Saturday, April 29, 2006

Wordballoon loves the OREGONIAN

Very kind of the state paper to mention our humble show in friday's entertainment section. Two other podcasts worth mentioning are "Word Balloon" and "Radio Fanboy." Both give listeners about an hour of in-depth interviews and information on upcoming projects from the industry's top talents Hope the comic creators out there take notice, and join me soon for a chat.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

LIFE UNDER THE SEA, WITH KURT BUSIEK

KURT GIVES UAS THE LOWDOWN ON HIS CURRENT RUNS , INCLUDING AQUAMAN SWORD OF ATLANTIS WITH ARTISTS BUTCH GUICE , AN 8 PART SUPERMAN ARC, CO-WRITTEN WITH GEOFF JOHNS AND ARTIST PETE WOODS. PLUS WE'LL CHECK IN ON ASTRO CITY, ARROWSMITH, AND LOOK BACK AT JLA-AVENGERS

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Behind The Scenes of "52"

IN MAY, DC UNVEILS IT'S YEAR LONG WEEKLY EVENT "52" . SINCE SEPTEMBER OF 2005, WE'VE BEEN FORTUNATE TO TALK WITH SOME OF THE CREATORS BEHIND THIS EVENT. TO PUT THE CLUES TOGETHER BEHIND THIS EVENT WORDBALLON LOOKS BACK AT THE COMMENTS MADE BY WRITERS MARK WAID, GEOFF JOHNS, GREG RUCKA, AND KEITH GIFFEN . THE GUYS TALK ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE OF CHECKING EGOS AT THE DOOR AND TAKING ON THIS VERY UNIQUE CHALLENGE . YOU'LL HEAR FUNNY ANECDOTES ABOUT THE PROCESS, THE CHARACTERS THAT SOME OF THESE GUYS FIND DIFFICULT TO WRITE, AND THE LESSONS LEARNED FROM PAST EVENTS THAT WENT WRONG.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

WONDERING, WITH ALLAN HEINBERG

A TRUE PLEASURE TO HAVE THIS IN DEPTH CONVERSATION WITH ALLAN HEINBERG , WHO'S WRITTEN GREAT COMIC STORIES IN A VERY SHORT TIME. WE TALK ABOUT HIS EISNER NOMINATED WORK ON YOUNG AVENGERS , FROM DEVELOPING THE CONCEPT TO WHERE HE AND ARTIST JIM CHEUNG WILL TAKE THEM IN VOL 2. PLUS A LOOK AT WONDER WOMAN, AS ALLAN TAKES OVER WRITING THE NEW MONTHLY SERIES DEBUTING IN JUNE WITH ART FROM TERRY DODSON . WE'LL ALSO LEARN HOW ALLAN DEALT WITH THE TRANSITION FROM WRITING TELEPLAYS TO COMIC SCRIPTS, AND COLLABORATING WITH FRIENDS LIKE JEPH LOEB AND GEOFF JOHNS

Monday, April 17, 2006

SAUL COLT AND THE SSS COMICS LINE

SAUL TELLS US ALL ABOUT WRITING AND PUBLISHING HIS SSS COMICS LINE, FROM THE SEXY HERO ADVENTURES OF ECLIPSE AND VEGA, TO SCI ADVENTURE WITH ZEN :BOUNTY HUNTER, PLUS THE TWO FISTED ACTION OF DANGER . SEE THE BOOKS FOR YOURSELF AT THE SSS COMICS WEBSITE AND LISTEN TO SAUL'S TALES OF LIFE ON THE CONVENTION CIRCUIT , ENCOUNTERS WITH SOME OF THE GREATS IN THE COMIC MAKING BUSINESS, AND LOTS OF TV FILM AND COMICS TALK.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Walking Through The Park With (Daniel) Way

Where are we going without ever knowing THE WAY? Fastball's prophetic lyrics still ring true. Way shows us the path Wolverine is about to take in the debut of his 2nd monthly title WOLVERINE ORIGINS. The seeds Dan has planted in his Wolverine run are about to bloom, so it's fitting he spells out details while strolling through the park, on an April afternoon. We'll also preview Dan's GHOST RIDER series , find out what's happening with the unfinished crime comic GUN THEORY, and preview some other projects debuting this year.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Writer Joe Casey-Ambassodor Of Godland

JOE GIVES US THE LOWDOWN ON HIS CONTINUING IMAGE SERIES GODLAND, WITH TOM SCIOLI, PLUS TWO MARVEL MINI SERIES FANTASTIC FOUR:FIRST FAMILY, AND IRON MAN THE INEVITABLE. PLUS WE TALK ABOUT BEN 10 THE CARTOON NETWORK SERIES DEVELOPED BY JOE AND THE OTHER CREATORS AT MEN OF ACTION , AND WE'LL DISCUSS THE UPCOMING EVENT BOOKS FROM MARVEL AND DC, "CIVIL WAR" "52" AND "ANNIHILATION".

Sunday, April 09, 2006

ANGEL OUT OF THE ALLEY with writer Jeff Marriotte

AS THE ANGEL TV SERIES CAME TO A CLOSE WHO MADE IT OUT OF THAT FINAL FIGHT IN THE ALLEY AGAINST THE MINIONS OF WOLFRAM 7 HART. WRITER JEFF MARIOTTE ANSWERS SOME OF THOSE QUESTIONS IN ANGEL:OLD FRIENDS, THE IDW MINI SERIES THAT RE-UNITES THE SURVIVING MEMBERS OF TEAM ANGEL. THE WRITER ALSO GIVES US THE LOWDOWN ON HIS WORK ON THE AGE OF CONAN NOVELS, HIS IDW WESTERN HORROR SERIES DESPERADO, AND WE TALK ABOUT HIS WORK WITH ARTISTS LIKE JOHN SERVERIN, JOHN CASSADAY , AND JEREMY HAUN , PLUS WHAT IT'S LIKE WRITING FOR LICSENED PROPERTIES LIKE STAR TREK, THE BUFFYVERSE, AND OTHERS.

Buffy's Master : Mark Metcalf Interview

SURE EVERYBODY KNOWS AND LOVES MARK'S TURNS AS DOUGLAS NEEDAMEIER IN ANIMAL HOUSE AND THE TWISTED SISTER VIDEO FOR "WE'RE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT" BUFFY & ANGEL'S ARCH NEMESIS THE MASTER, AND SEINFELDS RIVAL FOR ELAINE'S AFFECTION, THE MAESTRO, BUT THAT'S JUST A FEW OF THE HIGHLIGHTS IN HIS LONG ACTING CAREER. WE TALK ABOUT HIS WORK WITH MANY OF THE TOP NAMES IN FILM STAGE AND TV , FROM MIKE NICHOLS AND JOHN LANDIS, TO JOSS WHEDON AND LARRY DAVID. PLUS MARK TALKS ABOUT HIS CURRENT WORK IN MILWAUKEE, INCLUDING A NEW PLAY, AND HIS RESTAURANT NORTH OF MILWAUKEE, LIBBY MONTANA'S. WE RECORDED THIS JUST BEFORE THE LUNCH CROWD HIT, ON A LATE TUESDAY MORNING.

Friday, April 07, 2006

re-post Dan Slott

man that's frustrating. Sorry, it seems the occasional mp3 file gets snipped at the end, when I've been uploading things to my site. Here's the full interview, including the last 8 minutes , which were snuipped from the first post.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Stand back, as Dan Slott whips out his THING

DAN'S SHE-HULK TOOK A LITTLE WHILE TO FIND IT'S AUDIENCE, BUT NOW FANS ARE WELL AWARE OF , AND APPRECIATE THE BOOKS LIGHT HEARTED TONE, AND WRY TAKE ON THE MARVEL UNIVERSE. DAN'S OTHER CURRENT MONTHLY, THE THING HAS THE TONE OF IT'S PREDECESSOR, THE CLASSIC MARVEL TWO-IN ONE, WHICH WAS THE DE-FACTO THING MONTHLY OF THE 70'S AND 80'S. DAN'S HERE TO TELL FANS WHAT THEY'RE MISSING IN THE THING, PLUS WE REVISIT OLDER SLOTT RUNS, ON BOOKS LIKE THE BATMAN ADVENTURES, ARKHAM ASYLUM , THE TWO GUN KID, AND BIG MAX, DAN'S INDIE BOOK GETTING A NEW REVIVAL THIS MONTH.