Podcast Episode 51 – Indie Roundup / Roger’s Crapsack Spectacular

ConSequential Podcast Episode 51Like a glorious phoenix that just properly could not be bothered for a bit over Christmas, we’re back! We’re covering some indie comics we picked up last year, and a load that were in a slightly wet bag in Roger’s house.

Pretty good stuff.

Plus: watch a sad man’s life disintegrate before your very ears when he learns that never again will he get to taste the sweet, sweet nectar of a Panda Pop.

Also: learn which member of the team accused a small local police force of being child abusers on local TV news show Look East! Read On…

2015 comics competition pitches

2015 was a pretty good year for comics, but not so good it couldn’t be improved. That’s why, for our end of year competition, we asked y’all to gild that lily like motherfuckers.

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It seemed like a good idea at the time: you’d pitch us comics, we’d talk about our favourites, and we’d send one of you the real, actual comics we liked the most from 2015. We figured it would be easy; we’d get about five submissions, right?

Ha ha. Nope.

Boom. 101 hot steaming pitches.

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Podcast Episode 50 – The Best Comics of 2015

ConSequential Podcast Episode 50 - The Best Comics of 2015Here at the old Consequential.net, we like to think that we cover the very best comics week on week. So it stands to reason that our selections for the best of the year are a rarefied breed indeed, yes? Yes. We’re not saying these books will get you laid, but they probably won’t get you sent to prison either. Great! Plus, someone wins a prize! Could it be you? Yes!*
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Podcast 49: Thought Bubble 2015, The Best Bits

ConSequential Podcast 49 - Best of Thought Bubble 2015Roger and Dave are back from Thought Bubble, and they brought gifts! For Lucy, not for you. That would be weird. Listen on as we fight for approval in the inaugural Lucy Boyes £5 Challenge. Also: the best stuff we picked up at the festival. If that wasn’t enough, we have interviews with Dan Watters & Caspar Wijingaard, Tillie Walden, Comic Book Slumber Party, Julia Scheele with One Beat Zines and Mat Barnett of Alien in the Outfield. Read On…

Thought Bubble 2015 – what we’re excited about

Thought Bubble! It’s Brit-nerd new year! Or something!

9781473326965_MULP_02_CoverLook, it’s a big old mess of just all the comics and the comics people, and the fun and the dancing, and probably too much beer, and the podcasting, and the new things, and the cosplay and the shiny, and yeah. It’s pretty great.

It’s also a cracking time to stumble on new stuff. But we try to go prepared. We’re like the boy scouts of spending far too much money on comics, with a throbbing hangover.

Last year, we had a few bits of advice on how to get the best out of comics shows, and this year we’ve picked out some things we might just consider buying.

So here’s a few titles and publishers you should check out at T’Bubz

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Podcast 47 – Halloween

Podcast 46 – Comics Continuity (Where To Start With Marvel and DC)

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Do you want to get started reading the lycra-clad adventures that Marvel and DC peddle, but you’re put off by the huge gnarled continuity that has built up over the best part of a century? Batman, X-Men, Superman – all have accreted a vast mythology full of plot holes, reboots, crises many and various, but fear not – we’re here to help with some surefire techniques to get you past the initial confusion, and to make sure you find the good stuff. Read On…

Podcast 45 – Gay Stuff (and cheese)

 

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This week, Dave was off in the America doing a business travel, or gentrifying Portland or something. We’re not quite sure. Apparently there were food trucks.

This left Lucy and Roger to go feral in the best way they know: by eating an enormous fancy cheeseboard and talking about queer comics.

We delve into the origins of lesbian & gay cartooning, eat a “cute brie”, pontificate on structural inequalities, and feed Rogger his first Cheesestring.

That part ain’t pretty, but the rest is comics.

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The Ditch – Kristian Carstensen

The Ditch - Kristian CarstensenIt’s not often we get to showcase something brand new here, so we were delighted when Kristian sent us The Ditch.

It’s a prison zombie horror vignette, wonderfully dynamic, quite gory, and his first comic.

This 12-page short opens with Sal – not a particularly nice man – stuck in solitary confinement, having just smoked his last cigarette, noise all around, something ominous clamouring to get in.

That’s a classic pressure/isolation horror opener, and from here we pull back to find out quite how Sal got there. Spoilers: it’s a blend of a) zombies, and b) being just a total dick.

Kristian’s a professional animator, so it’s not surprising that the comic has a wonderful sense of flow an motion. Which is what you want for a story about the hungry dead biting chunks outta folk.

You can read the whole thing here:

The Ditch – Kristian Carsetnsen, PDF

Or check out more artwork and sketches on his site.

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