Monday, August 28, 2006

Word Balloon Podcast Ed Brubaker pt 2 : CASE CLOSED

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We wrap up our conversation with crime writer Ed Brubaker, with more talk about his Icon title CRIMINAL, with Sean Phillips on art, plus we delve more into the psyche of Captain America, ponder the question "is daredevil the smartest guy in the room, or the craziest", and Ed previews his upcoming collaboration with Matt Fraction, on THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST , filled with world espionage and kung fu action. Podtrac Player

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Word Balloon Podcast Ross Ritchie Lays Down the BOOM! (STUDIOS)

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THE MAN BEHIND BOOM GIVES US A TOUR OF HIS TITLES, FEATURING TOP COMIC CREATORS, LIKE KEITH GIFFEN , JOE CASEY, MARK WAID, JM DEMATTIES, CHEE, DAVE JOHNSON, PAIRED WITH NEW COMIC TALENTS LIKE ANDREW COSBY, JOANNA STOKES, RON LIM AND OTHERS. WE TALK ABOUT THE CHALLENGE NEW PUBLISHERS FACE , GETTING RETAILERS AND READERS ATTENTION WITH FRESH CONEPTS, AND HOW ROSS BEGGED ARNOLD SCHWARTZENEGGER TO PASS ON A COUPLE OF FAMOUS FILMS. Podtrac Player

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Word Balloon Podcast Ed Brubaker Cases The Joint

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For years Ed Brubaker has shown his love for crime comics, by writing some of the genre's best modern stories. In collected works like scene of the crime with Michael Lark, Sleeper his first series with Sean Phillips, and collaborating with pals Lark and writer Greg Rucka on the police procedural, Gotham Central. In Part one of our conversation, Brubaker explains his plans for the new Icon series CRIMINAL, plus we take a look back at Sleeper, and talk about his current run on Captain America. Part 2 will be posted in a few days, covering Ed's work on daredevil, more Captain America talk, the X-men, and the marketing of Criminal, both in the U.S., and abroad. Podtrac Player

Friday, August 18, 2006

The Bendis Tapes Back To School Edition, part 3 of 3

Wordballoon listeners have been very kind about the past two parts of this recent Bendis Tapes session, with e-mail and message board feedback. Thank you very much, Brian and I appreciate it. Then all of a sudden two big news announcements come from Marvel Comics, that directly impact Brian's books, and people started grumbling that this Bendis tapes session is already out of date with it's information... Did you really think Brian and Wordballoon would let you down? At the end of part three, Bendis reacts to the recent announcements, of CIVIL WAR's issue delays, their impact on Brian's tie-in books, and the pending departure of artist Mark Bagley on Ultimate Spider-Man .

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

The Bendis Tapes-Back To School Edition Part 2 of 3

The second part of our three part fan Q & A session with Brian Bendis. You'll hear more about The Iluminatti Mini Series , The Mighty Avengers, and more details about The Olivia Newton John film XANADU, then you've ever wanted to know.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

The Bendis Tapes Back To School Edition pt 1of 3

Class is in session. Brian Michael Bendis returns for another round of fan questions from his Jinxworld message board. Bendis stayed away from the convention season, but still had new projects announced. we cover his new monthly title The Mighty Avengers , with art by Frank Cho, The Illuminatti mini series, cowritten by Brian reed, and art chores by Jim Cheung, and the continuing ramifications of Marvel's ongoing saga CIVIL WAR, and it's impact on the stories Brian is telling. Plus the usual nonsense about films, TV and whatever else goes on when two insomniacs talk for 4 hour until 5AM!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Wiz CHGO Coverage Part 2 0f 2

wow! so that's what a nervous breakdown looks like Here's Part 2 of my Wiz Chgo Coverage. Thanks so much to everyone who came by to say hi, and picked up copies of the Wordballoon magazine.More details on how to get a copy will be coming in the weeks ahaed. Back to the usual format in the coming episodes,featuring great conversations with cool creators.

From The Floor At Wizard World Chicago part 1 of 2

So many creators to talk to at Wizard Chicago, we couldn't fit them all in one show. In the 2 episodes you'll hear from mainstream and indie creators like Don Kramer (Detective Comics) Ben Licious (The Black Coat) , Mike Perkins (Captain America), Zander Cannon (Top 10) , David Grohl (SEVEN) , Will Pfiffer( Catwoman, The Spectre) , Raphael Nieves (Blackbirds), Andrew Pepoy (Fables-Jack Of All Trades, Futurama) Gary Reed (Dr Syn, The Red Diaries), Ivan Branden (NYC Mech, Cross Bronx) Sean McManus (The Last Sin Of Mark Grim), Christopher Jones (The Batman Strikes), Steve Bryant (Athena Voltaire), Raven Gregory (The Gift) , Adam & Christian Brerenak (Silent Devil Comics), Dave Wachter (Scar Tissue) , Brent Schoonover (Horrorwood)  Chris Moreno (Sidekicks) , and many more .

Thursday, August 03, 2006

HOPE :NEW ORLEANS w/ CRAIG MALOOF

A COOL ANTHOLOGY BOOK FOR A GOOD CAUSE. CRAIG MALOOF OF RONIN STUDIOS DESCRIBES THE PROJECT FEATURING ART FROM DAVID MACK, MICHAEL LARK AND A HOST OF OTHERS. THE PROCEEDS FROM SALES WILL GO TO THE RED CROSS RELIEF FUNDS FOR HURRICANE KATRINA VICTIMS. THE DEBUT COPIES WILL BE AVAILABLE THIS WEEKEND AT WIZARD WORLD CHICAGO, AT THE RONIN TABLES IN ARTISTS ALLEY #3072-3076 THE WWC EDITION WILL HAVE A COVER PRICE OF $10.