12th Mar2014

Episode 79 – Rediscovering the Dream Thief with Jai Nitz!

by Chris Thompson

With Jai Nitz …
 
After last week’s chat with Greg Rucka (which you can still listen to here), this time I catch up with Jai Nitz (Green Hornet, Paper Museum, El Diablo) who wrote my favourite mini-series of last year, Dream Thief, which has just been released in trade this week from Dark Horse Comics.
 
Jai & I discuss how he first broke into comics, what makes a good editor, the advantages (and disadvantages) that new creators face, and what’s coming up next for him & Dream Thief. It’s a great conversation with one of the hardest-working guys you may not yet know!
 
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
 
Jai Nitz’s Twitter: @JAINITZ1
Jai Nitz’s IMDB profile: www.imdb.com/name/nm3086210

05th Mar2014

Episode 78 – Pulling Back The Veil with Greg Rucka!

by Chris Thompson

With Greg Rucka …
 
Following on from last episode with The Bunker‘s Joshua Hale Fialkov (which you can still listen to here) – this week I catch up with the incredibly talented writer Greg Rucka (Whiteout, Queen & Country, Lazarus) about his new series Veil, which is out now from Dark Horse Comics!
 
Greg & I chat about what first drew him to writing, how he balances comic scripts and prose, and what his writing process is like. Plus we discuss the difference a good editor can make and what he’s learned after a successful Kickstarter campaign for Lady Sabre with Rick Burchett.
 
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
 
Greg Rucka’s Twitter: @ruckawriter
Greg Rucka’s website: www.gregrucka.com

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19th Feb2014

Episode 77 – Entering The Bunker with Joshua Hale Fialkov!

by Chris Thompson

With Joshua Hale Fialkov …
 
After the conclusion of my Angoulême Festival coverage with Paul Pope, Natalie Nourigat & Nicholas Hitori De (which you can still listen to here) – we return to our regularly scheduled programming this week with writer Joshua Hale Fialkov (Echoes, Skyman, The Bunker).
 
In what proves to be a rather frank (and lengthy) interview, Joshua opens up about how he got started, the personal trials and tribulations that have shaped his writing, and how he sees the industry today. It’s an entertaining & interesting discussion that I’d encourage everyone to hang around for.
 
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 Hale Fialkov’s Twitter: @JoshFialkov
Joshua Hale Fialkov’s Tumblr: joshfialkov.tumblr.com
 
And you can listen to Josh Fialkov & Joe Infurnari’s commentary on The Bunker #1 right here:
v.comicvine.com/podcast/TheBunker01Commentary_021714-02-17-2014-0451926991.mp3

13th Feb2014

Episode 76 – Live from Angoulême with Paul Pope & friends!

by Chris Thompson

With Paul Pope, Natalie Nourigat & Nicholas Hitori De …
 
Following on from last week’s Angoulême special with Joe Keatinge & friends (which you can still listen to here) – this week I conclude my report from the 41st Festival International de la Bande Dessinée in Angoulême with Paul Pope, Natalie Nourigat & Nicholas Hitori De!
 
First up, I chat with the talented Natalie Nourigat & Nicholas Hitori De about art, travel, and what it’s like working with Jamie S. Rich. Then I present Paul Pope’s discussion from Angoulême, including my scene-stealing question (okay, I may be a little biased on that one!) … The sound isn’t ideal, but hopefully you can hang in there for it.
 
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
 
Paul Pope’s Twitter: @PULPH0PE
Paul Pope’s website: paulpope.com
 
Natalie Nourigat’s Twitter: @Tallychyck
Natalie Nourigat’s website: natalienourigat.com
 
Nicholas Hitori De’s Twitter: @Nicohitoride
Nicholas Hitori De’s website: nicohitoride.com
 
BD Angoulême’s Twitter: @actudufauve
BD Angoulême’s website: www.bdangouleme.com

06th Feb2014

Episode 75 – Live from Angoulême with Joe Keatinge & friends!

by Chris Thompson

With Joe Keatinge, Heidi MacDonald & Bobby Chiu …
 
After last week’s chat with the gifted and insanely busy Zack Whedon (which you can still listen to here) – I’m back with the first of my reports from the 41st Festival International de la Bande Dessinée in Angoulême! This week I chat with Joe Keatinge, Heidi MacDonald, and Imaginism Studios’ founder/creative director Bobby Chiu.
 
First up, Joe & I talk about what he’s been working on since the end of Glory, and what’s coming up next. Then Heidi chats about her first Angoulême experience and how it’s affected her view of US shows. Finally, Imaginism Studios’ Bobby Chiu discusses their animated comic Niko & the Sword of Light, plus their continued work in film.
 
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
 
Joe Keatinge’s Twitter: @joekeatinge
Joe Keatinge’s Tumblr: joekeatinge.tumblr.com
 
Heidi MacDonald’s Twitter: @Comixace
The Beat’s website: comicsbeat.com
 
Bobby Chiu’s Twitter: @bobbychiu
Imaginism Studios’ website: www.imaginismstudios.com
 
BD Angoulême’s Twitter: @actudufauve
BD Angoulême’s website: www.bdangouleme.com

29th Jan2014

Episode 74 – Finding Serenity with Zack Whedon!

by Chris Thompson

With Zack Whedon …
 
After last week’s enlightening discussion with Clifford Meth (which you can still listen to here), this week I take some time to chat with Zack Whedon about his film & television work, as well as his return to comics this week with Serenity: Leaves On The Wind from Dark Horse Comics!
 
Zack & I discuss what it’s like coming from a family of noted screenwriters, how he views the future and our place in it, what plans he has for the crew of Serenity now their story can be told, and what’s coming up from him in terms of further comic and TV work!
 
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
 
Zack Whedon’s Twitter: @zdubdub
Zack Whedon’s IMDB profile: www.imdb.com/name/nm0923738

24th Jan2014

Episode 73 – Comic Book Babbling On with Clifford Meth!

by Chris Thompson

With Clifford Meth …
 
Following on from a series of epic new year podcasts – including last week’s chat with the talented Fred Van Lente (which you can listen to here) – this time around I have the pleasure of speaking with writer, journalist and comics campaigner Clifford Meth!
 
Cliff and I talk about his background in and out of comics, the debt we owe all the creators who came before, the state of comics journalism today, and what made now the right time to finally release Comic Book Babylon. It’s a fascinating discussion with a guy who has been in the trenches for a long time and counts people like Harlan Ellison as friends.
 
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
 
Clifford Meth’s Twitter: @Clifford Meth
Clifford Meth’s website: thecliffordmethod.blogspot.com
 
You can purchase the book for your Kindle here: www.amazon.com/Comic-Book-Babylon-ebook
Or get one of signed limited edition copies from Aardwolf right here: aardwolfpublishing.com/ap

08th Jan2014

Episode 71 – Exploring Joe’s Comics with J. Michael Straczynski!

by Chris Thompson

With J. Michael Straczynski …
 
Following on from last week’s very special new year podcast with the amazing Gerard Way (which you can still listen to here) – I’m pleased to present this new episode recorded live, right here in London, with one of my favourite writers J. Michael Straczynski, otherwise known as JMS!
 
Joe and I discuss the many and varied comic projects he has going on at the moment, including Terminator for Dark Horse Comics, Twilight Zone for Dynamite Entertainment, and his continuing work on the Joe’s Comics imprint with Image Comics (Ten Grand, Sidekick, Protectors Inc.)
 
We also discuss his background with comics, what made him become a writer, the pitfalls and challenges he’s faced along the way, and why it’s important to reinvent yourself and your work. It’s a fascinating glimpse into the mind and process of the man who created Babylon 5 and who, at one time or another, has worked with every major character at the Big Two.
 
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
 
JMS’ Twitter: @straczynski
Studio JMS website: studiojms.com

01st Jan2014

Episode 70 – Talking All Ages & Killjoys with Gerard Way!

by Chris Thompson

With Gerard Way …
 
After last week’s fun-filled discussion with Geof Darrow and Pop Culture Hound’s Publisher of the Year, Mike Richardson from Dark Horse Comics (which you can still listen to here) – I’m very pleased to have the amazing Gerard Way join me on the podcast once again to see in the new year!
 
This time around we talk about the final issue of Killjoys which is out from Dark Horse Comics this week. Co-written with Shaun Simon, and featuring art by Becky Cloonan, colors by Dan Jackson and letters by Nate Piekos, The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys continued the story of the world first shown in the film clips for My Chemical Romance’s Na Na Na & Sing.
 
Gerard & I discuss what the end of Killjoys means to him, who he relates to within the series, and what’s up next now that the saga is finally over. Plus, in a Pop Culture Hound exclusive, we talk about what he has planned for Umbrella Academy and the recently revealed All Ages comics. It’s an epic start to an exciting new year!
 
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
 
Gerard Way’s Twitter: @gerardway
My Chemical Romance website: www.mychemicalromance.com
 
Dark Horse Comics’ Twitter: @DarkHorseComics
Dark Horse Comics’ website: www.darkhorse.com
 
And if you missed our earlier discussion about Killjoys #1, you can listen to that right here:
popculturehound.net/episode-45-where-music-comics-meet-with-gerard-way

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