Thursday, December 27, 2007

Un-Men : A Talk With Mike Hawthorne

On this Holiday Edition of Wordballoon, host John Siuntres has a conversation with artist Mike Hawthorne . They discuss his work on The Un-Men from Vertigo, written by John Whalen . The Un-Men were first introduced in the Original Swamp Thing series, but the group has evolved far beyond the original concept created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. They also talk about Mike's past collaborations with Ivan Brandon, Jeff Amano and Greg Rucka On Ruule & Queen and Country

Monday, December 10, 2007

Heroes Vol 2 Wrap Up With Loeb & Alexander

On This episode of Word Balloon, host John Siuntres tries to get us through the withdrawls of the first Monday, without a new NBC HEROES episode. The show's Co-Executive Producers Jeph Loeb and Jesse Alexander join John for a look back at Vol 2, and what the future may hold for the show, the story and its characters, as the WGA strike rolls on. They also talk about HEROES: SAVING CHARLIE, the new original novel due in stores Dec. 26th. The Show was taped live at The Empathic Treehouse, the writing office shared by Jeph Loeb, and other comic book writers, like Geoff Johns, Brian K Vaughn and Allan Heinberg. There may be a few cameo surprises from Loeb's office mates.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Chuck Dixon On The Outsiders, Looking In

On this episode of Word Balloon, host John Siuntres talks with writer Chuck Dixon about his return to thr frontlines of DC's writing staff, and his current books Batman and The Outsiders, and Robin. We discuss the changes Chuck faces coming back to familiar Bat characters in the post 52 DCU , and the creative challenge covering newer heroes and villians he'd never touched. We'll also discuss some non- DC Dixon work coming up, including a new golden age Airboy story in the works for Moonstone Books.