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.




 
Chris Thompson’s Twitter: @popculturehound
Chris Thompson’s website: popculturehound.com
 
Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Chip Zdarsky’s Twitter: @zdarsky
Chip Zdarsky’s Tumblr: zdarsky.tumblr.com
Copyright © Chris Thompson 2015

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14th May2015

Episode 130 – In Conversation with Fabio Moon!

by Chris Thompson

With Fabio Moon …
 
After last week’s thorough dissection of Secret Wars and all things Marvel with The Real/Fake Geeks, this time I’m back at the pub for a chat with Fabio Moon (Daytripper, BPRD: Vampire, Casanova & the upcoming Two Brothers).
 
Fabio & I discuss how he and Gabriel Bá started out in comics, what their early zines in Brazil were like, the process they use for working together, how they choose comics projects, and what they’ve got coming up next.
 
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
 
Fabio Moon’s Twitter: @fabiomoon
Fabio Moon’s website: www2.uol.com.br/10paezinhos
Copyright © Chris Thompson 2015

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13th Apr2015

Episode 125 – The Real/Fake Geeks Meet Chip Zdarsky!

by Chris Thompson

With Chip Zdarsky & Maria Norris …
 
After last week’s episode with John Allison, this time I’m back with Maria for another instalment of The Real/Fake Geeks – wherein we introduce Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals, Howard The Duck) to the wonder of Garkfunkel’s a.k.a. the UK version of Applebee’s!
 
The three of us chat about Chip’s early years in comics, what he did after that (and what brought him back), how he deals with the legions of new and diverse fans, and what he has planned for Howard The Duck going forward. It’s a fun and candid interview with the usual Zdarsky twist!
 
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
 
Maria Norris’ Twitter: @MariaWNorris
 
Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Chip Zdarsky’s Twitter: @zdarsky
Chip Zdarsky’s Tumblr: zdarsky.tumblr.com
Copyright © Chris Thompson 2015

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28th Nov2012

Episode 16 – with Dave Elliott from A1 & Atomeka Press!

by Chris Thompson

With Dave Elliott …
 
It’s a teeny tiny week for new Marvel Now! but at least it’s a good one with Matt Fraction & Mike Allred’s FF #1 … To celebrate, Taylor and I also take a look at Kodoja: Terror Mountain Showdown #2 plus the accompanying soundtrack from Big Pimp Jones. You may have heard us talk about issue 1 on our first episode, but if not then here’s your chance.
 
Plus, in a nice follow-up to last week’s interview with Ron & Josh from deviantART, I chat with industry legend Dave Elliott about his work with deviantART, what’s coming up for Atomeka Press, and how that ties in to his work with Titan Books. It all turns into a discussion about comics and the industry today, with some interesting stories about Dave’s time with Marvel before they launched the Ultimate line.
 
If that’s not enough, we also announce our first major sponsor … BrewDog Craft Beers who will be supplying us with drinks into the new year.
 
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
 
Big Pimp Jones Twitter: @BigPimpJones
Big Pimp Jones website: bigpimpjones.com
Kodoja website: kodoja.com
 
Dave Elliott Twitter: @DeevElliott
Dave’s deviantART page: deevelliott.deviantart.com
Atomeka Press Twitter: @Atomeka_Press
Atomeka Press on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AtomekaPress
Titan Books: titanbooks.com

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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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