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Ep. 35 ~ Paul Eiding Interview (Comic Book Writer – Blastosaurus, & Voice/Actor – Incredibles 2, Transformers, Ben 10…)

Caught up with one of our best comic con friends, Paul Eiding, to chat about his latest projects!! Chatted about his voice acting role as Reflux in Incredibles 2, working with his family and theatre friends to make massively viral videos (and fund raise for LA park conservation projects!), and the highs and lows of his venture into the world of comic book writing on Blastosaurus, with New Zealand artist, Richard Fairgray.

We also spoke briefly about his voice acting role as Perceptor in the original Transformers cartoons, as Grandpa Max on Ben 10, and his work in video games such as Snake from Metal Gear Solid, the ‘Vault-Tec’ guy from Fallout, the ‘arrow to the knee’ guy from Skyrim, the ‘construct additional pylons’ guy from Starcraft etc etc etc (too many to mention in one pod!). Forgot to chat about his role as Pa Kent in upcoming DC animated movie The Death of Superman… oops, hopefully he will let us call him back another time soon!!

Was lovely to catch up, and we very much appreciated Paul taking time out of his busy schedule to chat to us about all his exciting creative projects!! 

Paul’s IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0251646/

Paul’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/4pauleiding?lang=en

Paul’s Official Fan Page (ATTN: viral videos posted here): https://www.facebook.com/officialpauleiding/

Ask at your local (Aussie) comic book shop about adding the latest Blastosaurus Comics to your pull list… http://www.acecomics.com.au/blastosaurus-0

A prequel issue of the all-new series that was New Zealand’s top-selling indy comic for the last 10 years! The story set up the full series and gives readers insights into the unique relationship between a mutant triceratops and two little kids. Together they battle and befriend an octopus and a ghost, save a man and everyone in Freak Out City from a newly opened alien portal. It’s just another day in the life of our detective hero, Blastosaurus! (Credits: (W) Richard Fairgray, Paul Eiding (A/CA) Richard Fairgray ) – Previews World May 2018

Blastosaurus Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Blastosaurus/

TriceraTalk Podcast: http://triceratalk.richardfairgray.com/podcast/index.php/2018/06/28/episode001/

San Diego Comic Con News – Publisher Exclusive Variants: http://www.comicsbeat.com/sdcc-18-golden-apple-comics-announces-free-con-exclusive-variants-releases-signing-schedule/

Listen to our interview with Paul Eiding below right NOW, or find us on the iTunes Podcast app! If you enjoyed the episode, come chat with us over at the Most Popular Podcast facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/501943196826833/
OR join us for our monthly Pop Culture Meetup (for trivia & a group podcast!) at 5pm, Fri 20 July @ Brisbane Square Library: https://www.facebook.com/events/520711041664258/

Thanks for tuning in ~DrPM & ABx

Ep. 34 ~ 17 Jun 18 ~ Pop Culture News

BUY KID PHANTOM COMICS NOW:
https://www.phantomcomic.com.au/collections/kid-phantom

Most Popular Podcast Facebook Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/501943196826833/

Brisbane Pop Culture Meetup – THIS FRIDAY 20 July, 5pm. Brisbane Square Library Theatrette: https://www.facebook.com/events/520711041664258/

This episode covers off the last month or so of pop culture news, reviews, and events! See links below for topics in order of discussion…

Steve Ditko RIP: https://www.npr.org/sections/monkeysee/2018/07/08/626906895/remembering-steve-ditko-forget-kirby-dots-lets-talk-ditko-sparkles

Incredibles 2: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/jul/11/incredibles-2-review-brad-bird-holly-hunter-disney-pixar-animation

http://www.denofgeek.com/uk/movies/incredibles/59017/the-incredibles-2-review-a-solidly-fun-superhero-sequel

Ant-man and the Wasp: http://au.ign.com/articles/2018/07/13/ant-man-and-the-wasp-review

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/national/act/marvel-s-black-widow-finally-lands-a-director-and-she-s-a-canberran-20180713-p4zrba.html

Black Widow Director: https://variety.com/2018/film/news/black-widow-director-cate-shortland-1202872088/

Shazam!: https://www.cnet.com/news/shazam-see-the-first-official-photo-of-zachary-levi-as-the-superhero/

Wonder Woman 1984: https://www.empireonline.com/movies/features/wonder-woman-1984-everything-need-know/

Zombieland 2: https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/14/17572198/zombieland-2-woody-harrelson-jesse-eisenberg-ruben-fleischer

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/zombieland-2-a-go-emma-stone-woody-harrelson-1126850

Joker Movies: https://www.forbes.com/sites/danidiplacido/2018/07/13/can-joaquin-phoenix-redefine-the-joker/#5197e3a1271d

http://collider.com/joaquin-phoenix-joker-movie-details/#dc

She-Ra: https://deadline.com/2018/07/she-ra-netflix-revival-first-photos-dreamworks-animation-1202427555/

Rugrats: https://io9.gizmodo.com/rugrats-will-return-with-a-new-tv-show-and-cgi-movie-1827641460?IR=T

Aquaman: https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/07/we-may-finally-know-what-aquamans-unite-the-seven-means/

*note: we had some technical difficulties with sound as I still seem to be figuring out the audio things, SORRY!!! Thanks for tuning in tho, I will run some more youtube tutorials or invest in some better microphones before next pod, promise, stick with me here!! ~ABx

 

Ep. 33 ~ Quick Creator Interviews @ Supanova ~ Dean Rankine, Jon Sommariva, Ryan K Linsday, Tom Taylor, Kieran Jack & Alex Wynnter

Quick chats with some amazing Aussie creators at Supanova Sydney….

00.18: DEAN RANKINE:https://www.instagram.com/deanrankine/?hl=en

07.30: JON SOMMARIVA: https://www.instagram.com/sommariva/?hl=en

16.00: ALEX WYNNTER – ‘The Phantom: Treasures of Drakon’ board game: https://www.chroniclechamber.com/single-post/2017/12/28/Coming-Soon-A-Phantom-Board-Game

19.53: KIERAN JACK – ‘The Talking Bread’ comic: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1688799037/terror-of-the-killer-mould-issue-5-of-the-talking

25.54: RYAN K LINDSAY: https://ryanklindsay.com/

35.15: TOM TAYLOR: http://www.tomtaylormade.com/

Join the group chat: https://www.facebook.com/groups/501943196826833/

Thanks for tuning in ~ ABx

Ep. 32 ~ Phantom Dinner Interview w/ Sammy J & ‘Chronicle Chamber’ Podcast

Our quick after dinner chat with Sammy J was POD-BOMBED™ by Dan, Jermayn & Stephen from the Chronicle Chamber Podcast (how dare they, haha!!!!). Listen in as we discuss the fun that was had at the 30th Lee Falk Memorial Bengali Explorers Club Annual Charity Dinner, and the Frew Publications presence at Supanova Sydney. The noisy chatter you can hear in the background is the dinner party wrapping up, as many of the dedicated dinner phans were heading home after an evening of everything that is Phantom and phun (and an open bar) 😉 Looking forward to catching up with all our old and new friends in the Phantom community real soon!!

Find Sammy J on ABC iView, Netflix, or at his Website:http://www.sammy-j.com/
*Link to Buy his Book ‘The Long Class Goodnight’

#PODBOMBED L-R: Stephen, Dan, Andrew Constant, Jermayn, Paul, Sammy J.

Chronicle Chamber Podcast: https://www.chroniclechamber.com/
*ChronicleChamber began life in 2006 as a humble discussions forum. It wasn’t long after that it was grown into a fully fledged website quickly becoming the on-line resource for all your Phantom needs. It was the first fan-run website to interview creators from all major Phantom publishers and in 2013 debuted X-Band, the world’s first and thus far only Phantom dedicated podcast.

 

Ep. 31 ~ 7 June 2018 ~ Pop Culture News

Bumblebee trailer cuteness with CheezelTiel, ANOTHER Joker movie, Rick & Maggie leave TWD (Amanda rants), Addams family animated series & nostalgia (no singing), Premier tries to get Netflix to come to QLD, and Paul chats about the ‘Into The Spiderverse’ trailer!! Don’t forget meetup in Brisbane next Fri 17 June, or come say hi at the Frew/Phantom booth at Sydney Supanova! ^__^

Join the group chat: https://www.facebook.com/groups/501943196826833/

Pop Culture Meetup – 5pm, Fri 17 Jun, Brisbane Square Library: https://www.facebook.com/events/210703796186113/

Support Paul’s Art Projects:
BUY Kid Phantom: https://www.phantomcomic.com.au/collections/new/products/kid-phantom-issue-no-4-2018-phantoms-universe-card-14-young-guran

BUY Eldritch Kid #1 Bone War: https://www.comixology.com/The-Eldritch-Kid-Bone-War-1/digital-comic/673510

Map – Find us at the Phantom/Frew Booth at Sydney Supanova, Jun 16/17: http://www.supanova.com.au/events/sydney-2018/about/

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Ep. 30 ~ Heart of Millyera Webcomic Interview w/Jana Hoffmann & Jess Cate

If you are about supporting lovely ladies, Aussie comics, AND kickstarter campaigns (which I KNOW you are!) then do we have a pod for you!! Had a fun chat to Aussie web-comic illustrator, Jana Hoffmann, & writer, Jess Cate about creating and playing in their very own comic book universe ‘Heart of Millyera’!! We spoke about their involvement in the Adelaide Ladies Comic Book Club, an upcoming Steampunk convention, as well as their fully funded kickstarter for mini comic ‘The Many Adventures of Ida Blaker’…

READ ‘HEART OF MILLYERA’ ONLINE NOW: http://www.heartofmillyera.com/

SUPPORT THE KICKSTARTER!! ~ https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1083161341/the-many-adventures-of-ida-blaker-mini-comic?ref=5kglbh

 

Jana & Jess at Free Comic Book Day 2017

*** Heart of Millyera is the first webcomic by Jess Cate and Jana Hoffmann. The story began in 2014, when Jana and Jess were discussing their mutual love for mystical sea-beasties. Millyera was born out of a fascination with the mysterious universe that dwells in the deepest oceans. The world of The Colonies sprung up out of our desire to create a comic with a setting that is both steam-punk, and yet proudly Australian. Milly and her friends are a team of adventurous, misfit geniuses, who we hope will win your hearts.

Heart of Millyera is an epic undertaking, which will carry you out of the depths of the ocean, across deserts, through the dusty streets of bustling towns, across the seas on trade ships, and out into the recesses of space. I am not sure that we can squeeze any more adventure in, but we will sure as hell try! Check out page 1 below, and make sure to head over to the website for more Heart of Millyera***

*many apologies for the technical difficulties (which you will hear a ding ding noise where it has been cut together and the robot voices taken out!) still learning about the audio over here!! Many thanks to the ladies for sticking with me while I figured it all out!! ~ABx

Ep. 28 ~ 27 May 2018 ~ Pop Culture News

Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Disenchantment, Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio in Spider-man:H2, Bullseye cast as Villain in Daredevil 3, Young Aragorn storyline in LOTR TV Series, Liam Neeson as Agent Z in MiB reboot, Watchmen series, and a brief chat about new Youtube Red series ‘Cobra Kai’…

*Didn’t get a chance to say how excited I (Amanda) is about Wilson Bethel being cast as Bullseye in Daredevil Season 3 on Netflix. I LOVED him as Wade Kinsella in Hart of Dixie and got to meet him at Comic Con last year and he is great great great 🙂 SO excited to see what he does with this role!!

*ALSO, stay tuned for Ep. 29 coming out REAL soon which is a full review of COBRA KAI.

Join the group chat: https://www.facebook.com/groups/501943196826833/

Pop Culture Meetup – 5pm, Fri 15 June, Brisbane Square Library: https://www.facebook.com/events/210703796186113/

BUY KID PHANTOM #4 NOW: https://www.phantomcomic.com.au/collections/new/products/kid-phantom-issue-no-4-2018-phantoms-universe-card-14-young-guran

BUY ELDRITCH KID #1 for $1.99 ONLINE NOW:  https://www.comixology.com/The-Eldritch-Kid-Bone-War-1/digital-comic/673510

Continue reading “Ep. 28 ~ 27 May 2018 ~ Pop Culture News”

Ep. 27 ~ Fri 18 May ~ Pop Culture Meetup

Biggest meet-up pod yet with 10 (!) chums sticking around to pod with us about what they are PLAYING, WATCHING, OR  READING in the past week or so, and which characters they would like to see (animated or live-action) for the new DC streaming service that was recently announced!!  Many thanks to Oliver, Brad, Ray, Claire, Krishna, Tess, Emma, Luke, Jeremy, & Jacob for joining Paul and I this month, and thank you for sharing your FANtastic mix of recommendations from across everything that is tv, movies, gaming, comics, manga, & fiction books.

Topics/Recommendations: Modesty Blaze (comic), ‘No Matter How I look At It It’s You guys Fault I’m Not Popular’ (manga), Captain America/Winter Soldier (comics), Supergirl (tv show), The Originals & Supernatural (tv shows), Sandman by Neil Gaiman (comics), God of War (game), Final Space (Aussie cartoon), Westworld 2 (tv show), Heroes of the Storm (game), ‘King of Ashes’ by Raymond E. Feist (book), ‘Nevermore: The Trials of Morrigan Crow’ by Jessica Townsend (book), Schitt’s Creek (Netflix), The Rain (Netflix), Billions (tv show on Stan), & Deadpool 2 (NO SPOILERS or conversation on that on as it only just came out!).

I left in the… ‘someone is knocking at the door…’ it was the security guard… he kicked us out cause we were running late due to the technical difficulties. We did have a few more topics inclduing what we picked up at Free Comic Book Day, and how excited we are about Gestalt Publishing comic (now cartoon) ‘The Deep’ being picked up by Aussie Netflix! Continue reading “Ep. 27 ~ Fri 18 May ~ Pop Culture Meetup”

Ep. 26 ~ 14 May 2018 ~ Pop Culture News

Infinity War, The Second Screening!!!! Paul’s hope for Rambo 5. Trailer chats re: Ant-man & The Wasp, Luke Cage & The Predator. Boomerang tv shows… Brooklyn Nine-Nine bounces back to NBC. 70 episodes for Rick and Morty. Anddd zero time left to talk about Mark Wahlberg having all the dollars in the 2017 actor rich list. See you at meetup!

Pop Culture Meetup – 5pm, Fri 18 May, Brisbane Square Library: https://www.facebook.com/events/340037459851872/

Join the conversation NOW: https://www.facebook.com/groups/501943196826833/?ref=bookmarks

BUY KID PHANTOM #4 NOW: https://www.phantomcomic.com.au/collections/new/products/kid-phantom-issue-no-4-2018-phantoms-universe-card-14-young-guran

Continue reading “Ep. 26 ~ 14 May 2018 ~ Pop Culture News”

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