Archive for September 2010

Thunderbolts and lightning, very, very frightening

September 21, 2010

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new Comic Cast and we’re feeling good. Reviewed on this weeks show is Irish artist Declan Shalvey‘s Marvel debut as artist on Thunderbolts #148 (written by Jeff Parker), Fantagraphics latest anthology – MOME Summer 2010, Book One of The Abominable Charles Christopher by Karl Kerschl as well as Mark Millar’s new comic book magazine CLiNT featuring Turf #1 by Jonathon Ross/Tommie Lee, Kick Ass 2 and stand-up comic Frankie Boyle‘s foray into comics with Rex Royd.  We also give our verdict on Alan Moore’s Unearthed – a box set featuring an audio biography (read by Moore) of his  comic book contemporary Steve Moore. We take a trip to the movies to review Sylvain Chomet‘s latest animated feature The Illusionist as well as the DVD release of Defendor starring Woody Harrelson.  We also chat with BrenB about Offset 2010 – Ireland’s biggest creativity conference. Not to mention all the latest comic book news.  Go ahead and download – your ears will thank you.

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September 8, 2010

Moon. Us. Over. We’ve been nominated on the long-list for Best Independent Podcaster at the 2010 Irish Web Awards and we are flippin’ delighted.  We also made it onto the short list for last years awards and we have to say it’s nice to be noticed after producing a podcast every two weeks for over two years now.

An Irish podcast about comic books, animation and illustration is, as you’ll have gathered, a pretty niche area but the e-mails from listeners all over the country (and indeed abroad!) thanking us for introducing them to the  Irish comics scene and making it a little more accessible is what we’re all about and aim to continue to do so.

After two years on the go we feel it’s time to shake things up a little so we’ll be re-launching the site with a bang on Sept 21st.

In the meantime you may or may not enjoy this music video of Schmackey and the Salads (Craigs band!) co-directed by our own Liam:


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