25th Sep2015

Episode 149 – To Infinity & Beyond with Alan Davis!

by Chris Thompson

With Alan Davis …
 
Last weekend I had the opportunity to host at the annual N.I.C.E. convention in Bedford, so here is my interview with legendary writer/artist Alan Davis! Alan discusses how he broke into comics, working with Alan Moore & Chris Claremont, why he’s prepared to say no to certain work, and his new assignment with Jim Starlin.
 
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NICE convention’s website: www.nicecon.co.uk
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11th Sep2015

Director’s Commentary – Mark Buckingham on Fairest!

by Chris Thompson

With Mark Buckingham …
 
In our latest commentary, Mark Buckingham takes us on a guided tour through the creation of the final Fairest story arc (collected as Volume 5), The Clamour For Glamour. Mark discusses what it was like writing for another artist (Russ Braun) – sharing stories, revealing secrets, and giving the kind of insight you couldn’t get anywhere else. So enjoy, and keep your eyes peeled for future Director’s Commentaries!
 
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28th Aug2015

Episode 146 – In Conversation with Mark Buckingham!

by Chris Thompson

With Mark Buckingham …
 
On this episode, I sit down for a chat with writer/artist Mark Buckingham (Fables, Fairest, Miracleman). We discuss his early work as an animator with Aardman, working with Neil Gaiman on The Truth & Miracleman, his breakthrough as an inker in the ’90s, and what brought him back to pencilling again. We would’ve got further, but time was against us – so expect a follow-up soon.
 
Plus: as an extra bonus, the second-half of the episode features Mark walking guests through his recent exhibition at the Orbital Gallery, followed by a brief Q&A. There’s some really great stuff discussed throughout, so I hope you’ll stay with us through this slightly longer episode!
 
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14th Aug2015

Episode 143 – In Conversation with Steve Orlando at SDCC!

by Chris Thompson

With Steve Orlando at SDCC …
 
On this week’s show, I’m joined by James & Liz for a wine-tasting under the guidance of writer Steve Orlando (Undertow, Virgil). Steve discusses the finer points of Californian pinot gris, then opens up about how he got the job on Midnighter at DC Comics, what plans he has for the series, and how his own experiences have informed the character.
 
This interview was conducted at an outdoor restaurant during the madness of San Diego Comic-Con International, so there is some background ambience, shall we say. It’s a little different to the norm, but then isn’t that what you’d expect of a wine-tasting podcast?
 
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Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Steve Orlando’s Twitter: @thesteveorlando
Steve Orlando’s website: www.thesteveorlando.com
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22nd Jul2015

Episode 139 – Looking Back at SDCC 2015 with James & Liz!

by Chris Thompson

With James, Liz & Karl from Orbital Comics …
 
Following on from last week’s chat with Skottie Young at SDCC, this time I’m back with James Wilson, Liz Jordan & special guest host Karl to discuss our recent trip to San Diego Comic-Con International.
 
Karl slips into the interviewer’s chair to quiz James, Liz & I about some of the fun stories and cool things that happened along the way. We also share tips for first-time con-goers, give our impressions of the show as a whole, and relive the entirety of our trip to SDCC.
 
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Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
San Diego Comic-Con International’s Twitter: @comic_con
San Diego Comic-Con International’s website: www.comic-con.org
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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!
 
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Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Charlie Adlard’s Twitter: @CharlieAdlard
Charlie Adlard’s website: www.charlieadlard.com
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19th May2015

Episode 131 – In Conversation with Ron Marz!

by Chris Thompson

With Ron Marz …
 
Following on from last week’s episode with Fabio Moon, I’m back at the pub again to chat with one of my favourite writers Ron Marz (Silver Surfer, Green Lantern, Shinku & more) about his amazing career.
 
Ron & I talk about how he first broke in to Marvel Comics with Silver Surfer, dealing with crazed fans & death threats on Green Lantern, what he learned from his days at CrossGen, and where his career is headed these days.
 
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Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Ron Marz’s Twitter: @ronmarz
Ron Marz’s website: ronmarz.com
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17th Mar2015

Episode 121 – In Conversation with Dustin Nguyen & more!

by Chris Thompson

With Dustgin Nguyen, Owen Johnson & John Pearson …
 
After last week’s Angoulême BD Festival special, this time I’m back with the incredible Dustin Nguyen to discuss his exciting new sci-fi series, Descender, from Image Comics.
 
Dustin and I discuss how he started out, the way his art has changed and evolved over time, what it’s like writing scripts as opposed to drawing comics, and how he approaches realism in a series like Descender.
 
Plus, as an extra bonus, I chat with creators Owen Michael Johnson & John Pearson about their new project, Beast Wagon, which is currently on Kickstarter. We discuss how they met, where the idea came from, and what they’ve got planned.
 
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Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
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Owen Michael Johnson’s Twitter: @Owen_Johnson
Owen Michael Johnson’s website: www.changelingstudios.com
 
John Pearson’s Twitter: @JohnJPearson
John Pearson’s website: johnjpearson.co.uk
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19th Feb2015

Episode 117 – In Conversation with Dave Gibbons!

by Chris Thompson

With Dave Gibbons …
 
Following on from last week’s show with Kurtis Wiebe and friends, this time I’m back with Comics Laureate and all-round good guy Dave Gibbons (Watchmen, Green Lantern, Kingsman: The Secret Service).
 
Dave and I met up in his home studio for an exhaustive (though hopefully not exhausting) look back at his career so far – leading up to the release of the new Kingsman graphic novel/film with Mark Millar & Matthew Vaughn.
 
We discuss how he started out in comics, his days as a real-life superhero with Tornado, the ways in which Watchmen & Kingsman have differed for him, and what people can expect from his role as Comics Laureate for the newly established CLAw (Comics Literacy Awareness) charity.
 
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Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Dave Gibbons’ Twitter: @davegibbons90
Comics Literacy Awareness (CLAw) website: www.claw.org.uk
 
You can hear my previous interview with Dave Gibbons and Marvel Comics’ legend Herb Trimpe here:
popculturehound.net/episode-20-malta-comic-con-dave-gibbons-herb-trimpe
 
And listen to Scott McCloud presenting Dave Gibbons with the inaugural Comics Laureate award here:
popculturehound.net/episode-106-the-magic-of-comics-with-scott-mccloud
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31st Jan2015

Episode 115 – Chatting with Mast, Dayglo, Dialynas & Walta!

by Chris Thompson

With JL Mast, Rufus Dayglo, Mike Dialynas & Gabriel Hernandez Walta …
 
Following on from last episode with Doctor Who‘s Mike Collins (which you can still listen to here), this time I’m back with the New Europe panel from the recent Malta Comic Con – featuring JL Mast, Rufus Dayglo, Michael Dialynas & Gabriel Hernandez Walta.
 
Mast, Rufus, Mike, Gabriel & I get into a fascinating discussion about the unique influences European creators bring to American comics; the wealth of opportunities now available to them; and how the comics scene in general is changing. It’s a wonderful insight from four very different creators and how they approach their work on a day-to-day basis!
 
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JL Mast’s website: www.jlmast.com
 
Rufus Dayglo’s Twitter: @RUFUS_DAYGLO
Rufus Dayglo’s website: www.solidgolddeathmask.com
 
Michael Dialynas’ Twitter: @theWoodenKing
Michael Dialynas’ website: woodencrown.com
 
Gabriel Hernandez Walta’s Twitter: @ghwalta
Gabriel Hernandez Walta’s website: gabrielhernandezwalta.blogspot.com
 
Malta Comic Con Twitter: @MaltaComicCon
Malta Comic Con website: www.maltacomic-con.com

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