29th May2013

Episode 42 – The Meaning of Life with Matt Rebholz!

by Chris Thompson

With Matt Rebholz …
 
This week Taylor & I go for the trifecta once again with another three new, and very different, books. First up we take a bite out of Mike Mignola, Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá’s BPRD: Vampire #3 from Dark Horse Comics. Then we sneak a peek at Brian K. Vaughan & Marcos Martin’s The Private Eye #2 from Panel Syndicate.
 
From there we turn our gaze towards Matt Rebholz’s trippy series, The Astronomer. Matt & I chat about the creative process, how one man can work the Marvel method, the benefits of Kickstarter, and what it takes to publish on your own. If you’ve never heard of Matt before then you’re not alone, but once you’ve seen his art you’ll be as impressed as I was.
 
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
 
Matt Rebholz’s Facebook: www.facebook.com/matt.rebholz.7
Matt Rebholz’s website: www.mattrebholzart.com
Matt Rebholz’s etsy store: www.etsy.com/shop/MattRebholz
 
And if you want to back Matt’s new Kickstarter, Ours Is A Hungry God, then you can find it right here:
www.kickstarter.com/projects/744976288/the-astronomer-chapter-iii-ours-is-a-hungry-god

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22nd May2013

Episode 41 – Rocking Out with the Subatomic Party Girls!

by Chris Thompson

With Chris Sims, Chad Bowers & Erica Henderson …
 
This week Taylor & I tackle three exciting new books, each with their own unique flavour. First up we take a bite out of Mike Mignola, John Arcudi & Kevin Nowlan’s Lobster Johnson: Satan Smells A Rat from Dark Horse Comics. Plus we take a look at the chemistry behind Michael D. Perkins & Will Perkins’ new release, Beware… Formula X from 215 Ink.
 
Then we tune in to Chris Sims, Chad Bowers & Erica Henderson’s poppy new production Subatomic Party Girls from Monkeybrain Comics. Chris, Chad, Erica & I chat about having a four-way, where Subatomic Party Girls came from, how comics’ criticism can feed into (or detract from) your own creativity, and why podcasting is a lot like any other creative collaboration.
 
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
 
Chris Sims’ Twitter: @theisb
Chris Sims’ website: www.the-isb.com
Chad Bower’s Twitter: @ChadBowers
Chad Bower’s website: www.monsterpluscomic.com
Erica Henderson’s Twitter: @EricaFails
Erica Henderson’s website: ericafailsatlife.tumblr.com
 
And if you want to back Erica’s Kickstarter, Baby’s First Mythos, then you can find it right here:
www.kickstarter.com/projects/49028176/babys-first-mythos

15th May2013

Episode 40 – Telling Stories with Gabriel Hardman!

by Chris Thompson

With Gabriel Hardman …
 
There’s a trifecta of great titles for Taylor & I to look at this week, plus one very special mention. First up, we keep ourselves occupied with Occupy Comics #1 from fledgling publisher Black Mask Studios. Then we take a look Mike Garley & Martin Simmonds’ Eponymous #1, which debuted as part of the recent VS Comics Anthology.
 
From there we turn our attention to the first issue of Gabriel Hardman’s solo effort Kinski from Monkeybrain Comics. Gabriel & I discuss the art of storyboarding, how the collaborative process differs, applying the 180-degree rule, and what themes can be explored in the relationship between a man and his dog. It’s a fascinating glimpse into the life of a creator equally at home behind the drawing board or on the film set.
 
If that’s not enough we also take a quick peek at Michael May & Jason Copland’s Kill All Monsters webcomic which was successfully funded for a print edition on Kickstarter last week. Kaiju monsters and giant mech-suits … What more could you want?
 
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
 
Gabriel Hardman’s Twitter: @gabrielhardman
Gabriel Hardman’s website: www.gabrielhardman.com
 
And you can read Kill All Monsters for yourself, right here:
review2akill.com/2010/11/19/kill-all-monsters

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09th May2013

Episode 39 – Ales Kot & John Ostrander Talk Suicide Squad!

by Chris Thompson

With Ales Kot & John Ostrander …
 
In a very special episode of the Pop Culture Hound podcast, I’m joined by the legendary John Ostrander and upcoming writer Ales Kot to discuss their work on Suicide Squad. We look at the pressure on writers today, age-ism in comics, what it takes to make a good story, and how to expand the comic market.
 
Plus we feature what is most likely the funniest conversation we’ve had on the podcast to date (you’ll know when you get there!) … It’s a jam-packed episode, full of juicy goodness, so sit back and settle in.
 
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
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Ales Kot’s Twitter: @ales_kot
Ales Kot’s Tumblr: aleskot.tumblr.com
 
And if you want to read John Ostrander’s columns that I keep referring to, then you can find them here:
www.comicmix.com/author/john-ostrander

01st May2013

Episode 38 – Facing The Unknown with Fabian Rangel Jr!

by Chris Thompson

With Fabian Rangel Jr …
 
It’s a great start to the week as Taylor & I break open James Tynion IV & Jeremy Rock’s The Eighth Seal from Mark Waid’s newly-revamped Thrillbent Comics. Plus we take a look at B. Clay Moore & Christopher Mitten’s beautiful noir-inspired one-shot, Old Dog, that was part of the recent Bad Karma Kickstarter campaign.
 
Then we turn our attention to the first two issues of Fabian Rangel Jr. & Ryan Cody’s classic pulp mini-series Doc Unknown. Fabian & I chat about making the transition from music to comics, learning the art of scripting, the financial reality of self-published comics, where he sees himself over the next couple of years, and why his fans should be called ‘Ran-hellions’.
 
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
 
Fabian Rangel Jr’s Twitter: @FabianRangelJr
Fabian Rangel Jr’s Facebook: www.facebook.com/fabian.j.rangel
Fabian Rangel Jr’s website: fabianrangeljr.tumblr.com
 
And if you want to get hold of Old Dog for yourself, then send a dollar (or more) via Paypal to:
B. Clay Moore – Catspaw1@aol.com

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24th Apr2013

Episode 37 – Taking Flight with Kurtis Wiebe!

by Chris Thompson

With Kurtis Wiebe …
 
This week Taylor & I turn our attention to the highly-anticipated Jupiter’s Legacy from Image Comics. Will this be Mark Millar, Frank Quitely & Peter Doherty’s legacy, or is it just another flash in the Millar pan? Find out why we were so divided in our opinion.
 
Plus we take an in-depth look at Paul Tobin & Colleen Coover’s charming new Eisner-nominated series Bandette – and give a shout-out to Gregg Taylor & Dean Kotz’s Mask Of The Red Panda – both from the exceptional folks at Monkeybrain Comics.
 
If that’s not enough, we also chat with writer Kurtis J. Wiebe about his work. Kurtis & I discuss the pitching process, why the writer/artist relationship is so important, how writing comics can lead to some unexpected places, and what the future holds. It’s a great opportunity to learn about the writer’s journey and what happens when you ‘get there’.
 
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
 
Kurtis J. Wiebe’s Twitter: @kurtisjwiebe
Kurtis J. Wiebe’s Facebook: www.facebook.com/kurtisjwiebe
Kurtis J. Wiebe’s website: kurtiswiebe.wordpress.com

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17th Apr2013

Episode 36 – Facing Danger with Landry Walker & Eric Jones!

by Chris Thompson

With Landry Walker & Eric Jones …
 
This week Taylor & I celebrate the long-overdue release of Landry Walker, Eric Jones & Rusty Drake’s Danger Club #5 from Image Comics! But first, we take a look at Julian [JR] Robinson’s awesome webcomic Demon Kings. With four issues already available online, it’s an immersive and engaging read set in a world not unlike our own.
 
We also have an exclusive chat with Landry Walker & Eric Jones about their work on Danger Club. Landry & Eric go in-depth about how they got started, what it takes to break in, how comics have changed over the years, and why the book has suffered so many delays. It’s a rare opportunity to learn more about the lives and realities of the people who make the comics you enjoy.
 
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
 
Landry Walker’s Twitter: @LandryQWalker
Landry Walker’s website: landrywalker.blogspot.com
Eric Jones’ Twitter: @CartoonJones
 
Julian [JR] Robinson’s Twitter: @theceoofdeath
Julian [JR] Robinson’s Tumblr: theceoofdeath.tumblr.com
 
And if you want to read Demon Kings for yourself (which you very much do), you can find it right here: www.demonkings.com/comic.html

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10th Apr2013

Episode 35 – Going To The Maximum with Bob Fingerman!

by Chris Thompson

With Bob Fingerman …
 
This week Taylor and I contemplate our mortality as we reach ‘middle-age’ with Episode 35. Instead we choose to focus on exciting new comics like Curt Pires, Dalton Rose & Ryan Ferrier’s Theremin #1 from Monkeybrain Comics; and Robbi Rodriguez’s great acid western, Frankie Get Your Gun.
 
We also chat with cartoonist Bob Fingerman about his magnum opus, Maximum Minimum Wage from Image Comics. Is this his final word on Rob & Sylvia or is the best yet to come? Bob & I also look at what brought him to this point, why George Lucas’ tinkering with Star Wars could (potentially) be forgiven, how writing comics differs from prose, and coin the phrase ‘a pod of Leias’. It’s a rare glimpse into the creative process and the constant struggle for perfection.
 
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
 
Bob Fingerman’s Twitter: @fingerbo
Bob Fingerman’s website: www.bobfingerman.com

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03rd Apr2013

Episode 34 – Basking In The Glory of Joe Keatinge!

by Chris Thompson

With Joe Keatinge …
 
It’s one of the saddest and most poignant episodes so far as Taylor & I say farewell to Joe Keatinge, Ross Campbell & Owen Gieni’s Glory with issue 34 from Image Comics. But it’s not all sadness and misery, as there’s also a new beginning for Mike Mignola, Scott Allie & Sebastian Fiumara‘s Abe Sapien with an ongoing issue 1 from Dark Horse Comics.
 
Plus we have an exclusive chat with Joe Keatinge about the end of Glory. Was it an untimely demise or did things go exactly as planned? Joe & I also look back at how he got to this point, what the future holds, the status of Hell Yeah, and the appeal of wrestling. It’s a great insight into an exciting writer with a clear idea of who he is and where he’s going.
 
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
 
Joe Keatinge’s Twitter: @joekeatinge
Joe Keatinge’s website: joekeatinge.tumblr.com

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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

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