08th Aug2013

Episode 51 – Sunday Morning Service with Andy Belanger!

by Chris Thompson

With Andy Belanger …
 
After last week’s monumental 50th episode (which you can listen to right here), I finish up my San Diego Comic-Con coverage with a special interview conducted over breakfast with Andy Belanger (Kill Shakespeare, Bottle Of Awesome, Black Church). As with previous SDCC interviews, this is raw and unedited with a lot of ambient noise – but it’s more in keeping with the usual long-form discussion you’ve come to expect from Pop Culture Hound.
 
So settle in as Andy & I discuss his approach to storytelling, how he got started in comics, what motivates and inspires him, and explore some of the deeper subtext to be found in his work. We also delve into his work on Kill Shakespeare and look at how that’s evolved from the initial 12-issue series to the current 5-issue run.
 
Plus we tackle other questions like: Where did he find the amazing and talented Shari Chankhamma? What’s it like working with Conor McCreery & Anthony Del Col? How does it feel to have a whole generation of students base their image of Shakespearean icons on his work? And what does he really think about under-age drinking? It’s a fun interview filled with plenty of laughs and a few surprises – but seriously, would you expect anything less?
 
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
 
Andy Belanger’s Twitter: @AndyBelanger
Andy Belanger’s website: andybelangerart.blogspot.com
 
And to get a copy of Black Church for yourself:
www.lounak.com/werehouse/index.php?route=product/category&path=59

14th Jul2013

Episode 48 – Going West with Michael Moreci & Drew Zucker!

by Chris Thompson

With Michael Moreci & Drew Zucker …
 
This week I have a special guest co-host in the form of ‘That Fred Girl’ Nicole Rodrigues. First up we take cover with Ed Brisson, Johnnie Christmas & Shari Chankhamma’s Sheltered #1 from Image Comics; then take a shot at Si Spurrier & Jeff Stokely’s Six-Gun Gorilla #2 from Boom Studios. From there we scare up some discussion about Joshua Williamson & Goran Sudzuka’s Ghosted #1 from Image/Skybound Entertainment; and discuss Michael Moreci & Drew Zucker’s brutal Western saga Skybreaker from Monkeybrain Comics.
 
If that’s not enough I also chat with Michael & Drew about their work on Skybreaker, and what the experience has taught them so far. We delve into their approach to the old West, why it ended up at Monkeybrain, how long it takes to work on each issue, and what’s coming up next. Plus, as part of our live recording at the Silver Snail in Toronto, I chat with actress Trenna Keating who was there to meet fans of her new Syfy series, Defiance. It’s a jam-packed episode and things are only getting bigger as we head towards SDCC next week!
 
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
Nicole Rodrigues Twitter: @fred42
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Michael Moreci’s Twitter: @MichaelMoreci
Michael Moreci’s website: www.michaelmoreci.com
Drew Zucker’s Twitter: @Drew_Zucker
Drew Zucker’s website: www.drewzuckersblog.blogspot.com
 
Trenna Keating’s Twitter: @TrennaKeating
Silver Snail’s website: silversnail.com

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