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Jan 3

House to Astonish Episode 196

Posted on Monday, January 3, 2022 by Al in Podcast

It’s time for our annual look-back at the comics and creators of 2021, as they give out the gongs in the Homies awards. Will your favourites go home with a glittering prize? Only one way to find out!

Then it’s time for a trip back to Harrogate in November 2021, for the recording of the SILENCE! To Astonish panel from Thought Bubble, featuring Rachael Stott, Becky Cloonan, Al Ewing and Hannah Berry. What larks!

Thanks again for sticking with us for another year, and we hope you’ll join us this year as we keep bringing you the news, reviewing comics, making over low-level loser characters, rereading Thunderbolts, and so on, and so forth.

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  1. David Morris says:

    Just wanted to back up Al’s comments on the great organisation at Thoughtbubble this year. I’m considered ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ to covid, but decided to go anyway. This wasn’t just recklessness, I was fully vaccinated and boosted. I also had confidence in the festival. I go regularly and it’s the best run and friendliest comics event I go to. It feels safe and relaxed. I’m a 62 year old man, women in their 20’s and 30s have struck up conversations with me on the assumption we both love comics. Not my general experience in the wide world. My point is that this event is so well lead and organised it’s created a culture of cooperation. It may be as Al says that the covid rules were enforced, however I think a lot of the heavy-lifting was accomplished by making it a safe space over years. It’s a good example of how making an event safe for women and LGBTQIA people improves things for us all.
    Also, my surprise relates to T’bubble- they hosted ‘The Language of Flowers’ an opera with the book by Cecil Castellucci. I went from curiosity and discovered I liked opera. Live it’s louder and the beauty of the singing was moving in a way I’d not experienced hearing it on the radio. It has become part of my patter when I tell people ‘Thoughtbubble is not like other comics events on this island.’

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