Fire the Canon

Merry Christmas Eve-Eve, everyone! We sat down (virtually) with John Allison, Eisner award-winning comic book writer and artist, to hash out our thoughts on 'Hercule Poirot's Christmas' by Agatha Christie. We covered the plot in our last episode, so check that out first if you haven't already! Spoilers, of course, abound. And, even better, John gives us an inside look at his creative process. Topics include: fear-based universe-building, olive oil hikes, shame potatoes, aphantasia, figgy pudding, pre-traumatic stress disorder, Amazon's Lord of the Rings, ruined tattoo ideas, Peter Ustinov, David Suchet, Columbo, Mrs. Columbo, Inspector Montalbano, Guido Brunetti, raciness, Albert Finney, whoopee cushions, the beauty of Spaniards, stillsuits, Smash instant mashed potato robots, Roald Dahl, sodium citrate, One Piece, Naruto, and the beloved Christmas tradition all British children know and love: the dying pig.

 

Find John on Instagram and Twitter @badmachinery

Show Notes

Merry Christmas Eve-Eve, everyone! We sat down (virtually) with John Allison, Eisner award-winning comic book writer and artist, to hash out our thoughts on 'Hercule Poirot's Christmas' by Agatha Christie. We covered the plot in our last episode, so check that out first if you haven't already! Spoilers, of course, abound. And, even better, John gives us an inside look at his creative process. Topics include: fear-based universe-building, olive oil hikes, shame potatoes, aphantasia, figgy pudding, pre-traumatic stress disorder, Amazon's Lord of the Rings, ruined tattoo ideas, Peter Ustinov, David Suchet, Columbo, Mrs. Columbo, Inspector Montalbano, Guido Brunetti, raciness, Albert Finney, whoopee cushions, the beauty of Spaniards, stillsuits, Smash instant mashed potato robots, Roald Dahl, sodium citrate, One Piece, Naruto, and the beloved Christmas tradition all British children know and love: the dying pig.

 

Find John on Instagram and Twitter @badmachinery

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Prefer your books in comedy form, but still want to sound smart at parties? We got you. Discover the hilarity hidden in the classics with new episodes every Thursday.