22nd Dec2015

Episode 165 – Live at The Lakes with 21st Century Tank Girl!

by Chris Thompson

With Team Tank Girl …
 
On this latest instalment, Chris chats with Team Tank Girl – Alan C. Martin, Jonathan Edwards & Warwick Johnson Cadwell – at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. They look at how Tank Girl has changed over the years and how each creator approaches her differently.
 
To get in touch, send feedback or submit projects for consideration, please email chris@orbitalcomics.com. And if you missed last week’s episode (or any others) you can find them right here or subscribe via iTunes. You can also support Pop Culture Hound by clicking here to make a donation or pressing the DONATE button below. Your contributions are greatly appreciated and will help us maintain the site, get new equipment, and encourage us to keep going on those cold lonely nights.




 
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Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Tank Girl Comics’ Twitter: @TankGirlcomics
Tank Girl Comics’ website: www.tank-girl.com
 
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LICAF’s website: www.comicartfestival.com
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18th Dec2015

Episode 164 – Pledging to Star Wars & Beyond with Jock!

by Chris Thompson

With Jock …
 
To celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we present Chris’ chat with concept artist Jock (Dredd, Batman, Wytches) at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. They discuss his career in comics and how it’s expanded – touching briefly on his work for Star Wars Episode VII – before finally revealing what the mysterious 4twenty means.
 
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Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Jock’s Twitter: @jock4twenty
Jock’s website: www.4twenty.co.uk
 
LICAF’s Twitter: @comicartfest
LICAF’s website: www.comicartfestival.com
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15th Dec2015

Episode 163 – Snapshots of a Book with Beldan Sezen!

by Chris Thompson

With Beldan Sezen …
 
This week Chris conducts a live Q&A with Beldan Sezen about her latest book, Snapshots of a Girl, from Arsenal Pulp Press. Together they explore Beldan’s background as a creator, and how it has all come together in this very personal story about coming out.
 
To get in touch, send feedback or submit projects for consideration, please email reviews@popculturehound.com. And if you missed last week’s episode (or any others) you can find them right here or subscribe via iTunes.
 
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Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Beldan Sezen’s Twitter: @BeldanSezen
Beldan Sezen’s website: about.me/beldansezen
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11th Dec2015

Episode 162 – Weathering The Storm with Doug Braithwaite!

by Chris Thompson

With Doug Braithwaite …
 
This week’s show features Chris in conversation with artist Doug Braithwaite at the recent NICE convention in Bedford. They delve into Doug’s extensive back catalogue to discuss how he broke into comics, what lessons he’s learned along the way, and where he sees himself in future. It’s a frank and open discussion with a creator who has proven his longevity.
 
To get in touch, send feedback or submit projects for consideration, please email reviews@popculturehound.com. And if you missed last week’s episode (or any others) you can find them right here or subscribe via iTunes.
 
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Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Doug Braithwaite’s Twitter: @dougbraithwaite
Doug Braithwaite’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Doug-Braithwaite/76218420393
 
NICE Convention’s Twitter: @NICEConv
NICE Convention’s website: www.nicecon.co.uk
Copyright © Chris Thompson 2015

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08th Dec2015

Episode 161 – Come What Mae with Gene Ha!

by Chris Thompson

With Gene Ha …
 
On this latest episode Chris chats with writer/artist Gene Ha at the recent NICE convention in Bedford. They look back over Gene’s extensive career – exploring how he started out, what he’s done to stay in the industry, and where he sees his career going next.
 
Plus they discuss his successful Kickstarter for Mae, which will be published by Dark Horse Comics in the new year.
 
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Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Gene Ha’s Twitter: @GeneHa
Gene Ha’s website: geneha.com
 
NICE Convention’s Twitter: @NICEConv
NICE Convention’s website: www.nicecon.co.uk
Copyright © Chris Thompson 2015

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20th Nov2015

Episode 157 – Limbo at the Library with Dan & Caspar!

by Chris Thompson

With Dan Watters & Caspar Wijngaard …
 
On this week’s show Chris chats with creators Dan Watters & Caspar Wijngaard about their new Image Comics’ series Limbo. The discussion was recorded in two parts: one just before their signing at Orbital Comics, and the other during a live workshop at Waterloo Library in central London.
 
The guys open up about their experiences so far, how the two of them first came together, what it was like pitching the book, the lessons they’ve learned along the way, and what the reception to the book has been like since its release. It’s a fascinating glimpse into the early days of two up-and-coming creators who are happy to share their journey with others.
 
To get in touch, send feedback or submit projects for consideration, please email reviews@popculturehound.com. And if you missed last week’s episode (or any others) you can find them right here or subscribe via iTunes.
 
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Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Dan Watters’ Twitter: @DanPGWatters
Dan Watters’ website: danpgwatters.wordpress.com
 
Caspar Wijngaard’s Twitter: @Casparnova
Caspar Wijngaard’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Casparillo
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13th Nov2015

Episode 156 – Live from The Lakes with Darwyn Cooke!

by Chris Thompson

With Darwyn Cooke …
 
This week Chris chats with writer/artist Darwyn Cooke (DC: The New Frontier, Parker, The Twilight Children) at The Lakes International Comic Art Festival. They discuss his early work in comics, starting out later than other creators, how he feels about creator-owned work, and the future of the Parker franchise. Plus he addresses that infamous ‘fight’ everyone’s heard so much about. It’s a candid and open interview that deals in truth while quashing rumours.
 
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Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Darwyn Cooke’s website: darwyncooke.blogspot.com
 
LICAF’s Twitter: @comicartfest
LICAF’s website: www.comicartfestival.com
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06th Nov2015

Episode 155 – Defend Comics with Khary Randolph & Friends!

by Chris Thompson

With Khary Randolph & friends …
 
This week we present a special episode recorded at Orbital Comics in conjunction with Brooklyn Brewery. To celebrate the launch of their new beer and its mascot The Defender, Chris chats with illustrator Khary Randolph, Broken Frontier Editor-in-Chief Andy Oliver, and CBLDF Deputy Director Alex Cox about how each of them works in the defense of comics (and beer). It’s a fun and fascinating discussion fuelled by a potent 6.7% brew!
 
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Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Khary Randolph’s Twitter: @kharyrandolph
Khary Randolph’s Tumblr: kharyrandolph.tumblr.com
 
Andy Oliver’s Twitter: @AndyWPOliver
Broken Frontier’s website: www.brokenfrontier.com
 
CBLDF’s Twitter: @CBLDF
CBLDF’s website: cbldf.org
Copyright © Chris Thompson 2015

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25th Sep2015

Episode 149 – To Infinity & Beyond with Alan Davis!

by Chris Thompson

With Alan Davis …
 
Last weekend I had the opportunity to host at the annual N.I.C.E. convention in Bedford, so here is my interview with legendary writer/artist Alan Davis! Alan discusses how he broke into comics, working with Alan Moore & Chris Claremont, why he’s prepared to say no to certain work, and his new assignment with Jim Starlin.
 
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Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
NICE convention’s Twitter: @NICEConv
NICE convention’s website: www.nicecon.co.uk
Copyright © Chris Thompson 2015

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11th Sep2015

Director’s Commentary – Mark Buckingham on Fairest!

by Chris Thompson

With Mark Buckingham …
 
In our latest commentary, Mark Buckingham takes us on a guided tour through the creation of the final Fairest story arc (collected as Volume 5), The Clamour For Glamour. Mark discusses what it was like writing for another artist (Russ Braun) – sharing stories, revealing secrets, and giving the kind of insight you couldn’t get anywhere else. So enjoy, and keep your eyes peeled for future Director’s Commentaries!
 
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Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
Copyright © Chris Thompson 2015

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