28th Mar2013

Episode 33 – Going Undercover with Marcos Martin!

by Chris Thompson

With Marcos Martin …
 
Things are back to normal as Taylor and I are reunited in the studio to discuss three exciting new releases this week: Michael Moreci & Drew Zucker’s Skybreaker from Monkeybrain Comics; Jonathan Hickman, Nick Dragotta & Frank Martin‘s East Of West from Image Comics; and The Private Eye by Brian K. Vaughan, Marcos Martin & Muntsa Vicente.
 
We also have an exclusive chat with Marcos about his work on The Private Eye. Marcos & I go in-depth about his creative process, how the project came to be, what it’s like working with Brian & Muntsa, how he views the industry today, and what they’re trying to achieve with this comic. It’s a unique glimpse behind the curtain of a project (and creator) shrouded in mystery.
 
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 on the DONATE button below. Your contributions will help us maintain the site, get new equipment, and encourage us to keep going on those cold lonely nights.





 
Chris Thompson Twitter: @popculturehound
Taylor Lilley Twitter: @capelessT
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Michael Moreci’s website: www.michaelmoreci.com
Drew Zucker’s website: drewzuckersblog.blogspot.com
Monkeybrain Comics’ website: www.monkeybraincomics.com
 
And if you want to buy The Private Eye for yourself (which you very much do), you can find it right here: panelsyndicate.com

20th Mar2013

Episode 32 – Adventure Time with Michael DeForge!

by Chris Thompson

With Michael DeForge …
 
It’s my final week of broadcasting from ‘The Village’ (aka Portmeirion), so Taylor and I celebrate by looking at Gabriel Hardman & Corinna Bechko‘s new Star Wars: Legacy and Eric Grissom & Phil Sloan‘s Deadhorse TPB.
 
Taylor also chats with Toronto-based cartoonist, Michael DeForge, about his work in comics, his inspirations, and how he ended up working on the hit cartoon series, Adventure Time. It’s an amazing glimpse into the mind of an artist whose unique work caught the eye of Cartoon Network.
 
To get in touch, discuss sponsorship opportunities or submit projects for consideration, please email reviews@popculturehound.com. You can also follow me on Twitter: @popculturehound. 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 on the DONATE button below. Your contributions will help us maintain the site, get new equipment, and encourage us to keep going on those cold lonely nights.





 
Taylor Lilley Twitter: @capelessT
 
Deadhorse Comic’s Twitter: @deadhorsecomic
Deadhorse Comic’s website: www.deadhorsecomic.com
 
Michael DeForge’s Twitter: @michael_deforge
Michael DeForge’s website: www.kingtrash.com

13th Mar2013

Episode 31 – The Strange Love of Jeremy Holt!

by Chris Thompson

With Jeremy Holt …
 
It’s another exciting transmission from the picturesque haven known as Portmeirion (aka ‘The Village’ from TV’s The Prisoner) as Taylor and I discuss the work of rising star Jeremy Holt.
 
We look at both of his 215 Ink releases, Southern Dog with Alex Diotto and Cobble Hill with Selena Goulding, and delve a little deeper into the world of creator-owned comics.
 
Taylor also chats with Jeremy about his work, his inspiration, and what it’s like to break into the industry from a practical perspective. If you’ve ever wondered how it’s done then there’s no better way to hear it than from someone who’s actually doing it.
 
To get in touch, discuss sponsorship opportunities or submit projects for consideration, please email reviews@popculturehound.com. You can also follow me on Twitter: @popculturehound. 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 on the DONATE button below. Your contributions will help us maintain the site, get new equipment, and encourage us to keep going on those cold lonely nights.





 
Taylor Lilley Twitter: @capelessT
 
Jeremy Holt’s Twitter: @Jeremy_Holt
Jeremy Holt’s website: clumpoftrees.wordpress.com
 
And you can check out Steve Rude’s Kickstarter project, as mentioned in this episode, right here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/steverude/2013-steve-rude-the-dude-sketchbook

06th Mar2013

Episode 30 – Things Are Very Fine with Matt Seneca!

by Chris Thompson

With Matt Seneca …
 
It’s an all-Skype episode this week as I struggle to transmit out of Portmeirion (aka ‘The Village’ from TV’s The Prisoner) and chat with the ever insightful Taylor Lilley.
 
We discuss our anticipation for, and feelings about, two of this week’s hot new releases: Image ComicsLost Vegas #1 by Jim McCann & Janet Lee and Oni PressHelheim #1 by Cullen Bunn & Joëlle Jones. Did they live up to our expectations? Well, you’ll have to wait and see.
 
Then I chat with cartoonist Matt Seneca about his new Very Fine Comix line. We discuss comics criticism, where inspiration comes from, the realities of self-publishing, and share our mutual appreciation for the work of Robin Barnard (Images Degrading).
 
To get in touch, discuss sponsorship opportunities or submit projects for consideration, please email reviews@popculturehound.com. You can also follow me on Twitter: @popculturehound. 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 on the DONATE button below. Your contributions will help us maintain the site, get new equipment, and encourage us to keep going on those cold lonely nights.





 
Taylor Lilley Twitter: @capelessT
 
Matt Seneca’s Twitter: @mattseneca
Matt Seneca’s Tumblr: mattseneca.tumblr.com
 
And if you want to buy Matt’s Very Fine Comix, you can find them right here: veryfinecomix.bigcartel.com

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20th Feb2013

Episode 28 – Kickstart Your Art with Ryan Browne!

by Chris Thompson

With Ryan Browne …
 
Before diving into our interview with God Hates Astronauts‘ Ryan Browne, Taylor & I take a look at some of this week’s new release books, including Dark Horse Presents #21; IDW’s Kill Shakespeare: The Tides Of Blood #1; and Joe Keatinge‘s DC debut on DC Universe Presents #17.
 
Then I chat with writer/artist Ryan Browne who is getting a lot of buzz for his upcoming work on Bedlam & Manhattan Projects, and is in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign to collect his God Hates Astronauts web comic in print. We discuss how he got here, work-for-hire vs. creator-owned, writing vs. illustrating, and how to make the best use of Kickstarter.
 
To get in touch, discuss sponsorship opportunities or submit projects for consideration, please email reviews@popculturehound.com. You can also follow me on Twitter: @popculturehound. 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 on the DONATE button below. Your contributions will help us maintain the site, get new equipment, and encourage us to keep going on those cold lonely nights.





 
Taylor Lilley Twitter: @capelessT
 
Ryan Browne Twitter: @RyanBrowneArt
God Hates Astronauts website: www.godhatesastronauts.com
 
And if you want to get in on the Kickstarter for God Hates Astronauts, you can find that here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1334937359/god-hates-astronauts-the-completely-complete-edition

13th Feb2013

Episode 27 – Telling Stories with Bill Willingham!

by Chris Thompson

With Bill Willingham …
 
It’s a big episode this week, so don’t say we didn’t warn you … First up, Taylor & I take a look at Elephantmen #46 by Richard Starkings, Shaky Kane & friends. If you only buy one comic this week then make it that one! As a tribute, we also play another one of the great Shaky Kane’s unreleased tracks. If you missed the first one then you can find that here.
 
If that’s not enough, we also have an extensive chat with Bill Willingham (Fables, Shadowpact, Elementals) about his career, the current state of Vertigo, his writing process, and the idea behind Fabletown & Beyond.
 
To get in touch, discuss sponsorship opportunities or submit projects for consideration, please email reviews@popculturehound.com. You can also follow me on Twitter: @popculturehound. 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 on the DONATE button below. Your contributions will help us maintain the site, get new equipment, and encourage us to keep going on those cold lonely nights.





 
Taylor Lilley Twitter: @capelessT
 
Bill Willingham Twitter: @BillWillingham
Bill Willingham website: www.billwillingham.com
 
Fabletown & Beyond Twitter: @fablescon
Fabletown & Beyond website: fablescon.com

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06th Feb2013

Episode 26 – Hanging with Michel Fiffe & Christopher Sebela!

by Chris Thompson

With Michel Fiffe & Chris Sebela …
 
Occasionally we miss stuff first time around (I know! We’re as shocked as you are), so this week Taylor & I take a look at the second printing of Django Unchained #1 from Vertigo/DC Comics. It’s an adaptation of Tarantino’s full script for the film by R.M. Guéra, Jason Latour & friends.
 
We also have TWO very exciting interviews for you to enjoy once again … First up, Taylor chats with Michel Fiffe (Copra, Zegas, Deathzone) about self-publishing, breaking the Kirby barrier, and much more.
 
Then I talk with writer Christopher Sebela (Screamland, Captain Marvel), who has just released High Crimes #1 through Monkeybrain Comics. We discuss how he started out, what avenues are available to creators, and how a network of Chrisses might just rule the world.
 
To get in touch, discuss sponsorship opportunities or submit projects for consideration, please email reviews@popculturehound.com. You can also follow me on Twitter: @popculturehound. 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 on the DONATE button below. Your contributions will help us maintain the site, get new equipment, and encourage us to keep going on those cold lonely nights.





 
Taylor Lilley Twitter: @capelessT
 
Michel Fiffe Twitter: @MichelFiffe
Michel Fiffe website: michelfiffe.com
 
Christopher Sebela Twitter: @xtop
Christopher Sebela website: thehorriblespaces.com
 
And if you’d like to read the first issue of High Crimes, you can get it right now for just 99 cents: www.comixology.com/High-Crimes-1/digital-comic/DIG002934

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30th Jan2013

Episode 25 – Raging with Tom Morello & Matt Miner!

by Chris Thompson

With Tom Morello & Matt Miner …
 
This week Taylor & I have an in-depth discussion about Dark Horse Comics’ Orchid, which reaches its stunning conclusion with issue 12 this week. It’s a book deserving of a wider audience, so if you missed the original run of the series you can still pick it up in trades.
 
We also have TWO very exciting interviews for you to enjoy this week … First up, I chat with Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave, The Nightwatchman) about writing Orchid, taking the leap into comics, why comics are a perfect medium for activism, and much more.
 
Then I talk with animal activist Matt Miner, who is currently on the tail end of an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign for Liberator. We discuss his Scott Snyder connection, what it’s like to work on your first comic, how people can help the cause, and other ways to ‘Kickstart’ a revolution.
 
To get in touch, discuss sponsorship opportunities or submit projects for consideration, please email reviews@popculturehound.com. You can also follow me on Twitter: @popculturehound. 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 on the DONATE button below. Your contributions will help us maintain the site, get new equipment, and encourage us to keep going on those cold lonely nights.





 
Taylor Lilley Twitter: @capelessT
 
Tom Morello Twitter: @tmorello
Tom Morello website: www.nightwatchmanmusic.com
 
Matt Miner Twitter: @MattMinerXVX
Matt Miner website: mattminer.net
 
And if you want to get in on the Kickstarter for Liberator, you can find that here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/mattminer/liberator-4-issue-comic-series-by-matt-miner

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23rd Jan2013

Episode 24 – Getting Ugly with Ken Kristensen & Ryan Estrada!

by Chris Thompson

With Ken Kristensen & Ryan Estrada …
 
Marvel Now! ends on a high (at least for us) with Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie’s Young Avengers #1, and Sam Humphries & Ron Garney’s Uncanny X-Force #1.
 
If that’s not enough, we also have TWO big interviews for you to enjoy … First up, I talk with Ken Kristensen, writer/co-creator of Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, which proved to be a surprise hit from Image Comics last week. We discuss the idea behind the book, how his collaboration with artist MK Perker came to be, and why Todd is more a crime book than anything else.
 
Then Taylor chats with creator Ryan Estrada, who is currently on the tail end of an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign for The Whole Story. They talk about comics, travel, Kickstarter success, and how to forge your own path in the industry today.
 
To get in touch, discuss sponsorship opportunities or submit projects for consideration, please email reviews@popculturehound.com. You can also follow me on Twitter: @popculturehound. 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 on the DONATE button below. Your contributions will help us maintain the site, get new equipment, and encourage us to keep going on those cold lonely nights.





 
Taylor Lilley Twitter: @capelessT
 
Ken Kristensen Twitter: @kenkristensen
Ken Kristensen Tumblr: kenkristensen.com
 
Ryan Estrada Twitter: @ryanestrada
Ryan Estrada website: www.ryanestrada.com
 
And if you want to get in on the Kickstarter for The Whole Story, you can find that here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/ryanestrada/the-whole-story-winter-2013

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16th Jan2013

Episode 23 – Ghosthunting with Frank Barbiere!

by Chris Thompson

With Frank Barbiere …
 
It’s time for a savage review this week as we look at Frank Cho’s return to Marvel with Savage Wolverine #1. Did it claw its way to the top of the heap or simply drive us berserk? Find out now.
 
Then Taylor chats with writer Frank J. Barbiere, whose Five Ghosts series was recently picked up by Image Comics for a March release. They talk about the origin of the project, what it’s all about, and how to make a start in the industry today.
 
To get in touch, discuss sponsorship opportunities or submit projects for consideration, please email reviews@popculturehound.com. You can also follow me on Twitter: @popculturehound. 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 on the DONATE button below. Your contributions will help us maintain the site, get new equipment, and encourage us to keep going on those cold lonely nights.





 
Taylor Lilley Twitter: @capelessT
 
Frank J. Barbiere Twitter: @atlasincognita
Frank J. Barbiere blog: atlasincognita.com
 
And if you want to see the original Kickstarter campaign for Five Ghosts, you can find that here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1474610911/five-ghosts

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