167 - COMIC ARTWORK, PORTFOLIO AND KIA WORDSMITH! (W / IAN ASHCROFT)

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This week Vince, Dan and Tony speak to an indie comics newcomer who is going to explode onto the scene with the Accent UK book 'Kia Wordsmith', Ian Ashcroft. They talk a lot about art processes, comic book and illustration influences and discuss the world of the portfolio review. There’s also a delve into the dreamscape world of Kia Wordsmith, its future, conventions and more. Plus there’s also room for some amazing comic book recommendations as always.

Great stuff to check out this week: Ian Ashcroft, Dave West, Kia Wordsmith, Accent UK, Andy Bloor, Jae Lee, Hilda Trailer, 32 Kills, Erol vs Evil, Captain Cosmic KS, Matt Garvey, The Devil in DisguiseWestern Noir, Kristina Baczynski, Retrograde Orbit, Avery Hill Publications, The Jettisons - All Time Top 3 Podcast, Pipedream Comics, Down the Tubes, Thought Bubble Festival 2018

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166 - NEXUS, BADGER, COMICS AND PROSE WITH MIKE BARON!

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The Awesome Pod got a chance to talk about one of the legendary names in independent comics, Mike Baron (Nexus, Badger) this week, and the gang talk about his extensive list of credits, his writing philosophy, how he began his comics career with Steve Rude, moving to prose and more. There’s also talk about some recent comic events, upcoming events and some brilliant comic recommendations.

Great stuff to check out this week: Mike Baron, Steve Rude, Nexus, Badger, Banshees, Nexus Animated Short, NICE, Comic Mart, Thought Bubble, Charles Raymond, Death Inc, Martin Simpson, The Needleman, Wine and Zine, Wine and Zine Anthology, John Tucker, Adrift

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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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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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163 - COMICS COMEDY UNBOXED! (W / TODD OLIVER)

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This week the ACP takes another stab at talking about humour in comics, but this time they are going to the darker and more surreal side of comedy comics and have enlisted the brilliant Todd Oliver (Boxes, Smedley) to take on the subject of what makes us laugh. Theres discussion of all kinds, from someone who put their face in the post to worm people, posting strip comics on Reddit and Instagram, the task of writing and drawing and more!

Great stuff to check out this week: Todd Oliver, Boxes, Smedley, Jonny Ryan, Angry Youth Comics, Jimmy Corrigan, James Kochalka, Pipedream Comics, The Pull List, Lilith Dark, Bruce, Vague Tales, Fantagrpahics, Secret Santa

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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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161 - COMICS FOR NON-COMIC READERS! (W / DANIEL MARC CHANT)

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This week Daniel Marc Chant (The Sinister Horror Company) joins the ACP to ask the question 'What comics would you recommend for people who don't read comics? This leads to plenty of interesting debate and some scenarios that are played out that have to be heard to be believed. Theres also great book recommendations, some good old fashioned comic talk and more!

Great stuff to check out this week: Daniel Marc Chant, The Sinister Horror Company, Devil Kickers, The Ultimates, Kingdom Come, Fables, Preacher, Follow Me In, Katriona Chapman, Kuru, Brian Flint

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160 - THE RISE OF THE SMALL PRESS EVENT! (W / STUART MULRAIN)

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With the rise of the small press comic event scene growing week on week, the ACP gang roped in Stuart Mulrain (True Believers) to talk about the world of indie comic events. Theres talk about the importance of workshops and extras you only get with more intimate events, the hard work of marketing and so much more. Theres also a lot of movie and tv talk, great comic recommendations and the usual ACP nonsense.

Great stuff to check out this week: Stuart Mulrain, True Believers, True Believers Summer Variant, Andy Harks, Superman: Man of Steel, Shudder, Punisher: The Platoon, Paradise Lost

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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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158 - THE CURRENT STATE OF INDIE COMICS! (W / NICK PROLIX)

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With Tony away this week Vince and Dan draft in the mighty Nick Prolix (The Sheep and the Wolves, Cockney Kung Fu) to talk about the state of the small press and indie scene as it stands today. Theres talk of the good, the bad, some interesting questions are asked and there may even be some surprises along the way!

Great stuff to check out this week: Nick Prolix, The Sheep and the Wolves, Jason Garrattly, Janubowie, Milford Green, Giant Rhinos in Space, Sammy Boras, Peepland

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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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155 - THE ETHERINGTON BROTHERS

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This week the ACP gang are joined by two of the busiest and most enthusiastic people in the comics scene - the mighty Etherington Brothers! In a hyperactive comics loving fury, the bros talk about what got them started in comics, what they love about the medium and the journey to the most successful UK comics kickstarter of all time! Plus theres a mini report on this years ELCAF show (including some great audio from the shop floor), yet more fantastic book recommendations and more in this epic-sized episode!

Great stuff to check out this week: The Etherington Brothers, The Etheringtons on Twitter, How to Think When You Draw Comics, Tonys ELCAF reportELCAF, Todd Oliver, Andy Poyagi, The Human Beings KS, Dunce KS, Little Heroes Comic KS, Wil Eisners Comics and Sequential Art, Kill or be Killed, Cabin Fever, Blop!, Vanguard

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154 - FROM THE GOLDEN AGE TO GATEWAY CITY! (W / RUSSELL MARK OLSON)

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This week the gang are joined by the ultra talented Russell Mark Olson to talk a bit about his pulp crime sci-fi book Gateway City and more. Theres talk about artistic influences, golden age and 'forgotten' artists, the value of research and more. Theres also more fantastic book recommendations, some talk about art exhibitions and also theres a guest appearance from a grandfather clock!

Great stuff to check out this week: Russell Mark Olson, Gateway City, Lady Hollywood, ELCAF, Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom, Cult Empire, Copperhead, Marquis of Annon, Merrick/Dr Crowe, The Shadow of a Terrible Thing, Markosia

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153 - FROM PULP TO HUMOUR COMICS! (W / ALAN HENDERSON)

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Vince, Dan and Tony are once again back together to talk up comics, and they hit the ground running with this weeks guest, the creator behind The Penned Guins - Alan Henderson! Not only do they discuss that strip and it's EPIC collection, but as Alan is a big fan of the genre, the gang decide to talk a bit about Pulp Comics! From Alans huge collection of Shadow artwork, to the history of the character and how the genre and characters have evolved the gang have a hugely interesting discussion about a genre you don't see too  much of in the small press. Theres also some brilliant comics for everyone to check out, a frank discussion about pricing at conventions and also plenty of laughs.

Great stuff to check out this week: Alan Henderson, The Penned Guins, Alans EPIC comic art page, Edinburgh Comic Con, CICE 2018, The Shadow, John Tucker, Alterna Comics, The Fist KS, Rik Jackson, Josh HicksMauro's Comic Blog, True Believers Summer VariantQueen and Country, Oni Press, Grind, Joe Palmer, Away, Jon Laight, Dunce, Paul Grist, Kane

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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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