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Episode 91 - 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

If you love our Intro/Outro music, then check out the brilliant Chad Fifer and more of his musical badassery at www.chadfifer.bandcamp.com
 
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Twitter: @theawesomepod   Vince: @jesterdiablo    Dan: @Vanguardcomic    Tony: @Ezohyez
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Episode 90 - The Small Press Factor Winners!

 

This week the ACP interviewed the winners of Leamington Comic Cons 'Small Press Factor 2017', the guys behind the sci-fi Elvis comic 'King Legacy'. Theres talk of how the book came to be and what the adventure of self publishing had been like for them since launching their first ever book last year. Also on the show theres talk of some more brilliant comic books you need to check out, Iron Fist, Bernie Wrightson and so much more. Dont miss it!

Great stuff to check out this week: King LegacyLeamington Comic Con 2017, Spa Town Comics, Legend: Hells Executioner, Flirting with Death, Chickenboy Zine, Good Comics, James Howard, Never Iron Anything

If you love our Intro/Outro music, then check out the brilliant Chad Fifer and more of his musical badassery at www.chadfifer.bandcamp.com
 
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Twitter: @theawesomepod   Vince: @jesterdiablo    Dan: @Vanguardcomic    Tony: @Ezohyez
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Episode 89 - Leamington Comic Con w/Dan Mallier

 

With Leamington Comic Con making a triumphant return, Vince and Tony are joined by Dan Mallier to talk about the upcoming show and how he started in convention planning and the perils of organising indie conventions. Dan Butcher couldnt make it, but to fill the epic void he leaves is the audio from the Awesome Pods panel appearance at True Believers 2017, featuring the amazing Rachael Smith and Chris Imber! If that wasnt enough, theres also talk of Logan, brilliant books you should check out and theres a re-appearance of our Agony Aunty section 'Ask Aunty Tony'. Its a jam packed, informative and hilarious show so dont miss it!

Great stuff to check out this week: Leamington Comic Con 2017, Spa Town Comics, Rachael Smith, Chris Imber, Paying for it, Chester Brown, Blood and GourdThe Bunker, Oni Press

If you love our Intro/Outro music, then check out the brilliant Chad Fifer and more of his musical badassery at www.chadfifer.bandcamp.com
 
Let us know what you think!
Twitter: @theawesomepod   Vince: @jesterdiablo    Dan: @Vanguardcomic    Tony: @Ezohyez
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Episode 88 - Arthurian Legend in the Indies! (w/Nick Brokenshire)

This week top artist Nick Brokenshire (Amelia Cole) joins the gang to talk about the work that went into the brilliant new series from Dark Horse 'A Once and Future Queen'. Theres talk about the re-imagining of myths, legends and existing characters in comics, the sales numbers of some of the smaller publishers, interacting on social media when you still have to work on an upcoming project and more. Theres also talk of more amazing comics you need to check out, the show immediately starts on a filthy note and someone almost drinks a whole bottle of whiskey during the show!

Great stuff to check out this week: Nick Brokenshire, A Once and Future Queen, Dark Horse Comics, Monkeybrain Comics, Amelia Cole, IDW, Geek Girl, Eumurian Tales, MD Penman, Knock Off Wars, Stray Toasters, Vinces screening of The Void, A Place to Hang Your Cape 

If you love our Intro/Outro music, then check out the brilliant Chad Fifer and more of his musical badassery at www.chadfifer.bandcamp.com
 
Let us know what you think!
Twitter: @theawesomepod   Vince: @jesterdiablo    Dan: @Vanguardcomic    Tony: @Ezohyez
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Episode 87 - Real Life Issues in Comics! (w/Susie Gander)

 

Comics are a powerful medium and in the right hands can truly help people through tough times. The Awesome Pod crew are joined this week by Susie Gander, whose brilliant semi-autobiographical comic Perry Winkle not only helped her as she battled cancer, but is helping others too. She's also got the same sense of humour as the ACP gang, so there are crazy jokes and laughs flying in all directions! It's a brilliant conversation that you come to expect from the show, informative, educational and stocked full of ridiculous chuckles. Plus theres an added bonus of two hilarious out takes from Dans dictionary corner. Dont miss it!

Great stuff to check out this week: Susie Gander, Perry Winkle, Auschwitz, Sarah Andersen, Adulthood is a Myth, Planet of the Daemons #3, Deep Space Canine, Worry Wart, The Fix #8, A Place to Hang Your Cape

If you want to support any of the fantastic organisations mentioned on the show, use these links to find out more!

 

If you love our Intro/Outro music, then check out the brilliant Chad Fifer and more of his musical badassery at www.chadfifer.bandcamp.com
 
Let us know what you think!
Twitter: @theawesomepod   Vince: @jesterdiablo    Dan: @Vanguardcomic    Tony: @Ezohyez
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Episode 86 - The Journey of Surface Tension (w/Jay Gunn)

 

Sometimes you just want to find out more about a book, and this week the ACP trio talk to Jay Gunn about one of their favourite recent books 'Surface Tension'. Theres discussion about the thoughts behind the epic far out concept, Jays time in the video game industry, his influences and his experience pitching and working with a big publisher on his first comic book Theres also talk about a great variety of amazing books to try out, talk of 70s and 80s sci-fi TV, Guy N.Smith, Jackie Chan, Coal Miners, zombie fatigue and so much more. Its an episode not to be missed.

Great stuff to check out this week: Jay Gunn, Surface Tension, Titan Comics, Ed Traquino, Frenzied, Realm of the Damned, Alec Worley, Pye Parr, Scout, Tim Truman,  Jiro Taniguchi, A Zoo in Winter, Film Reroll, The Once and Future Queen

If you love our Intro/Outro music, then check out the brilliant Chad Fifer and more of his musical badassery at www.chadfifer.bandcamp.com
 
Let us know what you think!
Twitter: @theawesomepod   Vince: @jesterdiablo    Dan: @Vanguardcomic    Tony: @Ezohyez
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Episode 85 - 2000AD Thrill Power Festival!

After visiting the 40th Anniversary of 2000Ad festivities, the Awesome Pod sit down to discuss the day. Theres discussion of the events organisation, the guest, visitors, panels and more. Plus theres a couple of extra bits of audio from the day to make you chuckle. Theres also an interview with life drawing tutor Jason Atomic and the announcement of a new competition to win a goodie bag!

Great stuff to check out this week: 2000AD, Pat Mills, Serial Killer, Jason Atomic, Ghost Island, Ro-Busters

If you love our Intro/Outro music, then check out the brilliant Chad Fifer and more of his musical badassery at www.chadfifer.bandcamp.com
 
Let us know what you think!
Twitter: @theawesomepod   Vince: @jesterdiablo    Dan: @Vanguardcomic    Tony: @Ezohyez
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Episode 84 - Indie Comics Talk!

  

After some time spent at conventions and more, the ACP gang sit down to focus on some fantastic small press and indie books they've been reading recently. From highly personal bio comics to gender reversals of classic characters and even psychadelic mind bending sequentials, theres something for everyone to check out on this episode! Plus theres talk of everyones personal xmen team, another Dan Butcher dictionary corner moment, Tony mutes himself and Vince increasing sounds more bunged up as the episode goes on. See? Something for everyone!

 

Great stuff to check out this week: Wired Up Wrong, Rachael Smith, Surface Tension, Jayy Gunn, Epilogue, SJ McCune, Galaxafreaks, Robyn Hood, Blue Fox Comics, The Sheep and the Wolves, Nick Prolix, Heretics

If you love our Intro/Outro music, then check out the brilliant Chad Fifer and more of his musical badassery at www.chadfifer.bandcamp.com
 
Let us know what you think!
Twitter: @theawesomepod   Vince: @jesterdiablo    Dan: @Vanguardcomic    Tony: @Ezohyez
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Episode 83 - Pop Culture Rumble! (w/Stacey Taylor)

In a deviation from the usual format, the ACP gang are joined by Stacey Taylor of the Pop Culture Parlour and they're all talking movies, tv and animation all based on comic books! Theres talk of some brilliant stuff everyone loves, hates and not only that, but listeners have voted on whose choice is best! It's a fun filled episode thats filled with so much awesome we almost couldnt fit it all in!

Great stuff to check out this week: Staceys Pop Culture Podcast

If you love our Intro/Outro music, then check out the brilliant Chad Fifer and more of his musical badassery at www.chadfifer.bandcamp.com
 
Let us know what you think!
Twitter: @theawesomepod   Vince: @jesterdiablo    Dan: @Vanguardcomic    Tony: @Ezohyez
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Episode 82 - Convention Talk! (w/Stuart Mulrain)

This week Vince, Dan and Tony are talking about conventions again, and with True Believers Comic Festival just around the corner they've roped in one of the organisers Stuart Mulrain to join in on the fun. Theres talk about the perils of putting together a show, getting name guests and also supporting the indies at the same time. Also discussed are some great books you need to check out, marvel and dc audio plays and so much more. Its an epic chat that gets you all set up for another year of convention going. Dont miss it!

 

Great stuff to check out this week: True Believers Comic Festival, True Believers twitter, Map of Days, The Making of a Comic Con, Boxes 2, Too Much Coffee Man, Something Terrible

If you love our Intro/Outro music, then check out the brilliant Chad Fifer and more of his musical badassery at www.chadfifer.bandcamp.com
 
Let us know what you think!
Twitter: @theawesomepod   Vince: @jesterdiablo    Dan: @Vanguardcomic    Tony: @Ezohyez
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