07th Sep2015

Episode 147 – In Conversation with Rachael Stott & Jessica Martin!

by Chris Thompson

With Rachael Stott & Jessica Martin …
 
On this episode, I go to the pub with rising star Rachael Stott (Star Trek, Doctor Who) to discuss how she broke in, the art of portfolio reviews, learning on the job, and the path her career has taken in the short time since.
 
Then, as an extra bonus, the second-half of the episode casts a spotlight on writer/artist Jessica Martin (It Girl, Vivacity) as she provides a walkthrough of her Elsie exhibition currently on display in the Orbital Gallery.
 
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 support Pop Culture Hound by clicking here to make a donation or pressing the DONATE button below. Your contributions are greatly appreciated, and will help us to maintain the site and get new equipment.




 
Chris Thompson’s Twitter: @popculturehound
Chris Thompson’s website: popculturehound.com
 
Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Rachael Stott’s Twitter: @RachaelAtWork
Rachael Stott’s Tumblr: rachaelstott.tumblr.com
 
Jessica Martin’s Twitter: @jessica7martin
Jessica Martin’s website: officialjessicamartin.com/blog
Copyright © Chris Thompson 2015

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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.
 
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 support Pop Culture Hound by clicking here to make a donation or pressing the DONATE button below. Your contributions are greatly appreciated, and will help us to maintain the site and get new equipment.





 
Chris Thompson’s Twitter: @popculturehound
Chris Thompson’s website: popculturehound.com
 
Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Ron Marz’s Twitter: @ronmarz
Ron Marz’s website: ronmarz.com
Copyright © Chris Thompson 2015

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23rd Mar2015

Episode 122 – In Conversation with Nick Roche & Scott McCloud!

by Chris Thompson

With Nick Roche & Scott McCloud …
 
After last week’s chat with Descender‘s Dustin Nguyen, followed by Beast Wagon‘s Owen Johnson & John Pearson, this time I’m back with Nick Roche (Transformers, Monster Motors, New Warriors) to launch the Irish Invasion exhibition in the Orbital Gallery.
 
Nick & I discuss the burgeoning creative scene in Ireland right now, how he first started out in comics, the perils of being ‘typecast’ as a certain kind of creator, and where he sees himself going next.
 
Then, as an extra bonus, I present my Q&A with Scott McCloud from his signing of The Sculptor earlier this month. We delve into his approach, what the book means to him, and how it feels to be putting out new sequential work for the first time in many years.
 
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 support Pop Culture Hound by clicking here to make a donation or pressing the DONATE button below. Your contributions are greatly appreciated, and will help us to maintain the site and get new equipment.





 
Chris Thompson’s Twitter: @popculturehound
Chris Thompson’s website: popculturehound.com
 
Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Nick Roche’s Twitter: @Nick Roche
Nick Roche’s website: nickroche.blogspot.com
 
Scott McCloud’s Twitter: @scottmccloud
Scott McCloud’s website: scottmccloud.com
 
And you can listen to my previous Q&A with Scott McCloud at the Lakes Comic Art Festival right here:
popculturehound.net/episode-106-the-magic-of-comics-with-scott-mccloud
Copyright © Chris Thompson 2015

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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!
 
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
 
JL Mast’s Twitter: @HeyMast
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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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

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

10th Oct2013

Episode 59 – Artful Discussion with Adam P. Knave!

by Chris Thompson

With Adam P. Knave …
 
After last week’s discussion with Julie Maroh about Blue Is The Warmest Color (which you can listen to here) and my recent chat with Before Midnight‘s Graham Reynolds (which you can listen to here), we return to the comic trenches with writer Adam P. Knave (Artful Daggers, Amelia Cole).
 
We talk about his background as a writer (both in and out of comics), how he came to co-writing and joining the Monkeybrain brand, the differences in writing for comics and prose, piracy and the future of digital comics, and what he’s working on next (with a few hints of things 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’s Twitter: @popculturehound
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Adam P. Knave’s Twitter: @adampknave
Adam P. Knave’s website: www.adampknave.com

08th Aug2013

Episode 51 – Sunday Morning Service with Andy Belanger!

by Chris Thompson

With Andy Belanger …
 
After last week’s monumental 50th episode (which you can listen to right here), I finish up my San Diego Comic-Con coverage with a special interview conducted over breakfast with Andy Belanger (Kill Shakespeare, Bottle Of Awesome, Black Church). As with previous SDCC interviews, this is raw and unedited with a lot of ambient noise – but it’s more in keeping with the usual long-form discussion you’ve come to expect from Pop Culture Hound.
 
So settle in as Andy & I discuss his approach to storytelling, how he got started in comics, what motivates and inspires him, and explore some of the deeper subtext to be found in his work. We also delve into his work on Kill Shakespeare and look at how that’s evolved from the initial 12-issue series to the current 5-issue run.
 
Plus we tackle other questions like: Where did he find the amazing and talented Shari Chankhamma? What’s it like working with Conor McCreery & Anthony Del Col? How does it feel to have a whole generation of students base their image of Shakespearean icons on his work? And what does he really think about under-age drinking? It’s a fun interview filled with plenty of laughs and a few surprises – but seriously, would you expect anything less?
 
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
 
Andy Belanger’s Twitter: @AndyBelanger
Andy Belanger’s website: andybelangerart.blogspot.com
 
And to get a copy of Black Church for yourself:
www.lounak.com/werehouse/index.php?route=product/category&path=59

07th Nov2012

Episode 13 – with Kieron Gillen, Paul Allor & Marvel Now!

by Chris Thompson

With Kieron Gillen & Paul Allor …
 
We’ve got a massive episode for you this week, folks! Aside from continuing our slow & steady investigation of Marvel Now! with Deadpool #1 and Iron Man #1, we also present not one but TWO interviews for your listening pleasure.
 
First up, I chat with acclaimed writer Kieron Gillen (Journey Into Mystery, Phonogram) about his new gig on Iron Man and what plans he has for the character. Then Taylor catches up with the elusive Paul Allor (who we previously discussed in Episode 11) to talk Orc Girl, Clockwork Comics, and what’s coming up next.
 
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
 
Kieron Gillen Twitter: @kierongillen
Kieron’s website: kierongillen.com
 
Paul Allor Twitter: @PaulAllor
Paul’s website: clockworkcomic.com
 
Challenger Comics’ website: readchallenger.com
 
And if you want to read a preview of Orc Girl (then buy it for yourself!) click here: readchallenger.com/2012/10/orc-girl-from-paul-allor-thomas-boatwright

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17th Oct2012

Episode 11 – with Paul Allor, Larry Tye & Marvel Now!

by Chris Thompson

With Larry Tye …
 
Join Taylor & I as we have an in-depth discussion about the six new tales featured in Marvel Now! Point One – which form an introduction to the upcoming Secret Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Nova, Young Avengers, FF, and Cable & X-Force series.

From there we shift gears to throw the spotlight on up-and-coming writer Paul Allor who has made his mark on the industry with Orc Girl, various short stories at clockworkcomic.com and, more recently, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fugitoid one-shot for IDW Publishing.

Finally I present my interview with Larry Tye (author of Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero) from this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.
 
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
 
Paul Allor Twitter: @PaulAllor
Paul Allor’s webcomics: http://clockwork.govtcomics.com/comics/clockwork-volume-1/
 
Larry Tye Twitter: @LarryTye
Larry Tye’s website: http://www.larrytye.com/
 
Collusion Over Creator’s Rights: www.co2comics.com/blog/2012/10/16/collusion-over-creators-rights

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