21st Aug2014

Episode 98 – Comics & the CBLDF with Charles Brownstein!

by Chris Thompson

With Charles Brownstein …
 
After last episode with Dark Engine‘s Ryan Burton & John Bivens (which you can listen to here), I’m finally back with Charles Brownstein, Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF).
 
Charles & I discuss his background in comics, how he ended up working for the Fund, what the organisation stands for, and some of the current problems they are facing. It’s a fascinating glimpse into a vital, yet often overlooked, aspect of the comics medium.
 
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Chris Thompson Twitter: @popculturehound
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Charles Brownstein Twitter: @C_Brownstein
CBLDF Twitter: @CBLDF
CBLDF website: cbldf.org

18th Jul2014

Episode 97 – The Dark Engine of Ryan Burton & John Bivens!

by Chris Thompson

With Ryan Burton & John Bivens …
 
Following on from last week’s episode with Justin Jordan (which you can still listen to here), this time I’m back with Ryan Burton & John Bivens, the creative team behind this week’s Dark Engine #1 from Image Comics.
 
Ryan & I chat about his background, what it takes to get published, and how he maintains writing alongside his regular job and a young family – then John joins us to discuss how they first met, what their work process is like, and what people can expect from Dark Engine as it continues.
 
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You can now support Pop Culture Hound on PATREON! Just go to: www.patreon.com/popculturehound
 
Chris Thompson Twitter: @popculturehound
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Ryan Burton’s Twitter: @rburton03
John Bivens’ Twitter: @John_Bivens
John Bivens’ website: fishbones-illustrations.blogspot.com

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09th Jul2014

Episode 96 – Putting on a Spread with Justin Jordan!

by Chris Thompson

With Justin Jordan …
 
After last week’s chat with Clifford Meth (which you can still listen to here), this time around I catch up with writer Justin Jordan to discuss his new series Spread from Image Comics.
 
Justin & I talk about what comics mean to him, how he first broke into the industry (hint: it involves a lot of hard work), what people can expect from Spread going forward, and what else he’s got coming up. It’s packed with advice for creators looking to find the right balance and approach to work.
 
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You can now support Pop Culture Hound on PATREON! Just go to: www.patreon.com/popculturehound
 
Chris Thompson Twitter: @popculturehound
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Justin Jordan’s Twitter: @Justin_Jordan
Justin Jordan’s website: justinjordancomics.blogspot.com

03rd Jul2014

Episode 95 – Going Back To The Futurians with Clifford Meth!

by Chris Thompson

With Clifford Meth …
 
Following on from last week’s chat with rising talent Steve Orlando (which you can still listen to here), this time around I welcome back veteran writer, journalist and comics campaigner Clifford Meth to discuss his new Kickstarter campaign for Dave Cockrum’s Futurians!
 
Cliff and I discuss what he learned from his previous Kickstarter for Comic Book Babylon, how they’ve approached things differently this time around, why now was the right time to bring The Futurians back, and how both his writing and his role have changed over time.
 
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You can now support Pop Culture Hound on PATREON! Just go to: www.patreon.com/popculturehound
 
Chris Thompson Twitter: @popculturehound
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Clifford Meth’s Twitter: @Clifford Meth
Clifford Meth’s website: thecliffordmethod.blogspot.com
 
You can purchase Comic Book Babylon direct from Aardwolf Publishing here:
aardwolfpublishing.com/ap
 
And back the Kickstarter campaign for Dave Cockrum’s The Futurians right here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1626567590/dave-cockrums-futurians-return

30th Jun2014

Episode 94 – Caught in the Undertow with Steve Orlando!

by Chris Thompson

With Steve Orlando …
 
It’s been a little while since the last episode with Tim Daniel (which you can still listen to here), but this time I’m back to chat with up-and-coming writer Steve Orlando about his hit mini-series Undertow, which had its penultimate issue this week from Image Comics.
 
Steve and I discuss breaking into comics, how he teamed up with Artyom Trakhanov, what the pitch process was like for Undertow, how he makes ends meet outside of comics, and what else he’s working on right now.
 
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. You can also support the Pop Culture Hound 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.





 
Chris Thompson Twitter: @popculturehound
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Steve Orlando’s Twitter: @thesteveorlando
Steve Orlando’s website: www.thesteveorlando.com

18th Jun2014

Episode 93 – Enormous Undertakings with Tim Daniel!

by Chris Thompson

With Tim Daniel …
 
Following on from last week’s episode with Sina Grace & Daniel Freedman (which you can still listen to here), this time around I’m back with Tim Daniel, who recently appeared on the show with Jeremy Holt.
 
Tim & I discuss the route he took breaking into comics, how design (and designers) have become a more focal part of the comics medium, what he’s learned between releasing the Enormous one-shot and the new ongoing series, and all the other things he has on his plate right now. It’s a fascinating look at how design is asserting itself in comics and allowing people to do more than they ever dreamed.
 
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. You can also support the Pop Culture Hound 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.





 
Chris Thompson Twitter: @popculturehound
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Tim Daniel’s Twitter: @enormouscomic
Tim Daniel’s website: www.theenormouscomic.com

08th Jun2014

Episode 92 – Burning Up with Sina Grace & Daniel Freedman!

by Chris Thompson

With Sina Grace & Daniel Freedman …
 
After last week’s chat with Kyle Higgins (which you can still listen to here), this time around I team-up with the dynamic duo of Sina Grace and Daniel Freedman to discuss their series Burn The Orphanage: Reign of Terror from Image Comics.
 
Sina, Daniel & I talk about how they first met, what Burn The Orphanage means to them, the kind of influences and situations they’re drawing from, and what else they’re both working on right now. Plus we address the status of projects such as Li’l Depressed Boy and Undying Love.
 
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Chris Thompson Twitter: @popculturehound
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Sina Grace’s Twitter: @SinaGrace
Sina Grace’s website: sinagrace.com
 
Daniel Freedman’s Twitter: @_danielfreedman
Daniel Freedman’s website: www.bandit-town.com

28th May2014

Episode 91 – Underneath the C.O.W.L. with Kyle Higgins!

by Chris Thompson

With Kyle Higgins …
 
Following on from last week’s episode with the amazing Steve Skroce (which you can still listen to here), this time around I sit down with writer Kyle Higgins to discuss his new series C.O.W.L. from Image Comics.
 
Kyle and I chat about how he got started, what it’s like working on a major franchise such as Batman, why now was the right time to do C.O.W.L. and what we can expect from the series going forward. Plus we discuss his other work, including the critically-acclaimed short film The League.
 
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Chris Thompson Twitter: @popculturehound
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Kyle Higgins’ Twitter: @KyleDHiggins
Kyle Higgins’ website: www.theleaguefilm.com

22nd May2014

Episode 90 – Doc Frankenstein Returns with Steve Skroce!

by Chris Thompson

With Steve Skroce …
 
After last week’s catch-up with Jeremy Holt & Tim Daniel (which you can still listen to here), this time around I’m very pleased to welcome aboard the amazing Steve Skroce, whose series Doc Frankenstein will see its long-awaited conclusion from Burlyman Entertainment this summer.
 
Steve and I discuss how it feels coming back to comics after an extended break, what he’s been working on in the interim, why it’s taken so long for Doc Frankenstein to return, and how his style has changed over time. It’s a fascinating glimpse into to an artist I’ve admired for many years now!
 
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. You can also support the Pop Culture Hound 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.





 
Chris Thompson Twitter: @popculturehound
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Steve Skroce’s IMDb profile: www.imdb.com/name/nm0804881
Burlyman Entertainment’s website: www.burlymanentertainment.com

15th May2014

Episode 89 – Getting Skinned with Jeremy Holt & Tim Daniel!

by Chris Thompson

With Jeremy Holt & Tim Daniel …
 
Following on from last week’s episode with Joshua Williamson & Brian Churilla recorded live at ECCC (which you can still listen to here), this time around I return to my regular programming to welcome back Jeremy Holt, who last appeared on the show way back in Episode 31.
 
Jeremy & I discuss what he’s been working on in the time since, juggling the work/life/comics balance, how he came to be doing two books for Monkeybrain Comics, and delve back into last year’s Twitter controversy about paying artists. It’s an insightful glimpse into the realities and struggles involved when you choose to #makecomics!
 
Then we’re joined by one of Jeremy’s collaborators, Tim Daniel, to chat about their new series Skinned. We look at how they met, what influences they bring to the project, and some of the themes they plan to explore.
 
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. You can also support the Pop Culture Hound 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.





 
Chris Thompson Twitter: @popculturehound
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Jeremy Holt’s Twitter: @https://twitter.com/Jeremy_Holt
Jeremy Holt’s website: clumpoftrees.tumblr.com
 
Tim Daniel’s Twitter: @enormouscomic
Tim Daniel’s website: www.theenormouscomic.com