18th Dec2012

Episode 19 – Changing with Ales Kot & Morgan Jeske!

by Chris Thompson

With Ales Kot & Morgan Jeske …
 
We’re a bit late this time around, but it’s not entirely hopeless as Taylor and I take a deeper look at Dennis Hopeless’ two contributions to Marvel Now! Avengers Arena #1 and Cable & X-Force #1.
 
Taylor also chats with Ales Kot (Wild Children) and Morgan Jeske (Disappearing Town) about working together on their new mini-series Change from Image Comics. Plus we continue to enjoy our BrewDog Craft Beers with the rather potent Dogma.
 
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
 
Ales Kot Twitter: @ales_kot
Ales Kot Tumblr: aleskot.tumblr.com
 
Morgan Jeske Twitter: @MorganJeske
Morgan Jeske Tumblr: morganjeske.tumblr.com
 
Listen to our previous interview with Ales Kot here: popculturehound.net/pch-podcast-episode-3-with-wild-childrens-ales-kot
 
And you can read the prequel plus the first eight pages of Change here: www.bleedingcool.com/2012/12/08/two-prequel-pages-for-ales-kots-change-1-and-not-in-the-comic

07th Dec2012

Hugo Pratt’s CORTO MALTESE Comes Back To Malta

by Chris Thompson

My love affair with Hugo Pratt‘s Corto Maltese really took hold on my most recent trip to Italy. Although beloved by the French, Pratt was in fact an Italian who spent his formative years in Venice. There are numerous locations from Corto Maltese spread throughout the city, along with guidebooks to help you follow in the footsteps of the famous mariner.

So you can imagine my surprise when I returned to Malta this year to find an exhibition of Corto Maltese featuring reproductions and originals by the late Hugo Pratt. Set within one of the gallery spaces at Saint James Cavalier Centre for Creativity in Valletta, the show is a joint project between Malta Comic Con and the French Embassy.

If you’ve never seen Corto Maltese before then you’re in for a real treat. Although many of the books are now out-of-print in English, a new edition of Ballad of the Salt Sea was released by Universe Publishing earlier this year.

For those who can’t make the show, I’ve taken a few photos along with a video walkthrough providing a brief glimpse of what you’re missing … Hopefully this will whet your appetite to discover more about the beauty and majesty of Corto Maltese.

You can read more about the history of the character and the exhibition in this article from the Times of Malta: www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20121129/arts-entertainment/Comic-book-hero-Corto-Maltese-comes-home.447480

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05th Dec2012

Episode 18 – with Ryan Ferrier from Challenger Comics!

by Chris Thompson

With Ryan Ferrier …
 
Taylor and I have mixed views about this week’s Marvel Now! books, and find we don’t see eye-to-eye with Daniel Way’s Thunderbolts #1 or Jonathan Hickman’s much-anticipated Avengers #1.
 
Taylor also chats with Ryan Ferrier (Tiger Lawyer and Challenger Comics) about his career thus far, how Challenger came to be, and where things are going next. Plus we enjoy our first sample of BrewDog Craft Beers, starting with their classic 5am Saint.
 
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
 
Ryan Ferrier Twitter: @ryanwriter
Ryan Ferrier’s website: rferrier.tumblr.com
 
Tiger Lawyer website: tigerlawyer.tumblr.com
Challenger Comics website: readchallenger.com

05th Dec2012

Special – with Ron Martino & Josh Wattles from deviantART!

by Chris Thompson

Presenting a specially edited version of my interview with deviantART’s Ron Martino & Josh Wattles from Episode 15.
 
We discuss the company’s new collaborative project, Odyssey II with Clive Barker; the essence of deviantART; how collaborative work is changing the community; the nature of ownership and entitlement; and where they see things going next.
 
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.





 
deviantART Twitter: @deviantART
deviantART website: deviantart.com
 
Ron Martino Twitter: @RonMartino
Odyssey II Project: techgnotic.deviantart.com/journal/Odyssey-II-with-Clive-Barker-331804956
 
If you want to read Ron’s article on storytelling referenced during the interview, you can find that here:
The Future Of Storytelling
 
And if you’d like to see Josh’s video looking at copyright & ownership in regard to fan art, you can find that here:
Fan Art Law

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02nd Dec2012

Episode 17 – Talking Comics with Jim Zub & Matt Pizzolo!

by Chris Thompson

With Jim Zub & Matt Pizzolo …
 
This week saw some rather interesting discussion and commentary after Jim Zubkavich (Skullkickers) did a post on his blog about The Reality of Mainstream Creator-Owned Comics. In the same week, Wired.com did a feature on Matt Pizzolo (Occupy Comics) who they referred to as World’s Most Wired Comics Creator.
 
I found them to be two clever, and potentially quite different, views of comics – so I tweeted the links to all who would listen, and was pleasantly surprised when first Matt and then Jim decided to tweet back. We chatted and I soon knew it had to be a podcast, even if we were spread across three different time-zones (GMT, EST & PST!)
 
So I’m pleased to present this very special episode, outside of our regular transmissions, with Jim Zub & Matt Pizzolo in conversation.
 
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.





 
Jim Zubkavich Twitter: @JimZub
Jim Zub’s blog: www.jimzub.com
Skullkickers website: www.skullkickers.com

Matt Pizzolo Twitter: @pizzolo
Halo8 website: halo8.tv
Black Mask Studios website: blackmaskstudios.com
 
If you want to read Jim’s original blog post referenced during the interview, you can find that here:
The Reality of Mainstream Creator-Owned Comics
 
And if you’d like to read Matt’s interview with Wired.com, you can find that here:
World’s Most Wired Comics Creator

28th Nov2012

Episode 16 – with Dave Elliott from A1 & Atomeka Press!

by Chris Thompson

With Dave Elliott …
 
It’s a teeny tiny week for new Marvel Now! but at least it’s a good one with Matt Fraction & Mike Allred’s FF #1 … To celebrate, Taylor and I also take a look at Kodoja: Terror Mountain Showdown #2 plus the accompanying soundtrack from Big Pimp Jones. You may have heard us talk about issue 1 on our first episode, but if not then here’s your chance.
 
Plus, in a nice follow-up to last week’s interview with Ron & Josh from deviantART, I chat with industry legend Dave Elliott about his work with deviantART, what’s coming up for Atomeka Press, and how that ties in to his work with Titan Books. It all turns into a discussion about comics and the industry today, with some interesting stories about Dave’s time with Marvel before they launched the Ultimate line.
 
If that’s not enough, we also announce our first major sponsor … BrewDog Craft Beers who will be supplying us with drinks into the new year.
 
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
 
Big Pimp Jones Twitter: @BigPimpJones
Big Pimp Jones website: bigpimpjones.com
Kodoja website: kodoja.com
 
Dave Elliott Twitter: @DeevElliott
Dave’s deviantART page: deevelliott.deviantart.com
Atomeka Press Twitter: @Atomeka_Press
Atomeka Press on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AtomekaPress
Titan Books: titanbooks.com

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27th Nov2012

Our First Drinks Sponsor Is … BrewDog!

by Chris Thompson

On the eve of recording our sixteenth episode, I’m pleased to announce that BrewDog Craft Beers have agreed to come on board as the first major drinks sponsor for the Pop Culture Hound podcast!
 
BrewDog will be supplying us with a fine selection of their unique craft beers into the new year, so each week you can look forward to some brief tasting notes alongside our regular comics commentary.
 
If you haven’t checked out BrewDog before then I highly recommend it. Aside from the obvious canine comparisons (BrewDOG and PopCultureHOUND) I like to think there’s a similar independent aesthetic behind our two enterprises.
 
You can read more about BrewDog, where you can buy it, and what they have to offer on their website: www.brewdog.com.
 
And be sure to tell ’em Chris sent you.

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21st Nov2012

Episode 15 – with Ron Martino & Josh Wattles from deviantART!

by Chris Thompson

With Ron Martino & Josh Wattles from deviantART …
 
In what proves to be the strongest week for Marvel Now! thus far, Taylor and I look at three highly-anticipated relaunch titles, including Rick Remender’s Captain America #1, Mark Waid’s Indestructible Hulk #1, and Kathryn Immonen’s Journey Into Mystery #646.
 
Then I chat with deviantART’s Ron Martino & Josh Wattles about the company’s new collaborative project, Odyssey II with Clive Barker. We discuss the essence of deviantART, how collaborative work is changing the community, the nature of ownership and entitlement, and where they see things going next.
 
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
 
deviantART Twitter: @deviantART
deviantART website: deviantart.com
 
Ron Martino Twitter: @RonMartino
Odyssey II Project: techgnotic.deviantart.com/journal/Odyssey-II-with-Clive-Barker-331804956
 
 
If you want to read Ron’s article on storytelling referenced during the interview, you can find that here:
The Future Of Storytelling
 
And if you’d like to see Josh’s video looking at copyright & ownership in regard to fan art, you can find that here:
Fan Art Law

14th Nov2012

Episode 14 – with Si Spurrier plus Liam & Ben from Madefire!

by Chris Thompson

With Si Spurrier, Liam Sharp & Ben Abernathy …
 
It’s the first really big week for Marvel Now! and that means not one, not two, but FIVE new books to look at … This week we investigate Avengers Assemble #9, Fantastic Four #1, Thor: God Of Thunder #1, All-New X-Men #1, and X-Men: Legacy #1 – and present another TWO interviews for your listening pleasure.
 
First up, we chat with up-and-coming writer Simon Spurrier (X-Club, Crossed) about his first ongoing Marvel gig and what plans he has for X-Men: Legacy long-term. Then Taylor catches up with Liam Sharp and Ben Abernathy, two of the key creative minds behind the app that’s more than an app, Madefire.
 
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
 
Si Spurrier Twitter: @sispurrier
Simon’s website: simonspurrier.co.uk
 
Madefire Twitter: @madefire
Madefire’s website: madefire.com
 
And if you want an exclusive preview of Madefire’s brand-new project The Engine, you can check out their latest blog post here: The Making Of The Engine Episode 3

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07th Nov2012

Episode 13 – with Kieron Gillen, Paul Allor & Marvel Now!

by Chris Thompson

With Kieron Gillen & Paul Allor …
 
We’ve got a massive episode for you this week, folks! Aside from continuing our slow & steady investigation of Marvel Now! with Deadpool #1 and Iron Man #1, we also present not one but TWO interviews for your listening pleasure.
 
First up, I chat with acclaimed writer Kieron Gillen (Journey Into Mystery, Phonogram) about his new gig on Iron Man and what plans he has for the character. Then Taylor catches up with the elusive Paul Allor (who we previously discussed in Episode 11) to talk Orc Girl, Clockwork Comics, and what’s coming up next.
 
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
 
Kieron Gillen Twitter: @kierongillen
Kieron’s website: kierongillen.com
 
Paul Allor Twitter: @PaulAllor
Paul’s website: clockworkcomic.com
 
Challenger Comics’ website: readchallenger.com
 
And if you want to read a preview of Orc Girl (then buy it for yourself!) click here: readchallenger.com/2012/10/orc-girl-from-paul-allor-thomas-boatwright

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