, which leads to great conversation about the mans artwork and comic work. Whether you're a Kirby fan or someone new to his work, this is a show not to be missed.

Great stuff to check out this week: Jack Kirby, Jack Kirby:Storyteller, Jack Kirby: King of Comics, Jack Kirby covers, Comic Geek Speak Kirby SpecialMatt Harrower,

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111 - LOOKING FORWARD TO LONDON SUPER COMIC CON 2017 (W / GARETH A HOPKINS!)

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With the mighty London Super Comic Convention only a couple of weeks away the ACP gang look ahead to what they're looking forward to seeing. To give everyone a unique perspective of the show floor, we're joined by Gareth A. Hopkins (The Intercorstal) who has been a volunteer at the show for the past four years! Theres a run through of creators and panels at the show, some interesting con insight and also some talk about Gareths fantastic new book 'Found Forest Floor'. All that, and theres still plenty of comic talk, some great book recommendations and also a bit of a convention catch up from Tonys time at this years Safari festival and Vinces day at Frome Comic Con.

Great stuff to check out this week: London Super Comin Convention 2017, Gareth A.Hopkins, The Intercorstal, Found Forest Floor, Safari Festival, Frome Comic Con, John Byrne Says, Primas, True Believers Summer Variant, Demon Archives, Secret Empire, Revenger, Black Road Vol.2, Sal Buscema: Comics Fast and Furious, Paul John Milne,  Void Warrant

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110 - NUTHIN' BUT COMIC TALK!

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With Dan Butcher returning to the show after being away for 2 weeks, the trio decided it was time for some good old fashioned comics rambling. There's talk of comic conventions and how they should be called 'festivals' from now on, crazy successful kickstarters, creative control over your IP, sharks, bears and more. A few listener questions are answered and after yet more fantastic book recommendations there's also an extra bit of audio as Tony interviews Rachael Ball (The Inflatable Woman).

Great stuff to check out this week: Patrioka, The Penned Guins, Be Pure Be Vigilant Audiobook, Vic Iddstar-Hill, Frome Comic Con, The Demon Archives, Stuart McCune, Ken Reynolds, NPC Tea, Sarah Millman, Hilda and the Black HoundRicardo Mo, Rachael Ball, The Inflatable Woman

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109 - TALKING COMICS! (W / NICK PROLIX)

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This week Vince and Tony are joined by Nick Prolix, creator of The Sheep and the Wolves and Tony's collaborator on the upcoming Cockney kung Fu! With Dan on holiday, the trio take some time to chat about all kinds of comics topics, from Nick's own work and process, to some comic news that came out of San Diego Comic Con, a great program that helps with the collaboration process and some brilliant comic recommendations are turned out. Plus there's some listener questions and tons of purile and childish giggling going on as all three make each other laugh themselves silly. Plus, stay tuned to after the outro, as there's  a few minutes of out takes not to be missed!

Great stuff to check out this week: Nick Prolix, The Sheep and the Wolves, Slang Pictorial, Trello, True Believers Summer Variant, Perry Winkle, Harrow County, Tyler Crook, Owen Sherwood, The Incredible Plight of Tony Featherneck

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108 - CATCHING UP WITH PAT MILLS!

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On this weeks show Vince and Tony catch up with legendary comics creator (and returning guest) Pat Mills! With Pats new book Be Pure, Be Vigilant, Behave! currently out and kicking ass the ACP decided to get him back on the show for an EPIC catch up. They talk about his current exploits in the world of prose books, his thoughts on the current comic scene and the new Scream/Misty crossover and tons more! Plus the show marks the podcast debut of Lisa Mills, who drops some knowledge about the business side of things and her work lettering the translation of Requiem Vampire Knight! Plus theres some great book recommendations, awesome listener questions get answered and more.

Great stuff to check out this week: Pat Mills, Lisa Mills, Be Pure, Be Vigilant, Behave!, Serial Killer, Requiem:Vampire Knight, Fay Dalton, Primus, Stache Comics, Mulp, Improper Books

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107 - EUROPEAN COMICS! (W / JEROME SAINCANTIN)

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Over the past few months there has been more than a few European graphic novels that have appeared in the recommendation part of the Awesome Pod. Theres a reason for this - they are amazing. With that in mind, the gang decided to get together to talk about the epic world of undiscovered gems from Europe and are joined by longtime Cinebook translator Jerome Saincantin. Theres talk of the work that goes into translating some of the epic books for english speaking audiences, the way comics and books are viewed in Europe and as the film is just around the corner there is plenty of Valerian talk! Its a great look into a world of comics that some readers may not be aware of, but should truly check out. Plus theres a catch up about a small press comic event, some Doctor Who talk and all three of the hosts recommend a European series you need to check out. Don't miss it!

Great stuff to check out this week: Cinebook, Valerian, Cinebook on Izneo, Cinebook on ComixologyLong John Silver, Alone, The Metabarons, Humanoids, Incognito Vol 1: Perfect VictimsEurope Comics, Isabellae, Isabellae: Under the Tomb of 500 Kings, Incredible Comic Shop Event

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106 - DISABILITY IN COMICS! (W / ANDY W. CLIFT)

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This week the gang are joined by returning guest Andy W.Clift (Bertie Bear, Sgt Steel) to talk about a subject that doesnt get discussed as much as it should - disability in comic books. Together, they talk about the roles that disability plays in comics, characters who have been done well/not so well and highlight some independent examples of disabled characters. Its a thought provoking and positive discussion about what can be done in the future with the subject and the opportunities there are for better representation across the board. Theres also brilliant independent books that get recommended, Dan reveals who he was a body double for, the truth behind 'the Green Room' is revealed and theres plenty of ACP giggles to be had!

Great stuff to check out this week: Andy W.Clift, Bertie Bear, Sgt Steel, Samurai Slasher, Briggs Land,Pull List, Pipedream Comics, Wine and Zine, Swap, Soldier Zero, Department of Ability, Ed Traquino

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105 - CARDIFF EXPO CONVENTION TALK! (W / IZ MCCAULLIFE)

This week the gang are joined by Iz McCaullife, the organiser of this years Cardiff Independent Comic Expo taking place on July 8th. There's plenty of talk about the great guests, panels and events happening at the show, and Iz also talks about the extra bits of marketing shes got in place and all the hard work and organisation that goes into a smaller indie show. There's also some listener questions, a poll gets plenty of discussion and of course there's some great indie comic recommendations. Not only that, but there's an extra bit of audio with the one and only Pat Mills as he discusses his new book with Tony. Plus Vince goes full on demanding diva, Dan recounts his exploits in reduced price sandwiches and Tony reveals more of his video game knowledge (spoiler: it's not much).

Great stuff to check out this week: Cardiff Independent Comic Expo, Iz McCaulliffe, Pat Mills, Be Pure Be Vigilant Behave!, The Last Hunt, Beautiful Canvas, Tantric, Andy Baron

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104 - INDIE COMIC TALK!

No guest this week can only mean one thing, tons of indie comic talk and laughter with the 3 amigos. There's talk of ELCAF 2017 (including a bit of audio from show fave Todd Oliver), and a bunch of questions that lead to plenty of comic process talk. Also mentioned are Dune, Game of Thrones, Teen Titans, Carthago and of course plenty of great indie titles are discussed and recommended! There's the debut of Tony's hot minute, Vince loses it over cucumbers and Dan drops one liners all over the shop!

Great stuff to check out this week: ELCAF, Todd Oliver, Human Garbage, Colossi, Boxes, The Human Beings, Shadow Masters, Hellheim, Adventures in Science, Dead Canary Comics

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103 - THE COMIC VILLAGE DEBATE (W / JON LOCK AND SARAH MILLMAN)

If you've been to an MCM before, you know about the area known as Comics Village, but in the current market what does Comics Village means for the small press? The gang are joined by two MCM exhibiting veterans Jon Lock (Afterlife Inc) and Sarah Millman (NPC Tea) to talk about the current state of the small press presence at the big shows. What are some of the issues? What are some potential solutions? A LOT of interesting points are raised and discussed in this one, and not only that but its with two of our favourite guests, so dont miss it.

Great stuff to check out this week: Jon Lock, Big Punch Studios, Afterlife Inc, Sarah Millman, The Heart of Time, NPC Tea, MCM, Junji Ito's Cats, Injection, Carthago, Humanoids, Jimmys Bastards, Aftershock Comics

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102 - WRITING FOR COMICS! (W / OWEN MICHAEL JOHNSON)

It's all about writing comics this week, and to help the ACP gang out the mighty Owen Michael Johnson (Reel Love, Beast Wagon) joins in for some process talk! There's discussion about pacing, the importance of notes and notebooks, working with artists through the process and more. There's plenty of listener questions too, so if you've ever thought about writing a comic this is the episode for you! Plus there's more brilliant indie books to check out and this week Dan reveals the worst insult he's ever received!

Great stuff to check out this week: Owen Michael Johnson, Reel Love, Beast Wagon, Raygun Roads, The Axeman Cometh, Be Pure, Be Vigilant, Behave!, Babyteeth, Grafitys Wall, Eimurian Tales, Cockney Kung Fu

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101 - DESERT ISLAND COMICS! (W / AL EWING)

To kick off the next hundred episodes of the show the awesome pod gang try something a little different this week. You've heard of Desert Island Discs, but you've never heard anything like the the Awesome Pods Desert Island Comics! Now only that, but joining the castaways is the brilliant writer of The Ultimates and Royals, Al Ewing! Together, they discuss how their comic choices will help them survive on the island and more. One of them creates a palace and rules with an army of beasts, another creates a coconut based brothel, one succumbs to island madness and someone goes to a dark place and walks out to the sea Plus theres tons of comic talk and brilliant books are discussed in amongst all the island fun. Check it out! 

Great stuff to check out this week: Al Ewing, The Ultimates, The Royals, New XMen, Comichaus, Comichaus Kickstarter

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100 - COMICS, QUESTIONS AND MORE!

EPISODE 100.  COMICS, QUESTIONS, VOICEMAILS AND A SPECIAL ACP ANNOUNCEMENT.

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Great stuff to check out this week: Secret Empire, Vanguard, Never Iron Anything

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