Sunday, July 25, 2021

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 101: Creative Conversations with Laura Watton

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This month, I’m making my long overdue return to my “Creative Conversations” series! In these episodes, I’ll be talking to people in various creative fields making things today who were greatly inspired by anime & manga, and are using that inspiration today to make cool things! This time, I’m talking to illustrator, artist, and comic creator Laura Watton, who has been self-publishing her manga-inspired comic Biomecha in the UK since 1995! Listen as we discuss Laura’s influences, what the comic scene in the UK is like versus the American, and how it felt growing up as an anime & manga fan in the UK during the 80s & 90s.

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Also mentioned on this episode: check out Trigun Reanimated

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  1. Nice show, I'll still listening.
    As for the term you were struggling for to describe the phenomenon of how GLOMP became a common word in English. The term is meme. In the original sense of an idea that grows and spreads. Not in the sense of text and a picture uploaded on social media.

    1. oh yes, it's def a textbook definition of a "meme"!