A listener responds

Have you ever wanted to listen to the podcast without actually having to, you know, sit through the podcast? We know we have. 

For reasons possibly not even best known to himself, regular listener Gareth decided to note down his reactions while listening to the last podcast.

No, we don’t know either. 

What we do know is that he sent it to us, and there is surprisingly little screaming.

We present below the entirety of “consequential-reaction.txt

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Podcast 54 – Politics

ConSequential Podcast 54 - Politics

This week we tread into the murky waters of politics, which means we mostly talk about Transmetropolitan, because most other political cartooning out there is exclusively by and for crazy people, and that ain’t us.

This episode has a bad word in it. A really bad one. Lucy done it.

As always, ConSequential is brought to you by fried starches, alcohol, and a lingering sense that something, something we can’t even remember, has gone terribly wrong. Read On…

Podcast 53: France (and Belgium)

ConSequential Podcast 53 - France And Belgium

How angry is it possible to be about Tintin, a comic where a boy and his dog solve mysteries and occasionally assert the supremacy of Belgium? Really quite, it turns out. That’s right, we’re covering the comics of France and Belgium (in rage-spittle).

Plus! Learn who’s an alcoholic (it’s Captain Haddock, and Roger). Which Franco-Belgian comic character has “bad trousers”? What are good names for the Cornish? We’ll tell you. You’d better believe we’ll tell you. Read On…

Podcast 52 – Facing Our Shame Again

ConSequential Podcast 52 - Facing Our Shame

We’re staring down those books we should have read already, tackling them like mighty colossi and devouring our shame. But not only that!

You probably want to know which cross-channel ferry service has the best buffet. We can help.

You probably want to know what Medieval nuns masturbated to. We can help.

You probably want to know just how much anxiety jam shopping can cause. Fuck yeah we can help. Read On…

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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