Dr Brian Dakin (Billy Spakemon) Podcast Notes

Series 2, episode 13

Originally set to be released as part of the ThankBookFor Black Country Festival Series, Brian's podcast was recorded in Glebefields Library, Tipton.

As well as being a proper Black Country 'Mon', Brian has published several books, recorded several CDs (both as Brian, and his alter ego Billy) and written a novel. He has his own radio show on Black Country Radio (102.5 FM & DAB & online) and also regularly contributes to Connections, The Black Countryman and The Bugle.

If you would like to purchase any of Billy's CDs, please email him on b.dakin@aston.ac.uk


Blaine, Bill - Alf Tupper Comics

Cartwright, Anothony - Iron Town

Charriére, Henri - Papillion

Chinn, Carl - Various

Grigg, Charlie - Purple Cloud Comics

Kerouac, Jack - On The Road

Yevtushanko, Yengeniy - The Poetry Of

The Charlie Grigg Blue Plaque Fund Series of Events

Charlie Grigg was a British Comic Artist for DC Thompson. He was the artist behind The Dandy cover strip Korky the Cat. He also did Desperate Dan after the original artist died. You can find out more about the Black Country legend here:


Sat 8th Oct 2016

Alex Vann with digital drawing of Charlie Grigg

Billy Spakemon and Steve Grigg with a Charlie Grigg 'Chas' comic strip

Running time: 45.20