28th Jan2015

Episode 114 – Doctoring Who with Mike Collins!

by Chris Thompson

With Mike Collins …
 
After last episode with the amazing Gabriel Hardman & Corinna Bechko (which you can still listen to here), I’m back again with acclaimed Doctor Who artist & storyboarder Mike Collins at the recent Malta Comic Con.
 
Mike & I discuss starting out (including his rarely-seen collaboration with Alan Moore), what led to him become the Doctor Who guy, and his recent move into doing storyboards for the TV series. Mike’s had a rich career that rarely gets celebrated as it should, so this is a wonderful eye-opener!
 
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
 
Mike Collins’ Facebook: www.facebook.com/MikeCollinsArt
Mike Collins’ website: www.freakhousegraphics.com
 
Malta Comic Con Twitter: @MaltaComicCon
Malta Comic Con website: www.maltacomic-con.com

25th Jan2015

Episode 113 – Meeting Gabriel Hardman & Corinna Bechko!

by Chris Thompson

With Gabriel Hardman & Corinna Bechko …
 
Following on from last episode with Leah Moore & John Reppion discussing Electricomics (which you can still listen to here), this week I’m back with the stellar team of Gabriel Hardman & Corinna Bechko (Heathentown, Planet of the Apes, the upcoming Invisible Republic) at the recent Malta Comic Con.
 
Gabriel, Corinna and I discuss how they each started out, when they first met, what prompted them to start working together, and what they’ve got coming up next. It’s a unique glimpse into a rich and creative partnership!
 
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
 
Gabriel Hardman’s Twitter: @gabrielhardman
Gabriel Hardman’s website: www.gabrielhardman.com
 
Corinna Bechko’s Twitter: @CorinnaBechko
Corinna Bechko’s website: www.thefrogbag.blogspot.com
 
Malta Comic Con Twitter: @MaltaComicCon
Malta Comic Con website: www.maltacomic-con.com
 
And if you missed my first chat with Gabriel about his work, you can listen to that right here:
popculturehound.net/episode-40-telling-stories-with-gabriel-hardman

14th Jan2015

PCH @ The Movies – Beyond Clueless with Charlie Lyne!

by Chris Thompson

With Charlie Lyne, writer/director of Beyond Clueless …
 
In the latest of a series of film-based podcasts, I look at Charlie Lyne‘s debut feature Beyond Clueless. Narrated by The Craft‘s Fairuza Balk, the film offers an intelligent dissection of the teen film genre – peeling back the many layers to expose what lies beneath.
 
Charlie, known primarily for his work with Ultra Culture & The Guardian, has created a tight film that will leave you questioning the teen flicks you’ve previously taken for granted. Featuring a score by indie darlings Summer Camp, Beyond Clueless shines a light on this shadowy and less-explored aspect of cinema.
 
Charlie kindly agreed to chat with me about how he first started out as a film critic, what steps he took to make his dreams come true, and how he brought Beyond Clueless from concept to creation. It’s a fascinating glimpse into another world, but all done with the usual PCH flair and style. I hope you’ll join me on this new adventure into the world of film.
 
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
 
Charlie Lyne’s Twitter: @charlielyne
Charlie Lyne’s website: www.charlielyne.com
 
Beyond Clueless Twitter: @beyondclueless
Beyond Clueless website: www.beyondclueless.co.uk
 
And you can buy tickets for The Prince Charles Cinema screening of the film here: princecharlescinema.com

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08th Jan2015

Episode 112 – Talking Electricomics with Moore & Reppion!

by Chris Thompson

With Leah Moore & John Reppion …
 
After the triumphant return of Scott Snyder last episode (which you can still listen to here), this time I’m back with the Electricomics panel from the recent Thought Bubble Festival – plus a follow-up chat with creators Leah Moore & John Reppion which I conducted at the show.
 
Leah & John go in-depth about what Electricomics is, discuss some of the unique challenges they’ve faced, and shed light on the genesis of this exciting new project. It’s everything you think – and more (Moore?!)
 
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
 
Leah Moore’s Twitter: @leahmoore
John Reppion’s Twitter: @johnreppion
Leah Moore & John Reppion’s website: www.moorereppion.com
 
Electricomics’ Twitter: @Electricomics
Electricomics’ website: electricomics.net

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19th Dec2014

Episode 111 – Pledging to the Wytches with Scott Snyder!

by Chris Thompson

With Scott Synder …
 
Following on from my last episode with the legendary Carlos Pacheco at NICE Convention in Bedford (which you can still listen to here), this week I’m back just in time for the holidays with the long-awaited follow-up to Episode 100 with Scott Snyder (Batman, American Vampire, Wytches).
 
Scott and I discuss the overwhelming response to Wytches, his future plans for Batman, what teaching means to him as a writer, and address a few of the rumours he’s been attached to lately. If you only listen to one podcast this year then you’ve been missing 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. 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
 
Scott Snyder Twitter: @Ssnyder1835
 
And if you missed my first chat with Scott about his work, you can listen to that right here:
popculturehound.net/episode-100-going-batty-beyond-with-scott-snyder

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06th Dec2014

Episode 110 – A Truly Marvel-ous Career with Carlos Pacheco!

by Chris Thompson

With Carlos Pacheco …
 
After last episode’s reading and discussion with The Unwritten‘s Mike Carey (which you can still listen to here), this time I’m back for a very special career retrospective featuring legendary Marvel & DC creator Carlos Pacheco at the most recent NICE Convention in Bedford.
 
Carlos and I look back at his early days in Spain, how he eventually cracked the elusive American market, what challenges he’s faced along the way, and where he’s hoping to go 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. 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
 
NICE Convention Twitter: @NICEConv
NICE Convention website: www.nicecon.co.uk

01st Dec2014

Episode 109 – Witness a Very NICE Reading with Mike Carey!

by Chris Thompson

With Mike Carey …
 
Following on from last episode with John Wagner & Carlos Ezquerra (which you can still listen to here), this time I’m back with The Unwritten‘s Mike Carey for a reading from his latest novel, House of War & Witness (co-written with his wife & daughter) at the NICE Convention in Bedford.
 
In addition to another great dramatic reading, Mike and I sit down for a Q & A to discuss historical fiction, what it’s like writing with your family, how he approaches different forms of writing, and what’s coming up next.
 
NB: The sound quality during the reading is not ideal, but still well worth listening to. It improves during the Q & A around the 18-19 minute mark.
 
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
 
Mike Carey’s Twitter: @michaelcarey191
Mike Carey’s website: mikeandpeter.com
 
NICE Convention Twitter: @NICEConv
NICE Convention website: www.nicecon.co.uk
 
And if you missed my previous chat/reading with Mike Carey, then you can listen to that right here:
popculturehound.net/episode-67-mike-carey-sean-phillips-at-malta-comic-con-2013

21st Nov2014

Episode 108 – Sensing Dredd with John Wagner & Ezquerra!

by Chris Thompson

With John Wagner & Carlos Ezquerra …
 
After my last discussion with Jeff Smith as part of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival (which you can still listen to here), this time I’m back with Judge Dredd creators John Wagner & Carlos Ezquerra at the recent NICE Convention in Bedford.
 
Instead of rehashing the same old stories about Dredd, John & Carlos open up about how they started out and the kind of stories they enjoy, as well as what brought (and ultimately kept) them working together. It’s a rare glimpse into two creators who have enjoyed wide & varied careers.
 
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
 
NICE Convention Twitter: @NICEConv
NICE Convention website: www.nicecon.co.uk

11th Nov2014

Episode 107 – Talking Bare Bones with Jeff Smith!

by Chris Thompson

With Jeff Smith …
 
Following on from last week’s very special episode with Scott McCloud & Dave Gibbons (which you can still listen to here), this week I present my panel with Jeff Smith (Bone, RASL, Tuki: Save The Humans) from the recent Lakes International Comic Art Festival.
 
Jeff & I discuss how he started out, the kind of comics that inspired him growing up, what it takes to craft a satisfying story, how he feels about Bone being one of the most banned books in America, and where he sees himself going 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. 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
 
Jeff Smith’s Twitter: @jeffsmithsbone
Jeff Smith’s website: www.boneville.com
 
Lakes International Comic Art Festival Twitter: @comicartfest
Lakes International Comic Art Festival website: www.comicartfestival.com

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30th Oct2014

Episode 106 – The Magic of Comics with Scott McCloud!

by Chris Thompson

With Scott McCloud & Dave Gibbons …
 
After last week’s discussion featuring the Wicked + Divine team of Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie at D.I.C.E. (which you can still listen to here), this time I’m back with comics creator, advocate and theorist Scott McCloud (The Sculptor, Understanding Comics, Zot!) for a very special Q & A session at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.
 
Scott and I share some interesting discussion with a packed house, then we have the privilege of introducing the new UK-based charity CLAw (Comics Literacy AWareness) to the world, as well as unveiling their first initiative. It’s an exciting time to be in comics in general, and it captures just a small portion of the magic that is the Lakes Festival.
 
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
 
Scott McCloud’s Twitter: @scottmccloud
Scott McCloud’s website: scottmccloud.com
 
CLAw’s Twitter: @comicsliteracy
CLAw’s website: claw.org.uk
 
Lakes International Comic Art Festival Twitter: @comicartfest
Lakes International Comic Art Festival website: www.comicartfestival.com

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