On this episode of Storybeater, Anthony and Andrew talk about the Discworld novels of Sir Terry Pratchett, the author's use of fantasy tropes, his humane characterisations, and his very British sense of humour.

The conversation then moves on to writing comedy. What's the basis of humour, how does it work, and should we all be doing stand up?

In 'What I'm Writing', Anthony and Andrew are neck-deep in manuscript reviews. And in 'What I'm Reading', Andrew talks about the foodie manga series Oishinibo A La Carte, by Tetsu Kariya and Akira Hanasaki, and Anthony talks about the Scrooge McDuck/Donald Duck comics of Don Rosa.

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Anthony and Andrew talk about the comic books that shape them as writers, including X-Men, Transmet, Groo, Enigma, Spider-Man, and much more. They also discuss the Dylan Dog movie, 'creepypasta', and Anthony's new book, Arguments About Superheroes.

Find Anthony online at Comic Book Daily or on Twitter: @afalconewriter.


Find Andrew at Comics Alliance or on Twitter: @wheeler. Listen to Andrew's audio adventure serial Valentin & The Widow at his website:

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