05th Feb2016

OiC Episode 175 – Brian K. Vaughan Part 2: The Ongoing Saga!

by Chris Thompson

With Brian K. Vaughan …
 
Hello and welcome to Orbital In Conversation – the podcast of Orbital Comics in central London!
 
In the second of a two-part interview, Chris continues his chat with writer Brian K. Vaughan. They delve into Brian’s TV work on Lost & Under The Dome, the runaway success of Saga, and the dawn of his web comics on Panel Syndicate.
 
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.




 
Chris Thompson’s Twitter: @popculturehound
Chris Thompson’s website: popculturehound.com
 
Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Brian K. Vaughan’s Twitter: @HeyBKV
Panel Syndicate website: panelsyndicate.com
 
NICE Convention’s Twitter: @NICEConv
NICE Convention’s website: www.nicecon.co.uk
Copyright © Chris Thompson 2015

29th Jan2016

OiC Episode 174 – Brian K. Vaughan Part 1: The Early Years!

by Chris Thompson

With Brian K. Vaughan …
 
Hello and welcome to Orbital In Conversation – the podcast of Orbital Comics in central London!
 
In the first of a two-part interview, Chris chats with writer Brian K. Vaughan about his early years breaking into comics. They discuss Brian’s childhood, his original work for DC & Marvel, and how it led to him working for television.
 
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.




 
Chris Thompson’s Twitter: @popculturehound
Chris Thompson’s website: popculturehound.com
 
Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Brian K. Vaughan’s Twitter: @HeyBKV
Panel Syndicate website: panelsyndicate.com
 
NICE Convention’s Twitter: @NICEConv
NICE Convention’s website: www.nicecon.co.uk
Copyright © Chris Thompson 2015

26th Jan2016

Orbital in Conversation – Double Down Digest!

by Chris Thompson

Hello and welcome to Orbital In Conversation – the podcast of Orbital Comics in central London!
 
Throughout December, and most of January, we double-shipped the podcast twice a week to share some of the incredible content we had.
 
Due to some hiccups with the site (and the general craziness of the Christmas season) you may have missed a few episodes, so here’s a handy guide to all the episodes over that period. Enjoy!
 
Episode 158: The Dark Knight Returns, Strikes Back & More
 
Episode 159: Getting Thorny with David Baillie & Meghan Hetrick
 
Episode 160: What the Huck?! with Mark Millar
 
Episode 161: Come What Mae with Gene Ha
 
Episode 162: Weathering The Storm with Doug Braithwaite
 
Episode 163: Snapshots of a Book with Beldan Sezen
 
Episode 164: Pledging to Star Wars & Beyond with Jock
 
Episode 165: Live at The Lakes with 21st Century Tank Girl
 
Orbital Director’s Commentary: Noelle Stevenson on Lumberjanes
 
Episode 166: Dark Knight III #2 with Klaus Janson
 
Episode 167: Comics at the Library with Owen Johnson & Jason Atomic
 
Episode 168: Enter the Fear Factory with Burton C. Bell & Noel Guard
 
Episode 169: Inside the Cages with Dave McKean
 
Episode 170: The Real/Fake Geeks Meet Noelle Stevenson
 
Episode 171: Comic Heroes with Kieron Gillen, Jessica Martin, Paul Cornell & Rachael Stott
 
Episode 172: Exploring Man:Plus with André Lima Araújo
 
Episode 173: Power Rangers #0 with Mairghread Scott
 
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.




 
Chris Thompson’s Twitter: @popculturehound
Chris Thompson’s website: popculturehound.com
 
Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
Copyright © Chris Thompson 2015

22nd Jan2016

OiC Episode 173 – Power Rangers #0 with Mairghread Scott!

by Chris Thompson

With Mairghread Scott …
 
Hello and welcome to Orbital In Conversation – the podcast of Orbital Comics in central London! Double Down December continues into January as Orbital In Conversation comes out twice a week for a little extra.
 
To coincide with the launch of Power Rangers #0 from Boom! Studios, Chris chats with writer Mairghread Scott (Transformers, Toil & Trouble) about her work on the series. They discuss how she got into comics, why the Power Rangers are important to her, and what else she’s working on at the moment.
 
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.




 
Chris Thompson’s Twitter: @popculturehound
Chris Thompson’s website: popculturehound.com
 
Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Mairghread Scott’s Twitter: @MairghreadScott
Mairghread Scott’s website: www.mscottwriter.com
Copyright © Chris Thompson 2015

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19th Jan2016

OiC Episode 172 – Exploring Man:Plus with André Lima Araújo!

by Chris Thompson

With André Lima Araújo …
 
Hello and welcome to Orbital In Conversation – the podcast of Orbital Comics in central London! Double Down December continues into January as Orbital In Conversation comes out twice a week for a little extra.
 
This week Chris chats with André Lima Araújo about his long-awaited series Man:Plus from Titan Comics. They discuss André’s background in achitecture, how he made the move into comics, and what he’s looking to explore through the series.
 
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.




 
Chris Thompson’s Twitter: @popculturehound
Chris Thompson’s website: popculturehound.com
 
Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
André Lima Araújo’s Twitter: @erdna11
André Lima Araújo’s Tumblr: andrelimaaraujo.tumblr.com
Copyright © Chris Thompson 2015

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17th Jan2016

OiC Episode 171 – Comic Heroes with Kieron Gillen & Friends!

by Chris Thompson

With Kieron Gillen, Jessica Martin, Paul Cornell & Rachael Stott …
 
Hello and welcome to Orbital In Conversation – the podcast of Orbital Comics in central London! Double Down December continues into January as Orbital In Conversation comes out twice a week for a little extra.
 
To celebrate the relaunch of Comic Heroes magazine, Chris hosts an evening with Kieron Gillen, Jessica Martin, Paul Cornell & Rachael Stott to discuss the importance of comics as a storytelling medium.
 
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.




 
Chris Thompson’s Twitter: @popculturehound
Chris Thompson’s website: popculturehound.com
 
Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Kieron Gillen’s Twitter: @kierongillen
Jessica Martin’s Twitter: @jessica7martin
Paul Cornell’s Twitter: @Paul_Cornell
Rachael Stott’s Twitter: @RachaelAtWork
Copyright © Chris Thompson 2015

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12th Jan2016

OiC Episode 170 – The Real/Fake Geeks Meet Noelle Stevenson!

by Chris Thompson

With Noelle Stephenson & Maria Norris …
 
Hello and welcome to Orbital In Conversation – the podcast of Orbital Comics in central London! Double Down December continues into January as Orbital In Conversation comes out twice a week for a little extra.
 
After a long absence from the airwaves, The Real/Fake Geeks (a.k.a. Chris & Maria) are back – and they’ve got Noelle Stevenson (Nimona, Lumberjanes) in tow! Together the three of them discuss Noelle’s early days in comics, how she harnessed the power of the Internet, and why horror stories are so incredibly potent.
 
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.




 
Chris Thompson’s Twitter: @popculturehound
Chris Thompson’s website: popculturehound.com
 
Maria Norris’ Twitter: @MariaWNorris
 
Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Noelle Stevenson’s Twitter: @Gingerhazing
Noelle Stevenson’s website: gingerhaze.com
Copyright © Chris Thompson 2015

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08th Jan2016

OiC Episode 169 – Inside the Cages with Dave McKean!

by Chris Thompson

With Dave McKean …
 
Hello and welcome to Orbital In Conversation – the podcast of Orbital Comics in central London! Double Down December continues into January as Orbital In Conversation comes out twice a week for a little extra.
 
Acclaimed creator Dave McKean discusses his career with Chris at the recent Lakes International Comic Art Festival. They delve into Dave’s early years as an artist, how his process and approach have changed over time, and most importantly what he’s working on now.
 
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.




 
Chris Thompson’s Twitter: @popculturehound
Chris Thompson’s website: popculturehound.com
 
Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Dave McKean’s Twitter: @DaveMcKean
Dave McKean’s website: www.davemckean.com
 
LICAF’s Twitter: @comicartfest
LICAF’s website: www.comicartfestival.com
Copyright © Chris Thompson 2015

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05th Jan2016

OiC Episode 168 – Enter the Fear Factory with Burton C. Bell!

by Chris Thompson

With Burton C. Bell & Noel Guard …
 
Hello and welcome to Orbital In Conversation – the podcast of Orbital Comics in central London! Double Down December continues into January as Orbital In Conversation comes out twice a week for a little extra.
 
This episode Chris explores the connection between music and comics with Fear Factory frontman Burton C. Bell and artist Noel Guard who have teamed up for Burton’s first graphic novel, The Industrialist. The pair discuss their history with comics, why comics are such a unique medium, and how this project came to be.
 
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.




 
Chris Thompson’s Twitter: @popculturehound
Chris Thompson’s website: popculturehound.com
 
Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Burton C. Bell’s Twitter: @Burton_C_Bell
Burton C. Bell’s website: www.burtoncbell.com
 
Noel Guard’s Twitter: @NoelGuardArt
Noel Guard’s website: www.noelguard.com
Copyright © Chris Thompson 2015

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03rd Jan2016

OiC Episode 167 – Comics at the Library with Owen & Jason!

by Chris Thompson

With Owen Johnson & Jason Atomic …
 
Hello and welcome to Orbital In Conversation – the podcast of Orbital Comics in central London! Double Down December continues into January as Orbital In Conversation comes out twice a week for a little extra.
 
In this first episode of the new year, we present Chris’ chat with creators Owen Johnson (Beast Wagon) and Jason Atomic (Satanic Mojo) at Westminster Library as part of their Enterprise Fair. The trio discuss some of the issues affecting the creative arts today, and what it takes to make your own comics in this economic climate.
 
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.




 
Chris Thompson’s Twitter: @popculturehound
Chris Thompson’s website: popculturehound.com
 
Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Owen Johnson’s Twitter: @Owen_Johnson
Owen Johnson’s website: www.changelingstudios.com
 
Jason Atomic’s Twitter: @jasonatomic
Jason Atomic’s website: jasonatomic.co.uk
Copyright © Chris Thompson 2015

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