28th Nov2012

Episode 16 – with Dave Elliott from A1 & Atomeka Press!

by Chris Thompson

With Dave Elliott …
 
It’s a teeny tiny week for new Marvel Now! but at least it’s a good one with Matt Fraction & Mike Allred’s FF #1 … To celebrate, Taylor and I also take a look at Kodoja: Terror Mountain Showdown #2 plus the accompanying soundtrack from Big Pimp Jones. You may have heard us talk about issue 1 on our first episode, but if not then here’s your chance.
 
Plus, in a nice follow-up to last week’s interview with Ron & Josh from deviantART, I chat with industry legend Dave Elliott about his work with deviantART, what’s coming up for Atomeka Press, and how that ties in to his work with Titan Books. It all turns into a discussion about comics and the industry today, with some interesting stories about Dave’s time with Marvel before they launched the Ultimate line.
 
If that’s not enough, we also announce our first major sponsor … BrewDog Craft Beers who will be supplying us with drinks into the new year.
 
To get in touch, discuss sponsorship opportunities or submit projects for consideration, please email reviews@popculturehound.com. You can also follow me on Twitter: @popculturehound. 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 Pop Culture Hound podcast by clicking on the DONATE button below. Your contributions will help us maintain the site, get new equipment, and encourage us to keep going on those cold lonely nights.





 
Taylor Lilley Twitter: @capelessT
 
Big Pimp Jones Twitter: @BigPimpJones
Big Pimp Jones website: bigpimpjones.com
Kodoja website: kodoja.com
 
Dave Elliott Twitter: @DeevElliott
Dave’s deviantART page: deevelliott.deviantart.com
Atomeka Press Twitter: @Atomeka_Press
Atomeka Press on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AtomekaPress
Titan Books: titanbooks.com

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21st Nov2012

Episode 15 – with Ron Martino & Josh Wattles from deviantART!

by Chris Thompson

With Ron Martino & Josh Wattles from deviantART …
 
In what proves to be the strongest week for Marvel Now! thus far, Taylor and I look at three highly-anticipated relaunch titles, including Rick Remender’s Captain America #1, Mark Waid’s Indestructible Hulk #1, and Kathryn Immonen’s Journey Into Mystery #646.
 
Then I chat with deviantART’s Ron Martino & Josh Wattles about the company’s new collaborative project, Odyssey II with Clive Barker. We discuss the essence of deviantART, how collaborative work is changing the community, the nature of ownership and entitlement, and where they see things going next.
 
To get in touch, discuss sponsorship opportunities or submit projects for consideration, please email reviews@popculturehound.com. You can also follow me on Twitter: @popculturehound. 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 Pop Culture Hound podcast by clicking on the DONATE button below. Your contributions will help us maintain the site, get new equipment, and encourage us to keep going on those cold lonely nights.





 
Taylor Lilley Twitter: @capelessT
 
deviantART Twitter: @deviantART
deviantART website: deviantart.com
 
Ron Martino Twitter: @RonMartino
Odyssey II Project: techgnotic.deviantart.com/journal/Odyssey-II-with-Clive-Barker-331804956
 
 
If you want to read Ron’s article on storytelling referenced during the interview, you can find that here:
The Future Of Storytelling
 
And if you’d like to see Josh’s video looking at copyright & ownership in regard to fan art, you can find that here:
Fan Art Law

14th Nov2012

Episode 14 – with Si Spurrier plus Liam & Ben from Madefire!

by Chris Thompson

With Si Spurrier, Liam Sharp & Ben Abernathy …
 
It’s the first really big week for Marvel Now! and that means not one, not two, but FIVE new books to look at … This week we investigate Avengers Assemble #9, Fantastic Four #1, Thor: God Of Thunder #1, All-New X-Men #1, and X-Men: Legacy #1 – and present another TWO interviews for your listening pleasure.
 
First up, we chat with up-and-coming writer Simon Spurrier (X-Club, Crossed) about his first ongoing Marvel gig and what plans he has for X-Men: Legacy long-term. Then Taylor catches up with Liam Sharp and Ben Abernathy, two of the key creative minds behind the app that’s more than an app, Madefire.
 
To get in touch, discuss sponsorship opportunities or submit projects for consideration, please email reviews@popculturehound.com. You can also follow me on Twitter: @popculturehound. 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 Pop Culture Hound podcast by clicking on the DONATE button below. Your contributions will help us maintain the site, get new equipment, and encourage us to keep going on those cold lonely nights.





 
Taylor Lilley Twitter: @capelessT
 
Si Spurrier Twitter: @sispurrier
Simon’s website: simonspurrier.co.uk
 
Madefire Twitter: @madefire
Madefire’s website: madefire.com
 
And if you want an exclusive preview of Madefire’s brand-new project The Engine, you can check out their latest blog post here: The Making Of The Engine Episode 3

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07th Nov2012

Episode 13 – with Kieron Gillen, Paul Allor & Marvel Now!

by Chris Thompson

With Kieron Gillen & Paul Allor …
 
We’ve got a massive episode for you this week, folks! Aside from continuing our slow & steady investigation of Marvel Now! with Deadpool #1 and Iron Man #1, we also present not one but TWO interviews for your listening pleasure.
 
First up, I chat with acclaimed writer Kieron Gillen (Journey Into Mystery, Phonogram) about his new gig on Iron Man and what plans he has for the character. Then Taylor catches up with the elusive Paul Allor (who we previously discussed in Episode 11) to talk Orc Girl, Clockwork Comics, and what’s coming up next.
 
To get in touch, discuss sponsorship opportunities or submit projects for consideration, please email reviews@popculturehound.com. You can also follow me on Twitter: @popculturehound. 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 Pop Culture Hound podcast by clicking on the DONATE button below. Your contributions will help us maintain the site, get new equipment, and encourage us to keep going on those cold lonely nights.





 
Taylor Lilley Twitter: @capelessT
 
Kieron Gillen Twitter: @kierongillen
Kieron’s website: kierongillen.com
 
Paul Allor Twitter: @PaulAllor
Paul’s website: clockworkcomic.com
 
Challenger Comics’ website: readchallenger.com
 
And if you want to read a preview of Orc Girl (then buy it for yourself!) click here: readchallenger.com/2012/10/orc-girl-from-paul-allor-thomas-boatwright

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31st Oct2012

Episode 12 – with Paul Gravett (The Man at the Crossroads!)

by Chris Thompson

With Paul Gravett …
 
The Marvel Now! odyssey continues as Taylor & I set our sights on A+X #1 and Wolverine & The X-Men #19 (which was a surprise inclusion under the Marvel Now! banner this week).

Then I conduct an in-depth interview with Paul Gravett to discuss the early days, his place in the comic industry, and what it means to be ‘The Man at the Crossroads’. Plus we look at what’s coming up at this year’s Comica Festival (which starts next week).

To get in touch, discuss sponsorship opportunities or submit projects for consideration, please email reviews@popculturehound.com. You can also follow me on Twitter: @popculturehound. 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 Pop Culture Hound podcast by clicking on the DONATE button below. Your contributions will help us maintain the site, get new equipment, and encourage us to keep going on those cold lonely nights.





Taylor Lilley Twitter: @capelessT
 
Paul Gravett Twitter: @paul_gravett
Paul Gravett’s website: paulgravett.com
 
Comica Festival Twitter: @ComicaFestival
Comica Festival website: comicafestival.com

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17th Oct2012

Episode 11 – with Paul Allor, Larry Tye & Marvel Now!

by Chris Thompson

With Larry Tye …
 
Join Taylor & I as we have an in-depth discussion about the six new tales featured in Marvel Now! Point One – which form an introduction to the upcoming Secret Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Nova, Young Avengers, FF, and Cable & X-Force series.

From there we shift gears to throw the spotlight on up-and-coming writer Paul Allor who has made his mark on the industry with Orc Girl, various short stories at clockworkcomic.com and, more recently, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fugitoid one-shot for IDW Publishing.

Finally I present my interview with Larry Tye (author of Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero) from this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.
 
To get in touch, discuss sponsorship opportunities or submit projects for consideration, please email reviews@popculturehound.com. You can also follow me on Twitter: @popculturehound. 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 Pop Culture Hound podcast by clicking on the DONATE button below. Your contributions will help us maintain the site, get new equipment, and encourage us to keep going on those cold lonely nights.





 
Taylor Lilley Twitter: @capelessT
 
Paul Allor Twitter: @PaulAllor
Paul Allor’s webcomics: http://clockwork.govtcomics.com/comics/clockwork-volume-1/
 
Larry Tye Twitter: @LarryTye
Larry Tye’s website: http://www.larrytye.com/
 
Collusion Over Creator’s Rights: www.co2comics.com/blog/2012/10/16/collusion-over-creators-rights

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11th Oct2012

Episode 10 – with Victor Ochoa from Nobodies & Marvel Now!

by Chris Thompson

With Victor Ochoa …
 
We’re baaaaaack! After a week off to catch our breath and try to regain some semblance of our lives, Taylor and I return to tackle the oncoming storm that is Marvel Now! First up we discuss Jeff Parker, Carlo Pagulayan & Wellinton Alves’ RED SHE-HULK before diving into Rick Remender & John Cassaday’s highly-anticipated UNCANNY AVENGERS.
 
We then take a look at NOBODIES Volume 1, while Taylor discusses Volume 2 (which is wrapping up a very successful Kickstarter campaign) with series editor and founder Victor Ochoa. For those who are lucky enough to be at this weekend’s New York Comic-Con (NYCC) you can find Victor (and NOBODIES) in Artist’s Alley at Table B6. Why not stop by and tell him we sent you?
 
And if that’s not enough, this episode also features the debut of a previously unreleased track by the legendary Shaky Kane! Entitled Big Red Planet, we defy you not to let this catchy tune burrow it’s way into your brain and stay there …
 
To get in touch, discuss sponsorship opportunities or submit projects for consideration, please email reviews@popculturehound.com. You can also follow me on Twitter: @popculturehound. 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 Pop Culture Hound podcast by clicking on the DONATE button below. Your contributions will help us maintain the site, get new equipment, and encourage us to keep going on those cold lonely nights.





 
Taylor Lilley Twitter: @capelessT
 
Victor Ochoa Twitter: @DRAWMOREINC
Draw More Inc. website: http://drawmoreinc.com/
 
NOBODIES Volume 2 on Kickstarter: www.kickstarter.com/projects/drawmoreinc/nobodies-volume-2

20th Sep2012

Special – Chatting with Alan Moore & Some Other N.I.C.E. Folks!

by Chris Thompson

With Alan Moore & Jeff Chahal …
 
In a very special episode of the PCH podcast, I chat with legendary creator Alan Moore ahead of this weekend’s N.I.C.E. Convention in Kettering.
 
Convention organiser Jeff Chahal from Close Encounters in Northampton also stops by to explain how the show came to be and what his purpose was in doing it.
 
Finally, we close out the episode with a track from Charlie Adlard and Phil Winslade‘s band Cosmic Rays (formerly Mine Power Cosmic). It’s a rough live track that will give you an idea of what to expect when they perform at N.I.C.E. on Saturday night. Enjoy!
 
To get in touch, discuss sponsorship opportunities or submit projects for consideration, please email reviews@popculturehound.com. You can also follow me on Twitter: @popculturehound. 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 Pop Culture Hound podcast by clicking on the DONATE button below. Your contributions will help us maintain the site, get new equipment, and encourage us to keep going on those cold lonely nights.





06th Sep2012

Episode 6 – DC’s New 52 Zero Issues Week 1!

by Chris Thompson

With Justin Gray …
 
In a move we may well regret, Taylor and I have agreed to cover every single one of DC’s New 52 zero issues as they come out! That’s right – a full in-depth review of each book to help inform your comic purchases … Best of all it should be out before you even leave for the store!
 
This week we cover Action Comics, Animal Man, Batwing, Detective Comics, Dial H, Earth 2, G.I. Combat, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Phantom Stranger, Stormwatch, Swamp Thing, and World’s Finest – whew!
 
On top of all that, Justin Gray (one half of the Palmiotti/Gray writing team) chats with me about his work on G.I. Combat and All Star Western, as well as other projects outside of DC.
 
To get in touch, discuss sponsorship opportunities or submit projects for consideration, please email reviews@popculturehound.com. You can also follow me on Twitter: @popculturehound. 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 Pop Culture Hound podcast by clicking on the DONATE button below. Your contributions will help us maintain the site, get new equipment, and encourage us to keep going on those cold lonely nights.





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03rd Sep2012

Episode 5 – with Curt Pires & David Hine!

by Chris Thompson

With Curt Pires & David Hine …
 
In this week’s episode, Taylor and I dissect the amazing indie comic LP by newcomers Curt Pires and Ramon Villalobos. Done in a similar style and ethos to Sam Humphries Our Love Is Real, LP is a bold statement from two creators you should really keep an eye on. Curt even stops by to provide some background commentary after our Skype link-up fails.
 
From there I conduct another one of my famous pub chats with creator David Hine (Strange Embrace, Elephantmen, The Bulletproof Coffin). We discuss his writing technique, the upcoming Storm Dogs with Doug Braithwaite, his gradual shift away from the Big Two to creator-owned projects, and what else is on the horizon.
 
To get in touch, discuss sponsorship opportunities or submit projects for consideration, please email reviews@popculturehound.com. You can also follow me on Twitter: @popculturehound. 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 Pop Culture Hound podcast by clicking on the DONATE button below. Your contributions will help us maintain the site, get new equipment, and encourage us to keep going on those cold lonely nights.





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