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Shazleen Khan - Ep#41

Shazleen Khan - Ep#41

May 7, 2021

We kick off May with another fantastic artist, illustrator and award winning comic maker Shazleen Khan.

We took a bit of a whirlwind tour through their history in the comic industry and how they get actual pleasure from the physical act of drawing. Shazleen has been working on their web comic BUUZA!! since 2019 and is enjoying using actual time as an element and making the reader commit in the long haul.

For our creative section we come up with a rhythm based game loosely connected to Pa Rapper the Rapper where the stars of the game are guiding a giant cosmic friendly bee to a safer place.

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Gustaffo Vargas - Ep#40

Gustaffo Vargas - Ep#40

April 16, 2021

We met Gustaffo Vargas in 2019 at Thought Bubble and he is is an amazing comic book creator who has been incredibly busy in 2020.

Not only did Gustaffo work on the really interesting Quarantine Comic by Jordan Thomas, he also worked on Skrawl: Comix Magazine and drew, funded, released his own work Puno. We chat to Gustaffo about his really busy year, his work, his incredible use of colour, inspirations and so much more.

Gustaffo started our story telling section wonderfully and you have to have a listen to see what we come up with.

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We encourage you to send us your drawings and get in touch which you can do via e-mail or social media. All of the drawings will be published on our Facebook, Twitter & Instagram feeds. We also accept donations via Ko-Fi or Patreon

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T. W. Burgess - Ep#38

T. W. Burgess - Ep#38

March 19, 2021

Here we are with our second producer of the occult and spooky material. Here is a chat with T. W. Burgess, a writer and purveyor of horror, especially ghost stories. We had a bit of audio difficulty with this and we hope it does not ruin your listening enjoyment.

We went on a HUGE horror movie tangent and picked up on how important it is to dig into those old folk tales for more material. We dug into the success of the Early Haunts Kickstarter and what is coming up.

That's all before we take a break and then come back and create something supernatural together.

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We encourage you to send us your drawings and get in touch which you can do via e-mail or social media. All of the drawings will be published on our Facebook, Twitter & Instagram feeds. We also accept donations via Ko-Fi or Patreon

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Andy Perry - Ep#31

Andy Perry - Ep#31

November 20, 2020

As promised we set up and had a great chat with Andy Perry the writer of the Reanimator Incorporated Graphic Novel. Having already spoken to the artist Lyndon White.

We dive into his writing process a fair bit and how he wanted the whole process to be collaborative with Lyndon. He does mention just how valuable the editing process was and how it reformed the story. We talk a little about a writing retreat that he went on with Arvon and as a writer just how much that improved his ways to give and receive feedback.

We loved chatting with Andy and thank him for being patient with our technical difficulties, turns out it all worked out. You can grab a copy of the graphic novel via Backerkit. We are eagerly awaiting the release of Volume 2.

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We encourage you to send us your drawings and get in touch which you can do via e-mail or social media. All of the drawings will be published on our Facebook, Twitter & Instagram feeds. We also accept donations via Ko-Fi

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Jenny Gyllblad - Ep#28

Jenny Gyllblad - Ep#28

October 2, 2020

After a bit of rescheduling, we managed to have a chat with Jennie Gyllblad to talk to her about the comics that she makes, smut, art and all sorts of other things.

We cover a lot of ground with Jennie from her most recent work Rough Hex to fetish culture and the state of comic book publishing in Sweden and why her living in the UK is not "A phase". We loved how when Jennie realised she didn't have to censor herself she jumped in with both feet. This does include the amazing idea she came up with for the drawing section of the show and supported it with an incredible drawing. Be sure to check out our social media for those images.

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We encourage you to send us your drawings and get in touch which you can do via our website or e-mail. You can get in touch and find all of the drawings on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. We also accept donations via Ko-Fi

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Joe Latham - Ep#26

Joe Latham - Ep#26

September 4, 2020

At time of writing, Joe and his wife are just about to have a baby so we managed to get a chat with him before that happened. It's also a bit of luck because we were only talking about Joe in the last episode.

We met Joe at Thought Bubble 2019 and Chris loved his watercolour style comic The Fox, The Wolf and The Woodsman but we didn't get much of a chance to chat to him. So it was interesting to dig into Joe's history and learn how he grew into web design. Making MySpace (remember that?) pages for some UK based celebrities to name a few things that he has turned his hand to. He still takes on design projects both for web and physical if he has the time, space and clients but would much rather spend a lot more time working on comics.

Well, we support you Joe, and so should you. If you want to give your eyes a bit of a treat and your brain a bit of a rest then consider investing in his latest work Haru which you can get Part 1 & 2 on Kickstarter right now.

Joe Latham Links

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We encourage you to send us your drawings and get in touch which you can do via our website or e-mail. You can get in touch and find all of the drawings on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. We also accept donations via Ko-Fi

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Graham Johnson - Ep#25

Graham Johnson - Ep#25

August 21, 2020

Welcome back for a rather chilled episode with the wonderful Graham Johnson. Graham is a producer, improviser and illustrator to name a few things. We chat to Graham about his early influences like the webcomics Questionable Content and Dresden Codac. It's really interesting to hear Graham talk about how these "Slice of Life" style comics appealed to him more than the more superhero/fantasy style.

We dive into being able to work with the fantastic Kid Carpet and his current projects which include drawing an entire tarot deck of Cute Squishy Boys, being the live illustrator for Tales of Adventure an Improv live play RPG that happens over on Twitch and is uploaded to YouTube. All that and some  tangentst skip through Musical Theatre, the works of Nicholas Cage and a Lloyds Bank commercial?

Check out his work, and if you have some future production needs or are interested in helping Graham publish his Tarot cards or just want to buy a print of one or a whole pack do get in touch with him.

Graham Johnson Links

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We encourage you to send us your drawings and get in touch which you can do via our website or e-mail. You can get in touch and find all of the drawings on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. We also accept donations via Ko-Fi

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Samuel George London - Ep#21

Samuel George London - Ep#21

June 5, 2020

This month we bring you a chat with comic book author and fellow podcaster Samuel George London.

We met Sam at True Believers (2020) and invested in his Milford Green comic books. It's amazing that Sam had never even written a major fictional story until he wrote Milford Green. He did so with the help of a structure laid out by Dan Harmon called the Story Circle and drawn by ace Finnish artist Mikael Hankonen. Sam talks about his experience with Kickstarter, how he found Mikael, delivering the final part of Milford Green, his love of a Museum in Baisingstoke and his upcoming projects which we are looking forward to.

On top of that, we make up a wonderful story that we are sure Marvel will be all over if they have any sense.

Samuel George London Links

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We encourage you to send us your drawings and get in touch which you can do via our website or e-mail. You can get in touch and find all of the drawings on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. We also accept donations via Ko-Fi

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Arthole - Ep#20

Arthole - Ep#20

May 1, 2020

Another month is upon us and we are still in lockdown, we hope you are all well.

This episode was recorded at the beginning of March. Elliot and Kay collectively known as Arthole joined us after a full day at the Bristol art fair Shake. We fed them and plied them with tea to find out more about their own art fair, style, interests, influences and whatnot.

Of course, we also made them roll some dice and invent something on the spot and they did not let us down. How Kay managed to draw a whole page of a comic in such a short space of time is beyond us.

Do yourself a favour and go check out their social media to find out when the magazine will be released. Or become part of the elite Arthole Isolation Club and buy yourself a swanky t-shirt. You will be helping to support the magazine and two lovely young artists at the same time.

Arthole Links

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We encourage you to send us your drawings and get in touch which you can do via our website or e-mail. You can get in touch and find all of the drawings on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. We also accept donations via Ko-Fi

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CB - Ep#18

CB - Ep#18

March 6, 2020

We took a trip in early Feb to Cheltenham to check out True Believers Comic Festival. There we caught up with a multi-talented creative CB. We first bumped into CB at Cardiff comic con and we were compelled to have them on the Podcast as soon as we could. It took a while to set up but we got there in the end.

CB has produced two awesome comics; ThirteeN, the adult erotic demon zine about a former witch who is thrown into a life of servitude in the fiery pits of the underworld and Avery Chase a Sci-fi action-adventure extravaganza. CB also draws awesome illustrations some of which are more sensual than others. We hope that you take some time to check out their work and spread the word.

CB Links

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