22nd Mar2016

Director’s Commentary – Marino & Arruda Massa on Holy F*ck!

by Chris Thompson

With Nick Marino & Daniel Arruda Massa …
 
In our latest commentary, Nick Marino & Daniel Arruda Massa take us behind-the-scenes of their controversial series, Holy F*ck. They discuss their individual contributions, how they work together, and what makes it a reverent book – sharing stories, revealing secrets, and giving the kind of insight you couldn’t get anywhere else. So enjoy, and keep your eyes peeled for future Director’s Commentaries!
 
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.
 
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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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19th Feb2016

Episode 177 – Looking Back at Angoulême Festival 2016!

by Chris Thompson

With Karl Asaa …
 
This week the roles are reversed as Karl interviews Chris about his recent trip to the 43rd Festival International de la Bande Dessinée in Angoulême, France. They chat about the people he met and the places he visited, as well as discussing why the festival remains a highlight. You can look forward to Chris’ interviews from the festival over the coming weeks.
 
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Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Angoulême BD Festival’s Twitter: @actudufauve
Angoulême BD Festival’s website: www.bdangouleme.com
 
You can listen to our full report on last year’s festival here:
www.orbitalcomics.com/orbital-in-conversation-episode-119-talking-about-angouleme-bd-festival
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25th Dec2015

Director’s Commentary – Noelle Stevenson on Lumberjanes!

by Chris Thompson

With Noelle Stevenson …
 
In this commentary, Noelle Stevenson takes us on a guided tour through the latest collection of Lumberjanes (Volume 2) from Boom! Studios. Noelle discussed what it was like collaborating with the rest of the Lumberjanes team – sharing stories, revealing secrets, and giving the kind of insight you couldn’t get anywhere else. So enjoy, and keep your eyes peeled for future Director’s Commentaries!
 
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Noelle Stevenson’s Twitter: @Gingerhazing
Noelle Stevenson’s website: gingerhaze.com/nimona
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27th Nov2015

Episode 158 – The Dark Knight Returns, Strikes Back & More!

by Chris Thompson

With Adam Sherif & Owen Michael Johnson …
 
On this week’s show, Chris teams up with his old pals Adam Sherif & Owen Johnson to take a look back at Frank Miller‘s seminal The Dark Knight Returns and Strikes Again alongside DKIII: The Master Race #1.
 
The guys take a look at each of the books, reviewing what they mean to them and what Frank is trying to say. It’s a long show (don’t say we didn’t warn you!) but well worth it to revisit this key piece of comics’ history.
 
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Adam Sherif’s Twitter: @thsheridans
Owen Johnson’s Twitter: @Owen_Johnson
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11th Sep2015

Director’s Commentary – Mark Buckingham on Fairest!

by Chris Thompson

With Mark Buckingham …
 
In our latest commentary, Mark Buckingham takes us on a guided tour through the creation of the final Fairest story arc (collected as Volume 5), The Clamour For Glamour. Mark discusses what it was like writing for another artist (Russ Braun) – sharing stories, revealing secrets, and giving the kind of insight you couldn’t get anywhere else. So enjoy, and keep your eyes peeled for future Director’s Commentaries!
 
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Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
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26th Aug2015

Director’s Commentary – Chip Zdarsky on Howard The Duck!

by Chris Thompson

With Chip Zdarsky …
 
Hello and welcome to Orbital In Conversation – the podcast of Orbital Comics in central London! We’re very excited to join the team at Multiversity Comics as not only are they an excellent group of people, but they share a similar level of taste and sensibility … It’s going to be a good fit. For these first two weeks we’ll be double-shipping episodes, so you can get a bit of a feel for us.
 
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, Mike Carey talking about The Unwritten, and Becky Cloonan discussing her work on Gotham Academy.
 
But a little while ago Chip Zdarsky took to the stage to talk us through Howard The Duck. Chip went through the book page-by-page – sharing stories, revealing secrets, and giving the kind of insight you couldn’t get anywhere else. If you’ve heard Chip before (and if not you can listen to him here) then you’ll know just how funny he can be!
 
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!
 
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.




 
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Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Chip Zdarsky’s Twitter: @zdarsky
Chip Zdarsky’s Tumblr: zdarsky.tumblr.com
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03rd Jul2015

Episode 136 – In Conversation with Charlie Adlard!

by Chris Thompson

With Charlie Adlard …
 
After last week’s chat with Jon Schnepp & Holly Payne about their new documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?, this week I’m back with a retrospective of Charlie Adlard‘s career presented at the NICE convention in Bedford.
 
Charlie & I discuss how he first started out, the various stages his career has gone through, his desire to go creator-owned, and how The Walking Dead has changed his life since. It’s a glimpse into the life of an artist who has known success at many levels!
 
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Charlie Adlard’s Twitter: @CharlieAdlard
Charlie Adlard’s website: www.charlieadlard.com
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01st Jul2015

Director’s Commentary – Mike Carey on The Unwritten!

by Chris Thompson

With Mike Carey …
 
Last month Mike Carey took to the 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 went through them page-by-page – sharing stories, revealing secrets, and giving the kind of insight you couldn’t get anywhere else.
 
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.
 
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Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Mike Carey’s Twitter: @michaelcarey191
Mike Carey’s website: mikeandpeter.com
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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, 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.
 
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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, 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.
 
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.
 
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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
Copyright © Chris Thompson 2015

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