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

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

19th Jun2013

Episode 45 – Where Music & Comics Meet with Gerard Way!

by Chris Thompson

With Gerard Way …
 
Gerard Way joins me in conversation for a very special episode of the Pop Culture Hound podcast … But first Taylor & I give our in-depth review of his new comic, The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys, from Dark Horse Comics. Co-written with Shaun Simon, and featuring art by Becky Cloonan, colors by Dan Jackson and letters by Nate Piekos, Killjoys continues the story of the post-apocalyptic world first shown in the film clips for My Chemical Romance’s Na Na Na & Sing.
 
Then Gerard & I delve into his approach to comics and music. Why did he feel it was time for My Chemical Romance to end? How did he rediscover his love of art? What effect did 9/11 have on the ultimate direction his life would take? We discuss all that and more as we look at his writing process, what it’s like collaborating with others, and what motivates him to keep creating. It’s a fascinating glimpse into the world where music & comics meet, presented by one of the people most qualified to lead us 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 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
Taylor Lilley Twitter: @capelessT
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Gerard Way’s Twitter: @gerardway
My Chemical Romance website: www.mychemicalromance.com

12th Jun2013

Episode 44 – Getting Mired Down with Becky Cloonan!

by Chris Thompson

With Becky Cloonan …
 
Taylor & I continue our look at this year’s Eisner nominees with a focus on the self-published work of Becky Cloonan. Becky is nominated in the category of Best Single Issue for The Mire, and has just released her latest mini-comic, Demeter, through her own Ink & Thunder label. We look at the two books in detail and discuss why we love Cloonan’s work so much. It’s perfect timing as this week also sees the release of her latest project, The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys, from Dark Horse Comics. You can hear a full review of Killjoys #1, along with a very special interview, next week.
 
If that’s not enough, Becky also drops in to discuss her work and process, particularly when it comes to self-publishing. We look at her early days producing mini-comics with the Meathaus collective, how her approach differs from black & white to color, the overall writing and scripting process, what it means to be nominated for an Eisner, and her collaboration with Gerard Way & Shaun Simon on The Killjoys. It’s a great opportunity to understand the creative process from the point where writing and art meet.
 
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
Taylor Lilley Twitter: @capelessT
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Becky Cloonan’s Twitter: @beckycloonan
Becky Cloonan’s website: inkandthunder.blogspot.com
 
You can purchase The Mire, Demeter, and her previous release Wolves for yourself right here:
lounak.com/werehouse

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