Fri, 24 August 2007
Word Balloon presents this 2 part chat with writer Marty Pasko.
He started his career as a freelance writer, but soon worked his way through the DC ranks , writing runs on Superman, Dectetive Comics, Justice League Of America, Swamp Thing, and Wonder Woman.
He also revamped The Metal Men, Doctor Fate, The Blackhawks, Secret Six, and Kobra, among others.
Marty shares a detailed look at the 1970's DC bullpen , and the changes in making comics from the Bronze Age, through today.
Fri, 17 August 2007
Couldn't make the trip to Chicago? No problem, just close your eyes and Word Balloon takes you there in this audio podcast report
Taped from the convention floor, host John Siuntres scanned the rows of artist alley and beyond to get quick moments with an assortment of comic creators and executives, that run the gamut of the comics world.
Matt Anderson & Eric Hutchins (White Picket Fences)
Dan Didio (Executive Editor DC Comics)
Art Baltazar & Franco (Tiny Titans)
Will Pieffer (Catwoman & Amazons Attack)
Skottie Young (New X-Men)
Matt Wagner (Grendel, Madame Xanadu, Zorro)
Tony Digerolomo (Bongo Comics, Super Frat, Zombie County)
Micheal Avon Oeming (Mice Templar, Spider-Man Red Sonia, Powers)
Phil Hester (Thirteen Steps, The Darkness)
Ande Parks (Daredevil Annual, Blood Red)
Andy Owens (Buffy Season 8, Countdown Arena)
Don Kramer (Dectective Comics)
Andrew Pepoy (Jack Of Fables, Bongo Comics)
Chris Kirby (Lost Squad)
Dave Wachter (Scar Tissue)
Pat Loika (Pantheon, Path To Armegeddon)
Shane White & Scott Reed (The Overman)
Christian Beranek (Silent Devil Productions)
Raven Gregory (Return To Wonderland)
Sean McManus (The Sin Of Mark Grimm)
Ralph Tedesco (Xenoscope Books)
B Clay Moore (Hawaian Dick, The Leading Man)
Chris Moreno (Sidekicks, Frontline: World War Hulk)
Mon, 13 August 2007
In tribute to the life and career of master artist Mike Wieringo , Word Balloon presents this 2005 interview.
Mike was the first comic creator to approach me about Word Balloon, rather than my attempting to contact them. He wanted to hear my interview with his friend Jeff Parker , but was having trouble downloading it. This afforded me the chance to get him to do this early WB chat.
Ringo gives us an overview of his career from start to his then current work with Peter David on Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man. We also talk about his Fantastic Four run with Mark Waid , Tellos, the series he co-created with Todd Dezago, and his DC work on Adventures Of Superman.
Wieringo passed away this weekend, at the young age of 44. Way too soon for this incredible talent and all around good guy.
Thanks for all the entertainment Mike , and rest in peace.