30th Jun2014

Episode 94 – Caught in the Undertow with Steve Orlando!

by Chris Thompson

With Steve Orlando …
 
It’s been a little while since the last episode with Tim Daniel (which you can still listen to here), but this time I’m back to chat with up-and-coming writer Steve Orlando about his hit mini-series Undertow, which had its penultimate issue this week from Image Comics.
 
Steve and I discuss breaking into comics, how he teamed up with Artyom Trakhanov, what the pitch process was like for Undertow, how he makes ends meet outside of comics, and what else he’s working on right now.
 
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
 
Steve Orlando’s Twitter: @thesteveorlando
Steve Orlando’s website: www.thesteveorlando.com

18th Jun2014

Episode 93 – Enormous Undertakings with Tim Daniel!

by Chris Thompson

With Tim Daniel …
 
Following on from last week’s episode with Sina Grace & Daniel Freedman (which you can still listen to here), this time around I’m back with Tim Daniel, who recently appeared on the show with Jeremy Holt.
 
Tim & I discuss the route he took breaking into comics, how design (and designers) have become a more focal part of the comics medium, what he’s learned between releasing the Enormous one-shot and the new ongoing series, and all the other things he has on his plate right now. It’s a fascinating look at how design is asserting itself in comics and allowing people to do more than they ever dreamed.
 
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
 
Tim Daniel’s Twitter: @enormouscomic
Tim Daniel’s website: www.theenormouscomic.com

15th May2014

Episode 89 – Getting Skinned with Jeremy Holt & Tim Daniel!

by Chris Thompson

With Jeremy Holt & Tim Daniel …
 
Following on from last week’s episode with Joshua Williamson & Brian Churilla recorded live at ECCC (which you can still listen to here), this time around I return to my regular programming to welcome back Jeremy Holt, who last appeared on the show way back in Episode 31.
 
Jeremy & I discuss what he’s been working on in the time since, juggling the work/life/comics balance, how he came to be doing two books for Monkeybrain Comics, and delve back into last year’s Twitter controversy about paying artists. It’s an insightful glimpse into the realities and struggles involved when you choose to #makecomics!
 
Then we’re joined by one of Jeremy’s collaborators, Tim Daniel, to chat about their new series Skinned. We look at how they met, what influences they bring to the project, and some of the themes they plan to explore.
 
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
 
Jeremy Holt’s Twitter: @https://twitter.com/Jeremy_Holt
Jeremy Holt’s website: clumpoftrees.tumblr.com
 
Tim Daniel’s Twitter: @enormouscomic
Tim Daniel’s website: www.theenormouscomic.com

28th Aug2013

Episode 54 – Aw Yeah, Comics with Art Baltazar & Franco!

by Chris Thompson

With Art Baltazar & Franco …
 
How do you follow up last week’s revelations about Sam Humphries and his MySpace years? (which you can listen to here) … It’s not gonna be easy, but if anyone’s up to the task it’s Art Baltazar & Franco (Tiny Titans, Superman Family Adventures, Patrick The Wolf Boy) – the masterminds behind the revolutionary Aw Yeah Comics.
 
We discuss what brought them together, why this is their industry, what it takes to actually make comics, and how their latest book Itty Bitty Hellboy from Dark Horse Comics came to be. It’s an engaging and inspirational chat which looks at how to overcome setbacks and really make this your industry.
 
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
 
Art Baltazar’s Twitter: @artbaltazar
Art Baltazar’s website: www.artbaltazar.com
 
Franco’s Twitter: @awyeahfranco
Franco’s website: blindwolfstudios.com
 
Aw Yeah Comics’ Twitter: @AYCPublishing
Aw Yeah Comics’ website: www.awyeahcomics.com

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

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