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Melanie Light - Ep#22

Melanie Light - Ep#22

July 3, 2020

We sat down with Director and all-round awesome human being Melanie Light way back in February before the lockdown was put in place and now we finally bring it to you.

Melanie not only writes and directs her own films but she is also a huge part of the Women In Horror month putting on amazing horror showcases. If that was not enough and is a huge advocate and voice for female representation in the film industry, especially in the horror scene.

Her short film The Herd won several awards including Best Horror Short at the London Independent Film Festival (UK) but don't judge Mel by the hard-hitting nature of the film. We talk a lot about her history, work, and the challenges that face not just her as a director but all women in the film industry. We do of course get Mel drawing with us and I love what we come up with.

Melanie Light Links

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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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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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Matt Emeny - Ep#19

Matt Emeny - Ep#19

April 3, 2020

Welcome to our April episode where most of the world seems to be in some sort of lockdown (including the UK). We hope that you are well and employing some sort of social distancing.

We had this interview with Matt Emeny already recorded and obviously, we want to bring it to you so that you can check out his work. Matt makes his own theatre productions, acts and would love to direct his own movies. Chris has been working with Matt for the past few months as part of the theatre training that Matt provides with The Natural Theatre Company on some devised theatre. Matt's work in ranges from fun children's theatre the Father Christmas Workshop (2019) to the more Back Page that explores human trafficking in the West Country.

Matt talks about the challenges and stereotypes that are associated with Dyslexia. He has certainly found ways to dispel them and make his condition work for him to be a more natural performer.

Matt Emeny Links

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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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Jamie Iles - Ep#17

Jamie Iles - Ep#17

February 7, 2020

Welcome to Episode 17 where we talk to storyboard artist Jamie Iles. If the surname sounds a little familiar it's because we spoke to his wife almost 1 year ago Sophie Iles. It was so nice to finally sit down with Jamie and have a chat about his work. We feel that storyboard artists are a very under-appreciated breed of people, they can add so much to a project.

Jamie talks about his love of story and how him and Sophie are very different in how they try to tell stories and many other things. We really enjoyed chatting to Jamie and we hope that you enjoy listening to him. If your listening to this on the day it's released then images will be released later as we are very busy with "work".

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2019 in review and plans for 2020 - Ep#16

2019 in review and plans for 2020 - Ep#16

January 3, 2020

Happy new year from both of us. We had recorded a whole episode with the amazing Katy Shutte but due to technical difficulties, we don't have any of that audio. We will say that if you have the chance to check out any of Katy's work then please do so. We would like to also thank the Bristol Improv Theatre for giving us space and time to record with Katy. We will fix the technical issues and have a back up for this year.

So this episode is just a bit of a look back on our first year of podcasting and a look into the future. We cover some listening stats, Chris sets a challenge to our listeners with a mystery prize, we talk about the fantastic book How To Think When You Draw by The Etherington Brothers (sorry for the mis-pronounciation of your name) and the fabulous art by Chris Barker. We fill you in on the ongoing work by our first podcast guest Sophie Iles who has had a busy year despite having some horrible things happen in her personal life.

We hope to talk to more amazing talents this throughout 2020. Thanks for listening and if you could one thing for us and just tell someone about this podcast we would greatly appreciate it.

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Dan Emmerson - Ep#15

Dan Emmerson - Ep#15

December 6, 2019

Welcome to probably the last episode for the year where we chat to the multi-talented Dan Emmerson.

First a quick advert for our recording space which was donated to us by Desklodge. Desklodge is a hotdesk and office rental space that have two locations in Bristol and one in Basingstoke. You can pay by the hour for just £3 per hour and £20 (ex. VAT) for a whole day. For more pricing take a look at the Desklodge website or give them a call. New members get 2 free days!

Dan is a multi-talented creative who has worked with digital 2D, 3D as well as illustration and even programming. He's a really nice person and terribly busy with a project that he could not talk about due to an NDA. We talk about his university experience, the tools he uses, his Fleshy Friends project and a brief touch on D&D before we all get drawing.

Dan Emmerson Links

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Jamie Frew - Nov Bonus Episode

Jamie Frew - Nov Bonus Episode

November 21, 2019
Welcome to our first bonus episode where we talk to Jamie Frew who is the designer of a card game called The Old Hellfire Club.
 
We were supposed to have a full episode with Jamie and did chat to him for over an hour but due to an operator error we only actually recorded the second half of the chat. We didn't want our listeners to miss out on what we did manage to record so we decided to release it anyway. We give you a bit of an extended intro as to how we found out about The Old Hellfire Club at UK Games Expo back in 2018. It took us a while to manage to organise a chat with Jamie but we caught up with him in London attending Tabletop Gaming Live.
 
Apologies for the sound quality but we did record this inside Alexandra Palace.

Old Hellfire Club Links

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Sarah Millman - Ep#14 - Part 2

Sarah Millman - Ep#14 - Part 2

November 1, 2019

Welcome to part two of our bumper 14th episode for November with Sarah Millman.

If you have not already listened to Part 1 of this then we would advise you to go and do that. In this section we get Sarah rolling a whole bunch of dice in which she gets what is known in D&D as a critical fail! Nothing is a critical fail in our book, not even Chris's poorly drawn horselike creature. From this chaos comes a beautiful fantasy scene involving castles, princesses and a deep conspiracy. You can see all of the drawings via our social media links below.

Remember to check out NPC Tea, you can grab a copy from Sarah's Etsy page and catch her at ComiXology 205 during Thought Bubble 2019. Thanks again, Sarah. We look forward to seeing you at the convention.

Sarah Millman Links

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