Archive for December 2008

The Ghost of Christmas Cast

December 23, 2008


As Slade once said, “It’s Chrisssstmaassssss!” and here at the Comic Cast we’ve pulled out the big guns for our seminal-festive show if by ‘seminal-festive show’ you mean ‘pretty much the exact same show as usual’. Under the Christmas tree this week are Geoff Johns’ Green Lantern: Secret Origin, Thomas Ott’s The Number 73304-23-4153-6-96-8, Grant Morrisons’ Batman RIP, Joe Matts’ Spent, Kevin Huizenga’s Curses and Comic Book Tattoo: Tales Inspired by Tori Amos. Not to mention reviews of a whole sleigh-full of Irish comics including Andy Winters and Declan Shalvey’s Tim Skinner Total Scumbag, Philip Barrett’s MATTER no. 7 Weirdface, Katie Blackwood’s The Elephant & The Top Hat, Patrick Lynch’s In the Aquarium, Stephen Coffey and Ger Hankey’s Celtic Knights issue 1, the Free Irish Comic Day Anthology and Stephen Coffey and Barry McGowan’s Rosemary Herbb: the return. Stir that all up with some thoughts on this years Dublin Comic Con and a letter sent to us from an 8yr old girl and you’ll get this years Comic Cast Christmas Pudding. Lovely.

Download link: The Comic Cast-Christmas Special

Show Links:

Philip Barrett’s online comic shop

Cardboard Press (publisher of comics by Katie Blackwood & Patrick Lynch)

Blog of Andy Winters (writer of Tim Skinner)

Slade – Merry Christmas Everybody!

Heroes: An Interview with Stephen Mooney and Stephen Thompson

December 22, 2008


 This week the Comic Cast locks heads with not one but two of the top Irish artists working in the comics industry today –  Stephen Mooney, who has worked on CSI, Angel and Doctor Who as well as being the original artist on Freakshow and Stephen Thompson, who has drawn for Star Wars: Republic for Dark Horse Comics, Buckaroo Banzai for Moonstone Books, Beneath the Valley of the Rage for Fangoria Comics, Star Trek: New Frontier for IDW and House Of Ideas for Marvel as well as being the artist on the 2008 political biography Presidential Material: John McCain. Enjoy.

Download Link: The Comic Cast 22/12/08

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Show Links:

Stephen Mooneys Official Site

Stephen Mooneys Blog

Stephen Thompsons Blog

Presidential Material: John McCain (although he obviously wasn’t) 

Mooneys Amazon book credentials (Nature’s Services: Societal Dependence On Natural Ecosystems? He’s multi-talented.)

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