02nd Aug2013

Episode 50 – To Hell & Back with Mike Mignola!

by Chris Thompson

With Mike Mignola …
 
It’s a very exciting week as the Pop Culture Hound podcast hits the magic number 50! After 49 episodes, one special (with Alan Moore, no less) and a half-episode earlier this week, we’ve finally reached the half-century on our way to 100. To celebrate, I’ve pulled out all the stops to continue my run of stellar guests with someone I’ve been looking forward to … Mike Mignola. If you’ve been listening to the show you’ll know just how much I’ve enjoyed what Mike, and Dark Horse Comics, have been doing in recent times.
 
So sit back and relax as I chat with Mike Mignola about his work on Hellboy and the wider ‘Mignola-verse’. Find out how he got started, what he’d do if he were starting out now, how Hellboy came to be, and why it’s expanded. Plus we discuss his various collaborations with writers and artists, how he approaches his work, what drove him to pursue creator-owned, and how he actually feels about the ‘Mignola-verse’ tag. It’s a fascinating discussion, which had me as rapt as I hope you will be.
 
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
 
Art Of Mike Mignola’s Twitter: @artofmmignola
Art Of Mike Mignola’s website: www.artofmikemignola.com
Dark Horse Comics’ website: www.darkhorse.com

30th Jul2013

Episode 49.5 – SDCC 2013: Dave Elliott, Brian Winkeler & more!

by Chris Thompson

With Dave Elliott, Brian Winkeler, Impractical Jokers & Steve Sievers …
 
The San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) specials continue with Episode 49.5! As with the previous show, this stuff is raw and unedited with a lot of ambient noise – but it’s a great way to sample the flavour and character of SDCC. This time around I catch up with old podcast friend and A1 creator Dave Elliott to discuss what’s new. We find out what he’s been happening since we last spoke and how things have evolved for this new incarnation of A1.
 
From there I chat with new podcast friend Brian Winkeler about his work on Knuckleheads for Monkeybrains Comics. We discuss his background in advertising and how that led to comic projects such as Knuckleheads and Bastard Road. Like my interview with The Three One Five (315) we caught up in the pub, so you can expect an eclectic soundtrack in the background.
 
Of course, as people like to complain, Comic-Con isn’t just about comics anymore – so I decided to include a few other interviews I did around the show. One of the things being plugged this year was Tru TV’s Impractical Jokers, so I chatted with stars James Murray and Brian Quinn. I also went to the Animation Under The Sea party where I spoke with Supa Pirate Booty Hunt‘s Steve Sievers and other luminaries from the world of animation.
 
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
 
Dave Elliott’s Twitter: @DeevElliott
Dave Elliott’s deviantART page: deevelliott.deviantart.com
 
Brian Winkeler’s Twitter: @brianwinkeler
Knuckleheads on comiXology: www.comixology.com/Knuckleheads/comics-series/10340
 
Impractical Jokers’ Twitter: @truTVjokers
James ‘Murr’ Murray’s Twitter: @jamessmurray
Brian ‘Q’ Quinn’s Twitter: @BQQuinn
The Tenderloins’ website: www.thetenderloins.com
 
Steve Sievers’ Twitter: @SteveSievers
Supa Pirate Booty Hunt’s Twitter: @SPBHanimation
Supa Pirate Booty Hunt’s website: www.supapiratebootyhunt.com