10th Oct2013

Episode 59 – Artful Discussion with Adam P. Knave!

by Chris Thompson

With Adam P. Knave …
 
After last week’s discussion with Julie Maroh about Blue Is The Warmest Color (which you can listen to here) and my recent chat with Before Midnight‘s Graham Reynolds (which you can listen to here), we return to the comic trenches with writer Adam P. Knave (Artful Daggers, Amelia Cole).
 
We talk about his background as a writer (both in and out of comics), how he came to co-writing and joining the Monkeybrain brand, the differences in writing for comics and prose, piracy and the future of digital comics, and what he’s working on next (with a few hints of things 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’s Twitter: @popculturehound
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Adam P. Knave’s Twitter: @adampknave
Adam P. Knave’s website: www.adampknave.com

03rd Oct2013

Episode 58 – Blue Is The Warmest Color with Julie Maroh!

by Chris Thompson

With Julie Maroh …
 
After talking Write or Wrong with Dirk Manning last week (which you can listen to here) and discussing film composition with Before Midnight‘s Graham Reynolds (which you can listen to here), we bring the world of comics and film together in this fascinating discussion with writer/artist Julie Maroh (Blue Is The Warmest Color, Skandalon).
 
You’ve probably heard of Julie’s book Le Bleu est une Couleur Chaude, which won the Fnac-SNCF Essential prize (as selected by the public) at the 2011 Angoulême International Comics Festival, and was recently translated into English as Blue Is The Warmest Colour by Arsenal Pulp Press. The book has also been adapted into a film (La Vie d’Adèle) which won the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
 
We talk about how she got into comics, what it’s like to have such major success so early in your career, the perils and pitfalls of having your work developed in other media, what responsibilities she feels as a creator, and where she plans to take her career beyond Skandalon.
 
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
 
Julie Maroh’s website: www.juliemaroh.com
Glénat’s website: www.glenat.com
Arsenal Pulp’s website: www.arsenalpulp.com
 
And you can read Julie’s statement about the film (as discussed on the podcast) right here:
sd-4.archive-host.com/membres/up/204771422545612119/Adele_blue.pdf

25th Sep2013

Episode 57 – Talking Write or Wrong with Dirk Manning!

by Chris Thompson

With Dirk Manning …
 
After our last episode featuring the triumphant return of Ales Kot (which you can listen to here) and recent film podcast (which you can listen to here) we return to our regularly scheduled programming with writer/columnist Dirk Manning (Write or Wrong, Nightmare World, Tales of Mr. Rhee).
 
We discuss breaking into comics, his new book Love Stories (To Die For), the best advice he’s ever been given, what he loves about the anthology format, and how he feels to be a writer who is known more for his writing about writing than his actual, um … writing.
 
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
 
Dirk Manning’s Twitter: @DirkManning
Dirk Manning’s website: www.dirkmanning.com

19th Sep2013

Episode 56 – From Zero to Heroes with Ales Kot!

by Chris Thompson

With Ales Kot …
 
After last week’s episode with Ian Churchill (which you can listen to here) and my recent film podcast (which you can listen to here) it’s time to return to an old favourite with Ales Kot (Change, Wild Children, Suicide Squad). Ales was my first guest way back on Episode 3 and we’ve had him on the show twice since then, so it’s always a pleasure to have him back.
 
This time around we discuss drugs in comics, what he’s been up to since we last spoke, the changeover from DC to Marvel, what people can expect from Zero, and, in a PCH exclusive, Ales reveals a brand new project (or two) coming out next year from Image Comics.
 
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
 
Ales Kot’s Twitter: @ales_kot
Ales Kot’s Tumblr: aleskot.tumblr.com

11th Sep2013

Episode 55 – Plunging Into The Depths with Ian Churchill!

by Chris Thompson

With Ian Churchill …
 
Aw yeah, we’re back again! Following my last interview with Art Baltazar & Franco (which you can listen to here) and my first film podcast (which you can listen to here) I went along to the recent N.I.C.E. convention in Bedford where I conducted a panel with Ian Churchill (Marineman, Hulk, Supergirl).
 
We discuss how Ian broke into the industry, what comics and films influenced him as a child, how his style has developed over time, and what made him take the plunge (pun intended) and dive into creator-owned comics with Marineman.
 
To follow it up, we spent a little time after the panel discussing what he could say about his upcoming book The Revenger with Jonathan Ross, and addressed the status of the long-awaited Marineman Volume 2 from Image Comics.
 
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
 
Ian Churchill’s Marineman website: www.ianchurchillsmarineman.com
Ian Churchill’s Marineman blog: ianchurchillsmarineman.blogspot.com
Ian Churchill’s Marineman Facebook: www.facebook.com/IanChurchillsMarineman

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

21st Aug2013

Episode 53 – Making A Sacrifice with Sam Humphries!

by Chris Thompson

With Sam Humphries …
 
Hot on the heels of last week’s interview with rising star Joshua Williamson (which you can find here), I chat with another burgeoning talent in the form of Sam Humphries (Our Love Is Real, Uncanny X-Force, Avengers: A.I.) whose self-published series Sacrifice is collected by Dark Horse Comics this week.
 
We talk about how he was destined for comics, why self-publishing is so important, discovering your limitations, and what makes Sacrifice such a personal work. It’s a fun and interesting discussion about what it takes to make it in comics and how it can sometimes take years to be an overnight success.
 
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
 
Sam Humphries’ Twitter: @samhumphries
Sam Humphries’ website: samhumphries.com

14th Aug2013

Episode 52 – Getting Ghosted with Joshua Williamson!

by Chris Thompson

With Joshua Williamson …
 
After last week’s interview with Andy Belanger to round out my SDCC 2013 coverage (which you can still listen to here), we return to our regularly scheduled programming with this fascinating discussion featuring rising star Joshua Williamson (Ghosted, Captain Midnight, Masks & Mobsters).
 
We talk about how he got started, his work up to this point, what it’s like when your career has a number of false starts and hiccups, and how you keep going despite it all. It’s a fascinating insight into the creative mind, while bringing you up-to-speed on the man and what he’s doing 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’s Twitter: @popculturehound
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Joshua Williamson’s Twitter: @Williamson_Josh
Joshua Williamson’s website: www.thejoshuawilliamson.com

08th Aug2013

Episode 51 – Sunday Morning Service with Andy Belanger!

by Chris Thompson

With Andy Belanger …
 
After last week’s monumental 50th episode (which you can listen to right here), I finish up my San Diego Comic-Con coverage with a special interview conducted over breakfast with Andy Belanger (Kill Shakespeare, Bottle Of Awesome, Black Church). As with previous SDCC interviews, this is raw and unedited with a lot of ambient noise – but it’s more in keeping with the usual long-form discussion you’ve come to expect from Pop Culture Hound.
 
So settle in as Andy & I discuss his approach to storytelling, how he got started in comics, what motivates and inspires him, and explore some of the deeper subtext to be found in his work. We also delve into his work on Kill Shakespeare and look at how that’s evolved from the initial 12-issue series to the current 5-issue run.
 
Plus we tackle other questions like: Where did he find the amazing and talented Shari Chankhamma? What’s it like working with Conor McCreery & Anthony Del Col? How does it feel to have a whole generation of students base their image of Shakespearean icons on his work? And what does he really think about under-age drinking? It’s a fun interview filled with plenty of laughs and a few surprises – but seriously, would you expect anything less?
 
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
 
Andy Belanger’s Twitter: @AndyBelanger
Andy Belanger’s website: andybelangerart.blogspot.com
 
And to get a copy of Black Church for yourself:
www.lounak.com/werehouse/index.php?route=product/category&path=59

02nd Aug2013

Episode 50 – To Hell & Back with Mike Mignola!

by Chris Thompson

With Mike Mignola …
 
It’s a very exciting week as the Pop Culture Hound podcast hits the magic number 50! After 49 episodes, one special (with Alan Moore, no less) and a half-episode earlier this week, we’ve finally reached the half-century on our way to 100. To celebrate, I’ve pulled out all the stops to continue my run of stellar guests with someone I’ve been looking forward to … Mike Mignola. If you’ve been listening to the show you’ll know just how much I’ve enjoyed what Mike, and Dark Horse Comics, have been doing in recent times.
 
So sit back and relax as I chat with Mike Mignola about his work on Hellboy and the wider ‘Mignola-verse’. Find out how he got started, what he’d do if he were starting out now, how Hellboy came to be, and why it’s expanded. Plus we discuss his various collaborations with writers and artists, how he approaches his work, what drove him to pursue creator-owned, and how he actually feels about the ‘Mignola-verse’ tag. It’s a fascinating discussion, which had me as rapt as I hope you will be.
 
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 Of Mike Mignola’s Twitter: @artofmmignola
Art Of Mike Mignola’s website: www.artofmikemignola.com
Dark Horse Comics’ website: www.darkhorse.com

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