03rd Jul2015

Episode 136 – In Conversation with Charlie Adlard!

by Chris Thompson

With Charlie Adlard …
 
After last week’s chat with Jon Schnepp & Holly Payne about their new documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?, this week I’m back with a retrospective of Charlie Adlard‘s career presented at the NICE convention in Bedford.
 
Charlie & I discuss how he first started out, the various stages his career has gone through, his desire to go creator-owned, and how The Walking Dead has changed his life since. It’s a glimpse into the life of an artist who has known success at many levels!
 
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.
 
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30th Oct2014

Episode 106 – The Magic of Comics with Scott McCloud!

by Chris Thompson

With Scott McCloud & Dave Gibbons …
 
After last week’s discussion featuring the Wicked + Divine team of Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie at D.I.C.E. (which you can still listen to here), this time I’m back with comics creator, advocate and theorist Scott McCloud (The Sculptor, Understanding Comics, Zot!) for a very special Q & A session at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.
 
Scott and I share some interesting discussion with a packed house, then we have the privilege of introducing the new UK-based charity CLAw (Comics Literacy AWareness) to the world, as well as unveiling their first initiative. It’s an exciting time to be in comics in general, and it captures just a small portion of the magic that is the Lakes Festival.
 
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
 
Scott McCloud’s Twitter: @scottmccloud
Scott McCloud’s website: scottmccloud.com
 
CLAw’s Twitter: @comicsliteracy
CLAw’s website: claw.org.uk
 
Lakes International Comic Art Festival Twitter: @comicartfest
Lakes International Comic Art Festival website: www.comicartfestival.com

16th Oct2014

Episode 105 – Wicked Kieron Gillen & Divine Jamie McKelvie!

by Chris Thompson

With Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie …
 
Following on from last week’s episode with the ever-popular and interesting Greg Ruth (which you can still listen to here), this week I’m back with the dynamic duo of Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie for the Wicked + Divine panel from the recent Dublin International Comic Expo (aka D.I.C.E.)
 
We discuss the origins of the series, what readers can expect from the book coming up, the kind of themes they’re looking to explore, and we begin to scratch the surface of the mysterious Gillen/McKelvie partnership.
 
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
 
Kieron Gillen’s Twitter: @kierongillen
Kieron Gillen’s Tumblr: kierongillen.tumblr.com
 
Jamie McKelvie’s Twitter: @McKelvie
Jamie McKelvie’s Tumblr: mckelvie.tumblr.com
 
Big Bang Comics’ Twitter: @TheBigBang_
DICE (Dublin International Comics Expo) Twitter: @DICEInfo
DICE (Dublin International Comics Expo) website: dublincomicexpo.com

03rd Oct2014

Episode 103 – Rios, Sampson & Lafuente LIVE from D.I.C.E!

by Chris Thompson

With Emma Rios, Alison Sampson & David Lafuente …
 
Following on from last week’s episode ‘live’ at the pub with the hilarious Gerry Duggan (which you can still listen to here), this time I’m back with artists Emma Rios, Alison Sampson & David Lafuente for the insightful European Influence in American Comics panel from last weekend’s Dublin International Comic Expo (aka D.I.C.E.)
 
The discussion starts on the convention panel with Emma, Alison, David and myself – then continues later on back at the hotel over a few drinks. What starts as an exploration of the European Influence on American Comics quickly becomes a fascinating journey into art, identity, culture, and the labels society can place on you. I promise you’ve never heard a panel quite like this before!
 
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.





 
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Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Emma Rios’ Twitter: @emmartian
Emma Rios’ Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/steinerfrommars
 
Alison Sampson’s Twitter: @itsthatlady
Alison Sampson’s Tumblr: alisonsampsonart.tumblr.com
 
David Lafuente’s Twitter: @srDAVIDLAFUENTE
David Lafuente’s website: www.davidlafuente.com
 
Big Bang Comics’ Twitter: @TheBigBang_
DICE (Dublin International Comics Expo) Twitter: @DICEInfo
DICE (Dublin International Comics Expo) website: dublincomicexpo.com

26th Sep2014

Episode 102 – Live From The Pub with Gerry Duggan!

by Chris Thompson

With Gerry Duggan …
 
After last week’s slightly different Episode 101 with the amazing Greg Ruth (which you can still listen to here), this time around I’m back – in the pub – with writer Gerry Duggan (Deadpool, Nova, Hulk, The Infinite Horizon).
 
Listen as Gerry & I enjoy beer, peanuts & the obligatory pork scratchings; while discussing how he got started, what it’s like going from the comic shop to the bullpen, the kind of collaborations he enjoys, and what we can expect from him coming up … All backed by the live ‘ambience’ of the pub!
 
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
 
Gerry Duggan’s Twitter: @GerryDuggan
Gerry Duggan’s website: gerryduggan.com
 
Big Bang Comics’ Twitter: @TheBigBang_
DICE (Dublin International Comics Expo) Twitter: @DICEInfo
DICE (Dublin International Comics Expo) website: dublincomicexpo.com

20th Sep2012

Special – Chatting with Alan Moore & Some Other N.I.C.E. Folks!

by Chris Thompson

With Alan Moore & Jeff Chahal …
 
In a very special episode of the PCH podcast, I chat with legendary creator Alan Moore ahead of this weekend’s N.I.C.E. Convention in Kettering.
 
Convention organiser Jeff Chahal from Close Encounters in Northampton also stops by to explain how the show came to be and what his purpose was in doing it.
 
Finally, we close out the episode with a track from Charlie Adlard and Phil Winslade‘s band Cosmic Rays (formerly Mine Power Cosmic). It’s a rough live track that will give you an idea of what to expect when they perform at N.I.C.E. on Saturday night. Enjoy!
 
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.