13th Feb2015

Episode 116 – In Conversation with Kurtis Wiebe & Friends!

by Chris Thompson

With Kurtis Wiebe & Friends …
 
On this week’s show I sit down for a pint with acclaimed writer Kurtis Wiebe (Rat Queens, Peter Panzerfaust, and the upcoming Pisces) who is in town for this weekend’s Demon Con in Maidstone, Kent.
 
Kurtis & I are joined by his partner Shannon Woodhouse, who runs the successful merchandise/clothing line at RatQueens.com – and Maria Norris, a PhD candidate who has been doing some excellent work on Comics & Human Rights for the London School of Economics blog.
 
Together we discuss the future of Rat Queens, the problem of unflattering clothing fits, how body image (and other issues) affect both men and women, and what else he has coming up in the near future. It’s a fun and relaxed interview conducted in the way they all should be – over drinks!
 
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 support Pop Culture Hound by clicking here to make a donation or pressing the DONATE button below. Your contributions are greatly appreciated, and will help us to maintain the site and get new equipment.





 
Chris Thompson’s Twitter: @popculturehound
Chris Thompson’s website: popculturehound.com
 
Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Kurtis Wiebe’s Twitter: @kurtisjwiebe
Kurtis Wiebe’s website: kurtiswiebe.com
 
Shannon Woodhouse’s Twitter: @D20babe
Rat Queens’ website: www.ratqueens.com
 
Maria Norris’ Twitter: @MariaWNorris
London School of Economics blog: blogs.lse.ac.uk/humanrights
Copyright © Chris Thompson 2015

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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

30th Jul2013

Episode 49.5 – SDCC 2013: Dave Elliott, Brian Winkeler & more!

by Chris Thompson

With Dave Elliott, Brian Winkeler, Impractical Jokers & Steve Sievers …
 
The San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) specials continue with Episode 49.5! As with the previous show, this stuff is raw and unedited with a lot of ambient noise – but it’s a great way to sample the flavour and character of SDCC. This time around I catch up with old podcast friend and A1 creator Dave Elliott to discuss what’s new. We find out what he’s been happening since we last spoke and how things have evolved for this new incarnation of A1.
 
From there I chat with new podcast friend Brian Winkeler about his work on Knuckleheads for Monkeybrains Comics. We discuss his background in advertising and how that led to comic projects such as Knuckleheads and Bastard Road. Like my interview with The Three One Five (315) we caught up in the pub, so you can expect an eclectic soundtrack in the background.
 
Of course, as people like to complain, Comic-Con isn’t just about comics anymore – so I decided to include a few other interviews I did around the show. One of the things being plugged this year was Tru TV’s Impractical Jokers, so I chatted with stars James Murray and Brian Quinn. I also went to the Animation Under The Sea party where I spoke with Supa Pirate Booty Hunt‘s Steve Sievers and other luminaries from the world of animation.
 
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
 
Dave Elliott’s Twitter: @DeevElliott
Dave Elliott’s deviantART page: deevelliott.deviantart.com
 
Brian Winkeler’s Twitter: @brianwinkeler
Knuckleheads on comiXology: www.comixology.com/Knuckleheads/comics-series/10340
 
Impractical Jokers’ Twitter: @truTVjokers
James ‘Murr’ Murray’s Twitter: @jamessmurray
Brian ‘Q’ Quinn’s Twitter: @BQQuinn
The Tenderloins’ website: www.thetenderloins.com
 
Steve Sievers’ Twitter: @SteveSievers
Supa Pirate Booty Hunt’s Twitter: @SPBHanimation
Supa Pirate Booty Hunt’s website: www.supapiratebootyhunt.com

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

06th Mar2013

Episode 30 – Things Are Very Fine with Matt Seneca!

by Chris Thompson

With Matt Seneca …
 
It’s an all-Skype episode this week as I struggle to transmit out of Portmeirion (aka ‘The Village’ from TV’s The Prisoner) and chat with the ever insightful Taylor Lilley.
 
We discuss our anticipation for, and feelings about, two of this week’s hot new releases: Image ComicsLost Vegas #1 by Jim McCann & Janet Lee and Oni PressHelheim #1 by Cullen Bunn & Joëlle Jones. Did they live up to our expectations? Well, you’ll have to wait and see.
 
Then I chat with cartoonist Matt Seneca about his new Very Fine Comix line. We discuss comics criticism, where inspiration comes from, the realities of self-publishing, and share our mutual appreciation for the work of Robin Barnard (Images Degrading).
 
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
 
Matt Seneca’s Twitter: @mattseneca
Matt Seneca’s Tumblr: mattseneca.tumblr.com
 
And if you want to buy Matt’s Very Fine Comix, you can find them right here: veryfinecomix.bigcartel.com

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27th Feb2013

Episode 29 – Symbiosis with Steven Sanders & Melksham Comic Con!

by Chris Thompson

With Steve Sanders & Hayley Spencer …
 
It’s a slightly shorter episode this week as we recover from the wonders of London Super Comic Convention. I take a moment to look back at how the weekend went and to plug some of our upcoming UK shows, including Melksham Comic Con and Thought Bubble.
 
Then I chat with writer/artist/world-builder Steven Sanders about his ambitious and revolutionary Kickstarter campaign for Symbiosis. We discuss the impact Our Love Is Real had on his career, what Symbiosis actually is, as well as some of the legal and business issues involved.
 
If that’s not enough to ‘kickstart’ your week, I also chat with Hayley Spencer, the organiser of Melksham Comic Con. We look at the origins of the show, what it takes to run a not-for-profit organisation, and how Kickstarter can be used to make events happen.
 
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.





 
Steven Sanders Twitter: @stevensanders
Steven Sanders website: studiosputnik.com
 
And if you want to get in on the Kickstarter for Symbiosis, you can find that here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/570044257/symbiosis-a-creative-commons-art-book
 
Melksham Comic Con Twitter: @Melksham_Con
Melksham Comic Con website: www.melkshamcomiccon.co.uk
 
And if you want to get in on the Kickstarter for Melksham Comic Con, you can find that here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/komix/melksham-comic-con-2013

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13th Feb2013

Episode 27 – Telling Stories with Bill Willingham!

by Chris Thompson

With Bill Willingham …
 
It’s a big episode this week, so don’t say we didn’t warn you … First up, Taylor & I take a look at Elephantmen #46 by Richard Starkings, Shaky Kane & friends. If you only buy one comic this week then make it that one! As a tribute, we also play another one of the great Shaky Kane’s unreleased tracks. If you missed the first one then you can find that here.
 
If that’s not enough, we also have an extensive chat with Bill Willingham (Fables, Shadowpact, Elementals) about his career, the current state of Vertigo, his writing process, and the idea behind Fabletown & Beyond.
 
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
 
Bill Willingham Twitter: @BillWillingham
Bill Willingham website: www.billwillingham.com
 
Fabletown & Beyond Twitter: @fablescon
Fabletown & Beyond website: fablescon.com

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06th Feb2013

Episode 26 – Hanging with Michel Fiffe & Christopher Sebela!

by Chris Thompson

With Michel Fiffe & Chris Sebela …
 
Occasionally we miss stuff first time around (I know! We’re as shocked as you are), so this week Taylor & I take a look at the second printing of Django Unchained #1 from Vertigo/DC Comics. It’s an adaptation of Tarantino’s full script for the film by R.M. Guéra, Jason Latour & friends.
 
We also have TWO very exciting interviews for you to enjoy once again … First up, Taylor chats with Michel Fiffe (Copra, Zegas, Deathzone) about self-publishing, breaking the Kirby barrier, and much more.
 
Then I talk with writer Christopher Sebela (Screamland, Captain Marvel), who has just released High Crimes #1 through Monkeybrain Comics. We discuss how he started out, what avenues are available to creators, and how a network of Chrisses might just rule the world.
 
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
 
Michel Fiffe Twitter: @MichelFiffe
Michel Fiffe website: michelfiffe.com
 
Christopher Sebela Twitter: @xtop
Christopher Sebela website: thehorriblespaces.com
 
And if you’d like to read the first issue of High Crimes, you can get it right now for just 99 cents: www.comixology.com/High-Crimes-1/digital-comic/DIG002934

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30th Jan2013

Episode 25 – Raging with Tom Morello & Matt Miner!

by Chris Thompson

With Tom Morello & Matt Miner …
 
This week Taylor & I have an in-depth discussion about Dark Horse Comics’ Orchid, which reaches its stunning conclusion with issue 12 this week. It’s a book deserving of a wider audience, so if you missed the original run of the series you can still pick it up in trades.
 
We also have TWO very exciting interviews for you to enjoy this week … First up, I chat with Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave, The Nightwatchman) about writing Orchid, taking the leap into comics, why comics are a perfect medium for activism, and much more.
 
Then I talk with animal activist Matt Miner, who is currently on the tail end of an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign for Liberator. We discuss his Scott Snyder connection, what it’s like to work on your first comic, how people can help the cause, and other ways to ‘Kickstart’ a revolution.
 
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
 
Tom Morello Twitter: @tmorello
Tom Morello website: www.nightwatchmanmusic.com
 
Matt Miner Twitter: @MattMinerXVX
Matt Miner website: mattminer.net
 
And if you want to get in on the Kickstarter for Liberator, you can find that here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/mattminer/liberator-4-issue-comic-series-by-matt-miner

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