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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171 - WHEN COMICS GET PERSONAL! (W / KATRIONA CHAPMAN)

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This week Katriona Chapman (Katzine) joins the ACP this week to talk about her brilliant graphic novel 'Follow Me In' and the journey of creating an autobiographical comic. Theres discussion about art processes on the road, autobio comics, creating your own fonts and more. Theres also some more amazing book recommendations, some upcoming convention talk and as always the usual hilarity from the regular show hosts in the out takes!

Great stuff to check out this week: Katriona Chapman, Follow Me In, Avery Hill Publishing, Kat's sketchbook, Dan Berry, Make it then Tell Everybody, Untitled Ape, On a Sunbeam, Tillie Walden, Sophie Yanow, The Contradictions, Hot Milk, Luchie Bryen, Shortbox Comics, Galant and Amos, Fair Spark Books, The Ink Witch, Izzi Ward, Nottingham Comic Con 2018

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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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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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120 - CONVENTION TALK! (NYCC AND NCC 2017!)

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After a couple of weeks of convention going, the ACP trio are back to discuss what they've been up. Tony talks about his big trip to New York Comic Con this year, and then the gang chat about the recent Nottingham Comic Con and show off some interviews they got on the day.

Great stuff to check out this week: Nottingham Comic Con, Descending Outlands, Perrywinkle, The Axeman Cometh, Unfamiliar Skies, Brain Shoodles, Trolltooth Wars, The Cthulthiad, Comics Youth, Wired Up Wrong Deluxe Edition, Punisher Platoon

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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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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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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!

071 - 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. There's also some talk about Nottingham Comic Con, the trio's opinions on Doctor Strange and there's 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, there's tons in this episode so check it out and enjoy!

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

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065 - RYAN K LINDSAY AND DEER EDITOR!

This week Ryan K Lindsay (Deer Editor, Negative Space) joins the Awesome Pod crew this week to talk about all things comics, from his working processes on his past books, the price of digital books, Michael Bay films and the importance of value for money with Kickstarters' and how he came to be part of the upcoming 2016 DC writers workshop. Its a great comic creation chat with a creator to watch! Also there's a bunch of brilliant books to check out, Vince talks about a creator who he didn't realise was such a big deal, Dan gives himself a challenge in the name pronunciation stakes, Ryan supplies a classic out take and as he couldn't make it this week... everyone misses Tony.

Mentioned in this episode are: Ryan K LindsayDeer Editor: HackSami KivelaNegative SpacePsycarioOld Skull ComicsAshcan Small Press FB groupGhostsRaina TelgemeirThe Black Monday MurdersJonathan HickmanNottingham Comic Con KickstarterOrbital Life Drawing ClassEric PowellHillbillyTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe

Get some publicity for your comic and take part in the Small Press Factor 2016. Find out more about it HERE and enter HERE

Check out our good friends at  A Place to Hang Your CapePipedream ComicsDown the Tubes

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