09th May2013

Episode 39 – Ales Kot & John Ostrander Talk Suicide Squad!

by Chris Thompson

With Ales Kot & John Ostrander …
 
In a very special episode of the Pop Culture Hound podcast, I’m joined by the legendary John Ostrander and upcoming writer Ales Kot to discuss their work on Suicide Squad. We look at the pressure on writers today, age-ism in comics, what it takes to make a good story, and how to expand the comic market.
 
Plus we feature what is most likely the funniest conversation we’ve had on the podcast to date (you’ll know when you get there!) … It’s a jam-packed episode, full of juicy goodness, so sit back and settle in.
 
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 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.





 
Chris Thompson Twitter: @popculturehound
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Ales Kot’s Twitter: @ales_kot
Ales Kot’s Tumblr: aleskot.tumblr.com
 
And if you want to read John Ostrander’s columns that I keep referring to, then you can find them here:
www.comicmix.com/author/john-ostrander

01st May2013

Episode 38 – Facing The Unknown with Fabian Rangel Jr!

by Chris Thompson

With Fabian Rangel Jr …
 
It’s a great start to the week as Taylor & I break open James Tynion IV & Jeremy Rock’s The Eighth Seal from Mark Waid’s newly-revamped Thrillbent Comics. Plus we take a look at B. Clay Moore & Christopher Mitten’s beautiful noir-inspired one-shot, Old Dog, that was part of the recent Bad Karma Kickstarter campaign.
 
Then we turn our attention to the first two issues of Fabian Rangel Jr. & Ryan Cody’s classic pulp mini-series Doc Unknown. Fabian & I chat about making the transition from music to comics, learning the art of scripting, the financial reality of self-published comics, where he sees himself over the next couple of years, and why his fans should be called ‘Ran-hellions’.
 
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 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.





 
Chris Thompson Twitter: @popculturehound
Taylor Lilley Twitter: @capelessT
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Fabian Rangel Jr’s Twitter: @FabianRangelJr
Fabian Rangel Jr’s Facebook: www.facebook.com/fabian.j.rangel
Fabian Rangel Jr’s website: fabianrangeljr.tumblr.com
 
And if you want to get hold of Old Dog for yourself, then send a dollar (or more) via Paypal to:
B. Clay Moore – Catspaw1@aol.com

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24th Apr2013

Episode 37 – Taking Flight with Kurtis Wiebe!

by Chris Thompson

With Kurtis Wiebe …
 
This week Taylor & I turn our attention to the highly-anticipated Jupiter’s Legacy from Image Comics. Will this be Mark Millar, Frank Quitely & Peter Doherty’s legacy, or is it just another flash in the Millar pan? Find out why we were so divided in our opinion.
 
Plus we take an in-depth look at Paul Tobin & Colleen Coover’s charming new Eisner-nominated series Bandette – and give a shout-out to Gregg Taylor & Dean Kotz’s Mask Of The Red Panda – both from the exceptional folks at Monkeybrain Comics.
 
If that’s not enough, we also chat with writer Kurtis J. Wiebe about his work. Kurtis & I discuss the pitching process, why the writer/artist relationship is so important, how writing comics can lead to some unexpected places, and what the future holds. It’s a great opportunity to learn about the writer’s journey and what happens when you ‘get there’.
 
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 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.





 
Chris Thompson Twitter: @popculturehound
Taylor Lilley Twitter: @capelessT
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Kurtis J. Wiebe’s Twitter: @kurtisjwiebe
Kurtis J. Wiebe’s Facebook: www.facebook.com/kurtisjwiebe
Kurtis J. Wiebe’s website: kurtiswiebe.wordpress.com

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17th Apr2013

Episode 36 – Facing Danger with Landry Walker & Eric Jones!

by Chris Thompson

With Landry Walker & Eric Jones …
 
This week Taylor & I celebrate the long-overdue release of Landry Walker, Eric Jones & Rusty Drake’s Danger Club #5 from Image Comics! But first, we take a look at Julian [JR] Robinson’s awesome webcomic Demon Kings. With four issues already available online, it’s an immersive and engaging read set in a world not unlike our own.
 
We also have an exclusive chat with Landry Walker & Eric Jones about their work on Danger Club. Landry & Eric go in-depth about how they got started, what it takes to break in, how comics have changed over the years, and why the book has suffered so many delays. It’s a rare opportunity to learn more about the lives and realities of the people who make the comics you enjoy.
 
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 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.





 
Chris Thompson Twitter: @popculturehound
Taylor Lilley Twitter: @capelessT
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Landry Walker’s Twitter: @LandryQWalker
Landry Walker’s website: landrywalker.blogspot.com
Eric Jones’ Twitter: @CartoonJones
 
Julian [JR] Robinson’s Twitter: @theceoofdeath
Julian [JR] Robinson’s Tumblr: theceoofdeath.tumblr.com
 
And if you want to read Demon Kings for yourself (which you very much do), you can find it right here: www.demonkings.com/comic.html

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10th Apr2013

Episode 35 – Going To The Maximum with Bob Fingerman!

by Chris Thompson

With Bob Fingerman …
 
This week Taylor and I contemplate our mortality as we reach ‘middle-age’ with Episode 35. Instead we choose to focus on exciting new comics like Curt Pires, Dalton Rose & Ryan Ferrier’s Theremin #1 from Monkeybrain Comics; and Robbi Rodriguez’s great acid western, Frankie Get Your Gun.
 
We also chat with cartoonist Bob Fingerman about his magnum opus, Maximum Minimum Wage from Image Comics. Is this his final word on Rob & Sylvia or is the best yet to come? Bob & I also look at what brought him to this point, why George Lucas’ tinkering with Star Wars could (potentially) be forgiven, how writing comics differs from prose, and coin the phrase ‘a pod of Leias’. It’s a rare glimpse into the creative process and the constant struggle for perfection.
 
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 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.





 
Chris Thompson Twitter: @popculturehound
Taylor Lilley Twitter: @capelessT
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Bob Fingerman’s Twitter: @fingerbo
Bob Fingerman’s website: www.bobfingerman.com

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03rd Apr2013

Episode 34 – Basking In The Glory of Joe Keatinge!

by Chris Thompson

With Joe Keatinge …
 
It’s one of the saddest and most poignant episodes so far as Taylor & I say farewell to Joe Keatinge, Ross Campbell & Owen Gieni’s Glory with issue 34 from Image Comics. But it’s not all sadness and misery, as there’s also a new beginning for Mike Mignola, Scott Allie & Sebastian Fiumara‘s Abe Sapien with an ongoing issue 1 from Dark Horse Comics.
 
Plus we have an exclusive chat with Joe Keatinge about the end of Glory. Was it an untimely demise or did things go exactly as planned? Joe & I also look back at how he got to this point, what the future holds, the status of Hell Yeah, and the appeal of wrestling. It’s a great insight into an exciting writer with a clear idea of who he is and where he’s going.
 
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 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.





 
Chris Thompson Twitter: @popculturehound
Taylor Lilley Twitter: @capelessT
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Joe Keatinge’s Twitter: @joekeatinge
Joe Keatinge’s website: joekeatinge.tumblr.com

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28th Mar2013

Episode 33 – Going Undercover with Marcos Martin!

by Chris Thompson

With Marcos Martin …
 
Things are back to normal as Taylor and I are reunited in the studio to discuss three exciting new releases this week: Michael Moreci & Drew Zucker’s Skybreaker from Monkeybrain Comics; Jonathan Hickman, Nick Dragotta & Frank Martin‘s East Of West from Image Comics; and The Private Eye by Brian K. Vaughan, Marcos Martin & Muntsa Vicente.
 
We also have an exclusive chat with Marcos about his work on The Private Eye. Marcos & I go in-depth about his creative process, how the project came to be, what it’s like working with Brian & Muntsa, how he views the industry today, and what they’re trying to achieve with this comic. It’s a unique glimpse behind the curtain of a project (and creator) shrouded in mystery.
 
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 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.





 
Chris Thompson Twitter: @popculturehound
Taylor Lilley Twitter: @capelessT
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Michael Moreci’s website: www.michaelmoreci.com
Drew Zucker’s website: drewzuckersblog.blogspot.com
Monkeybrain Comics’ website: www.monkeybraincomics.com
 
And if you want to buy The Private Eye for yourself (which you very much do), you can find it right here: panelsyndicate.com

20th Mar2013

Episode 32 – Adventure Time with Michael DeForge!

by Chris Thompson

With Michael DeForge …
 
It’s my final week of broadcasting from ‘The Village’ (aka Portmeirion), so Taylor and I celebrate by looking at Gabriel Hardman & Corinna Bechko‘s new Star Wars: Legacy and Eric Grissom & Phil Sloan‘s Deadhorse TPB.
 
Taylor also chats with Toronto-based cartoonist, Michael DeForge, about his work in comics, his inspirations, and how he ended up working on the hit cartoon series, Adventure Time. It’s an amazing glimpse into the mind of an artist whose unique work caught the eye of Cartoon Network.
 
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
 
Deadhorse Comic’s Twitter: @deadhorsecomic
Deadhorse Comic’s website: www.deadhorsecomic.com
 
Michael DeForge’s Twitter: @michael_deforge
Michael DeForge’s website: www.kingtrash.com

13th Mar2013

Episode 31 – The Strange Love of Jeremy Holt!

by Chris Thompson

With Jeremy Holt …
 
It’s another exciting transmission from the picturesque haven known as Portmeirion (aka ‘The Village’ from TV’s The Prisoner) as Taylor and I discuss the work of rising star Jeremy Holt.
 
We look at both of his 215 Ink releases, Southern Dog with Alex Diotto and Cobble Hill with Selena Goulding, and delve a little deeper into the world of creator-owned comics.
 
Taylor also chats with Jeremy about his work, his inspiration, and what it’s like to break into the industry from a practical perspective. If you’ve ever wondered how it’s done then there’s no better way to hear it than from someone who’s actually doing it.
 
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
 
Jeremy Holt’s Twitter: @Jeremy_Holt
Jeremy Holt’s website: clumpoftrees.wordpress.com
 
And you can check out Steve Rude’s Kickstarter project, as mentioned in this episode, right here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/steverude/2013-steve-rude-the-dude-sketchbook

06th Mar2013

Episode 30 – Things Are Very Fine with Matt Seneca!

by Chris Thompson

With Matt Seneca …
 
It’s an all-Skype episode this week as I struggle to transmit out of Portmeirion (aka ‘The Village’ from TV’s The Prisoner) and chat with the ever insightful Taylor Lilley.
 
We discuss our anticipation for, and feelings about, two of this week’s hot new releases: Image ComicsLost Vegas #1 by Jim McCann & Janet Lee and Oni PressHelheim #1 by Cullen Bunn & Joëlle Jones. Did they live up to our expectations? Well, you’ll have to wait and see.
 
Then I chat with cartoonist Matt Seneca about his new Very Fine Comix line. We discuss comics criticism, where inspiration comes from, the realities of self-publishing, and share our mutual appreciation for the work of Robin Barnard (Images Degrading).
 
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
 
Matt Seneca’s Twitter: @mattseneca
Matt Seneca’s Tumblr: mattseneca.tumblr.com
 
And if you want to buy Matt’s Very Fine Comix, you can find them right here: veryfinecomix.bigcartel.com

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