Friday, February 22, 2008

Breaking Into Comics -The Pros Speak

On this episode of word balloon, host John siuntres moderates a panel of creators who talk about how they broke into comics. The group of writers and artist represent a good cross section of genres and companies, that span mainstream and independent tastes. B Clay Moore (76 Hawaiian Dick, Superman Confidential) Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans, Patrick The Wolf Boy) Matt Kindt (Super-Spy, Pistol Whip) Andy Runton (Owly), and Christian Slade (Korgi)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Atomic Reolver's Big Bang Theory

From January's FX International Con, host John Siuntres conducted this panel featuring four of the Kansas City Studio's members, B Clay Moore , Jeremy Haun, Jason Latour and Seth Peck. They all discuss forming their studio, and give their view of the comics industry, as they all begin to straddle the worlds of indie creator owned projects, and mainstream work from the big two.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

FX Con-The Whedonverse Panel & View From The Con Floor

Word Balloon's coverage of the FX con continues with a panel exploring the Whedonverse. Three actors from the various Joss whedon fantasy tv shows. From Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Nicholas Brandon who played Zander, Elizabeth Rohm, Kate from Angel, and Serena Sotherlyn from Law and Order.Nathan Fillion currently playing Adam mayfair on desperate housewives, but better known to the whedon fans as the evil preacher Caleb on Buffy, and Captain Mal from firefly, and the film Serenity. some cast news from the panel... Fillion will be the voice of Steve Trevor in the upcoming DC direct to video Wonder Woman animated film, with his Waitress co-star Keri Russell as the AmazonSuperhero, and the indie film Trucker Rohm's 2007 series Big Shots was cancelled by ABC, but she'll co-star with Danny & Angelica Huston, in the upcoming motion picture The Kreutzer Sonata. Brendan has two films in post production, The Portal, and Blood On The Highway. Then the show switches to the FX con floor, featuring interviews with Gene Ha (Top 10) Freddie Williams (The Flash, Robin) Derrick Fish (Dandy & Company) and Shannon Chenoworth (The Line, Supersonic).

Friday, February 01, 2008

Paint Me A Picture With Thompson, Brereton & Noto

On this edition of word balloon, host John siuntres moderated this panel at the FX International Convention about the art of painting in comics, with three of it's best practitioners. dan Brereton (Iron fist Annual, Batman ThrillKiller ,The Nocturnals ) Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother, Sandman, The Invisibles) and Phil Noto (Birds Of Prey, Infinite Horizon, Beautiful Killer) . They talk about what influences led to their styles and choice to paint, upcomming projects, and past works.