22nd May2014

Episode 90 – Doc Frankenstein Returns with Steve Skroce!

by Chris Thompson

With Steve Skroce …
 
After last week’s catch-up with Jeremy Holt & Tim Daniel (which you can still listen to here), this time around I’m very pleased to welcome aboard the amazing Steve Skroce, whose series Doc Frankenstein will see its long-awaited conclusion from Burlyman Entertainment this summer.
 
Steve and I discuss how it feels coming back to comics after an extended break, what he’s been working on in the interim, why it’s taken so long for Doc Frankenstein to return, and how his style has changed over time. It’s a fascinating glimpse into to an artist I’ve admired for many years now!
 
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
 
Steve Skroce’s IMDb profile: www.imdb.com/name/nm0804881
Burlyman Entertainment’s website: www.burlymanentertainment.com

17th Jan2014

Episode 72 – A Call To Action with Fred Van Lente!

by Chris Thompson

With Fred Van Lente …
 
After last week’s fascinating chat with JMS aka J. Michael Straczynski (which you can listen to here), this week I turn my attention to the talented Fred Van Lente to discuss his creator-owned work on Action Presidents, plus his continuing run on Archer & Armstrong for Valiant Entertainment!
 
Fred & I discuss how he first broke into comics, his fascination with history, what advice he’d give up-and-coming creators, and what’s next now that he’s tackled the history of comic books, philosophy and presidents. It’s an action-packed show, and there’s still plenty more to come!
 
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
 
Fred Van Lente’s Twitter: @fredvanlente
Fred Van Lente’s website: www.fredvanlente.com

08th Jan2014

Episode 71 – Exploring Joe’s Comics with J. Michael Straczynski!

by Chris Thompson

With J. Michael Straczynski …
 
Following on from last week’s very special new year podcast with the amazing Gerard Way (which you can still listen to here) – I’m pleased to present this new episode recorded live, right here in London, with one of my favourite writers J. Michael Straczynski, otherwise known as JMS!
 
Joe and I discuss the many and varied comic projects he has going on at the moment, including Terminator for Dark Horse Comics, Twilight Zone for Dynamite Entertainment, and his continuing work on the Joe’s Comics imprint with Image Comics (Ten Grand, Sidekick, Protectors Inc.)
 
We also discuss his background with comics, what made him become a writer, the pitfalls and challenges he’s faced along the way, and why it’s important to reinvent yourself and your work. It’s a fascinating glimpse into the mind and process of the man who created Babylon 5 and who, at one time or another, has worked with every major character at the Big Two.
 
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
 
JMS’ Twitter: @straczynski
Studio JMS website: studiojms.com

18th Dec2013

Episode 68 – Going Ape with Chris & Allison from Monkeybrain!

by Chris Thompson

With Chris Roberson & Allison Baker …
 
After last week’s show featuring Mike Carey & Sean Phillips in conversation at Malta Comic Con 2013 (which you can listen to here) I’m pleased to bring you this very special interview with Pop Culture Hound’s People of the Year … Chris Roberson & Allison Baker of Monkeybrain Comics.
 
We talk about how they first met, the events that led to the formation of Monkeybrain, and the unique challenges they’ve faced as a couple living and working together. We also take a look at how Monkeybrain has grown over the past year and discuss what the future holds in 2014.
 
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’s Twitter: @popculturehound
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Chris Roberson’s Twitter: @Chris_Roberson
Allison Baker’s Twitter: @allisontype
 
Monkeybrain Comics’ Twitter: @Monkeybrain_inc
Monkeybrain Comics’ website: www.monkeybraincomics.com

07th Jul2013

Episode 47 – Comics as a Catalyst with Joe Casey!

by Chris Thompson

With Joe Casey …
 
It’s a big week as Taylor & I tackle not one, not two, not three, but FOUR hot new books. First up we take a look at Jeremy Holt & Kevin Zeigler’s After Houdini #1; then dive into Ryan K. Lindsay & Daniel Logan’s Ghost Town #2 from Action Lab’s Danger Zone imprint; and finally turn our attention to Rachel Deering & Chris Mooneyham’s Anthema #1-3 from comiXology Submit. But it doesn’t end there, we also delve into Joe Casey, Dan McDaid, Paul Maybury & Ulises Farinas’ Catalyst Comix #1 from Dark Horse Comics.
 
We then bid a fond farewell to Taylor, who is moving on to other things, and chat with Catalyst Comix writer Joe Casey. We talk in-depth about his work with Man Of Action, what it’s like to juggle comics & television, his ongoing fascination with superheroes, and what keeps him coming back to comics. Plus we get his opinion on The Big Two, digital comics, the direct market, and more. If you’re keen to explore the medium and challenge your point of view, then it’s fascinating stuff.
 
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
Taylor Lilley Twitter: @capelessT
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Man Of Action’s Twitter: @capelessTManOfActionNow
Man Of Action’s website: www.manofaction.tv

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30th Nov2011

Lucio Parrillo Painting at Malta Comic Con 2011

by Chris Thompson

Over the course of this year’s Malta Comic Con, Marvel & Dynamite artist Lucio Parrillo completed an exquisite portrait of The Incredible Hulk. Started on Saturday morning and finished late Sunday afternoon, the end result will be auctioned on eBay to benefit local Maltese charities.

I was able to film Lucio in action for a few minutes each day, so you can get a brief glimpse of the artist and his process. Feel free to comment on the videos and bid on the piece when it becomes available soon. You can see more of Lucio’s work at his website: http://www.lucioparrillo.com/

 

 

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