19th Aug2015

Episode 144 – Doctor Who Comics Day Discussion Panel!

by Chris Thompson

With the Doctor Who writers …
 
Hello and welcome to Orbital In Conversation – the podcast of Orbital Comics in central London! We’re very excited to join the team at Multiversity Comics as not only are they an excellent group of people, but they share a similar level of taste and sensibility … It’s going to be a good fit. For these first two weeks we’ll be double-shipping episodes, so you can get a bit of a feel for us.
 
On this episode, I host a live discussion panel at Orbital Comics to celebrate Doctor Who Comics Day, featuring a number of creators behind Titan Comics’ Doctor Who line. It all starts with writers Paul Cornell, Al Ewing, Rob Williams & Nick Abadzis; and continues with artists Rachael Stott & Brian Williamson, alongside group editor Andrew James.
 
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 the Orbital in Conversation podcast 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
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08th Jul2015

Episode 137 – Ant-Man Review plus Traditional vs. Digital Art!

by Chris Thompson

With Ant-Man, Adi Granov, Dave Kendall & Guillermo Ortego …
 
Following on from last week’s chat with Charlie Adlard, this week I’m back with an early review of the new Ant-Man film – plus the Traditional vs. Digital Art panel from last year’s NICE convention in Bedford with Adi Granov, Dave Kendall & Guillermo Ortego.
 
First up, Chad Armstrong joins me again to delve into the world of cinema with Marvel Studios‘ new Ant-Man feature film. Does it measure up to size or is it more of a shrinking violet? Find out right here.
 
Then I present the Traditional vs. Digital Art panel from last year’s NICE convention, where we talk about the artists’ differing approaches to work, how they switch between mediums, and what benefits each brings.
 
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Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Adi Granov’s Twitter: @Adi_Granov
Adi Granov’s website: www.adigranov.net
 
Dave Kendall’s website: www.rustybaby.com
 
Guillermo Ortego’s Twitter: @willortego
Guillermo Ortego website: willortego.com
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24th Jun2015

Episode 135 – The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?

by Chris Thompson

With Jon Schnepp & Holly K. Payne …
 
Following on from last week’s chat at the pub with Black Mask Studio’s Matthew Rosenberg, this week I’m back with Jon Schnepp & Holly K. Payne, the filmmakers behind the incredible documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?
 
During a live Q&A held at Orbital Comics, we discussed how the project came to be, what they learned along way, how it impacted them both personally, and what else is coming up as the film nears release.
 
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Jon Schnepp’s Twitter: @JonSchnepp
Holly K. Payne’s Twitter: @hollykpayne
 
TDOSLWH’s Twitter: @TDOSLWH
TDOSLWH’s website: www.tdoslwh.com
 
The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? is available July 9 2015 – and can be pre-ordered here: www.tdoslwh.com
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23rd Apr2015

PCH @ The Movies – Ex Machina with Alex Garland!

by Chris Thompson

With Alex Garland, writer/director of Ex Machina …
 
Following on from my last film-based podcast with Bill Plympton to discuss his new animated feature Cheatin’ (which you can still listen to here), this time I’m back with writer/director Alex Garland to talk about his recent sci-fi thriller Ex Machina which is in cinemas now.
 
Alex & I discuss the many stages his career has gone through, how his father influenced his approach to storytelling, what gaming means to him as both a subject and as an outlet, and what he’ll be working on next.
 
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
 
Alex Garland’s IMDb profile: www.imdb.com/name/nm0307497
 
Ex Machina’s Twitter: @exmachinamovie
Ex Machina’s website: exmachina-movie.com
 
Ex Machina is in cinemas now.
Copyright © Chris Thompson 2015

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07th Apr2015

Episode 124 – In Conversation with John Allison & #Furious7!

by Chris Thompson

With John Allison & Furious 7 …
 
After last week’s debut of The Real/Fake Geeks segment with Maria Norris, this time I’m back with creator John Allison (Bad Machinery, Scary Go Round, Bobbins) to discuss the ‘return’ of Giant Days from Boom! Studios under their Boom! Box imprint.
 
John & I discuss how he first started out, the early days of webcomics when Geocities was still a thing, how people can become so invested in a set of characters, and what he’s planning to do going forward.
 
Then as an added bonus, we debut another new voice, Chad Armstrong, to discuss the brand new Fast & Furious 7 film. Chad & I chat about what we enjoyed most, how they handled the sad passing of star Paul Walker, and what people can look forward to if they’re on the fence about seeing it.
 
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’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
John Allison’s Twitter: @badmachinery
John Allison’s website: scarygoround.com
 
Fast & Furious 7 is out nationwide from April 3, 2015.
Copyright © Chris Thompson 2015

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02nd Apr2015

PCH @ The Movies – Cheatin’ with Bill Plympton!

by Chris Thompson

With Bill Plympton, creator of Cheatin’ …
 
After my last film-based podcast with noted director/comicker Marjane Satrapi about The Voices (which you can still listen to here), this time I’m back with animation legend Bill Plympton to explore his stunning new feature Cheatin’ which is currently doing the rounds.
 
Bill & I discuss what animation means – as well as what it allows him to do, how his style has developed over time, the process involved in making each film, and why Cheatin’ is a universal concept everyone can relate to.
 
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Bill Plympton’s IMDb profile: www.imdb.com/name/nm0687739
Bill Plympton’s Twitter: @plymptoons
Bill Plympton’s website: www.plymptoons.com
 
Cheatin’ opens theatrically April 3, 2015.
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20th Mar2015

PCH @ The Movies – The Voices with Marjane Satrapi!

by Chris Thompson

With Marjane Satrapi, director of The Voices …
 
Following on from my last film-based podcast with Ira Sachs discussing his wonderful new film Love Is Strange (which you can still listen to here), this time I’m back with Marjane Satrapi, director of the quirky new comedy The Voices – starring Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton & Anna Kendrick.
 
Written by Michael R. Perry, The Voices tells the story of Jerry, a likeable guy pursuing his office crush with the help of his evil talking pets. Unfortunately things take a sinister turn when she stands him up for a date, and poor Jerry’s world will never be the same again.
 
Marjane & I discuss her early days making comics, how her film-making career has taken off in the time since, the responsibilities involved in making a film about mental illness, and what she’s got coming up next.
 
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
 
Marjane Satrapi’s IMDb profile: www.imdb.com/name/nm2277869
 
The Voices’ UK Twitter: @VoicesMovieUK
The Voices’ UK website: movies.arrowfilms.co.uk/gb/the-voices
 
The Voices is out nationwide from March 20, 2015.
Copyright © Chris Thompson 2015

19th Feb2015

Episode 117 – In Conversation with Dave Gibbons!

by Chris Thompson

With Dave Gibbons …
 
Following on from last week’s show with Kurtis Wiebe and friends, this time I’m back with Comics Laureate and all-round good guy Dave Gibbons (Watchmen, Green Lantern, Kingsman: The Secret Service).
 
Dave and I met up in his home studio for an exhaustive (though hopefully not exhausting) look back at his career so far – leading up to the release of the new Kingsman graphic novel/film with Mark Millar & Matthew Vaughn.
 
We discuss how he started out in comics, his days as a real-life superhero with Tornado, the ways in which Watchmen & Kingsman have differed for him, and what people can expect from his role as Comics Laureate for the newly established CLAw (Comics Literacy Awareness) charity.
 
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
 
Dave Gibbons’ Twitter: @davegibbons90
Comics Literacy Awareness (CLAw) website: www.claw.org.uk
 
You can hear my previous interview with Dave Gibbons and Marvel Comics’ legend Herb Trimpe here:
popculturehound.net/episode-20-malta-comic-con-dave-gibbons-herb-trimpe
 
And listen to Scott McCloud presenting Dave Gibbons with the inaugural Comics Laureate award here:
popculturehound.net/episode-106-the-magic-of-comics-with-scott-mccloud
Copyright © Chris Thompson 2015

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16th Feb2015

PCH @ The Movies – Love Is Strange with Ira Sachs!

by Chris Thompson

With Ira Sachs, director of Love Is Strange …
 
After my most recent film-based podcast with Sarah Snook to discuss her role in the mind-bending sci-fi thriller Predestination (which you can still listen to here), this time I’m back with Ira Sachs, director, producer and co-writer of the wonderfully touching new film, Love Is Strange.
 
Co-written with Mauricio Zacharias, Love Is Strange tells the story of loving couple Ben & George. After getting married, George is fired from his teaching post, forcing the two men to stay with friends separately while they sell their place and look for cheaper housing – a situation that weighs heavily on all involved.
 
Ira and I discuss the nature of love, making something timeless that is still very much of its time, how teaching has impacted upon his own personal creativity, and what conclusions viewers can draw from the film. Ira makes for a wonderful interview, and I only wish we’d had more time!
 
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Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Ira Sachs’ Twitter: @irasachs
Ira Sachs’ IMDb profile: www.imdb.com/name/nm0755158
 
Love Is Strange UK’s Twitter: @LoveIsStrangeUK
Love Is Strange UK’s website: loveisstrangeuk.com
 
Love Is Strange is out at Curzon Soho now – and nationwide from February 13, 2015.
Copyright © Chris Thompson 2015

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12th Feb2015

PCH @ The Movies – Predestination with Sarah Snook!

by Chris Thompson

With Sarah Snook of Predestination …
 
Following on from my last film-based podcast with Charlie Lyne to discuss Beyond Clueless (which you can still listen to here), this time I’m back with Sarah Snook, rising star of the hot new sci-fi thriller Predestination.
 
Written and directed by The Spierig Brothers, Predestination chronicles “the life of a time-traveling Temporal Agent. On his final assignment, he must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.”
 
Sarah and I discuss how she started out, facing the unique challenges of a film like this, the advice Ethan Hawke gave her, and what she’s got coming up next. You can get a closer look at Predesination in the exciting world exclusive clip featured below!
 
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Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Sarah Snook’s IMDb profile: www.imdb.com/name/nm3512758
Predestination‘s IMDb page: www.imdb.com/title/tt2397535
 
Signature Entertainment presents PREDESTINATION in Cinemas and on Demand February 20th, 2015.
Copyright © Chris Thompson 2015

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