01st Jul2015

Orbital Director’s Commentary – Mike Carey on The Unwritten!

by Chris Thompson

With Mike Carey …
 
As a long-term comics fan – and events manager at Orbital Comics in central London – it’s always fun to do something more than just your average signing. Meeting a creator and having them sign your stuff is all well and good, but I really love the little things that happen in between … The anecdotes and stories creators share while people are in line or waiting at their table.
 
It got me thinking: what if there was a way to do that and provide a framework wherein people could talk about what went into the making of a book? And so, the Orbital Directors’ Commentaries were born! We’ve since had the pleasure of hosting Jason Aaron & Jason Latour to discuss Southern Bastards, Chip Zdarsky talking about Howard The Duck, and Becky Cloonan discussing her work on Gotham Academy.
 
But last month Mike Carey took to the Orbital stage for a guided tour through the oversized finale of his epic series, The Unwritten. Mike created a special slideshow of images from the book, and he went through them page-by-page – sharing stories, revealing secrets, and giving the kind of insight you couldn’t get anywhere else.
 
We recorded the evening for posterity and so – thanks to the expert work of Robin Harman – we’re pleased to share it with you this week. Hopefully we’ll have video of the night available at a later date, but for now you can listen and read along in your own book. So enjoy, and keep your eyes peeled for future Orbital Director’s Commentary nights!
 
Chris Thompson’s Twitter: @popculturehound
Chris Thompson’s website: popculturehound.com
 
Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Mike Carey’s Twitter: @michaelcarey191
Mike Carey’s website: mikeandpeter.com
 
Curated & Conceived by Chris Thompson.
 
Shot & Edited by Robin Harman.

24th Jun2015

Episode 135 – The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?

by Chris Thompson

With Jon Schnepp & Holly K. Payne …
 
Following on from last week’s chat at the pub with Black Mask Studio’s Matthew Rosenberg (which you can still listen to here), this week I’m back with Jon Schnepp & Holly K. Payne, the filmmakers behind the incredible documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?
 
During a live Q&A held at Orbital Comics, we discussed how the project came to be, what they learned along way, how it impacted them both personally, and what else is coming up as the film nears release.
 
And never fear, you can still enjoy the Pop Culture Hound back-catalogue right here, as we continue to put out the same quality interviews and discussion with Orbital in Conversation going forward. It’s only gonna get better, folks!
 
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
 
Jon Schnepp’s Twitter: @JonSchnepp
Holly K. Payne’s Twitter: @hollykpayne
 
TDOSLWH’s Twitter: @TDOSLWH
TDOSLWH’s website: www.tdoslwh.com
 
The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? is available July 9 2015 – and can be pre-ordered here: www.tdoslwh.com

19th Jun2015

Episode 134 – In Conversation with Matthew Rosenberg!

by Chris Thompson

With Matthew Rosenberg …
 
After last week’s chat with Injection‘s Declan Shalvey (which you can still listen to here), this week I’m back with writer & Black Mask PR guru Matthew Rosenberg (We Can Never Go Home, 12 Reasons To Die, Secret Wars Journal) to discuss the stages of his career thus far.
 
Matthew & I chat about the crossover between comics and music, how he works with writing partner Patrick Kindlon, his own background in comics, and what he’s working on for Black Mask (and others) right now.
 
And never fear, you can still enjoy the Pop Culture Hound back-catalogue right here, as we continue to put out the same quality interviews and discussion with Orbital in Conversation going forward. It’s only gonna get better, folks!
 
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
 
Matthew Rosenberg’s Twitter: @AshcanPress
Matthew Rosenberg’s Tumblr: ashcanpress.tumblr.com
 
Black Mask Studios’ Twitter: @blackmaskstudio
Black Mask Studios’ website: blackmaskstudios.com

05th Jun2015

Episode 133 – In Conversation with Declan Shalvey!

by Chris Thompson

With Declan Shalvey …
 
Following on from last week’s episode with Jason Latour (which you can still listen to here), this week I’m back with Declan Shalvey (Deadpool, Moon Knight, Injection) at the launch of his exhibition in the Orbital Gallery.
 
Declan & I discuss how he broke into comics, the perils and pitfalls of social media, his approach to work these days, and how he continues to push himself as an artist. It’s a wonderful glimpse behind the curtain with someone who knows what it’s like to work hard and experience success.
 
And never fear, you can still enjoy the Pop Culture Hound back-catalogue right here, as we continue to put out the same quality interviews and discussion with Orbital in Conversation going forward. It’s only gonna get better, folks!
 
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
 
Declan Shalvey’s Twitter: @declanshalvey
Declan Shalvey’s Tumblr: dshalv.tumblr.com

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29th May2015

Episode 132 – In Conversation with Jason Latour!

by Chris Thompson

With Jason Latour …
 
After last week’s episode with writer Ron Marz (which you can still listen to here), I find myself back at the pub once again to chat with Jason Latour (Southern Bastards, Spider-Gwen, Winter Soldier) about all the work he’s currently doing!
 
Jason & I discuss his early years as a cartoonist, how his writing career has developed alongside his art, what plans he has for Spider-Gwen going forward, and where he sees the landscape of comics as it is today.
 
And never fear, you can still enjoy the Pop Culture Hound back-catalogue right here, as we continue to put out the same quality interviews and discussion with Orbital in Conversation going forward. It’s only gonna get better, folks!
 
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
 
Jason Latour’s Twitter: @jasonlatour
Jason Latour’s Tumblr: jasonlatour.tumblr.com

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19th May2015

Episode 131 – In Conversation with Ron Marz!

by Chris Thompson

With Ron Marz …
 
Following on from last week’s episode with Fabio Moon (which you can still listen to here), I’m back at the pub again to chat with one of my favourite writers Ron Marz (Silver Surfer, Green Lantern, Shinku & more) about his amazing career.
 
Ron & I talk about how he first broke in to Marvel Comics with Silver Surfer, dealing with crazed fans & death threats on Green Lantern, what he learned from his days at CrossGen, and where his career is headed these days.
 
And never fear, you can still enjoy the Pop Culture Hound back-catalogue right here, as we continue to put out the same quality interviews and discussion with Orbital in Conversation going forward. It’s only gonna get better, folks!
 
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
 
Ron Marz’s Twitter: @ronmarz
Ron Marz’s website: ronmarz.com

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14th May2015

Episode 130 – In Conversation with Fabio Moon!

by Chris Thompson

With Fabio Moon …
 
After last week’s thorough dissection of Secret Wars and all things Marvel with The Real/Fake Geeks (which you can still listen to here), this time I’m back at the pub for a chat with Fabio Moon (Daytripper, BPRD: Vampire, Casanova & the upcoming Two Brothers).
 
Fabio & I discuss how he and Gabriel Bá started out in comics, what their early zines in Brazil were like, the process they use for working together, how they choose comics projects, and what they’ve got coming up next.
 
And never fear, you can still enjoy the Pop Culture Hound back-catalogue right here, as we continue to put out the same quality interviews and discussion with Orbital in Conversation going forward. It’s only gonna get better, folks!
 
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
 
Fabio Moon’s Twitter: @fabiomoon
Fabio Moon’s website: www2.uol.com.br/10paezinhos

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04th May2015

Episode 129 – The Real/Fake Geeks Tackle Secret Wars!

by Chris Thompson

With Maria Norris & Secret Wars …
 
Following on from the recent chaos of Nick Marino & Daniel Arruda Massa (which you can still listen to here), this week I’m back with Maria Norris as The Real/Fake Geeks take on Jonathan Hickman‘s epic Secret Wars!
 
To coincide with this year’s Free Comic Book Day, we look at what you need to know going into this major Marvel event. Plus we discuss Marvel’s FCBD offerings and take a look at the new Marvel Previews in an effort to make sense of it all. If that’s not enough, we also share our thoughts on Avengers: Age Of Ultron and how it relates to us as comics fans.
 
And never fear, you can still enjoy the Pop Culture Hound back-catalogue right here, as we continue to put out the same quality interviews and discussion with Orbital in Conversation going forward. It’s only gonna get better, folks!
 
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

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29th Apr2015

Episode 128 – Holy F*ck … It’s THOSE Guys!

by Chris Thompson

With Nick Marino, Daniel Arruda Massa & Tom Gunning …
 
After last week’s London Super Comic Con Special (which you can still listen to here), this time I’m back with Nick Marino & Daniel Arruda Massa to discuss the madness of Holy F*ck from Action Lab’s Danger Zone imprint.
 
We’re joined by my colleague Tom for a chaotic four-way Skype chat in which we discuss how the guys started working together, the magic of Peter Cooke & Dudley Moore, what the reception to the book has been like, which Robocop is better & and so much more!
 
And never fear, you can still enjoy the Pop Culture Hound back-catalogue right here, as we continue to put out the same quality interviews and discussion with Orbital in Conversation going forward. It’s only gonna get better, folks!
 
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
 
Nick Marino’s Twitter: @nickmarino
Nick Marino’s website: www.nickmarino.net
 
Daniel Arruda Massa’s Twitter: @darrudamassa
Daniel Arruda Massa’s website: danielarrudamassa.nl

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26th Apr2015

Episode 127 – LIVE from London Super Comic Con 2015!

by Chris Thompson

Live from London Super Comic Con …
 
Following on from last week’s tribute to my good friend Herb Trimpe (which you can still listen to here), this time I’m back with a series of interviews recorded *live* in the inaugural Podcast Alley at the recent London Super Comic Con.
 
First up, Alex Paknadel chats about his new series Arcadia from Boom! Studios, then I ‘find’ Sam Read to discuss his work with Comix Tribe, Martin Hayes & Chris Askham come by to talk Abominable Glory, and 2000AD‘s Mike Molcher pops in to hype their podcast & other activities.
 
As if that’s not enough, I’m also joined at the pub by Hunter Gorinson & Andy Liegl from Valiant Entertainment for a post-con drink. We chat about what’s happening in their world, where readers can start exploring the Valiant universe, and how they found their trip to London.
 
And never fear, you can still enjoy the Pop Culture Hound back-catalogue right here, as we continue to put out the same quality interviews and discussion with Orbital in Conversation going forward. It’s only gonna get better, folks!
 
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
 
Alex Paknadel’s Twitter: @AlexPaknadel
Sam Read’s Twitter: @bronzetrex
Martin Hayes’ Twitter: @martinhayes
Chris Askham’s Twitter: @chrisaskham
 
2000AD’s Twitter: @2000AD
2000AD’s website: www.2000adonline.com
 
Valiant Comics’ Twitter: @ValiantComics
Valiant Comics’ website: www.valiantentertainment.com
 
London Super Comic Con’s Twitter: @LSComicCon
London Super Comic Con’s website: londonsupercomicconvention.com

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