Sunday, July 12, 2009
See these are the kind of conversations I enjoy in rural
Q: What are you doing at the weekend?
A; Ah, I'm going down to Dublin for a birthday party.
Q: Whose is it?
A: Well it's more of a what
A: It's like a birthday party for a podcast about comics and it's one year old.
Q: Is that one of the Ballinode Podcasts? lovely wee baby it is....
but anyway it's the first year party of Liam Geraghty and Craig O'Connor's great Comic Cast . I remember finally meeting the great Bob Byrne at the Birmingham Comic Show and having the conversation about growing up in Ireland and being a comic fan and all the comic-relating things you have in common even if you haven't met. Like the hot geeky girl that worked in Forbidden Planet etc. So listening to the lads is like an online version of that style of conversation
which goes from hilarious to suprisingly touching in places. Official blurb here:
The Comic Cast is an Irish based show about comic books - from the heroes of DC & Marvel to the anti-heroes of Fantagraphics and Drawn & Quarterly and beyond. Hosted by Craig O'Connor and Liam Geraghty, the show comes out fortnightly alternating between comics news and discussion and
interviews with mainly Irish comic creators, illustrators and animators.
They have also done a great job in connecting the worlds of comics, animation and graphic design in Ireland. Anyway, there first birthday is at the Twisted Pepper on Friday 17th of July
See in my day, comic geeks weren't allowed to hang out with top lady celebrities, but with a geek in the White House....yes we can.