Comic News Insider Episode 889 – Thought Bubble Special w/ Rachael Smith!

Comic News Insider: Episode 889 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy was over in the UK and attended Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds. He got 21 interviews total! In this episode, you’ll hear him have an intimate 1:1 chat with Rachael Smith. It was a pre-Thought Bubble interview in Rachael’s home over wine and cheese! They have a lengthy talk about her career in comics discussing more of her comics including Wired Up Wrong, House Party, Flimsy Kitten, Artificial Flowers, The Rabbit, Isabella & Blodwen, Stand In Your Power and more! Tune into this really great conversation with this rising cartoonist! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

Email 

Facebook

Comic News Insider

Thanks for listening!

Comic News Insider Episode 833 – Jaguar-ing in Jacksonville!

Comic News Insider: Episode 833 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Batman Sins Of The Father #1-2, Bloodborne #1, The Brave and The Bold #1, Hit-Girl Vol 2 #1, iZombie s4 premiere, The Walking Dead s8 second half premiere

Jimmy returns to his hometown of Jacksonville, FL for his annual trip. And as usual, good pals Ted Carruba and Ashley Lanni join him to co-host. They do a quick catch up and also send out some mad love to Kevin Smith. Hang in there! We’re all rooting for you! News includes: Joss Whedon is returning to the Buffy comics, Boom! is a publishing new Over the Garden Wall graphic novel,  Multiple Man is returning to Marvel Comics, Disney Junior is reimagining The Rocketeer and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

Email

Facebook

Comic News Insider

Thanks for listening!

Comics Alternative, Episode 188: A Publisher Spotlight on Avery Hill Publishing

Listen to the podcast!

Musical Discoveries

AveryHill-banner

Gwen and Derek are back with another publisher spotlight episode, this one on the UK press, Avery Hill Publishing. They begin their spotlight with a short interview with the people behind Avery Hill: Ricky Miller, Dave White, and Katriona Chapman. Derek talks with them about the origins of the press, the kind of creators that have come to define Avery Hill, their distribution and publicity outside of the UK, and their plans for fall releases and beyond.

After that conversation, Gwen and Derek get into the nitty gritty of the publisher’s current offerings. They start by looking at the most recent issues of two ongoing series from Avery Hill, Reads #4 and Metroland #3. The former is an anthology periodical currently in its second volume, and the two discuss its various serialized storylines. Gwen is particularly fond of Owen D. Pomery’s “The Megatherium Club,” but they also discuss Reads‘ other historically based stories — Ricky Avery-HillMiller and Tim Bird’s “Hitchcock and Film” as well as Bird and Luke James Halsall’s “The Bullpen” (inspired by Marvel Comics in the early 1960s) — and the colorful, offbeat comics of EdieOP. The most recent issue of Metroland continues the drama behind Ricky Miller and Julia Scheele’s fictional 1980s band, Electric Dreams, and while discussing this evolving narrative, Derek and Gwen even wax nostalgic over their own musical histories growing up during that time.

Next, they discuss three new books released this spring. A City Inside is yet another work from Tillie Walden — she’s become a singular force at Avery Hill — and this one is a measured, meditative look at self-identity with an almost poetic tone. Rachael Smith’s Artificial Flowers does to the London art scene what Miller and Scheele’s Metroland does with the city post-punk. Both the artist’s unassuming premise and her clean, iconic art style easily draw Gwen and Derek into this fun story. And then finally, the cohosts wrap up with the latest book in Matthew Swan’s Parsley Girl series. Neither Derek nor Gwen had been familiar with Swan’s work previously, but Parsley Girl: Carrots proves to be a good introduction into his weird and almost psychedelic narrative world.

Overall, both Gwen and Derek find a lot of excitement behind this young press. Avery Hill may be just now getting a foothold in the US market — thanks to its recent distribution agreement with Retrofit/Big Planet — but as this episode demonstrates, it’s definitely a publisher worth watching.

Parsley Girl-interior

blkfade