Welcome to episode 178 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and La Petite Chocolat. Now – as you probably know, as well as the usual platforms (this site, soundcloud, iTunes/Apple) you can now get to Sweetman Podcast on Spotify – follow it there and have it saved in your Spotify library. Steve Francis is the drummer and driving force behind […]
jesus, FUCK! – Alan Bennett is 83. I better get watching – and reading – his books, his TV, his films, scripts… Shit! There’s too much for me. (I’ve read some, seen some – but there’s much to revisit, and so much to try, to find, to hunt, to line up). A name gets mentioned, […]
Fante Bukowski Two Noah Van Sciver Fantagraphics; 1 edition I was a huge fan of Noah Van Sciver’s first iteration of Fante Bukowski; so much so I swiftly studied up on some of his other comics – but I loved this despicable character of Fante Bukowski, a self-appointed literary hero; self-assured but also clueless – […]
Growing up in the 60s I think I probably first discovered them through black and white reproductions in English weekly comics like Smash or Whizzer and Chips. They reprinted early Fantastic Four, Thor and Daredevil issues and I really took to them – particularly the Jack Kirby artwork with the strange anatomy and alien landscapes.
Life, Animated Director: Roger Ross Williams A&E Television Networks, LLC/Madman Entertainment Owen Suskind was a normal, happy kid. Until he was three. Almost overnight he seemed locked in, his development halted. A profound autism the diagnosis. He was bullied at school and became further locked in a world of his own; his sanctuary – Disney’s […]
Fred Waring And His Pennsylvanians, Song Hits From Walt Disney Films (1952) A recent find from the “Dump Shop”. We sometimes pop into the Recycle Centre and see what’s there…I’m never looking for anything, as such, and not expecting much. But this was quite the week gem, particularly as there’s a lot of talk about […]
In 1984 when I became a father for the first time I rediscovered comics. We were living then in a huge warehouse with a big Dr Strange window down one end and it seemed appropriate. They had come a long way since I had read them as a kid in the 60s – there were […]