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Rees Finlay ~ Declaration of Independents Podcast #35 (part 2 of 2)

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“In a change up to the formula, Mark Andrew from takes over hosting duties to get the life story of Rees Finlay. Rees is currently the regular host of this podcast, and a former awards nominated comics creator and sketch artist for obscure sci-fi franchises such as Star Wars. Rees opens up about his early years in education, and the career path that led to the comic books he released.

In the second part of the interview, Rees talks about his short-lived underground multimedia assault ‘The Indie Project’, the hardback collection, the car accident, his graphic memoir ‘The Blue Flame’ paving the way to work for Topps on ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Star Wars’…and the suicide attempt that changed everything and led to the birth of this very podcast.

*Trigger Warning* this episode contains themes of mental health and suicidal ideations.”

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Rees Finlay ~ Declaration of Independents Podcast #34 (part 1 of 2)

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“In a change up to the formula, Mark Andrew from takes over hosting duties to get the life story of Rees Finlay. Rees is currently the regular host of this podcast, and a former awards nominated comics creator and sketch artist for obscure sci-fi franchises such as Star Wars. Rees opens up about his early years in education, and the career path that led to the comic books he released.

*Trigger Warning* this episode contains themes of mental health and suicidal ideations.”

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Juice Aleem ~ Declaration of Independents Podcast #33

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“Juice Aleem joins Rees on the podcast to talk about the upcoming B-Side Hip-Hop Festival in Birmingham, as well as some deep talk about egos, mental health, and the media.”

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Roger Langridge ~ Declaration of Independents Podcast #32

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“Roger Langridge was born in New Zealand, where he studied English at the University of Auckland. In 1990, he moved to Great Britain, where he settled for good in 1993. His comics work includes ‘Art d’ Ecco’ and ‘Zoot!’ for Fantagraphics, and ‘Fred the Clown’ for Les Cartoonistes Dangereux, plus occasional odd jobs for DC, Deadline, A1, Dark Horse and Fleetway. He has often worked together with his younger brother Andrew Langridge. One of his notable works was the series ‘The Straitjacket Fits’ in Judge Dredd Magazine.”

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Aubrey Aguilar ~ Declaration of Independents Podcast #31

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“Rees has run out of friends. So Aubrey Aguilar is kind enough to endure a chat for the 2nd time as we discuss the Muppets, the infinity war between Pepsi and Coke, and how to summon dead celebrities to be guests on the podcast.”

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Gareth A Hopkins ~ Declaration of Independents Podcast #29

“Gareth A Hopkins specializes in abstract comics, notably The Intercorstal: 683 and Found Forest Floor. He joins Rees to talk about his comics work, how abstract art fits in a comics medium, and an exceptionally open conversation on the creative process, anxiety, and perceptions of your peers.”

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