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

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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

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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

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

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