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Episode 107 - European Comics! (w/Jerome Saincantin)

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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Check out the folks who sponsor this lil show - the mighty folks at Comichaus!

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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CICE 2017 Special!!

Vince and Tony were at Cardiff Independent Expo 2017 and lived to tell the tale. Not only that, but they brought back some audio with some of the exhibitors there. Check it out now!! 

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Twitter: @theawesomepod   Vince: @jesterdiablo    Dan: @Vanguardcomic    Tony: @Ezohyez
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Episode 106 - Disability in Comics! (w/Andy W.Clift)

This week the gang are joined by returning guest Andy W.Clift (Bertie Bear, Sgt Steel) to talk about a subject that doesnt get discussed as much as it should - disability in comic books. Together, they talk about the roles that disability plays in comics, characters who have been done well/not so well and highlight some independent examples of disabled characters. Its a thought provoking and positive discussion about what can be done in the future with the subject and the opportunities there are for better representation across the board. Theres also brilliant independent books that get recommended, Dan reveals who he was a body double for, the truth behind 'the Green Room' is revealed and theres plenty of ACP giggles to be had!

Great stuff to check out this week: Andy W.Clift, Bertie Bear, Sgt Steel, Samurai Slasher, Briggs Land,Pull List, Pipedream Comics, Wine and Zine, Swap, Soldier Zero, Department of Ability, Ed Traquino

Join the discussion today at our facebook group Awesome Comics Talk

Check out the folks who sponsor this lil show - the mighty folks at Comichaus!

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 105: Cardiff Expo Convention Talk! (w/Iz McCauliffe)

This week the gang are joined by Iz McCaullife, the organiser of this years Cardiff Independent Comic Expo taking place on July 8th. Theres plenty of talk about the great guests, panels and events happening at the show, and Iz also talks about the extra bits of marketing shes got in place and all the hard work and organisation that goes into a smaller indie show. Theres also some listener questions, a poll gets plenty of discussion and of course theres some great indie comic recommendations. Not only that, but theres an extra bit of audio with the one and only Pat Mills as he discusses his new book with Tony. Plus Vince goes full on demanding diva, Dan recounts his exploits in reduced price sandwiches and Tony reveals more of his video game knowledge (spoiler: it's not much).

Great stuff to check out this week: Cardiff Independent Comic Expo, Iz McCaulliffe, Pat Mills, Be Pure Be Vigilant Behave!, The Last Hunt, Beautiful Canvas, Tantric, Andy Baron

Join the discussion today at our facebook group Awesome Comics Talk

Check out the folks who sponsor this lil show - the mighty folks at Comichaus!

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 104 - Indie Comic Talk!

 

No guest this week can only mean one thing, tons of indie comic talk and laughter with the 3 amigos. Theres talk of ELCAF 2017 (including a bit of audio from show fave Todd Oliver), and a bunch of questions that lead to plenty of comic process talk. Also mentioned are Dune, Game of Thrones, Teen Titans, Carthago and of course plenty of great indie titles are discussed and recommended! Theres the debut of Tonys hot minute, Vince loses it over cucumbers and Dan drops one liners all over the shop!

Great stuff to check out this week: ELCAF, Todd Oliver, Human Garbage, Colossi, Boxes, The Human Beings, Shadow Masters, Hellheim, Adventures in Science, Dead Canary Comics

Join the discussion today at our facebook group Awesome Comics Talk

Check out the folks who sponsor this lil show - the mighty folks at Comichaus!

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 103 - The Comic Village Debate (w/Jon Lock and Sarah Millman)

If you've been to an MCM before, you know about the area known as Comics Village, but in the current market what does Comics Village means for the small press? The gang are joined by two MCM exhibiting veterans Jon Lock (Afterlife Inc) and Sarah Millman (NPC Tea) to talk about the current state of the small press presence at the big shows. What are some of the issues? What are some potential solutions? A LOT of interesting points are raised and discussed in this one, and not only that but its with two of our favourite guests, so dont miss it.

Great stuff to check out this week: Jon Lock, Big Punch Studios, Afterlife Inc, Sarah Millman, The Heart of Time, NPC Tea, MCM, Junji Ito's Cats, Injection, Carthago, Humanoids, Jimmys Bastards, Aftershock Comics

Join the discussion today at our facebook group Awesome Comics Talk

Check out the folks who sponsor this lil show - the mighty folks at Comichaus!

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 102 - Writing for Comics! (w/Owen Michael Johnson)

 

It's all about writing comics this week, and to help the ACP gang out the mighty Owen Michael Johnson (Reel Love, Beast Wagon) joins in for some process talk! Theres discussion about pacing, the importance of notes and notebooks, working with artists through the process and more. Theres plenty of listener questions too, so if you've ever thought about writing a comic this is the episode for you! Plus theres more brilliant indie books to check out and this week Dan reveals the worst insult he's ever received!

Great stuff to check out this week: Owen Michael Johnson, Reel Love, Beast Wagon, Raygun Roads, The Axeman Cometh, Be Pure, Be Vigilant, Behave!, Babyteeth, Grafitys Wall, Eimurian Tales, Cockney Kung Fu

Join the discussion today at our facebook group Awesome Comics Talk

Check out the folks who sponsor this lil show - the mighty folks at Comichaus! Check out their kickstarter NOW!

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 101 - Desert Island Comics! (w/Al Ewing)

 

To kick off the next hundred episodes of the show the awesome pod gang try something a little different this week. You've heard of Desert Island Discs, but you've never heard anything like the the Awesome Pods Desert Island Comics! Now only that, but joining the castaways is the brilliant writer of The Ultimates and Royals, Al Ewing! Together, they discuss how their comic choices will help them survive on the island and more. One of them creates a palace and rules with an army of beasts, another creates a coconut based brothel, one succumbs to island madness and someone goes to a dark place and walks out to the sea Plus theres tons of comic talk and brilliant books are discussed in amongst all the island fun. Check it out! 

Great stuff to check out this week: Al Ewing, The Ultimates, The Royals, New XMen, Comichaus, Comichaus Kickstarter

Join the discussion today at our facebook group Awesome Comics Talk

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 100 - Comics, Questions and more!

 

 EPISODE 100.  COMICS, QUESTIONS, VOICEMAILS AND A SPECIAL ACP ANNOUNCEMENT.

'NUFF SAID.

Great stuff to check out this week: Secret Empire, Vanguard, Never Iron Anything

Join the discussion today at our facebook group Awesome Comics Talk

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 99 - The World of Scurry! (w/Mac Smith)

With Dan away, Vince and Tony are joined by the creator of the hugely popular webcomic 'Scurry' Mac Smith. Theres plenty of talk about how the book came to be, the journey from webcomic to hugely successful kickstarter and a the awesome pod gang get a new awful film they need to dig up and watch. Theres also more great indie books that get recommended, cakes get discussed and Mac drops a pull quote about the show that pretty much sums the ACP up perfectly!

Great stuff to check out this week: Mac Smith, Scurry, The Inflatable Woman, Namwolf, Cognition, Unfamiliar Skies #2 Kickstarter, Comichaus Kickstarter

Join the discussion today at our facebook group Awesome Comics Talk

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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