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

16th Oct2014

Episode 105 – Wicked Kieron Gillen & Divine Jamie McKelvie!

by Chris Thompson

With Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie …
 
Following on from last week’s episode with the ever-popular and interesting Greg Ruth (which you can still listen to here), this week I’m back with the dynamic duo of Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie for the Wicked + Divine panel from the recent Dublin International Comic Expo (aka D.I.C.E.)
 
We discuss the origins of the series, what readers can expect from the book coming up, the kind of themes they’re looking to explore, and we begin to scratch the surface of the mysterious Gillen/McKelvie 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
 
Kieron Gillen’s Twitter: @kierongillen
Kieron Gillen’s Tumblr: kierongillen.tumblr.com
 
Jamie McKelvie’s Twitter: @McKelvie
Jamie McKelvie’s Tumblr: mckelvie.tumblr.com
 
Big Bang Comics’ Twitter: @TheBigBang_
DICE (Dublin International Comics Expo) Twitter: @DICEInfo
DICE (Dublin International Comics Expo) website: dublincomicexpo.com

09th Oct2014

Episode 104 – Coming Home & Talking Indeh with Greg Ruth!

by Chris Thompson

With Greg Ruth …
 
After last week’s epic discussion with Emma Rios, Alison Sampson & David Lafuente at D.I.C.E. (which you can still listen to here), this time I’m back with creator Greg Ruth (Conan, The Lost Boy, Indeh) to finish the discussion we began in Episode 101 and finally talk more about him.
 
If you’ve heard Greg & I before, then you know this is going to be another epic conversation – and sure enough, true to form, it is. Listen in as we catch up on what Greg’s been up to and how his process has developed, along with some interesting side-steps and tangents along the way.
 
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
 
Greg Ruth’s Twitter: @GregRuth
Greg Ruth’s website: www.gregthings.com
 
And if you missed my previous chats with Greg about his work, you can find them here:
popculturehound.net/episode-60-discovering-the-lost-boy-with-greg-ruth;
and also here: popculturehound.net/episode-101-introducing-pop-culture-hound-with-greg-ruth

03rd Oct2014

Episode 103 – Rios, Sampson & Lafuente LIVE from D.I.C.E!

by Chris Thompson

With Emma Rios, Alison Sampson & David Lafuente …
 
Following on from last week’s episode ‘live’ at the pub with the hilarious Gerry Duggan (which you can still listen to here), this time I’m back with artists Emma Rios, Alison Sampson & David Lafuente for the insightful European Influence in American Comics panel from last weekend’s Dublin International Comic Expo (aka D.I.C.E.)
 
The discussion starts on the convention panel with Emma, Alison, David and myself – then continues later on back at the hotel over a few drinks. What starts as an exploration of the European Influence on American Comics quickly becomes a fascinating journey into art, identity, culture, and the labels society can place on you. I promise you’ve never heard a panel quite like this before!
 
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
 
Emma Rios’ Twitter: @emmartian
Emma Rios’ Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/steinerfrommars
 
Alison Sampson’s Twitter: @itsthatlady
Alison Sampson’s Tumblr: alisonsampsonart.tumblr.com
 
David Lafuente’s Twitter: @srDAVIDLAFUENTE
David Lafuente’s website: www.davidlafuente.com
 
Big Bang Comics’ Twitter: @TheBigBang_
DICE (Dublin International Comics Expo) Twitter: @DICEInfo
DICE (Dublin International Comics Expo) website: dublincomicexpo.com

26th Sep2014

Episode 102 – Live From The Pub with Gerry Duggan!

by Chris Thompson

With Gerry Duggan …
 
After last week’s slightly different Episode 101 with the amazing Greg Ruth (which you can still listen to here), this time around I’m back – in the pub – with writer Gerry Duggan (Deadpool, Nova, Hulk, The Infinite Horizon).
 
Listen as Gerry & I enjoy beer, peanuts & the obligatory pork scratchings; while discussing how he got started, what it’s like going from the comic shop to the bullpen, the kind of collaborations he enjoys, and what we can expect from him coming up … All backed by the live ‘ambience’ of the pub!
 
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
 
Gerry Duggan’s Twitter: @GerryDuggan
Gerry Duggan’s website: gerryduggan.com
 
Big Bang Comics’ Twitter: @TheBigBang_
DICE (Dublin International Comics Expo) Twitter: @DICEInfo
DICE (Dublin International Comics Expo) website: dublincomicexpo.com

18th Sep2014

Episode 101 – Introducing Pop Culture Hound with Greg Ruth!

by Chris Thompson

With Greg Ruth …
 
How do you follow up the amazingly frank Episode 100 with Scott Snyder (which you can still listen to here)? I really don’t know … So instead, I’ve decided to do something completely different with Episode 101, and get my good friend Greg Ruth (Conan, The Lost Boy, Indeh) to interview me!
 
Taking the approach that 101 usually indicates an introductory unit, Greg and I chat about what comic/s meant the most to me growing up, how an Aussie like myself ended up at a comic shop in London, where the Pop Culture Hound name came from, and why old books just smell so damn good! It’s either going to lose me a lot of listeners or, somehow, help you all feel more connected … I’m hoping for the latter.
 
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
 
Greg Ruth’s Twitter: @GregRuth
Greg Ruth’s website: www.gregthings.com
 
And if you missed my first chat with Greg about his work, you can listen to that right here:
popculturehound.net/episode-60-discovering-the-lost-boy-with-greg-ruth

05th Sep2014

Episode 100 – Going Batty & Beyond with Scott Snyder!

by Chris Thompson

With Scott Synder …
 
After last week’s chat with The Goon‘s Eric Powell (which you can still listen to here), this time I’m back for the BIG ONE – the long-awaited Episode 100 with Scott Snyder (Batman, American Vampire, and the upcoming Wytches).
 
In a very personal (and quite different) interview, Scott and I discuss what comics mean to him, the role his family have played in his career, how he deals with constant criticism and scrutiny, what it’s like chatting with Grant Morrison, and some of the lessons he’s learned along the way. It’s a very real glimpse behind-the-scenes of one of today’s best-selling writers.
 
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

28th Aug2014

Episode 99 – A Very Goon-ish Occasion with Eric Powell!

by Chris Thompson

With Eric Powell …
 
Following on from last week’s chat with Charles Brownstein of the CBLDF (which you can still listen to here), this time around I’m back with The Goon creator, Eric Powell, to discuss his new mini-series Occasion Of Revenge.
 
Eric & I discuss how he started out in comics, the changes in his work and influences since that time, how to stay motivated and on top of things when ‘life happens’, and what people can expect from the series going forward. It’s a very frank and honest look at the creative life – and what that entails.
 
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
 
Eric Powell’s Twitter: @goonguy
Eric Powell’s website: www.thegoon.com

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.
 
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
 
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.
 
UPDATE: You can now support Pop Culture Hound on PATREON!
Just follow this link: www.patreon.com/popculturehound

 
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.





 
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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