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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099 - 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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098 - 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 everyone's '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. There's some awesome books for listeners to check out, parenting skills are discussed and the best character names ever are mentioned throughout the show. Don't miss it!

Great stuff to check out this week: Jess Bradley, Squid Bits, Tiny Overlord, The Phoenix, Amelia Cole, Avery Hill, Goatherded, Charlo Frade, Moose Kid Comics

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097 - 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. There's 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 everyone's favourite cover artists. There's also more fantastic book recommendations for everyone and there's 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

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096 - 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 that's 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. There's 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

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095 - 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

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094 - 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

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093 - 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

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