Friday, July 20, 2012

SDCC Wrap Up With Art Baltazar and Mike Norton and The 2012 SDCC Comics Podcast Panel

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On this episode of Word Balloon artists Art Baltazar and Mike Norton sit down for a casual conversation about last week's convention. We talk to Mike about winning his first ever Eisner award for his digital comic Battlepug, which is being collected by Dark Horse Comics. Art shares some celebrity sightings and the usual crazy activity around his booth on the Con Floor.

Then we present this year's comic book podcasting panel featuring myself, Moderator Josh Flanagan (iFanboy) Pat Loika (Loikamania) Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider) Bob Bretal (Comic Book Page)  Brian "Pants" Christman (Comic Geek Speak) , and Cameron Hatheway (Cammy's Comics Corner) .

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Un Con Ventional 2012 With DC Veeps Bendis! Mack Janson Sienkiewicz and P Craig Russell

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To get you into that San Diego Comic Con mood, Word Balloon presents another Un-Conventional episode, featuring virtual panels with the type of information and conversation you'd get by attending a convention.

First DC vice presidents Bob Wayne and John Cunningham discuss the June store numbers from Diamond, and preview the salte of DC and Time Warner panels.

Then we attend this past Monday's Daredevil End Of Days press conference. Creators Brian Michael Bendis, David Mack Klaus Joanson and Bill Sienkiewicz.

Finally A Master Class Session With P Craig Russell,who has an informative Kickstarter campiagn to teach aspiring artists about graphic storytelling. We aslo talk about his latest Neil Gaiman adaptation a two volume graphic noveliazation of The Graveyard Book, featuring an all star line up of comic book artists like Tony Harris Kevin Nowlan Jill Thompson and others.

Friday, July 06, 2012

Chris Roberson & Allison Baker -PBS Filmmakers Michael Kantor and Larry Massilon

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On this episode of Word Balloon, Chris Roberson and Allison Baker of Monkey Brain books discuss their launch of the new Monkey Brain Digital Comics initiative that began this past Wednesday. We discuss the first 5 books, including Chris's own title Edison Rex, plus he talks about his recent decision to leave DC Comics in the wake of the Before Watchmen books.

Then filmmakers Michael Kantor and Larry Masslon talk about their upcoming 3 hour comics history documentary A Never Ending Battle which will air on PBS stations in the fall of 2013. The guys share some details about the project , including some fun interviews with Adam West and Stan Lee.