191 - EXPLORING EUROPE COMICS! (W / IRINA POLIANINA)

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After many months of recommending the awesome titles they are publishing, the ACP gang finally get a chance to talk in depth about Europe Comics! Joined by the great Irina Polianina, they talk about what the digital 'packager' are trying to do to get more fantastic work about to wider audience. Theres discussion about fantastic works folks need to discover and so many wonderful books from different publishers are mentioned that the show notes are bursting from the seems! Listen and get prepared to discover your new favourite publisher.

Great stuff to check out this week - Europe ComicsLaikaCinebookIsabellaeEast-WestThe MuseGood ComicsCosmos and Other StoriesRozi HathawayHubertJonathan Cape, Blossoms in AutumnVice Squad, Zidrou, The Return of the Honey BuzzardSelf Made Hero, Oriol, Bear SkinMariniHearts at SeaMedina: The DraxShi , Pure Dead Mental KSDunfermline Comic ConNottingham Comic ConCardiff Comics Carnival

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188 - HOLY **** LET'S WRITE SOME COMICS! (W / JAMES MCCULLOCH)

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This week the gang go full punk rock, take off the seatbelts and let the F bombs fly as they are joined by prolific comics writer James McCulloch (City of Lost Souls) to talk about writing indie comics! Not only is there plenty of process talk, but there's discussion of convention interactions, creativity as therapy, character creation, toilet habits, science fiction names, comics journalism and so much more. This one is a party episode with a side order of 'grumpy old men' - so buckle up!

Great stuff to check out this week - James McCullochThe Forest The Chair and Those That Reside ThereDan CharnleyTransylvanian KnightsJonny CannonCity of Lost SoulsJanine Van MoosolStuart McCuneCardiff Comics CarnivalMerrick the Sensational ElephantmanNPC TeaExit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss ChroniclesPlan A/Plan BJohn TuckerThe Art of DyingEurope ComicsEnforcerBrian FunkArtyom Trakhanov

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181 - OUR PICKS OF 2018!

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It's that time of the year again - it's the Awesome Comics Podcast picks of the year!

Great stuff to check out this week: Punisher:The Platoon, Away, Kingdom, No Brow Press, Eternal, Black Mask Studios, Merrick/Dr Crowe, Luisa: Now and Then, Humanoids, Grind, Joe Palmer, Horde Comics, Sliced Anthology, Wine and Zine Anthology, Killtopia, BHP Comics, Desert Star, Giant Days, Europe Comics, Avery Hill Publishing, Ten Earth Shattering Blows, Vanguard, Penned Guins, Ghost of the Gulag, Drugs and Wires, Rok of the Reds, Follow Me In, Katriona Chapman

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177 - FROM CRUEL SUNSETS TO ALIENS! (W / ROBERT CAREY)

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This week the gang are joined by awesome artist Robert Carey (Cruel Sunset) to talk about his work, his influences, his comics old and new and all things sequential! It's a good old fashioned comic chat with plenty of laughs, a sprinkling of shout out and of course some amazing recommendations for everyone to check out.

Great stuff to check out this week: Robert Carey, Cruel Sunset, Aliens: Resistance, Dark Horse Comics Sale, How to Make Comics with Springworth, BAM! Comic, Art and Zine Fair, Catford Comic and Zine Fair 2018Transformers Lost Light, Rogue Comics, Lightning Strike Comics, Europe Comics, East - West, The Regiment, Image Comics, Murder Falcon

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175 - SOME AWESOME INDIE COMICS TALK!

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This week it's just Vince, Dan and Tony together alone again for the first time in weeks, talking up a whole load of comic book topics and putting the world to rights. There’s great listener topic discussed, which leads to chat about amazing fights in comics, GI Joe, Conventions, Kickstarters, pride in your work and more. Theres also a ton of amazing book recommendations that you need to check out!

Great stuff to check out this week: How to Draw Comics with Springworth,  White Ash, Kickstarter Drip, Tragic Tales of Horrore, Neon Wasteland, The Forest, the Chair and those Forsaken There, Space Captain: the FinalePoisoned Chalice: The Extremely Long and Incredibly Complex Story of Marvelman, Outer Darkness, Dillon Gilbertson, Sweet Heart, Dracula the Unconquered, Europe Comics, The Client, Jim Henson's Tale of SandTrue Believers Festival 2019

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169 - THOUGHT BUBBLE, EUROPE COMICS AND THE WORLD OF JOHN TUCKER! (W / JOHN TUCKER)

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Its a bumper episode this week as not only do the gang have a guest but there’s an exclusive interview from Thought Bubble! The gang are joined by comic book humour machine John Tucker for a riotous chat about his work, methods and his  first year on the convention circuit. Theres hilarity, laughs and also thought provoking chatter tucked in there somewhere along with yet more fantastic indie book recommendations. If that wasnt enough theres a great interview with Irina of Europe Comics, taken at Thought Bubble 2018!

Great stuff to check out this week: John Tucker, Tuckers Podcaster Delight BundleEurope Comics, Thought Bubble, Gunshow, Paul Moore, Todd Oliver, Andy Barron, Charles H. Raymond, Killtopia, Dave CookBHP Comics, Signatur, Jennie Gyllblad, 1999, Noah Van Sciver, Overlord KS, Little Heroes Just Giving CampaignBristol Comic and Zine Fair, Nottingham Comic Con

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168 - COMICS, QUESTIONS AND MORE COMICS!

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It's just Vince and Tony this week, recording a show early that is stuffed to the gills with amazing comic recommendations for listeners to check out and add to their wishlists. There’s also some great questions and more.

Great stuff to check out this week: 32 Kills, Mike Garley, Andy Clift, Comichaus, Saga Volta Vol 1, Europe Comics, Ahoy Comics, The Wrong Earth,  7 Shades, Deadstar Publishing, Realm of the Damned: SIgnum Draconis, Pye Parr, NoBrow Comics, Kingdom, Erol vs Evil, Darrel Thorpe,  Pipedream Comics, Down the Tubes, Thought Bubble Festival 2018

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164 - FROM STARS WARS TO JOHN CARPENTER! (W / DAVID KENNEDY)

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This week David Kennedy (John Carpenters Tales of Science Fiction) joins the ACP gang to talk about his journey into the world of independent comics. Theres plenty of hilarious chat about artwork processes, drawing digitally, drunken nights out with comic creators, Japan, podcast listening habits and more! Plus theres a collection of amazing indie books that you should all check out!

Great stuff to check out this week: David Kennedy, John Carpenters Tales of Science Fiction, Terry Moore, Luna Brothers, Matt Garvey, Astropad, NICE Con, London Comic Mart, Isabellae, Cruel Sunset, Robert Carey, Reaper, Echo, Next Wave, Locke and Key, Muse, Europe Comics, Culdesac

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162 - SOME AWESOME COMICS TALK!

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This week Vince, Dan and Tony are talking up a storm in the name of comics! The chat starts with a little bit of movie trailer talk, before moving onto topics like comics spoiled in online articles, work in progress reveals and more. Then some as yet unanswered questions the pod has received finally get answered. Then theres great comic recommendations and even more stuff to check out.

Great stuff to check out this week: NICE Con, Comic Mart, Nottingham Comic Convention, Little Heroes Anthology, Cliff Cumber, Night Post, Madius Comics, Cicadian Rhythms, The Eagles of Rome, Europe Comics, Enrico Marini, The Lumberjack, Ian Moore, The Citric Arc, JWC

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159 - PITCHING YOUR COMICS TO PUBLISHERS! (W / DAVE WHITE)

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This week the ACP gang begin their in-depth look into the world of comic book pitches, and are joined by returning guest Dave White of Avery Hill Publishing! Together they discuss the do's and don'ts of pitching your graphic novel to an indie publisher, discuss things to think about when putting your project together, the importance of communication and so much more! There's also a brilliant range of books to check out, chat about recent comic events and as always plenty of laughs to be had.

Great stuff to check out this week: Dave White, Avery Hill Publishing, Avery Hill September Offer, A Projection, Permanent Press, Metroland, The Great North Wood, Tillie Walden, On a Sunbeam, Spinning, Katriona Chapman, Follow Me In, Retrograde - Orbit, Thought Bubble, The Comics Summit, Image Comics Submissions,  Oh S**t It's Kim and Kim, The Bog Road, Barry Keegan, Europe Comics, The Desert Star, The Day of Chaos, Judge Dredd: Trifecta

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157 - THE WORLD OF DRUGS AND WIRES! (W / MARY SAFRO AND IO BLACK)

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This week Mary Safro and Io Black, the team behind the popular cyberpunk webcomic Drugs and Wires joins the ACP gang to talk about the unique journey that the book from the initial idea up til the successful kickstarter campaign. There's talk about collaboration from different parts of the world, interaction with your readers, doing your first kickstarter and more. There's also some amazing book recommendations to add to your wishlists, kickstarters to look out for and a behind the scenes look at how we start each week in the out takes!

Great stuff to check out this week: Mary Safro, Io Black, Drugs and Wires, Drugs and Wires KS, Drugs and Wires Discord, Vurt, Neuromancer, Erol vs Evil KS, Comics Summit, In Search of Steve DitkoHommonculus, Joe Sparrow, Follow the Leader, Rising Sand, B.U.M.S, Gypsy: Gypsy Star, Europe Comics, The Mermaid Project, Asaf Hanuka, The Realist Vol 1, The Divine

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156 - METAL, HEADS AND WIMBLEDON! (W / RIK JACKSON)

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The ACP are a two man outfit this week as Tony Esmond couldn't make it, so Vince and Dan bring in Rik Jackson (Rock in Purgatory) to fill the void and talk up a storm in the name of comics. From Riks comic strip work in magazines, to his kickstarter exploits to the herculean task of setting up an indie comics day in Wimbledon, the conversation travels far and wide. Plus there's more great comic recommendations, banter and the usual Awesome Pod shenanigans!

Great stuff to check out this week: Rik Jackson, Rock in Purgatory, Heads, Wimbledon Comic Arts Festival, Popcorn Horror, Attack from Planet B, Heather Chapman, Europe Comics, Operation Boom KS, Erol vs Evil KS, Little Heroes Anthology, Bone, Old Action Force Comics, Red Rocket Comet

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149 - HOW TO LETTER COMIC BOOKS! (W / MIKE STOCK)

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This week Mike Stock (Samurai Slasher, Afterlife Inc) and his endless line of credits joins the ACP gang to talk about the invisible art of comics - lettering! From the good, the bad and the ugly, the gang talk about the do's and don'ts of lettering a comic book, give out plenty of handy tips for those starting out and also get reeeeally techy at points. Not only that but the gang talk about some brilliant comic books to check out, discuss the local London Comic Mart and do a lot of laughing, which can only mean the return of some after-credits out takes!

Great stuff to check out this week: Mike Stock, Mike Stocks Website, Jim Campbell, Nate PiekosBlambot, Font Squirrel, Dafont, Todd Klein, Afinity, Digital Webbing, CICE 2018, Death or Glory, The World Book of Records, Europe Comics, Retropunk, Markosia, Delta Dawn, Our Supermom

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134 - COMIC TALK... KIND OF

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Due to a technical hiccup the scheduled episode of the ACP didnt go according to plan. Find out why as Vince and Tony discuss what was, what could have been and muster together to give everyone a couple of great comic recommendations for the week!

Great stuff to check out this week: Awesome Comics, Cockney Kung Fu Mailer, True Believers 2018, Sliced Quarterly KS, Transylvania Knights KS, Nosferatu Art Book KS, Black Room Manuscripts Vol 3, Europe Comics, Bloodshot Reborn, Isabellae Vol 5, Europe Comics, Kirby 100, Twomorrows Publishing

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129 - GRUMPY OLD COMIC CREATORS!

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It may be the festive season but the Awesome Pod guys take some time to grumble like a bunch of old codgers about stuff that irks them. The results are thoughtful, hilarious and what you'd come to expect from the ACP. There's also listener responses, some positive listener audio to offset the grumbling and as always, brilliant recommendations for everyone to check out.

Great stuff to check out this week: Europe Comics, Sisco, Cinebook, Orbital, Comixology, Invincible

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128 - AWESOME HIGHLIGHTS OF 2017!

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After a frustrating week off the boys are back, and they're going long with a 'Highlights of 2017' show!! Theres tons of talk about some comic highlights we've had over the year and everyone picks their personal choices of the year. From movies to publishers to graphic novels to creators on the rise and even eggs! Its a highlights show you could only get from the ACP!

WARNING - SPOILERS ARE CONTAINED WITHIN FOR SOME FILM AND TV STUFF - YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

Great stuff to check out this week: Logan, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, Twin Peaks, Vice Principals, Legion, The Punisher, Wimbledon Comic Festival, 2000AD Festival, Chris Sides, Impossible, Susie Gander, Perry Winkle, Chris Imber, Brian Vander, Vanguard, Ghost of the Gulag, Scurry, Darrell Thorpe, Comichaus, Pat Mills, Tom King, Dizevez, Eric Henninot, Carthago, Goran Parlov, Ted Naifeh, Heroines Kickstarter, No Brow Press, Europe Comics, Matt Garvey, Rachael Ball, The Inflatable Woman, Impossible, The Sword Master, Invincible, Babyteeth, Donny Cates

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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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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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091 - COMICS AND CONVENTION TALK!

After a great convention weekend the Awesome Pod crew get together to shoot the breeze and talk some comics. With no guest this week the conversation goes far and wide, with talk of Leamington Comic Con 2017, Justice League, Webcomics, some amazing books are recommended and there is another round of the agony aunt segment 'Ask Aunty Tony'. Not only that, but theres a cracking bunch of interviews from the shop floor of LCC to check out.

Great stuff to check out this week: Sword Master, Europe Comics, X-O Manowar, Cosmos, Rozi Hathway, Paul Rainey, Darrel Thorpe, Good Comics, Jon Laight, Rudra Purkayastha, Spiderforest comics, Tonys blog

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