Monday, July 27, 2009

Jeff Lemire "Where Sweet Tooth Goes Nothing Grows"

Download the Mp3 Here Writer/Artist Jeff Lemire talks about his two current projects from Vertigo. The Nobody an OGN/mystery with an indie spin on the invisible man tale. We also preview Sweet Tooth, his "Bambi meets The Road Warrior" action suspense series that debuts in September. This follows the post apocalyptic story of a mutated deer-boy and his bounty hunter protector as they seek sanctuary and answers to the questions of this strange North American future. Jeff also gives us details of the Essex County Trilogy Omnibus edition coming out from Top Shelf Productions

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Bendis Tapes pt 3 Comic Slumber Party W Matt Fraction

Download the mp3 from here On this episode of the Word balloon podcast, part 3 of The Bendis Tapes with more questions for Marvel Writer Brian Michael Bendis. You'll hear more on the Spider Woman motion comic trailer, Brian's Avengers books, The new role of Doctor Voodoo as Sorcerer Supreme, The List, and a surprise extended cameo from fellow Marvel writer Matt Fraction visiting Bendis while en route to this week's San Diego Comic-Con.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Word Balloon Moment With Dave McKean

Click on The Link To See This Video A live chat with the renowned artist of Batman: Arkham Asylum , The Sandman, and fimmaker behind Mirror Mask joins John live at The Portage Theater In Chicago to discuss his series of Paintings called NITRATE inspired by silent horror films of the early 1900's.

The Road To SDCC/Hilary Barta & Dave McKean

download the mp3 from here 2 master artists of horror talk about their current work, and their scheduled appearences at this week's San Diego Comicon. Hilary Barta talks about his new story in the debut issue of Creepy from Dark Horse Comics. If you love the magazine's past runs, you'll be pleased to see the new book contunes the Creepy tradition of high quality stories and art. Also the audio version of my video interview with Dave McKean, on his recent paintings series called NITRATE, inspired by early 1900's silent horror films. Check Out The video version of Dave's talk in the post above.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Bendis Tapes Pt 2 Norman's In Charge

Download the Pt 2 .mp3 here Part 2 Of our Conversation With Brian Bendis. We get details about the Evolution oF Marvel Boy, from Grant Morrison's Original Mini-Series to his current role in the Dark Avengers, Details on who's writing the back up features in Brian's Avenger books, and will the future plans of Jessica Jones happen in the Max or 616 Marvel Universe?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bendis Tapes Pt 1 Paging Dr. Voodoo

Download the MP3 here Brian Michael Bendis returns with an all new Q&A session that's answers the riddles of how long will Norman Osborn's Dark Reign endure, what are the future plans for Ultimate Spider-Man, Powers and The Spider-Woman motion comic, and what was the decision process leading to Jerhico Drumm's selection as the new Sorcerer Supreme of the Marvel Universe?

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Kathryn Immonen's Hellcat Runaway

download the mp3 here Celebrating her Hellcat Trade Paperback, and start on Runaways writer Kathryn Immonen came to Challenger's comics store in Chicago for a signing barbeque , so I took Word Balloon on the road to have this live conversation

Friday, July 03, 2009

LOST EP FOUND! JOHN OSTRANDER

download the mp3 from here FINALLY FOUND THIS LOST EPISODE FROM NOVEMBER 2005. THE MAN BEHIND GRIMJACK, DC'S SUICIDE SQUAD , THE KENTS, WASTELAND , AND THE SPECTRE. JOHN TALKS ABOUT THE RETURN OF GRIMJACK AT IDW , HIS STAR WARS WORK FOR DARK HORSE , AND COLLABORATING WITH ARTISTS, LIKE TIM TRUMAN AND TOM MANDRAKE. PLUS 1980'S CHICAGO MEMORIES OF FIRST COMICS, WINDY CITY INSTITUTIONS LIKE THE BUCKET OF SUDS, AND THE COMEDIC MENTOR OF THE SECOND CITY AND IMPROV OLYMPIC , MUNDEN'S BAR WRITER AND WATELAND CO-CREATOR DEL CLOSE.