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

14th Dec2013

Episode 67 – Mike Carey & Sean Phillips at Malta Comic Con 2013!

by Chris Thompson

With Mike Carey & Sean Phillips …
 
Following on from last week’s exclusive presentation of Alan Moore & Lance Parkin in conversation at The Princes Charles Cinema in London (which you can still listen to here) I bring you a couple of panels from this year’s Malta Comic Con, featuring Mike Carey & Sean Phillips.
 
First up, Mike & Sean take centre stage for A Meeting of Legends;
then Mike goes solo for a reading from his forthcoming novel, The Girl With All The Gifts, followed by a Q & A. It’s a wonderful glimpse into the lives, careers, and creative processes of two industry heavyweights.
 
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
 
Mike Carey’s website: mikeandpeter.com
Sean Phillips’ Twitter: @seanpphillips
Sean Phillips’ website: theartofseanphillips.blogspot.com
 
Malta Comic Con’s Twitter: @MaltaComicCon
Malta Comic Con’s website: www.maltacomic-con.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

30th Oct2013

Episode 62 – Getting Foxy with Dean Haspiel!

by Chris Thompson

With Dean Haspiel …
 
After last week’s intimate discussion with Ulises Farinas & Erick Freitas (which you can listen to here) and my recent film podcast with Before Midnight‘s Graham Reynolds (which you can listen to here) I suit up to chat with writer/artist Dean Haspiel (American Splendor, The Alcoholic, Billy Dogma) about his work on The Fox from Archie & Red Circle Comics.
 
We discuss the many and varied stages of his career; working with folks like Howard Chaykin, Bill Sienkiewicz, Harvey Pekar and Jonathan Ames; his influences and aspirations; getting naked with Rich Johnston; and how all of that led him to working on The Fox with writer Mark Waid.
 
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
 
Dean Haspiel’s Twitter: @deanhaspiel
Dean Haspiel’s website: www.deanhaspiel.com

23rd Oct2013

Episode 61 – In Bed with Ulises Farinas & Erick Freitas!

by Chris Thompson

With Ulises Farinas & Erick Freitas …
 
After last week’s chat with The Lost Boy‘s Greg Ruth (which you can still listen to here) and my recent film podcast with Before Midnight‘s Graham Reynolds (which you can listen to here) I climb into bed for an intimate discussion with writer/artist Ulises Farinas & his co-writer Erick Freitas (Gamma, Catalyst Comix, Amazing Forest).
 
It’s one of my rawest and funniest interviews to date, and it provides a nice insight into their process, as well as what happens when I get beaten at my own game …
 
Along the way we discuss Twilight, Ryan Gosling, where & how they met, the enduring appeal of anthologies, and why Monkeybrain was the right fit for them.
 
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
 
Ulises Farinas’ Twitter: @ulises_f
Ulises Farinas’ website: ulisesfarinas.com
 
Erick Freitas’ Twitter: @ScriptPit
Erick Freitas’ website: scriptpit.com
 
And you can check out Ulises’ original concept art for Gamma (as referenced in the interview) here:
ulisesfarinas.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/gamma.jpg

16th Oct2013

Episode 60 – Discovering The Lost Boy with Greg Ruth!

by Chris Thompson

With Greg Ruth …
 
Following on from last week’s episode with Adam P. Knave (which you can listen to here) and my recent, curiously related, film podcast (which you can listen to here) I give in to fate to chat with writer/artist Greg Ruth (Freaks of the Heartland, Conan: Born on the Battlefield, The Lost Boy).
 
Greg is someone I’ve been meaning to speak with for a long while now and it seems the universe was somehow in agreement as the stars (and our schedules) finally aligned for it to happen this week.
 
We discuss how he got started, the way fine art differs from comic art, why we need more comics for kids, and what he’s doing to address that. Plus we delve into his long-awaited next project with Ethan Hawke (Indeh) which will finally see release in the not-too-distant future.
 
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
 
Greg Ruth’s Twitter: @GregRuth
Greg Ruth’s website: www.gregthings.com
 
And you can help out Steve Niles (whose house was recently flooded) by bidding on Greg’s auctions:
www.ebay.com/usr/gregthingscom