Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Drew Friedman and the Original Kings Of Comedy

an audio tour of the indie master artist's latest book, Old Jewish Comedians, from Fantagraphics. We talk about the careers of Jerry Lewis Bud Abbott, and Milton Berle and the lesser lights like Benny Rubin, Herbie Faye, and Mousie Garnder. Drew also shares some his influences that led to his unique style of art and satire, tales of working with R Crumb, and Art Spigelman, and answers age old literary questions like "What night time TV soap star did JD Salinger stalk in the 80's", "What comic strip kept Vladimir Nabokov mystified/" and "Who is Menasha Skulnick ?" Podtrac Player

Friday, March 23, 2007

Steve Niles Terrifying Tales

Steve Niles made his mark in comics when he formed his own publishing company called Arcane Comix, where he published, edited and adapted several comics and anthologies for Eclipse Comics. His adaptations have included works by Clive Barker, Richard Matheson and Harlan Ellison. Niles is best known for his horror noir chracter Cal McDonald the star of many mini series and prose projects, his original vapire tale 30 days of night will sooon be released as a major motion picture, He's also working with comics legend bernie wrightson on City of Others, and on several other projects that come up in the course of our conversation. We'll talk about his work with Sam Rami, Tim Bradstreet Thomas Jane, and the pros and cons of comic creators on the web Podtrac Player

Monday, March 19, 2007

Flying With Jeph Loeb Pat 2

Wordballoon, in association with newsarama.com presents part 2, as we wrap things up with the writer of many Marvel Comics and The Co-Executive Producer of NBC's Heroes. We discuss the Buffy Season 8 comic book from dark Horse and jeph's eventual association with the series. We also get into a detailed debate about the amount of publisher wide events that DC and Marvel are serving non-stop to their readers. Finally we wrap up with an insider's view of the breakout hit tv series of this season, Heroes Podtrac Player

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Flying Busines Class With Jeph Loeb pt 1

In our first WB conversation, Jeph and I spoke on his car phone, while he made his daily commute from his home to the studios of LOST . The travelouge nature of our talks continue in this chat which starts in the cabride from Wonder-Con, To The SF airport, and finally wraps up at stately Loeb Manor, and his new office digs at HEROES. In part 1, Jeph gives us the background behind his Wolverine run, and his involvemnt in Civil War, which led to the creation of FALLEN SON, THE DEATH OF CAPT AMERICA Podtrac Player

Monday, March 12, 2007

THE BENDIS TAPES FEB 07 Pt3

We wrap up our talk with Brian Bendis. see How mnay hidden double meanings there are in some of his answers, givien the recent events in the Marvel Universe and their impact on the two Avengers teams.... Podtrac Player

Sunday, March 04, 2007

THE BENDIS TAPES FEB 07 Pt2

Part 2 of our marathon conversation continues, with comments about the philosophy behind comic book events, more backgorund of Ultimate Spider-Man and The Avengers books, and lots more! Podtrac Player