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The Men Who Laugh :- Hine/Stafford podcast.

Back in 2014 David Hine and my good self were guests at the rather splendid 22 Panels comic art festival in Falmouth. As part of proceedings we were interviewed on stage by Chris Thompson, then of Orbital comics shop, now of Titan books, who has just released this podcast version of the event. Obviously you’ll have to imagine what Dave’s referring to in the slide show, but it’s a pretty fun chat overall. Thanks to Chris, and to Nicholas Heartland, who put the festival together. Enjoy!



Simon Gane

www.simongane.com Mark likes Simon Gane’s stuff, and his very fine work can be found here.


Roger Langridge

HotelFred “The Hotel Fred is where that musky gentleman Fred the Clown spends his lonely afternoons. Roger Langridge is the cartoonist at whose doorstep all blame ought squarely to be laid.”



Mark was one of the contributors to the rather splendid “wall” – a massive collaborative hypercomic that was originally created for the ICA as part of the Comica festival in 2003.

His bit was eventually adapted into the small press book ‘Coin‘, and good luck finding that one….


Resonance FM

Mr Stafford put in a couple of years as a half-arsed critic on the Resonance Review show and still pops up occasionally to pollute the airwaves with his ill-considered opinions. That lapse in taste aside, Resonance FM is probably the greatest radio station you’re likely to clap you lugholes around. Where slapdash meets highbrow in an uncategorisable way, check it out.


Electric Sheep

Electric Sheep: A deviant view of cinema. Mark is a recurring writer and artist (mostly writer these days,) for this website/occasional print film magazine. Loads of archived stuff available here.