02nd Oct2015

Episode 150 – Talking Fight Club with Chuck Palahniuk!

by Chris Thompson

With Chuck Palahniuk …
 
For Episode 150 I’ve pulled out all the stops to get Fight Club 2‘s Chuck Palahniuk on the show to talk about what comics mean to him. Chuck shares his earliest comic memories, what lured him into this brave new world, how he approaches writing his scripts, and what themes he’s looking to explore with Fight Club 2. Plus he gives me the scoop on his plans for future comics work, including Fight Club 3!!!
 
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25th Sep2015

Episode 149 – To Infinity & Beyond with Alan Davis!

by Chris Thompson

With Alan Davis …
 
Last weekend I had the opportunity to host at the annual N.I.C.E. convention in Bedford, so here is my interview with legendary writer/artist Alan Davis! Alan discusses how he broke into comics, working with Alan Moore & Chris Claremont, why he’s prepared to say no to certain work, and his new assignment with Jim Starlin.
 
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NICE convention’s Twitter: @NICEConv
NICE convention’s website: www.nicecon.co.uk
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21st Sep2015

Episode 148 – Return To Oz with Skottie Young!

by Chris Thompson

With Skottie Young …
 
Returning to the traditional model of Skype interviews, I pick up my conversation with writer/artist Skottie Young (Rocket Raccoon, Giant-Size Little Marvel: AVX) after our initial meeting at SDCC back in July. If you haven’t already heard that, then you can listen to it here.
 
We discuss how Skottie ended up working on the Oz books with Eric Shanower, what he thinks about all the Marvel variant covers, and take a brief glimpse at his new series I Hate Fairyland. There’s definitely more to be discussed, so look for a follow-up (and a related special) soon.
 
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11th Sep2015

Director’s Commentary – Mark Buckingham on Fairest!

by Chris Thompson

With Mark Buckingham …
 
In our latest commentary, Mark Buckingham takes us on a guided tour through the creation of the final Fairest story arc (collected as Volume 5), The Clamour For Glamour. Mark discusses what it was like writing for another artist (Russ Braun) – sharing stories, revealing secrets, and giving the kind of insight you couldn’t get anywhere else. So enjoy, and keep your eyes peeled for future Director’s Commentaries!
 
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28th Aug2015

Episode 146 – In Conversation with Mark Buckingham!

by Chris Thompson

With Mark Buckingham …
 
On this episode, I sit down for a chat with writer/artist Mark Buckingham (Fables, Fairest, Miracleman). We discuss his early work as an animator with Aardman, working with Neil Gaiman on The Truth & Miracleman, his breakthrough as an inker in the ’90s, and what brought him back to pencilling again. We would’ve got further, but time was against us – so expect a follow-up soon.
 
Plus: as an extra bonus, the second-half of the episode features Mark walking guests through his recent exhibition at the Orbital Gallery, followed by a brief Q&A. There’s some really great stuff discussed throughout, so I hope you’ll stay with us through this slightly longer episode!
 
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26th Aug2015

Director’s Commentary – Chip Zdarsky on Howard The Duck!

by Chris Thompson

With Chip Zdarsky …
 
Hello and welcome to Orbital In Conversation – the podcast of Orbital Comics in central London! We’re very excited to join the team at Multiversity Comics as not only are they an excellent group of people, but they share a similar level of taste and sensibility … It’s going to be a good fit. For these first two weeks we’ll be double-shipping episodes, so you can get a bit of a feel for us.
 
As a long-term comics fan – and events manager at Orbital Comics in central London – it’s always fun to do something more than just your average signing. Meeting a creator and having them sign your stuff is all well and good, but I really love the little things that happen in between … The anecdotes and stories creators share while people are in line or waiting at their table.
 
It got me thinking: what if there was a way to do that and provide a framework wherein people could talk about what went into the making of a book? And so, the Orbital Directors’ Commentaries were born! We’ve since had the pleasure of hosting Jason Aaron & Jason Latour to discuss Southern Bastards, Mike Carey talking about The Unwritten, and Becky Cloonan discussing her work on Gotham Academy.
 
But a little while ago Chip Zdarsky took to the stage to talk us through Howard The Duck. Chip went through the book page-by-page – sharing stories, revealing secrets, and giving the kind of insight you couldn’t get anywhere else. If you’ve heard Chip before (and if not you can listen to him here) then you’ll know just how funny he can be!
 
We recorded the evening for posterity and so – thanks to the expert work of Robin Harman – we’re pleased to share it with you this week. Hopefully we’ll have video of the night available at a later date, but for now you can listen and read along in your own book. So enjoy, and keep your eyes peeled for future Orbital Director’s Commentary nights!
 
To get in touch, send feedback or submit projects for consideration, please email chris@orbitalcomics.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 Orbital in Conversation 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.




 
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22nd Jul2015

Episode 139 – Looking Back at SDCC 2015 with James & Liz!

by Chris Thompson

With James, Liz & Karl from Orbital Comics …
 
Following on from last week’s chat with Skottie Young at SDCC, this time I’m back with James Wilson, Liz Jordan & special guest host Karl to discuss our recent trip to San Diego Comic-Con International.
 
Karl slips into the interviewer’s chair to quiz James, Liz & I about some of the fun stories and cool things that happened along the way. We also share tips for first-time con-goers, give our impressions of the show as a whole, and relive the entirety of our trip to SDCC.
 
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16th Jul2015

Episode 138 – In Conversation with Skottie Young at SDCC!

by Chris Thompson

With Skottie Young at SDCC …
 
After last week’s Ant-Man review, plus the Traditional vs. Digital Art panel from NICE convention, this week I’m back with the first part of my SDCC coverage as I chat in the bar at the Hilton Bayfront with the incredible Skottie Young!
 
In what has become the first of at least two parts, Skottie & I discuss his background in comics, how he broke into the industry, the path his career has taken, and how he feels about it now. The sound is a little challenging at times, but well worth it to hear us chat in this relaxed atmosphere!
 
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08th Jul2015

Episode 137 – Ant-Man Review plus Traditional vs. Digital Art!

by Chris Thompson

With Ant-Man, Adi Granov, Dave Kendall & Guillermo Ortego …
 
Following on from last week’s chat with Charlie Adlard, this week I’m back with an early review of the new Ant-Man film – plus the Traditional vs. Digital Art panel from last year’s NICE convention in Bedford with Adi Granov, Dave Kendall & Guillermo Ortego.
 
First up, Chad Armstrong joins me again to delve into the world of cinema with Marvel Studios‘ new Ant-Man feature film. Does it measure up to size or is it more of a shrinking violet? Find out right here.
 
Then I present the Traditional vs. Digital Art panel from last year’s NICE convention, where we talk about the artists’ differing approaches to work, how they switch between mediums, and what benefits each brings.
 
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Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Adi Granov’s Twitter: @Adi_Granov
Adi Granov’s website: www.adigranov.net
 
Dave Kendall’s website: www.rustybaby.com
 
Guillermo Ortego’s Twitter: @willortego
Guillermo Ortego website: willortego.com
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03rd Jul2015

Episode 136 – In Conversation with Charlie Adlard!

by Chris Thompson

With Charlie Adlard …
 
After last week’s chat with Jon Schnepp & Holly Payne about their new documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?, this week I’m back with a retrospective of Charlie Adlard‘s career presented at the NICE convention in Bedford.
 
Charlie & I discuss how he first started out, the various stages his career has gone through, his desire to go creator-owned, and how The Walking Dead has changed his life since. It’s a glimpse into the life of an artist who has known success at many levels!
 
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.
 
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Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Charlie Adlard’s Twitter: @CharlieAdlard
Charlie Adlard’s website: www.charlieadlard.com
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