Thursday, August 23, 2007

Marty Pasko Man Of Bronze Part 1

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, Detective 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. Pasko shares a humorous and detailed look at the 1970's DC bullpen , and the changes in making comics from the Bronze Age, through today.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Live From Wizard Chicago 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. We'll catch up with creators like... 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)

Monday, August 13, 2007

A Tribute To Mike Wieringo 1962-2007

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. Thanks for all the entertainment Mike , and rest in peace. John Siuntres

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Tales Of the Un-Conventional

We're in that "twilight zone" time between two big conventions, post San Diego, but pre Wizard Chicago. To tide us over till the news from the windy city start pouring in, Word Balloon host John Siuntres presents this collection of creator convention stories. Brian Michael Bendis shares classic encounters with Lou Ferrigno, and a memorable writers panel where he had to contend with a great Marvel writer, who didn't agree with today's decompressed story telling. Jimmy Palmiotti talks about the strange promotion a convention in Spain set up, to tie into the release of the Garth Ennis Amanda Connor classic, THE PRO. Chuck Austen gives a first hand account Of Alan Moore strange adventures at the infamous 1986 SDCC, his first (and last) American convention, and then shares a 2002 Chicago story, about what it's like dealing with irate x-fans on the con circuit. And Tim Bradstreet tells us what it's like when master artist Jim Steranko holds court with younger creators , after hours at a con weekend.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Live Fron The San Diego Comicon 2007

Couldn't make the trip to San Diego? 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 that run the gamut of the comics world. We'll catch up with creators like... Ramona Fradon (Metamorpho, Aquaman) Zander Cannon (Top 10, SMAX) Mark Schultz (Bad Planet, Xenozoic Tales ) Jonathon Hickman (THE NIGHTLY NEWS) Mark Haven Brit (Full Color) Jeremey Haun (Narcoleptic Sunday, Excalibur) Jason Auron (Scalped, The Other Side) Tim Seeley (Hack Slash, Troma Anthology) David Mack (Kabuki Daredevil End Of Days) Ivan Brandon (24/7 Vol 2 , NYC MECH) Alex Saviuk (Amazing Spider-Man comic strip ) Sean McKeever (Teen Titans Birds Of Prey) Tony Bedard (Black Canary, Countdown) Barry Levin (Radical Productions) Tad Stones (Hellboy Animated) Thom Zahler (Love And Capes, Raider) Brian Talbot (2000AD, Alice In Sunderland)