Archive for August 2009

It’s my swine flu and I’ll cry if I want to

August 25, 2009

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Fear prevails over the Comic Cast this week as we broadcast from our emergency bunker studio. Thankfully it’s well supplied with cans of peas and comics enabling us to eat and also to review NOZONE X’s Forecast, Seth’s George Sprott: (1894-1975), John Stanley’s Melvin Monster volume 1, Adrian Tomine’s 32 Stories (special edition box set) and Garth Ennis’ Preacher. Not to mention a duo of new Irish comics in the form of Luke F’s Waiting Room and Redshift – a new comics anthology by teenagers from Cork. We also give you the low down on the DVD release of The Secret of Kells and ask an 8yr old for her opinion on the film. We’ll also be keeping contact with the outside world for the latest on two epidemics sweeping the globe – firstly we talk to genuine recent swine flu victim and creator of web comic Looseville, Alan Maloney on his new print comic venture The Abyss and secondly we talk zombies with Declan Shalvey, the artist on Boom Studios new 28 Days Later comic. So put on your gas mask cause this one’s gonna be apocalyptic!

 Download Show: The Comic Cast 25/08/09

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Punk! An interview with Avi Spivak

August 18, 2009

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Oi! This week Avi Spivak, editor of Brooklyn rock n’ roll/comics magazine Human Being Lawnmower, was in Dublin so the Comic Cast met up with him to talk about his background in comics, the year long production of the magazine and his strip Suicide City that appears in Denimzine (Scandinavias biggest magazine for punk, rock and garage music). Live music on the show comes from Avi’s  travelling companion Daddy Long Legs, a trashy rhythm & blues band from New York. Put on your scruffiest T-shirt, motorcycle jacket, and jeans and enjoy!

Download Link: The Comic Cast 18/08/09

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Pants: An Interview with Archie Templar

August 11, 2009

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This week the Comic Cast meets up with Mr. Archie Templar, an independent comic artist based in Dublin. We dicuss his comics From the Pants of Archie Templar and his recently released foray into prose writing (with illustrations) From the Desk of Archie Templar: In Articulo Mortis. We also get the skinny on a plethora of Templars’ forthcoming comics, including From the Heart of Archie Templar: The Comic Book of Love, Guns, Girls and the Facts of Life and Hibernia 16/31, an alternative history set in 1931 in an Ireland where the 1916 Rising was successful. Barmy.

Download Link: The Comic Cast 11/08/09

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