Fri, 30 May 2014
To celebrate the podcast's 9th Anniversary we go back to a June 2008 conversation on the phone with Ed and Matt. They were just starting their new colaboartion on X-Men with issue 500 and wrapping up their Iron Fist work.
Great chats about all their then current books, plus hilarious pop culture talk, including drunk Orson Welles, tv & movie reviews and more.
Wed, 21 May 2014
On Todays Word Balloon, we catch up with Matt Fraction for another Fireside Chat.Matt & Chip Zdarsky are enjoying massive popularity with their Image Book Sex Criminals, which is at the top of the NYT Best Seller List , not to mention Time Magazine's Comic Book Of The year, and even more mainstream press critical acclaim. We talk about the book, plus his other Image series Sattelite Sam co-created with Howard Chaykin , and the continuing Hawkeye series for Marvel with David Aja and Annie Wu.
Then an amazing Kickstarter campaign to support a play about the life and career of Jack Kirby is discussed with the husband & wife creators behind the project, Fred Van Lente & Playwright Crystal Skillman. We talk about KING KIRBY which is part of the Comic Book Theater Festival happening in June at The Brick in NYC. We talk about the unique challenges of presenting this as a stage play, Crystal's meeting with the legendary Producer/Director Hal Prince , and more.
We wrap up with writer Marc Andreyko, who amidst controversy has taken on the writing chores on Batwoman for DC, and delivering an excellent superhero rocedural with strong charcter moments . Marc talks about the book,and projects with Clive Barker for BOOM! , a fun spy book for IDW, and his Cinderella arc that just wrapped up in Vertigo's FAIREST.
Mon, 12 May 2014
Word Balloon Podcast Hasan Minahj On Stand Up Planet , Steve Skroce's Doc Frankenstein Returns and C2E2 Podcasters Roundtable
On This episode of Word Balloon, Hasan Minajh talks about his project Stand Up Planet, a documentary series that debuts Wed May 14th at 7pm on the cable channels LINK TV, PIVOT, The So Cal Public TV tation KCET and streaming live at standupplanet.org. This 2 part docu takes an amazing look at stand up comedy in the third world, and is worth your attention. Featured in the show are comedians from India and South Africa, and words of wisodm from comedy legends Bill Cosby, Norman Lear (All In The Family) , and Carl Reiner (The Dick Van Dyke Show)
Comic Artist Steve Skroce joins us to talk about the return of Doc Frankenstien and his work with Filmmakers and Comic Book Vets The Wachowskis on his Burlyman Comics, and their films including The Matrix Trilogy, Cloud Atlas, V For Vendetta, and this summer's Jupiter Ascending.
We wrap up with a C2E2 Podcaters roundtable featuring Steve Dismie of Comic Book Queers Wendy Freeman of Double Page Spread , Chris Marshall of Collected Comic Library and John Mayo of Comic Book Page
Mon, 12 May 2014
As promised, we begin the feature "Private Talk In Public Places"
In this exclusive interview for Word Balloon's Patreon subscribers, artist Robert Atkins (GI JOE, IDW DARK HORSE MARVEL) shares his tips on ways he engages his audience to build his audience.
To hear this interview, subscribe to the podcast for only $1 a month by going to patreon.com/wordballoon
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Tue, 6 May 2014
On this episode of Word Balloon, we start with Phil Jimenez who's getting ready for his May 10th live art seminar for Comics Experience . We talk about the Master class on action and acting on the comic page . We also talk about Wonder Woman, Infinite Crisis and his take on the Marvel & DCU today .
The we wrap up our exclusive C2E2 floor interviews
Gail Simone is back to talk about Batgirl, Red Sonja and Lara Croft.
Greg Pak talks Superman-Batman and Action Comics
Charles Soule talks Swamp Thing Red Lanterns Superman-Wonder Woman, and Letter 44
Nicola Scott talks Earth-2
Brit Neil Gibson discusses his horror anthologies Twisted Dark and the challenges of breaking intio the american comics market
Artist Jim Trry talks about his Dark Horse Comics series The Sundowners with Tim Seeley
Tony Fleecs and Thom Zahler talk My Little Pony and Thom's upcoming episode of Ultimate Spider-Man