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Podcast Interviews

Have a listen to these recent podcast interviews with WASP creators…

Alex Fitch for the comics podcast, Panel Borders.
Initially broadcast on Resonance 104.4 FM.
Alex talks to Richy K. Chandler, Zarina Liew, Nich Angel and Naniiebem about WASP.
First broadcast 3/3/2013.

South London Hardcore presenters, Steven Walsh and Jack McInroy talk to Richy K. Chandler about growing up in South London, his comic work and WASP.
The WASP chat starts at around 44.24.
First podcast 19/2/2013.

LUCY THE OCTOPUS by Richy K. Chandler with David O’Connell

LUCY THE OCTOPUS by Richy K. Chandler with David O'Connell

Lucy the Octopus
Lucy the Octopus is a weekly webcomic about a teenage girl who happens to be an octopus.
Lucy is staggeringly unpopular both at home and school. Still our heroine soldiers on, armed with a guitar, a pufferfish and the occasional Chunky Muffin shake.
lucytheoctopus.net
Writer/Creator:
Richy K. Chandler

Richy is the creative force behind Tempo Lush, producing comics, illustrations and design.
Writer for the Wallace & Gromit newspaper strip and Almost Naked Animals comic. Creator of Lucy the Octopus and co-creator of Rosie and Jacinda.
He’s sure his favourite Pop-Tart is Unfrosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon.
Guest Artist: David O’Connell
David O’Connell is a writer and illustrator living in London. He is the creator of the webcomic Tozo, and is the editor of the comic anthology ink+PAPER. His children’s book series MONSTER & CHIPS is to be published by HarperCollins at the end of February.
scribblehound.com

The webcomic David O’Connell normally works on looks like this…
Tozo is a science-fiction tale set in a retro-futuristic world. When Detective Inspector Tozo is asked to investigate a murder, he has little idea that the trail will lead him into a deadly world of political intrigue. Currently on a year-long break, the comic returns in the autumn of 2013.
tozocomic.com
Tozo by David O'Connell

Lucy the Octopus normally looks more like this…
Lucy the Octopus Sample Page by Richy K. Chandler

PENNY BLACKFEATHER by Francesca Dare with Rebecca Burgess

PENNY BLACKFEATHER by Francesca Dare with Rebecca Burgess

Penny Blackfeather
Penny Blackfeather is a Regencypunk webcomic about a young lady who wishes to go on an adventure.
It features monsters, regency balls, ghosts, magic and a parrot.
pennyblackfeather.co.uk
Writer/Creator: Francesca Dare
Francesca Dare is a VFX artist from London.
In her spare time she writes and draws comics, but mostly just reads trashy steampunk novels and Jane Austen mash-ups as “research”.
She is very short.
Guest Artist: Rebecca Burgess
Rebecca Burgess is a illustrator, comic artist and time traveler living in Bristol.
She has a particular love for history and culture, which she manages to squeeze into all her comics someway or another.
Read Rebecca’s webcomic Strangers & Friends here: hemu.smackjeeves.com

Penny Blackfeather normally looks more like this…
PENNY BLACKFEATHER by Francesca Dare Sample Comic

MEPHISTOS by Naniiebim with Jade Sarson

MEPHISTOS by Naniiebim Here Be Demons with Jade Sarson Page 1

MEPHISTOS by Naniiebim Here Be Demons with Jade Sarson Page 2

Mephistos
Mephistos is a sort of supernatural day-in the life comedy comic, featuring a demon.
Mephistos at mangamagazine.net
Writer/Creator:
Naniiebim

Self publishing Illustrator and comics artist from the UK!
I’ve been drawing in this style since about 2006 after a long hiatus as a kids book illustrator and uni student, but went back to a manga-like style after i discovered it was something I always enjoyed doing anyway. ^^
Mephistos was started in 2008 in order to get me started in drawing sequential comics and is now up to volume 4 drawn inbetween illustration jobs!
www.naniiebimhbd.co.uk
Guest Artist: Jade Sarson
Jade Sarson writes, illustrates, and yells passionately at comics.
She graduated with a first class honours degree in Illustration from the University of Lincoln and has since been working freelance in between updating her popular tea-mad webcomic Cafe Suada.
Her favourite comic is One Piece.
See her work at: teahermit.co.uk!

Mephistos normally looks more like this…
Mephistos-by-Naniiebim-sample-page

STRANGERS AND FRIENDS by Rebecca Burgess with Nich Angell

STRANGERS AND FRIENDS by Rebecca Burgess with Nich Angell

Strangers and Friends
When a series of murders haunt the small town of Wootton Bassett, Hemu becomes an easy target. He has his fair share of secrets, but what are the other locals hiding? Strangers and Friends… part thriller part fantasy with a splash of social commentary!
hemu.smackjeeves.com
Writer/Creator: Rebecca Burgess
Rebecca Burgess is a illustrator, comic artist and time traveler living in Bristol.
She has a particular love for history and culture, which she manages to squeeze into all her comics someway or another.
Guest Artist: Nich Angell
Nich Angell is a comic book artist right down to his blood. He draws the almost daily Cat and Meringue and the kickass musical adventure comic 7STRING published by Zeta Comics.
Check out his work at nichangell.co.uk.

Strangers and Friends normally looks more like this…
Strangers & Freinds by Rebecca Burgess

FRUIT MACHINE by Evelyn Hewett with Naniiebim

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Fruit Machine
The story of Jason fellows and his struggle to figure out what to do when you accidentally fall in love. A tale of art school, mind games and pink shoes.
fruitmachine.smackjeeves.com
Writer/Creator: Evelyn Hewett
Evelyn is a Student by trade and a nocturnal comicker. She lives and works down in the denizens of Cornwall where she draws her beloved webcomic Fruit Machine, considers life, and obsesses about owls and other such shenanigans.
Guest Artist: Naniiebim
Self publishing Illustrator and comics artist from the UK!
I’ve been drawing in this style since about 2006 after a long hiatus as a kids book illustrator and uni student, but went back to a manga-like style after i discovered it was something I always enjoyed doing anyway. ^^
Mephistos was started in 2008 in order to get me started in drawing sequential comics and is now up to Volume 4 drawn inbetween illustration jobs!
www.naniiebimhbd.co.uk

Fruit Machine normally looks more like this…
FRUIT MACHINE by Evelyn Hewett

LE MIME by Zarina Liew with Evelyn Hewett

LE MIME by Zarina Liew with Evelyn Hewett

Le Mime
Le Mime Webcomic is an ongoing strip about a mime artist and his friends, delivered every Friday, in small, mime-sized performances.
What is Le Mime about? I’ll let you decide… Why mime? Because, like traditional painting and cut-and-paste comic art, it’s a precious art form, that needs to be revived!
le-mime.co.uk
Writer/Creator: Zarina Liew
Zarina Liew is a London-based, freelance fashion illustrator and comic artist. Her work has appeared editorially in various publications and advertorial campaigns across Europe and her comic art work includes Rosie and Jacinda (co-creator), Le Mime Webcomic and The Higgs. She’s addicted to savoury snacks and collecting plushies.
Guest Artist: Evelyn Hewett
Evelyn is a Student by trade and a nocturnal comicker. She lives and works down in the denizens of Cornwall where she draws her beloved webcomic Fruit Machine, considers life, and obsesses about owls and other such shenanigans.

Le Mime normally looks more like this…
 LE-MIME-by-Zarina-Liew-Sample-Page

INSTANT COMICS by Sammy Borras with Francesca Dare

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Instant Comics
Instant Comics is a host site for short story comics written and illustrated by Sammy Borras. The site was created while she was studying illustration at University. Best Day Ever was the most popular story and the characters have also featured in a sequel story called Jumping The Shark.
instantcomics.
smackjeeves.com
Writer/Creator: Sammy Borras
Sammy Borras is a comics creator from the Midlands. She writes and illustrates short story comics for web and small press publication.
Sammy is a member of Inspired Comics Collective and regularly contributes to the bimonthly zine, What’s The Time Mrs. Woolf?
Guest Artist: Francesca Dare
Francesca Dare is a VFX artist from London.
In her spare time she writes and draws comics, but mostly just reads trashy steampunk novels and Jane Austen mash-ups as “research”.
She is very short.
Read her webcomic Penny Blackfeather here: pennyblackfeather.co.uk

Instant Comics normally looks more like this…
INSTANT COMICS by Sammy Borras

CAT AND MERINGUE by Nich Angell with Louise Wei, 4 of 4

CAT AND MERINGUE by Nich Angell with Louise Wei, 4 of 4

Cat and Meringue
Cat and Meringue is the wacky day to day adventures of a Feline and a Pudding.
They sail the 15 seas in their twin-hulled boat musing about anything and everything in between. Oh and they know they’re a comic now.
www.catandmeringue.com
Writer/Creator: Nich Angell
Nich Angell is a comic book artist right down to his blood. He draws the almost daily Cat and Meringue and the kickass musical adventure comic 7STRING published by Zeta Comics.
Check out his work at nichangell.co.uk.
Guest Artist: Louise Wei
Panda And Polar Bear is the webcomic co-created by the couple Louise Wei and Dave Hodgkinson based on themselves.
Louise studied art in Taiwan and Dave is a geek in UK.
They had no idea they would create a comic together when they first met, but Panda And Polar Bear has been the best adventure of theirs so far.

Nich also worked on strips by himself, running parallel with the WASP take on Cat and Meringue
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CAFE SUADA by Jade Sarson with Richy K. Chandler

CAFE SUADA by Jade Sarson with Richy K. Chandler

Cafe Suada
Cafe Suada is a dramedy about tea leaves, coffee beans and romance.
It has a colourful cast of characters, a unique colourscheme, and a fantastically fun story about the battle between a teahouse and coffeehouse that are next door to each other.
Who will win?
cafesuada.smackjeeves.com
Writer/Creator: Jade Sarson
Jade Sarson writes, illustrates, and yells passionately at comics.
She graduated with a first class honours degree in Illustration from the University of Lincoln and has since been working freelance in between updating her popular tea-mad webcomic Cafe Suada.
Her favourite comic is One Piece.
See her work at: teahermit.co.uk!
Guest Artist:
Richy K. Chandler
Richy is the creative force behind Tempo Lush, producing comics, illustrations and design.
Writer for the Wallace & Gromit newspaper strip and Almost Naked Animals comic. Creator of Lucy the Octopus and co-creator of Rosie and Jacinda.
He’s sure his favourite Pop-Tart is Chocolate Chip.

Cafe Suada normally looks more like this…
Cafe Suada Sample Page