08th Aug2015

Episode 142 – Action Lab Roundtable Discussion at SDCC!

by Chris Thompson

With Nick Marino, Daniel Arruda Massa, Josh Henaman & friends …
 
After last week’s jam-packed show with Matt Hawkins, Andres Salazar and Christian Beranek, this time I’m back for an Action Lab roundtable discussion featuring Nick Marino & Daniel Arruda Massa (Holy F*cked) and Josh Henaman (Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman) – plus special guests Rob Harrington (Rainbowbeard) and Jared Sams (Space Negro).
 
Over a few tasty beverages on the roof of San Diego’s Stone Brewing Co. we discuss what the guys are working on right now, the state of comics today, and whatever else comes to mind. It’s the kind of chaos you’ve come to expect in a climate that can only be described as idyllic!
 
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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Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
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Nick Marino’s website: www.nickmarino.net
 
Daniel Arruda Massa’s Twitter: @darrudamassa
Daniel Arruda Massa’s website: danielarrudamassa.nl
 
Josh Henaman’s Twitter: @JoshSHenaman
Josh Henaman’s website: www.bigfootcomic.blogspot.com
 
Rob Harrington’s Twitter: @robharrington
Jared Sams’ Twitter @spaceman_jared
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04th Aug2015

Episode 141 – Matt Hawkins, Andres Salazar & Christian Beranek!

by Chris Thompson

With Matt Hawkins, Andres Salazar & Christian Beranek …
 
Following last week’s SDCC extravaganza with Nick & Zack Keller, Chris Emgard, Man Vs. Rock, Phil Kim and Jason Lenzi, I’m back with another jam-packed episode featuring Top Cow’s Matt Hawkins (Think Tank, Tales Of Honor), Andres Salazar (Pariah, Missouri) and Christian Beranek (Validation) at San Diego Comic-Con International!
 
First up I chat with Matt at the Top Cow booth; then meet with Andres in the Small Press aisles; and finally catch up with Christian for a long-overdue chat at the pub. It’s a wonderful and varied series of talks with as much depth as we could manage in the time we had.
 
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Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Matt Hawkins’ Twitter: @topcowmatt
Top Cow’s Twitter: @TopCow
Top Cow’s website: www.topcow.com
 
Andres Salazar’s Twitter: @andysalazar
Andres Salazar’s website: decadebrothers.com
 
Christian Beranek’s Twitter: @beranek
Christian Beranek’s Tumblr: christianberanek.tumblr.com
Validation Comic’s website: www.validationcomic.com
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29th Jul2015

Episode 140 – Nick & Zack Keller, Chris Emgard & many more!

by Chris Thompson

With Nick & Zack Keller, Chris Emgard, Man Vs. Rock, Phil Kim & Jason Lenzi …
 
After last week’s SDCC round-up with James, Liz & Karl, it’s time for a jam-packed SDCC extravaganza as I sit down to chat with Nick & Zack Keller (Death Head), Chris Emgard (Mirror’s Edge: Exordium), Victor De Troy & Kevin Bieber (Man Vs. Rock), Phil Kim (Famous Monsters) and Jason Lenzi (co-founder of Bif Bang Pow!) – whew!
 
First up I spend time at the Dark Horse stand with Nick & Zack, followed by Chris; then I discover Victor & Kevin in the Small Press aisles; meet up with Phil at the Famous Monsters/American Gothic Press booth; and finish off at the Entertainment Earth booth with Jason. It’s a wonderful and varied series of talks with as much depth as we could manage in the time.
 
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Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Nick Keller’s Twitter: @NickFKeller
Zack Keller’s Twitter: @ZackKeller_
Dark Horse Comics’ website: www.darkhorse.com
 
Chris Emgard’s Twitter: @chrisemgard
Mirror’s Edge Twitter: @mirrorsedge
Mirror’s Edge website: www.mirrorsedge.com
 
Man Vs. Rock’s Twitter: @ManVsRock
Man Vs. Rock’s website: www.manvsrock.com
 
Famous Monsters’ Twitter: @fmof
Famous Monsters’ website: famousmonsters.com
 
Bif Bang Pow! Twitter: @bifbangpow
Bif Bang Pow! website: bifbangpow.com
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08th Jul2015

Episode 137 – Ant-Man Review plus Traditional vs. Digital Art!

by Chris Thompson

With Ant-Man, Adi Granov, Dave Kendall & Guillermo Ortego …
 
Following on from last week’s chat with Charlie Adlard, this week I’m back with an early review of the new Ant-Man film – plus the Traditional vs. Digital Art panel from last year’s NICE convention in Bedford with Adi Granov, Dave Kendall & Guillermo Ortego.
 
First up, Chad Armstrong joins me again to delve into the world of cinema with Marvel Studios‘ new Ant-Man feature film. Does it measure up to size or is it more of a shrinking violet? Find out right here.
 
Then I present the Traditional vs. Digital Art panel from last year’s NICE convention, where we talk about the artists’ differing approaches to work, how they switch between mediums, and what benefits each brings.
 
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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Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Adi Granov’s Twitter: @Adi_Granov
Adi Granov’s website: www.adigranov.net
 
Dave Kendall’s website: www.rustybaby.com
 
Guillermo Ortego’s Twitter: @willortego
Guillermo Ortego website: willortego.com
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14th May2015

Episode 130 – In Conversation with Fabio Moon!

by Chris Thompson

With Fabio Moon …
 
After last week’s thorough dissection of Secret Wars and all things Marvel with The Real/Fake Geeks, this time I’m back at the pub for a chat with Fabio Moon (Daytripper, BPRD: Vampire, Casanova & the upcoming Two Brothers).
 
Fabio & I discuss how he and Gabriel Bá started out in comics, what their early zines in Brazil were like, the process they use for working together, how they choose comics projects, and what they’ve got coming up next.
 
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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Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Fabio Moon’s Twitter: @fabiomoon
Fabio Moon’s website: www2.uol.com.br/10paezinhos
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29th Apr2015

Episode 128 – Holy F*ck … It’s THOSE Guys!

by Chris Thompson

With Nick Marino, Daniel Arruda Massa & Tom Gunning …
 
After last week’s London Super Comic Con Special, this time I’m back with Nick Marino & Daniel Arruda Massa to discuss the madness of Holy F*ck from Action Lab’s Danger Zone imprint.
 
We’re joined by my friend Tom for a chaotic four-way Skype chat in which we discuss how the guys started working together, the magic of Peter Cooke & Dudley Moore, what the reception to the book has been like, which Robocop is better & and so much more!
 
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Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Nick Marino’s Twitter: @nickmarino
Nick Marino’s website: www.nickmarino.net
 
Daniel Arruda Massa’s Twitter: @darrudamassa
Daniel Arruda Massa’s website: danielarrudamassa.nl
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26th Apr2015

Episode 127 – Live from London Super Comic Con 2015!

by Chris Thompson

Live from London Super Comic Con …
 
Following on from last week’s tribute to my good friend Herb Trimpe, this time I’m back with a series of interviews recorded *live* in the inaugural Podcast Alley at the recent London Super Comic Con.
 
First up, Alex Paknadel chats about his new series Arcadia from Boom! Studios, then I ‘find’ Sam Read to discuss his work with Comix Tribe, Martin Hayes & Chris Askham come by to talk Abominable Glory, and 2000AD‘s Mike Molcher pops in to hype their podcast & other activities.
 
As if that’s not enough, I’m also joined at the pub by Hunter Gorinson & Andy Liegl from Valiant Entertainment for a post-con drink. We chat about what’s happening in their world, where readers can start exploring the Valiant universe, and how they found their trip to London.
 
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Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Alex Paknadel’s Twitter: @AlexPaknadel
Sam Read’s Twitter: @bronzetrex
Martin Hayes’ Twitter: @martinhayes
Chris Askham’s Twitter: @chrisaskham
 
2000AD’s Twitter: @2000AD
2000AD’s website: www.2000adonline.com
 
Valiant Comics’ Twitter: @ValiantComics
Valiant Comics’ website: www.valiantentertainment.com
 
London Super Comic Con’s Twitter: @LSComicCon
London Super Comic Con’s website: londonsupercomicconvention.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’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Dustin Nguyen’s Tumblr: duss005.tumblr.com
 
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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11th Mar2015

Episode 120 – With Georgia Webber & Breakdown Press!

by Chris Thompson

With Georgia Webber & Breakdown Press …
 
As a follow-up to our memories of Angoulême (which you can still listen to here), we continue our coverage of this year’s Festival by checking in with Georgia Webber (creator of The Dumb Project) as well as Orbital alumni, Simon & Tom, who are the brains behind the excellent Breakdown Press.
 
Georgia and I discuss how The Dumb Project came to be, what it was like losing her voice, the ways in which she’s learned to deal with that, and how she found Angoulême BD Festival as a first-time attendee.
 
Then Simon, Tom and I chat about their experience tabling at Angoulême for the first time. We look at how their publishing roster has grown, the response they’ve had so far, and take a peek at what’s coming up next.
 
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Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Georgia Webber’s Twitter: @gee_webber
Georgia’s Dumb Project website: georgiasdumbproject.com
 
Breakdown Press’ Twitter: @breakdownpress
Breakdown Press’ website: www.breakdownpress.com
 
Angoulême BD Festival’s Twitter: @actudufauve
Angoulême BD Festival’s website: www.bdangouleme.com
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05th Mar2015

Episode 119 – In Conversation About Angoulême BD Festival!

by Chris Thompson

With Karl Asaa & Paul Gravett …
 
Following on from last week’s inspirational duo of Sepideh Jodeyri & Miss Lasko-Gross, this week I’m joined by Karl to discuss our recent trip to Angoulême for the 42nd Festival de la Bande Dessinee d’Angoulême.
 
Karl and I discuss our history with the show, the numerous exhibitions we managed to see, some of the creators and fringe events we came across, and delve into the incredible swag we picked up along the way.
 
To close the show I chat with Paul Gravett about his memories of past festivals and how he felt about this year’s show. If you’ve never had the chance to go, here’s your chance to experience it vicariously through us!
 
Please note – the boutique publishers I refer to during the show are called Original Watts, and I highly recommend you check them out.
 
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Chris Thompson’s website: popculturehound.com
 
Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Paul Gravett’s Twitter: @paul_gravett
Paul Gravett’s website: www.paulgravett.com
 
Angoulême BD Festival’s Twitter: @actudufauve
Angoulême BD Festival’s website: www.bdangouleme.com
 
You can hear Part 1 of my coverage from last year’s festival here:
popculturehound.net/episode-75-live-from-angouleme-with-joe-keatinge-friends
 
And listen to Part 2 (featuring Paul Pope in conversation) here:
popculturehound.net/episode-76-live-from-angouleme-with-paul-pope-friends
Copyright © Chris Thompson 2015