28th May2014

Episode 91 – Underneath the C.O.W.L. with Kyle Higgins!

by Chris Thompson

With Kyle Higgins …
 
Following on from last week’s episode with the amazing Steve Skroce (which you can still listen to here), this time around I sit down with writer Kyle Higgins to discuss his new series C.O.W.L. from Image Comics.
 
Kyle and I chat about how he got started, what it’s like working on a major franchise such as Batman, why now was the right time to do C.O.W.L. and what we can expect from the series going forward. Plus we discuss his other work, including the critically-acclaimed short film The League.
 
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
 
Kyle Higgins’ Twitter: @KyleDHiggins
Kyle Higgins’ website: www.theleaguefilm.com

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

15th May2014

Episode 89 – Getting Skinned with Jeremy Holt & Tim Daniel!

by Chris Thompson

With Jeremy Holt & Tim Daniel …
 
Following on from last week’s episode with Joshua Williamson & Brian Churilla recorded live at ECCC (which you can still listen to here), this time around I return to my regular programming to welcome back Jeremy Holt, who last appeared on the show way back in Episode 31.
 
Jeremy & I discuss what he’s been working on in the time since, juggling the work/life/comics balance, how he came to be doing two books for Monkeybrain Comics, and delve back into last year’s Twitter controversy about paying artists. It’s an insightful glimpse into the realities and struggles involved when you choose to #makecomics!
 
Then we’re joined by one of Jeremy’s collaborators, Tim Daniel, to chat about their new series Skinned. We look at how they met, what influences they bring to the project, and some of the themes they plan to explore.
 
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
 
Jeremy Holt’s Twitter: @https://twitter.com/Jeremy_Holt
Jeremy Holt’s website: clumpoftrees.tumblr.com
 
Tim Daniel’s Twitter: @enormouscomic
Tim Daniel’s website: www.theenormouscomic.com

06th May2014

Episode 88 – ECCC: Joshua Williamson & Brian Churilla!

by Chris Thompson

With Joshua Williamson & Brian Churilla …
 
After last week’s chat with the Artful Daggers crew, Josh Shalek, Fabian Rangel Jr. & Jai Nitz (which you can still listen to here), this time around I present the third and final show recorded live at Emerald City Comicon.
 
In this last instalment I chat with Joshua Williamson about what’s been happening since we last spoke. We discuss his continuing work on Ghosted and his new series Nailbiter from Image Comics. Then I catch up with the hugely talented Brian Churilla to discuss how he plans to juggle two new ongoing series (Hellbreak and Big Trouble in Little China) at the same time!
 
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
 
Joshua Williamson’s Twitter: @Williamson_Josh
Joshua Williamson’s website: thejoshuawilliamson.com
 
Brian Churilla’s Twitter: @BrianChurilla
Brian Churilla’s website: about.me/brianchurilla

29th Apr2014

Episode 87 – ECCC: Artful Daggers, Fabian Rangel & Friends!

by Chris Thompson

With Artful Daggers, Josh Shalek, Fabian Rangel Jr. & Jai Nitz …
 
Following on from last week’s episode with Paul Allor, Curt Pires & Jason Copland (which you can still listen to here), this time around I present the second of three shows recorded live at Emerald City Comicon.
 
In this second instalment I catch up with the hilarious Artful Daggers crew of Adam P. Knave, Sean E. Williams & Andrew Losq; discover new sensation Josh Shalek in Artist Alley; chat with Fabian Rangel Jr. about being the king of Kickstarter; and get the skinny on the upcoming Dream Thief: Escape mini-series from Jai Nitz.
 
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
 
Adam P. Knave’s Twitter: @adampknave
Adam P. Knave’s website: www.adampknave.com
 
Sean E. Williams’ Twitter: @sean_e_williams
Sean E. Williams’ website: seanewilliams.com
 
Andrew Losq’s Twitter: @AndrewLosq
Artful Daggers’ Twitter: @Artful Daggers
 
Josh Shalek’s Twitter: @kidshaycomics
Josh Shalek’s website: www.joshshalek.com
 
Fabian Rangel Jr’s Twitter: @FabianRangelJr
Jai Nitz’s Twitter: @JAINITZ1

17th Apr2014

Episode 85 – Sifting Through The Remains with Cullen Bunn!

by Chris Thompson

With Cullen Bunn …
 
Following on from last week’s chat with Iron Fist‘s Kaare Andrews (which you can still listen to here) – this time around I catch up with prolific writer Cullen Bunn (Magneto, Sinestro, The Sixth Gun) to talk about the many books he’s doing, including The Remains from Monkeybrain Comics!
 
We talk about how he started out (both in prose and in comics), what he’s learned from working on so many different titles at the same time, how he approaches each new project, and why he loves Survivor as much as I do! (Hint: it’s kinda like what wrestling is for others.)
 
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
 
Cullen Bunn’s Twitter: @cullenbunn
Cullen Bunn’s website: www.cullenbunn.com

09th Apr2014

Episode 84 – Forging an Iron Fist with Kaare Andrews!

by Chris Thompson

With Kaare Andrews …
 
After last week’s chat with Rick Remender (which you can still listen to here), this time I catch up with writer/artist/all-round-creator-and-good-guy Kaare Andrews (The Incredible Hulk, A + X, Spider-Man: Reign) to talk about his run on Iron Fist which begins this week from Marvel Comics.
 
Kaare & I talk about everything from auteur theory to childhood comicbook memories – taking in groupthink, the debate over San Diego Comic-Con, the difference between comics and films, and why there aren’t more writer/artists these days. It’s a fun and fascinating discussion that will hopefully leave you thinking …
 
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
 
Kaare Andrews’ Twitter: https://twitter.com/kaareandrews

02nd Apr2014

Episode 83 – Exposing the Fear Agent with Rick Remender!

by Chris Thompson

With Rick Remender …
 
Following on from last week’s chat with Simon Roy (which you can still listen to here) – this time around I catch up with creator Rick Remender (Captain America, Black Science, Deadly Class) to talk about the re-release of his classic series Fear Agent from Dark Horse Comics!
 
We discuss how he started out, what it’s like working with other artists on his different books, how he juggles so many competing projects, and what’s coming up next for both him and Heath Huston (the eponymous Fear Agent). It’s a glimpse into one of the busiest creators working today!
 
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
 
Rick Remender’s Twitter: @Remender
Rick Remender’s website: rickremender.com

27th Mar2014

Episode 82 – Restarting Jan’s Atomic Hearts with Simon Roy!

by Chris Thompson

With Simon Roy …
 
After last week’s Hellboy Day specials with Mike Mignola and friends (which you can still listen to here), this time around I catch up with rising star Simon Roy (Prophet, Murder Book, Jan’s Atomic Heart) ahead of this week’s Emerald City Comicon.
 
Simon & I discuss how he first broke into comics, working on Prophet with Brandon Graham and The Field with Ed Brisson, as well as the perils and pitfalls of making your early work available again. It’s a great chat with a young writer/artist whose career is on an upward trajectory!
 
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
 
Simon Roy’s website: robot-blood.blogspot.com

22nd Mar2014

Episode 81 – Hellboy Day with Mike Richardson & Friends!

by Chris Thompson

With Mike Richardson & Friends …
 
Following on from this week’s chat with Mike Mignola (which can still be heard here) – I continue the Hellboy Day celebrations with Dark Horse Publisher Mike Richardson, Mouse Guard‘s David Petersen, and editor Scott Allie – as well as Maura McHugh & Kim Newman, who have just been announced as writers on the new Witchfinder series from Dark Horse Comics!
 
We chat about what Mike’s work, particularly on Hellboy, means to each of them personally; how it affects what they’re doing now; and what else they have coming up. It’s a fitting tribute to a man and a character who have endured so long, as well as spotlighting how that legacy has impacted others.
 
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
 
Art Of Mike Mignola’s Twitter: @artofmmignola
Art Of Mike Mignola’s website: www.artofmikemignola.com
 
Dark Horse Comics’ Twitter: @DarkHorseComics
Dark Horse Comics’ website: www.darkhorse.com
 
David Petersen’s Twitter: @mouseguard
David Petersen’s website: www.mouseguard.net
 
Maura McHugh’s Twitter: @splinister
Maura McHugh’s website: splinister.com
 
Kim Newman’s Twitter: @AnnoDracula
Kim Newman’s website: johnnyalucard.com