29th Jan2014

Episode 74 – Finding Serenity with Zack Whedon!

by Chris Thompson

With Zack Whedon …
 
After last week’s enlightening discussion with Clifford Meth (which you can still listen to here), this week I take some time to chat with Zack Whedon about his film & television work, as well as his return to comics this week with Serenity: Leaves On The Wind from Dark Horse Comics!
 
Zack & I discuss what it’s like coming from a family of noted screenwriters, how he views the future and our place in it, what plans he has for the crew of Serenity now their story can be told, and what’s coming up from him in terms of further comic and TV work!
 
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
 
Zack Whedon’s Twitter: @zdubdub
Zack Whedon’s IMDB profile: www.imdb.com/name/nm0923738

24th Jan2014

Episode 73 – Comic Book Babbling On with Clifford Meth!

by Chris Thompson

With Clifford Meth …
 
Following on from a series of epic new year podcasts – including last week’s chat with the talented Fred Van Lente (which you can listen to here) – this time around I have the pleasure of speaking with writer, journalist and comics campaigner Clifford Meth!
 
Cliff and I talk about his background in and out of comics, the debt we owe all the creators who came before, the state of comics journalism today, and what made now the right time to finally release Comic Book Babylon. It’s a fascinating discussion with a guy who has been in the trenches for a long time and counts people like Harlan Ellison as friends.
 
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
 
Clifford Meth’s Twitter: @Clifford Meth
Clifford Meth’s website: thecliffordmethod.blogspot.com
 
You can purchase the book for your Kindle here: www.amazon.com/Comic-Book-Babylon-ebook
Or get one of signed limited edition copies from Aardwolf right here: aardwolfpublishing.com/ap

17th Jan2014

Episode 72 – A Call To Action with Fred Van Lente!

by Chris Thompson

With Fred Van Lente …
 
After last week’s fascinating chat with JMS aka J. Michael Straczynski (which you can listen to here), this week I turn my attention to the talented Fred Van Lente to discuss his creator-owned work on Action Presidents, plus his continuing run on Archer & Armstrong for Valiant Entertainment!
 
Fred & I discuss how he first broke into comics, his fascination with history, what advice he’d give up-and-coming creators, and what’s next now that he’s tackled the history of comic books, philosophy and presidents. It’s an action-packed show, and there’s still plenty more to come!
 
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
 
Fred Van Lente’s Twitter: @fredvanlente
Fred Van Lente’s website: www.fredvanlente.com

08th Jan2014

Episode 71 – Exploring Joe’s Comics with J. Michael Straczynski!

by Chris Thompson

With J. Michael Straczynski …
 
Following on from last week’s very special new year podcast with the amazing Gerard Way (which you can still listen to here) – I’m pleased to present this new episode recorded live, right here in London, with one of my favourite writers J. Michael Straczynski, otherwise known as JMS!
 
Joe and I discuss the many and varied comic projects he has going on at the moment, including Terminator for Dark Horse Comics, Twilight Zone for Dynamite Entertainment, and his continuing work on the Joe’s Comics imprint with Image Comics (Ten Grand, Sidekick, Protectors Inc.)
 
We also discuss his background with comics, what made him become a writer, the pitfalls and challenges he’s faced along the way, and why it’s important to reinvent yourself and your work. It’s a fascinating glimpse into the mind and process of the man who created Babylon 5 and who, at one time or another, has worked with every major character at the Big Two.
 
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
 
JMS’ Twitter: @straczynski
Studio JMS website: studiojms.com

01st Jan2014

Episode 70 – Talking All Ages & Killjoys with Gerard Way!

by Chris Thompson

With Gerard Way …
 
After last week’s fun-filled discussion with Geof Darrow and Pop Culture Hound’s Publisher of the Year, Mike Richardson from Dark Horse Comics (which you can still listen to here) – I’m very pleased to have the amazing Gerard Way join me on the podcast once again to see in the new year!
 
This time around we talk about the final issue of Killjoys which is out from Dark Horse Comics this week. Co-written with Shaun Simon, and featuring art by Becky Cloonan, colors by Dan Jackson and letters by Nate Piekos, The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys continued the story of the world first shown in the film clips for My Chemical Romance’s Na Na Na & Sing.
 
Gerard & I discuss what the end of Killjoys means to him, who he relates to within the series, and what’s up next now that the saga is finally over. Plus, in a Pop Culture Hound exclusive, we talk about what he has planned for Umbrella Academy and the recently revealed All Ages comics. It’s an epic start to an exciting new year!
 
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
 
Gerard Way’s Twitter: @gerardway
My Chemical Romance website: www.mychemicalromance.com
 
Dark Horse Comics’ Twitter: @DarkHorseComics
Dark Horse Comics’ website: www.darkhorse.com
 
And if you missed our earlier discussion about Killjoys #1, you can listen to that right here:
popculturehound.net/episode-45-where-music-comics-meet-with-gerard-way

27th Dec2013

Episode 69 – Mike Richardson & Geof Darrow Horsing Around!

by Chris Thompson

With Mike Richardson & Geof Darrow …
 
Following on from last week’s chat with Pop Culture Hound’s People of the Year – Chris Roberson & Allison Baker from Monkeybrain Comics (which you can listen to here) – Geof Darrow returns along with Mike Richardson to celebrate Episode 69 and Pop Culture Hound’s Publisher of the YearDark Horse Comics.
 
First up, Geof & I continue our discussion about Shaolin Cowboy from Episode 64, then Mike joins us to discuss the origins of Dark Horse Comics and where he sees them going next. It’s a fascinating look into a publisher who has demonstrated longevity and success for over 25 years.
 
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’s Twitter: @popculturehound
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Dark Horse Comics’ Twitter: @DarkHorseComics
Dark Horse Comics’ website: www.darkhorse.com
 
Geof Darrow’s Facebook: www.facebook.com/geofdarrow
Geof Darrow’s website: www.geofdarrow.com

18th Dec2013

Episode 68 – Going Ape with Chris & Allison from Monkeybrain!

by Chris Thompson

With Chris Roberson & Allison Baker …
 
After last week’s show featuring Mike Carey & Sean Phillips in conversation at Malta Comic Con 2013 (which you can listen to here) I’m pleased to bring you this very special interview with Pop Culture Hound’s People of the Year … Chris Roberson & Allison Baker of Monkeybrain Comics.
 
We talk about how they first met, the events that led to the formation of Monkeybrain, and the unique challenges they’ve faced as a couple living and working together. We also take a look at how Monkeybrain has grown over the past year and discuss what the future holds in 2014.
 
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’s Twitter: @popculturehound
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Chris Roberson’s Twitter: @Chris_Roberson
Allison Baker’s Twitter: @allisontype
 
Monkeybrain Comics’ Twitter: @Monkeybrain_inc
Monkeybrain Comics’ website: www.monkeybraincomics.com

20th Nov2013

Episode 65 – Reversing The Polarity with Max Bemis!

by Chris Thompson

With Max Bemis …
 
Following on from my recent discussion with Geof Darrow (which you can listen to here) I catch up with talented singer/writer Max Bemis (Polarity, Say Anything, Two Tongues) for a chat about his music and comics work, including his first gig with Marvel on their current anthology series A+X.
 
We discuss his background in comics; how writing lyrics differs from other forms of writing; what it’s like putting so much of yourself into your work; and how he feels about his work in the context of real-life circumstances and events. It’s a fascinating discussion that takes on a life of its own.
 
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’s Twitter: @popculturehound
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Max Bemis’ Twitter: @maxbemis
Max Bemis’ website: www.sayanythingmusic.com

16th Nov2013

Episode 64 – Like a Shaolin Cowboy with Geof Darrow!

by Chris Thompson

With Geof Darrow …
 
Hot on the heels of my last episode with Riley Rossmo (which you can listen to here) and my recent film podcast (which you can listen to here) I bring the world of comics and film together with the legendary Geof Darrow (Hard Boiled, Big Guy & Rusty The Boy Robot, The Matrix) to discuss the long-awaited return of his Shaolin Cowboy from Dark Horse Comics.
 
We discuss his early years in advertising and animation; working with fellow legends like Jack Kirby, Jean Giraud (Moebius) and Frank Miller; his concerns about how people might interpret and view his work; plus his efforts to raise funds and awareness for PROTECT.
 
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’s Twitter: @popculturehound
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Geof Darrow’s Facebook: www.facebook.com/geofdarrow
Geof Darrow’s website: www.geofdarrow.com

12th Nov2013

Episode 63 – Drumming Hellar with Riley Rossmo!

by Chris Thompson

With Riley Rossmo …
 
Following on from my recent discussion with Dean Haspiel (which you can listen to here) and my latest film podcast (which you can still listen to here) I finally catch up with the amazing Riley Rossmo (Green Wake, Bedlam, Rebel Blood) for a long overdue chat about his work, including the brand new series Drumhellar from Image Comics.
 
We discuss how he got started in comics; his influences and the way his art style has developed over time; the evolution of his coloring technique; what he thinks about retail and the direct market; as well as exploring the kind of storyteller he’d like to become.
 
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’s Twitter: @popculturehound
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Riley Rossmo’s Twitter: @rileyrossmo1
Riley Rossmo’s website: rileyrossmo.com