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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184 - TALKING PUBLISHING WITH ALTERNA COMICS! (W / PETER SIMETI)

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This week the ACP are joined by the founder and publisher of Alterna Comics, Peter Simeti to talk about his journey in comics and what the publisher are trying to achieve in the modern publishing world. Its a fascinating conversation that goes from the fantastic line of titles Alterna has to distribution to comic book and the overall state of the modern comics publishing world! If that’s not enough there’s plenty of books to check out and comics fun to be had!

Great stuff to check out this week: Alterna Comics, Peter Simeti, UK Stores that stock Alterna, The Chair, Trespasser, Blood Realm, Tinsel Town, True Believers Comic Festival 2019, Mother Russia, Incredible Doom, Dylan Dog - Chess of Death, Epicenter Comics

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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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176 - GETTING A ROUND IN AT THE BLACK CROWN! (W / SHELLY BOND!)

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The Awesome gang are joined this week by the amazing Shelly Bond, long time comics editor and creative force! Together they talk about her 'origin' story, music, her working methods, tea, the world of IDW's Black Crown Comics and so much more! Plus stick around for after the credits for an extra bit of Style Council chat.

Great stuff to check out this week: Shelly Bond, IDW, Black Crown Comics, Assassinistas, Black Crown Quarterly, Kid Lobotomy, Euthanauts, Punks Not Dead, Philip Bond, Comico, Peter Milligan, Dilraj Mann, Leah Moore, Gareth Hopkins, True Believers Festival 2019, The NEW Black Crown Website

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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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174 - SPACE, SCIENCE, CABBAGES AND RETROGRADE ORBIT! (W / KRISTYNA BACZYNSKI)

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This week Kristyna Baczynski (Retrograde Orbit) joins Vince and Tony to talk about all things comics, including her process, life as a full time illustrator and what went into making her debut graphic novel 'Retrograde Orbit'. She not only drops some amazing knowledge bombs on everyone as well as talking up some Star Trek, but descends to the level of the hosts in record time! If that wasn't enough, there’s an extra interview where Dan and Vince interview Tony and Andy Hanks about their exciting new book 'How to Make Comics with Springworth'! 

Great stuff to check out this week: Kristyna Baczynski, Kristyna Baczynski website, Retrograde Orbit, Avery Hill Publishing, Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair, Girl Gang Zine Fair, York Zine Fest, Glasgow Comic Con, Andy Hanks, How to Draw Comics with Springworth, Fair Spark Books, True Believers Comics Festival 2019Super Mutant Magic Academy, Drawn and Quarterly, Jillian Tamaki, Little Nettle, Cyber Realm, Wren McDonald, Hamflask, Andy Hutchinson, Marc Robinson, The Blue BaronSit Comics

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172 - THE WORLD OF RISING SAND! (W/TY DUNITZ AND JENN LEE)

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This week Ty Dunitz and Jenn Lee, the creators of the ongoing webcomic (and ACP fave) Rising Sand, join the ACP to talk about their epic story, how it came to be and the process of world building. Theres also discussion about artwork, holofoil covers, brilliant new webcomics to discover and tons more great comic chatter. Also, Vince reveals that he doesnt scroll down KS pages every time and Dan picks out a book thats less a recommend and more a 'well, I read that'. 

Great stuff to check out this week: Rising Sand, Ty Dunitz, Jenn Lee, Rising Sand KS, Our Final Halloween KS, Mike Garley, Mike Lee Graham, Trumps Titans, Alexis Flower, I Roved Out: In search truth and love, Ten Earth Shattering Blows, Thief of Tales, Under the Bed, Matt Fitch, Joseph Totti

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170 - PUNKS, GHOSTS AND COMICS! (W / DAVID M BARNETT AND MARTIN SIMMONDS)

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This week the gang talk about lots of different comic subjects, from great indie art events to comics pricing, movies, brilliant comic recommendations and more. Not only that but the amazing creative team behind Black Crown hit series 'Punks Not Dead' David M. Barnett and Martin Simmonds join the gang to talk about how their creative process evolved and the brilliant book itself. There’s also laughs and the quite frankly disgusting return of Dans Dictionary Corner which takes place after the credits. You have been warned.

Great stuff to check out this week: Punks Not Dead, David M. Barnett, Martin Simmonds, Black Crown Comics, Shelly Bond, Bristol Comic and Zine Fair, Avery Hill Publishing, Resurrection Men, Werewolf Social Club, Not Your Cuppa Tea, Todd Oliver, Our Final Halloween, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

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165 - AN AWESOME WHAT IF SELECTION!

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Its just Vince, Dan and Tony tonight and they take on the task of pitching character arcs suggested by the Awesome Pod listeners! That leads to some interesting character discussion as 3 lifelong comic fans go to town on characters they love. Theres also some great indie book recommendations, bad segways and more.

Great stuff to check out this week: Silver Surfer, Aaron Rackley, Punisher, , D.R. and Quinch, Judge Dredd, Kia Wordsmith, Ian Ashcroft, NoBrow, Thought Bubble, Mahoneys, Hard Line Comics, Richard Carrington, A Walk Through Hell, Luisa, Humanoids

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152 - FROM LAWGIVER TO CICE!

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After 2 weekends of going to some comic events Vince and Tony got enough interviews to put together an entire show. Theres clips from the day at Lawgiver IV, the up close and personal show that took place on the 26th May where the guys got their Dredd on! Next up is a batch of audio from the epic day that was CICE 2018. From creators you haven't heard before to some classics that have new projects you need to check out.

Great stuff to check out this week: Lawgiver Mark IV, David Broughton, CICE 2018, John Tucker, Nich Angell, Cat and Meringue KS, Toria McCallum, Time and Distance KS, Abby Bulmer, Imaginary Gumbo, Josh Hicks, Glorious Wrestling Alliance, Wine and Zine, The Wine and Zine Podcast, Martin Simmonds, Punks Not Dead, Sarah Millman, NPC Tea

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151 - COMICS AND AWESOME TALK!

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This week Vince and Tony start off a show of comic talk by ranting a little bit about movie releases and then onto character 'ownership', before Dan joins in to make it a ménage à trois of comic creative talk and laughter. There's some discussion about the creative process when it came to the second issue of Awesome Comics as well as a bit of talk about storytelling before the usual great book recommendations and sign off hilarity. Plus Dan's dog gets in on the action and Vince sounds progressively sicker as the episode goes on - so what's not to love?

Great stuff to check out this week: Cardiff Expo 2018, Horde Vol 1, Ruin of Thieves, Ram VAction Lab Comics

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150 - AN AWESOME Q&A!

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As the ACP has made it to episode 150, the gang decided to throw the floor over to the listeners for their questions. The response was a lot more than anyone expected, so the show became an epic Q and A session! Expect plenty of answers, headscratching, comics, cakes, crap jokes, hilarity and maybe even a little insight as the gang answer away. Theres also some great recommendations and an exclusive competition to win a book from NoBrow Press to boot!

Great stuff to check out this week: Awesome Comics, Sliced Quarterly, Comics Summit, Alfie Gallagher, Debris, Action Lab Comics, Puppet Master, Conan the Barbarian, Deadendia, NoBrow Press

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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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148 - THE ORIGIN OF THE HORDE! (W / ANDY TURNER AND GREGG MASON!)

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This week the gang are joined by Andy and Gregg from Horde Comics to talk about their journey to making their first self published comic and working with some awesome collaborators. There's talk about organisation, contracts, good working practises and how to go about making a good Kickstarter video. When not talking about some super useful comics info there's also LOTS of ridiculous hilarity going on, great book recommendations and a not so handy use for Tiramasu!

Great stuff to check out this week: Horde Comics, Andy Turner, Gregg Mason, Joe Flood, Stelladia, Beth Varni, Gavin Mitchell, El Marvo, Cognition, Samurai Slasher, Accident Man, Toxic, Murder Most Mundane, Lizard Men, Ten Earth Shattering Blows, The Great North Wood, Tim Bird, Avery Hill Publishing, South London Zine Fair

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147 - COMIC BOOK HEROES! (W / BARRIE TOMLINSON)

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This week the ACP gang are joined by the editor of some of the classic weekly comics that appeared on newstands, Mr Barrie Tomlinson! Together they discuss his time in the editorial chair at titles like Tiger, Eagle and Scream; working with fantastic artists from around the globe, some of the celebrity comic fans he met and also how Roy of the Rovers blurred the lines between fiction and real life in the media. There's also some great comic recommendations, a little talk about a small movie that was just released and also everyone fights being exhausted.

Great stuff to check out this week: Barrie Tomlinson, Comic Heroes, Battler, Tiger, Roy of the Rovers, NoBrow 10, Staceys Pop Culture Parlour, Anxiety is Really Strange, Babyteeth, The Claws, Mild Frenzy, GI Joe Vol 1

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146 - FROM CYBERPUNK TO KILLTOPIA! (W / DAVE COOK)

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After a week away at a convention, the gang are back to the norm and ready to talk comics. Not only that, but this week they're joined by Dave Cook, creator of Vessels and the book everyone is talking about, Killtopia! They talk about the creation of that book, its wildly successful Kickstarter, world building, BHP comics and the future for the title. There's also plenty of talk about comic conventions, great book and there's a good chat about the cyberpunk genre.

Great stuff to check out this week: Dave Cook, Card Shark Comics, Killtopia, BHP Comics, Vessels, Metal Made Flesh, Drugs and Wires, ELCAF, London Comic Mart, Away, The Edge Off, Good Comics Reader, Rebound, Divinity, Boat, David Lumsden

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145 - LIVE FROM LEAMINGTON COMIC CON 2018!

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It's something a bit different this week as the ACP gang decided to do a whole show from the shop floor of Leamington Comic Con 2018! There's interviews with exhibitors, visitors and other convention organisers, tons of humour from the 3 excited hosts and more. Plus there's audio from not one but two panels that took place on the day. There's a fantastic one on one with John Wagner (Judge Dredd, Rok of the Reds) and even the live and completely unprepared Awesome Comics Podcast panel, where there's a discussion about indie comics with Jay Gunn (Surface Tension). 

Great stuff to check out this week: Rok of the Reds, Jason Cobley, Adventures of Captain Winston Bulldog, Hardline Comics, The Guys, Oh Hearts and Hitmen, Zak Simmonds Hurn, The Phoenix, Coglife Comics, Jay Gunn, Surface Tension, Slang Pictorial, Nick Prolix, Perrywinkle, Susie Gander, Reckless Hero, Darrell Forpe, Tomorrow Revisited, Ghost of the Gulag, The Phoenix, CICE 2018, True Believers Summer Variant, Jon Laight, Away Kickstarter

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143 - REDS, READS AND LEAMINGTON COMIC CON (W / DAN MALLIER)

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Despite a technical hiccup that left the gang one guest down, the ACP crew still took it to comic talk town, and this time with Dan Mallier, the man behind the great indie comics show Leamington Comic Con! Together not only do they discuss the upcoming LCC 2018, but also digital comics, where the man without fear came from, the controversial world of reboots, John Wagner's Rok of the Reds and tons more! Not only that, but Tony also has an interview with the creator of Digitopia, Farhan Kareshi. Its a couple of hours of comics talk and fun so dont miss it!

Great stuff to check out this week: Rok of the Reds, John Wagner, Dan Cornwell, BHP Comics, Leamington Comic Con 2018, Farhan Qureshi, Digitopia, Dave Cook, Killtopia, Comicscene, The Edge Off, Fraser Campbell, Ian Laurie, Hollow Monsters, Monty Nero, Atomahawk, Donny Cates, Escape from New York/Big Trouble in Little China, Descender

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142 - COMICS, TOILETS AND BEETROOT!

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Vince, Dan and Tony sit around and go through some of the books they've been sent that they've been meaning to talk about for a while and think you should check out. Tons of comic book recommendations aside, there's also talk of the small press comic event that took place at the Incredible Comic Shop, a competition winner is announced and lots of laughs are had, mainly based around toilet humour!

Great stuff to check out this week: Sarah Harris, Incredible Comic Shop, Radio On 4, The Analogue Press, Gung Ho, Betty 'The Slayer' Mitchell 1, Little Heroes, Vampironica, Mean Girls Club, No Brow PressAdventures in Science, Dead Canary Comics, Multiplex, King Bone Press, Soho Red print

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141 - WHEN COMICS BECOME ETERNAL! (W / RYAN K LINDSAY & DEE CUNNIFFE)

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This week Vince and Tony got a chance to talk to the creators of one of 2018s best books so far, the epic viking ghost story Eternal! Ryan K Lindsay (Beautiful Canvas) and Dee Cunniffe (Redneck) talk about the collaboration process, working with Erik Zawadski (The Dregs) and the long journey to publication that the book took. There's also talk about colouring methods, writing process and more. Not only that, but Dan, Vince and Tony talk about some great books, TV and movie talk and have some exciting news to talk about!

Great stuff to check out this week: Eternal, Ryan K Lindsay, Erik Zawadski, Dee Cunniffe, Black Mask Studios, The Dregs, Beautiful Canvas, Headspace, NoBrow Press, Street Tiger Vol 1, Dune, Markosia Publishing, Mycelium SeepNir Levie

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