29th May2015

Episode 132 – In Conversation with Jason Latour!

by Chris Thompson

With Jason Latour …
 
After last week’s episode with writer Ron Marz, I find myself back at the pub once again to chat with Jason Latour (Southern Bastards, Spider-Gwen, Winter Soldier) about all the work he’s currently doing!
 
Jason & I discuss his early years as a cartoonist, how his writing career has developed alongside his art, what plans he has for Spider-Gwen going forward, and where he sees the landscape of comics as it is 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 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.





 
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Chris Thompson’s website: popculturehound.com
 
Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
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Jason Latour’s Tumblr: jasonlatour.tumblr.com
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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.





 
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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
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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

19th Mar2014

Episode 80 – Celebrating Hellboy Day with Mike Mignola!

by Chris Thompson

With Mike Mignola …
 
After last week’s chat with Jai Nitz (which you can still listen to here), this time I check back in with Mike Mignola on the eve of Hellboy Day. Mike & I first spoke on the landmark 50th episode a few months back (which you can find right here), so it was a pleasure to speak again.
 
Mike & I discuss how he feels after twenty years, why he still struggles with confidence in his work, what he still wants to achieve, and why Dave Stewart is the best colorist in comics. It’s the perfect way to celebrate 20 years of Hellboy from Mike Mignola & Dark Horse Comics.
 
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’ website: www.darkhorse.com

27th Dec2013

Episode 69 – Mike Richardson & Geof Darrow Horsing Around!

by Chris Thompson

With Mike Richardson & Geof Darrow …
 
Following on from last week’s chat with Pop Culture Hound’s People of the Year – Chris Roberson & Allison Baker from Monkeybrain Comics (which you can listen to here) – Geof Darrow returns along with Mike Richardson to celebrate Episode 69 and Pop Culture Hound’s Publisher of the YearDark Horse Comics.
 
First up, Geof & I continue our discussion about Shaolin Cowboy from Episode 64, then Mike joins us to discuss the origins of Dark Horse Comics and where he sees them going next. It’s a fascinating look into a publisher who has demonstrated longevity and success for over 25 years.
 
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
 
Dark Horse Comics’ Twitter: @DarkHorseComics
Dark Horse Comics’ website: www.darkhorse.com
 
Geof Darrow’s Facebook: www.facebook.com/geofdarrow
Geof Darrow’s website: www.geofdarrow.com

28th Aug2013

Episode 54 – Aw Yeah, Comics with Art Baltazar & Franco!

by Chris Thompson

With Art Baltazar & Franco …
 
How do you follow up last week’s revelations about Sam Humphries and his MySpace years? (which you can listen to here) … It’s not gonna be easy, but if anyone’s up to the task it’s Art Baltazar & Franco (Tiny Titans, Superman Family Adventures, Patrick The Wolf Boy) – the masterminds behind the revolutionary Aw Yeah Comics.
 
We discuss what brought them together, why this is their industry, what it takes to actually make comics, and how their latest book Itty Bitty Hellboy from Dark Horse Comics came to be. It’s an engaging and inspirational chat which looks at how to overcome setbacks and really make this your industry.
 
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 Baltazar’s Twitter: @artbaltazar
Art Baltazar’s website: www.artbaltazar.com
 
Franco’s Twitter: @awyeahfranco
Franco’s website: blindwolfstudios.com
 
Aw Yeah Comics’ Twitter: @AYCPublishing
Aw Yeah Comics’ website: www.awyeahcomics.com

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

06th Jun2013

Episode 43 – Behold a Dark Horse with Scott Allie!

by Chris Thompson

With Scott Allie …
 
It’s a slightly shorter episode this week as I’ve just returned from the amazing 2D Comic Arts Festival in Derry, Northern Ireland. You can expect a full report on that soon, but in the meantime I’m pleased to present a very special interview with Dark Horse Comics Editor-in-Chief, Scott Allie.
 
Aside from being very generous and helpful to the show, Scott is the editor of the Mignola-verse line of books (which he has done for almost two decades) and is currently writing the Abe Sapien ongoing series with creator Mike Mignola. Scott & I chat about how he landed the role, his working relationship with Mike, what challenges they’ve faced as the line has expanded, and where they plan to take Abe in future. It’s a fascinating discussion that I hope will be the first of many.
 
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 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
 
Scott Allie’s Twitter: @ScottAllie
Dark Horse Comics’ website: www.darkhorse.com

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29th May2013

Episode 42 – The Meaning of Life with Matt Rebholz!

by Chris Thompson

With Matt Rebholz …
 
This week Taylor & I go for the trifecta once again with another three new, and very different, books. First up we take a bite out of Mike Mignola, Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá’s BPRD: Vampire #3 from Dark Horse Comics. Then we sneak a peek at Brian K. Vaughan & Marcos Martin’s The Private Eye #2 from Panel Syndicate.
 
From there we turn our gaze towards Matt Rebholz’s trippy series, The Astronomer. Matt & I chat about the creative process, how one man can work the Marvel method, the benefits of Kickstarter, and what it takes to publish on your own. If you’ve never heard of Matt before then you’re not alone, but once you’ve seen his art you’ll be as impressed as I was.
 
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
 
Matt Rebholz’s Facebook: www.facebook.com/matt.rebholz.7
Matt Rebholz’s website: www.mattrebholzart.com
Matt Rebholz’s etsy store: www.etsy.com/shop/MattRebholz
 
And if you want to back Matt’s new Kickstarter, Ours Is A Hungry God, then you can find it right here:
www.kickstarter.com/projects/744976288/the-astronomer-chapter-iii-ours-is-a-hungry-god

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22nd May2013

Episode 41 – Rocking Out with the Subatomic Party Girls!

by Chris Thompson

With Chris Sims, Chad Bowers & Erica Henderson …
 
This week Taylor & I tackle three exciting new books, each with their own unique flavour. First up we take a bite out of Mike Mignola, John Arcudi & Kevin Nowlan’s Lobster Johnson: Satan Smells A Rat from Dark Horse Comics. Plus we take a look at the chemistry behind Michael D. Perkins & Will Perkins’ new release, Beware… Formula X from 215 Ink.
 
Then we tune in to Chris Sims, Chad Bowers & Erica Henderson’s poppy new production Subatomic Party Girls from Monkeybrain Comics. Chris, Chad, Erica & I chat about having a four-way, where Subatomic Party Girls came from, how comics’ criticism can feed into (or detract from) your own creativity, and why podcasting is a lot like any other creative collaboration.
 
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
 
Chris Sims’ Twitter: @theisb
Chris Sims’ website: www.the-isb.com
Chad Bower’s Twitter: @ChadBowers
Chad Bower’s website: www.monsterpluscomic.com
Erica Henderson’s Twitter: @EricaFails
Erica Henderson’s website: ericafailsatlife.tumblr.com
 
And if you want to back Erica’s Kickstarter, Baby’s First Mythos, then you can find it right here:
www.kickstarter.com/projects/49028176/babys-first-mythos

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