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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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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13th Aug2012

Episode 3 – with Ales Kot from Wild Children & Change!

by Chris Thompson


With Ales Kot …
 
In this episode, I chat with creator Ales Kot about his life and inspirations (both in and out of comics) as well as his Image Comics projects Wild Children and Change.
 
Ales is the up-and-coming writer you need to know about, and if you don’t believe me now then you will by the end of this interview.
 
Also in this episode, Taylor and I have an in-depth discussion about Wild Children while taking a look at some of the more interesting references contained within.
 
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.