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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13th Feb2013

Episode 27 – Telling Stories with Bill Willingham!

by Chris Thompson

With Bill Willingham …
 
It’s a big episode this week, so don’t say we didn’t warn you … First up, Taylor & I take a look at Elephantmen #46 by Richard Starkings, Shaky Kane & friends. If you only buy one comic this week then make it that one! As a tribute, we also play another one of the great Shaky Kane’s unreleased tracks. If you missed the first one then you can find that here.
 
If that’s not enough, we also have an extensive chat with Bill Willingham (Fables, Shadowpact, Elementals) about his career, the current state of Vertigo, his writing process, and the idea behind Fabletown & Beyond.
 
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
 
Bill Willingham Twitter: @BillWillingham
Bill Willingham website: www.billwillingham.com
 
Fabletown & Beyond Twitter: @fablescon
Fabletown & Beyond website: fablescon.com

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06th Feb2013

Episode 26 – Hanging with Michel Fiffe & Christopher Sebela!

by Chris Thompson

With Michel Fiffe & Chris Sebela …
 
Occasionally we miss stuff first time around (I know! We’re as shocked as you are), so this week Taylor & I take a look at the second printing of Django Unchained #1 from Vertigo/DC Comics. It’s an adaptation of Tarantino’s full script for the film by R.M. Guéra, Jason Latour & friends.
 
We also have TWO very exciting interviews for you to enjoy once again … First up, Taylor chats with Michel Fiffe (Copra, Zegas, Deathzone) about self-publishing, breaking the Kirby barrier, and much more.
 
Then I talk with writer Christopher Sebela (Screamland, Captain Marvel), who has just released High Crimes #1 through Monkeybrain Comics. We discuss how he started out, what avenues are available to creators, and how a network of Chrisses might just rule the world.
 
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
 
Michel Fiffe Twitter: @MichelFiffe
Michel Fiffe website: michelfiffe.com
 
Christopher Sebela Twitter: @xtop
Christopher Sebela website: thehorriblespaces.com
 
And if you’d like to read the first issue of High Crimes, you can get it right now for just 99 cents: www.comixology.com/High-Crimes-1/digital-comic/DIG002934

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30th Jan2013

Episode 25 – Raging with Tom Morello & Matt Miner!

by Chris Thompson

With Tom Morello & Matt Miner …
 
This week Taylor & I have an in-depth discussion about Dark Horse Comics’ Orchid, which reaches its stunning conclusion with issue 12 this week. It’s a book deserving of a wider audience, so if you missed the original run of the series you can still pick it up in trades.
 
We also have TWO very exciting interviews for you to enjoy this week … First up, I chat with Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave, The Nightwatchman) about writing Orchid, taking the leap into comics, why comics are a perfect medium for activism, and much more.
 
Then I talk with animal activist Matt Miner, who is currently on the tail end of an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign for Liberator. We discuss his Scott Snyder connection, what it’s like to work on your first comic, how people can help the cause, and other ways to ‘Kickstart’ a revolution.
 
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
 
Tom Morello Twitter: @tmorello
Tom Morello website: www.nightwatchmanmusic.com
 
Matt Miner Twitter: @MattMinerXVX
Matt Miner website: mattminer.net
 
And if you want to get in on the Kickstarter for Liberator, you can find that here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/mattminer/liberator-4-issue-comic-series-by-matt-miner

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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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16th Jan2013

Episode 23 – Ghosthunting with Frank Barbiere!

by Chris Thompson

With Frank Barbiere …
 
It’s time for a savage review this week as we look at Frank Cho’s return to Marvel with Savage Wolverine #1. Did it claw its way to the top of the heap or simply drive us berserk? Find out now.
 
Then Taylor chats with writer Frank J. Barbiere, whose Five Ghosts series was recently picked up by Image Comics for a March release. They talk about the origin of the project, what it’s all about, and how to make a start 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
 
Frank J. Barbiere Twitter: @atlasincognita
Frank J. Barbiere blog: atlasincognita.com
 
And if you want to see the original Kickstarter campaign for Five Ghosts, you can find that here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1474610911/five-ghosts

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09th Jan2013

Episode 22 – Vacationing with Christian Ward!

by Chris Thompson

With Christian Ward …
 
This week Taylor and I are joined live in the studio by a very special guest, but first we take some time out to look at one of Marvel Now’s more controversial releases, The Superior Spider-Man #1 by Dan Slott, Ryan Stegman & Edgar Delgado. Were we caught up in its web or did it just leave us hanging? You’ll have to wait and see.
 
Then we have a long and sexy chat (his words, not mine!) with writer/artist Christian Ward who joined us at PCH headquarters to discuss this week’s bumper-sized conclusion to Infinite Vacation. We talk about storytelling, his collaboration with Nick Spencer, what makes him cry, and that all-important topic: process. How many times can one man say ‘sexy’ during an interview? Listen and find out.
 
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
 
Christian Ward Twitter: @cjwardart
Christian Ward website: www.cwardillustration.com

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02nd Jan2013

Episode 21 – Christmas with Emma Ríos & Guillermo Ortego!

by Chris Thompson

With Emma Rios & Guillermo Ortego …
 
Although our look at Marvel Now! may be winding down, this week Taylor and I have the hotly anticipated (at least by us) Morbius The Living Vampire #1 from Joe Keatinge & Richard Elson and New Avengers #1 from Jonathan Hickman & Steve Epting to enjoy.
 
We also present the long-overdue Christmas/New Year Special I recorded with artists Emma Ríos and Guillermo Ortego at Malta Comic-Con last month. Aside from sharing beers and cracking jokes, we make fun of my poor attempts at Spanish; discuss techniques and how they got started in the industry; share our mutual love for Brandon Graham, David Aja, and classic Westerns; talk about what’s coming up next; and much, much more!
 
All that and we continue to enjoy our BrewDog Craft Beers with the mind-blowingly strong Anarchist/Alchemist.
 
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
 
Emma Ríos Twitter: @emmartian
Emma Ríos Tumblr: steinerfrommars.tumblr.com
 
Guillermo Ortego Twitter: @willortego
Guillermo Ortego website: willortego.com

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19th Dec2012

Episode 20 – Malta Comic-Con, Dave Gibbons & Herb Trimpe!

by Chris Thompson

With Dave Gibbons & Herb Trimpe …
 
This week I take a look back at the absolutely amazing Malta Comic-Con I’ve recently returned from – then Taylor & I discuss some of the gems found there, including Sean Azzopardi’s latest release Same Day Return.
 
We also present a very special panel I conducted with comics industry legends Dave Gibbons (Watchmen, Secret Service) and Herb Trimpe (The Incredible Hulk, G.I. Joe) where we find out what these two gents share in common and how they feel about being elder statesmen.
 
Plus we continue to enjoy our BrewDog Craft Beers with the delicious Christmas Porter and Dead Pony Club.
 
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
Dave Gibbons Twitter: @davegibbons90
 
Sean Azzopardi Twitter: @Seanazz
Sean Azzopardi website: sean-azzopardi.com
 
Malta Comic Con Twitter: @MaltaComicCon
Malta Comic-Con website: www.maltacomic-con.com
 
Bernard Micallef: arcanacrusade.weebly.com
Jeanelle Zammit: natsume-1990.deviantart.com
ASTRO Comics: www.maltacomic-con.com/artist/44/astro
PILOT Anthology: www.maltacomic-con.com/artist/49/pilot-comic-anthology
Dean Fenech: www.deanfenech.com
Maria Isabella Grech: www.facebook.com/MariaIsabellaGrechart
Nel Pace: calcination.deviantart.com

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18th Dec2012

Episode 19 – Changing with Ales Kot & Morgan Jeske!

by Chris Thompson

With Ales Kot & Morgan Jeske …
 
We’re a bit late this time around, but it’s not entirely hopeless as Taylor and I take a deeper look at Dennis Hopeless’ two contributions to Marvel Now! Avengers Arena #1 and Cable & X-Force #1.
 
Taylor also chats with Ales Kot (Wild Children) and Morgan Jeske (Disappearing Town) about working together on their new mini-series Change from Image Comics. Plus we continue to enjoy our BrewDog Craft Beers with the rather potent Dogma.
 
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
 
Ales Kot Twitter: @ales_kot
Ales Kot Tumblr: aleskot.tumblr.com
 
Morgan Jeske Twitter: @MorganJeske
Morgan Jeske Tumblr: morganjeske.tumblr.com
 
Listen to our previous interview with Ales Kot here: popculturehound.net/pch-podcast-episode-3-with-wild-childrens-ales-kot
 
And you can read the prequel plus the first eight pages of Change here: www.bleedingcool.com/2012/12/08/two-prequel-pages-for-ales-kots-change-1-and-not-in-the-comic