Fri, 17 May 2013
Word Balloon Podcast Kevin Keller's Creator Dan Parent, Gerry Conway Mike Gold & Anthony Tollin On DC's Bronze Age
On this episode of Word Balloon, we talk with Archie Comics Writer/Artist Dan Parent , who created Kevin Keller, the New Kid In Riverdale, and after 3 nominations won the GLADD award this week. We talk about Kevin, and all the other great ideas that have made Archie Comics one of the most innovative publishers in comics.
Gerry Conway returns to talk about his days at DC Comics, from his first works starting in 1969, and his early 70's return that included a lot of work on Superman.
More Bronze Age DC talk with former colorist Anthony Tollin. Today Anthony is the publisher that is re-presenting the original stories of THE SHADOW, DOC SAVAGE, and other pulp heroes.Check out his catalog of books here.
We wrap up with Mike Gold, who was the editor of great books at First Comics like GRIMJACK JON SABLE AMERICAN FLAGG, and then brought a bunch of talent to DC in the 80's for runs on HAWKWORLD, GREEN ARROW, SUICIDE SQUAD , WASTELAND and more! We talk about Mike's pop culture website COMICMIX , which is also getting into the business to help creators make their comic books dreams into reality.
Fri, 10 May 2013
Word Balloon Podcast Kickstarter Success From Greg Rucka & Jamal Igle and Charles Soule's Busy Schedule
On this episode of Word Balloon, we check in with Greg Rucka , who with artist Rick Burchett and webmaster Eric Newsom have begun their Kickstarter campign for the Web comic Lady Sabre and The Pirates Of The Ineffable Aether . As of this posting they have exceeded their initial goal, but as Greg points out that means there are more books that can be published beyond the 192 page OGN. We also discuss Greg & Michael Lrk's new Image comic Lazarus, which begins in late June.
Then fresh from his FCBD siging in Chicago we catch up with Jamal Igle . His new female hero Molly bdanger also had a successful kickstarter campaign, and now the character made her print debut in Action Lab's FCBD book. We talk about how Jamal created the character, what he learned fom his KS experience, and what's next for both Jamal & Molly Danger.
Writer Charles Soule makes his Word Balloon debut, talking about his current work at DC (Swamp Thing & Red Lanterns) Marvel (Thunderbolts) and 2 exciting creator owned projects from Archaia (Strange Attractors out next week), and Oni Press (Letter 44 coming in October )
Fri, 3 May 2013
Word Balloon Podcast C2E2 Coverage and Kickstarter Success With Mark Schultz, Greg Pak & Jonathan Coulton
Our C2E2 coverage begins with floor interviews from Jimmy Palmiotti, Kyle Higgins, Doug Mahnke, and Scott Allie.
Then we check in with Mark Schultz who has a Kickstarter Campaign for a new collection THE ART OF MARK SCHULTZ CARBON and a hardcover edition of XENOZOIC.
More Kickstarter talk with Greg Pak & Jonathan Coulton as they combine their musical and comic book talents for the graphic novel CODE MONKEY SAVE WORLD.
We wrap up with the C2E2 Podcast panel featuring Wendi Friedman (Double Page Spread) Stevie Disme (Comic Book Queers) Chris Marshall ( Collected Comics Library ) Brian Pants Christman ( Comic Geek Speak ) , and Mike Pfeiffer ( Most People are DJs )