Sunday, April 21, 2019

THAT COMIC SMELL 42 - Fantagraphics ft. Charles Raymond



The new episode of That Comic Smell is now online.

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From the web:
“WE TOLD YOU SO!”
We are diving into the truly sublime, the absolute cream of the crop, the comics greatness that is “Fantagraphics” David brings along only a fraction of his vast FG collection to show off. We discuss how some of their collected titles are published in the UK. We each take a turn appreciating the greatness of this legendary comics publisher and all whilst having an incredible special guest…
Yes, we are joined by the ever so talented ‘Charles H Raymond’ Creator of such titles as ‘Death Inc. , Chlorophyll, Dust and so much more that you can find here www.notsotiny.co.uk/index.html
We also explore our opinions on movies these days and a little trip down memory lane via our television nightmares growing up.

This and all the usual comics chat on the only comics podcast to be powered by gas…

That Comic Smell!

Here are some of the titles mentioned:

Peanuts (Collections) (Charles M Schultz)
Hate (Peter Bagge)
Love & Rockets (Hernandez brothers: Gilbert, Jaime, Mario)
Black Hole (Charles Burns)
King (Ho Che Anderson)
Ghost World (Daniel Clowes)
David Boring (Daniel Clowes)
Palestine (Joe Sacco)
Jimmy Corrigan (Chris ware)
My Pretty Vampire (Katie Skelly)
Fante Bukowski (Noah Van Sciver)
Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse (Collections) (Floyd Gottfredson)
The End of the Fucking World (Charles Forsman)
Fritz The Cat (Robert Crumb)
Hip-Hop Family Tree (Ed Piskor)
Usagi Yojimbo (Stan Sakai)
The Comics Journal
Eightball (Daniel Clowes)
Acme Novelty Library (Chris Ware)
Real Girl (Various)
Duplex Planet (David Greenberger)
The Job Thing (Carol Tyler)
Frank (Jim Woodring)
Raisin Pie (Ariel Bordeaux, Rick Altergott)
Self Loathing Comics (Aline Kominksy-Crumb, Robert Crumb)
War of the Trenches (Jacques Tardi)
The Nimrod (Lewis Trondheim)"

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

BELL TIME part 43



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Saturday, April 13, 2019

BELL TIME part 42



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Saturday, April 06, 2019

BELL TIME part 41



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Friday, April 05, 2019

THAT COMIC SMELL 41: Batman (Happy Birthday Dark/Bright Knight)




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"JUMPING JILLIKERS BATMAN!!”
NANANANANANANA BATMAAAAAAAAAN!! The Caped Crusader turns 80 this year with his 1000th issue on it’s way, so we thought it only fitting to discuss our very favourite Dark/Bright Knight! We go in to some back issues, some slight history of the creation/true creation and creators. Take a look at some of our all time favourite stories of Bats. We also answer some Bat related questions such as “Best Bat Family Member?” “Best Batman Villain?” “Best Bat Gadget and or vehicle” and loads more!
This and all the usual comics chat on the only comics podcast to be called upon to broadcast via a giant signal in the sky of a microphone…
That Comic Smell!"

Sunday, March 31, 2019

BELL TIME part 40



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Saturday, March 23, 2019

BELL TIME part 39



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Saturday, March 16, 2019

BELL TIME part 38



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Saturday, March 09, 2019

BELL TIME part 37



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Saturday, March 02, 2019

BELL TIME part 36



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Saturday, February 23, 2019

BELL TIME part 35



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Saturday, February 16, 2019

BELL TIME part 34



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Saturday, February 09, 2019

BELL TIME part 33



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Friday, February 08, 2019

THAT COMIC SMELL 38: Comic Shops



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From the web:
“If you build it… they will come”
The folks here on the pod take a look at the lifeblood of the comics industry/community. Yes, we put the friendly neighbourhood Comic Shop under the microscope. We discuss the ins and outs, the dos and don’t, our favourite shops, favourite experiences and even work down a list of ones we have visited through the years. Plus we took to twitter to ask people to shout out for their favourite shop or even their own one they run. Plus John Tucker kindly sent along his brand new book “Plan A/Plan B” for us to take a look at. Get it here:
johntucker.bigcartel.com/product/plan…n-b-preorder
Twitter: @JohnTuckerArt
This and all the usual comics chat on the only comics podcast to Made of bricks and mortar…
That Comic Smell!"

Sunday, February 03, 2019

HOURLY COMIC DAY 2019


Friday 1st February was Hourly Comic Day 2019.

A comic is made every hour depicting the cartoonist's life.

Here is my series of 3 panel strips.

Saturday, February 02, 2019

BELL TIME part 32



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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

COPY THAT! #59


I have a story called "Down to a Tea" in the new issue of Copy That! - #59.



This is the latest "All Art!" issue, featuring the following:

Carl Alessi, Jacob Alvarez, Verl Holt Bond, Tom Brinkmann, Charles Brubaker, Brian Buniak, Tom Cherry, Bruce Chrislip, Clark Dissmeyer, Chelsea Fields, Gary Fields, Brad W. Foster, Andrew Goldfarb, R.C. Harvey, R. Hendricks, Doug Holverson, Michael Kraiger, Dale Martin, Billy McKay, Brian John Mitchell, Tom Motley, Andy Nukes, Keith O'Brien, Robert Pasternak, Tom Scarecrow, Yul Tolbert, Bob Vojtko, Bob X, and Adam Yeater.


The cover above is by Andy Vojko.
Copy This! is available from D.Blake Werts for $3. Contact him at bwerts@vnet.net for details.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

AWESOME COMICS PODCAST #186



Have a listen here to the latest Awesome Comics show as Tom Stewart guests.

They discuss the creation of their Awesome Comics anthology series, That Comic Smell podcast, and make reading recommendations (including my own "Break the Cake" - thanks, Tom!).

Monday, January 28, 2019

Sunday, January 27, 2019

THAT COMIC SMELL 37: Justice League International Volume 2



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""Wanna make something of it?!"
This time on That Comic Smell podcast we are digging into the archives. This one was recorded back in April 2018. It’s also in the old HQ so there is a little bit of kettle boiling (We have moved on since then).
This is the folks making their way through the absolutely tremendous Justice League International. The first volume was covered a while back, now for Volume 2. Also there may be a slight rant about comic book movies… ok, there IS a rant about comic book movies, but I’m sure you’ll understand.
This and all the usual comics chat on the only comics podcast that has a pass to the Justice League HQ…
That Comic Smell!"


Saturday, January 26, 2019

BELL TIME part 31



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Saturday, January 19, 2019

BELL TIME part 30



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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

BREAK THE CAKE at COMICSFLIX



Break the Cake has been featured over at ComicsFlix.org; the website of ComicScene UK magazine.

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Monday, January 14, 2019

THAT COMIC SMELL 36: Giant Size 2019 Annual (Bronze Age Top 3)



The new episode of That Comic Smell is now online.

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""Look out Gotham! The Joker’s back in town!"
We're back and bigger than ever! After a large bout of sickness, festive down time and technical problems we come to you with this Bumper Giant Size Episode. We begin by answering some VERY interesting twitter questions from listeners. Which takes us nicely into showing off our Christmas pressies/swag to each other. Some have more than others and we go all out to try and make each other jealous.
If that wasn’t enough for you, we even had a main topic of our Top 3 Bronze Age comics! As we find out though, we barely scratch the surface on such an iconic and defining era in comic history. That doesn’t stop us completely smothering ourselves in bronze-age goodness and sharing some incredible favourites.

This and all the usual comics chat on the only comics podcast that one day would love to be sponsored by a biscuit. I mean I think we eat enough…

That Comic Smell!"

Friday, January 11, 2019

BELL TIME part 29



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Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Sunday, January 06, 2019

DOWN THE TUBES Interview



John Freeman has interviewed me over at Down the Tubes comics website.

Have a read here.

Many thanks to John.

Saturday, January 05, 2019

BELL TIME part 28



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