21st Aug2013

Episode 53 – Making A Sacrifice with Sam Humphries!

by Chris Thompson

With Sam Humphries …
 
Hot on the heels of last week’s interview with rising star Joshua Williamson (which you can find here), I chat with another burgeoning talent in the form of Sam Humphries (Our Love Is Real, Uncanny X-Force, Avengers: A.I.) whose self-published series Sacrifice is collected by Dark Horse Comics this week.
 
We talk about how he was destined for comics, why self-publishing is so important, discovering your limitations, and what makes Sacrifice such a personal work. It’s a fun and interesting discussion about what it takes to make it in comics and how it can sometimes take years to be an overnight success.
 
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
 
Sam Humphries’ Twitter: @samhumphries
Sam Humphries’ website: samhumphries.com

27th Feb2013

Episode 29 – Symbiosis with Steven Sanders & Melksham Comic Con!

by Chris Thompson

With Steve Sanders & Hayley Spencer …
 
It’s a slightly shorter episode this week as we recover from the wonders of London Super Comic Convention. I take a moment to look back at how the weekend went and to plug some of our upcoming UK shows, including Melksham Comic Con and Thought Bubble.
 
Then I chat with writer/artist/world-builder Steven Sanders about his ambitious and revolutionary Kickstarter campaign for Symbiosis. We discuss the impact Our Love Is Real had on his career, what Symbiosis actually is, as well as some of the legal and business issues involved.
 
If that’s not enough to ‘kickstart’ your week, I also chat with Hayley Spencer, the organiser of Melksham Comic Con. We look at the origins of the show, what it takes to run a not-for-profit organisation, and how Kickstarter can be used to make events happen.
 
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.





 
Steven Sanders Twitter: @stevensanders
Steven Sanders website: studiosputnik.com
 
And if you want to get in on the Kickstarter for Symbiosis, you can find that here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/570044257/symbiosis-a-creative-commons-art-book
 
Melksham Comic Con Twitter: @Melksham_Con
Melksham Comic Con website: www.melkshamcomiccon.co.uk
 
And if you want to get in on the Kickstarter for Melksham Comic Con, you can find that here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/komix/melksham-comic-con-2013

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23rd Jan2013

Episode 24 – Getting Ugly with Ken Kristensen & Ryan Estrada!

by Chris Thompson

With Ken Kristensen & Ryan Estrada …
 
Marvel Now! ends on a high (at least for us) with Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie’s Young Avengers #1, and Sam Humphries & Ron Garney’s Uncanny X-Force #1.
 
If that’s not enough, we also have TWO big interviews for you to enjoy … First up, I talk with Ken Kristensen, writer/co-creator of Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, which proved to be a surprise hit from Image Comics last week. We discuss the idea behind the book, how his collaboration with artist MK Perker came to be, and why Todd is more a crime book than anything else.
 
Then Taylor chats with creator Ryan Estrada, who is currently on the tail end of an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign for The Whole Story. They talk about comics, travel, Kickstarter success, and how to forge your own path in the industry today.
 
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
 
Ken Kristensen Twitter: @kenkristensen
Ken Kristensen Tumblr: kenkristensen.com
 
Ryan Estrada Twitter: @ryanestrada
Ryan Estrada website: www.ryanestrada.com
 
And if you want to get in on the Kickstarter for The Whole Story, you can find that here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/ryanestrada/the-whole-story-winter-2013

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