Ep. 43 ~ Jan & Feb 2019 ~ Pop Culture Meetup

Round table discussion from the best and brightest pop culture minds that Brisbane has to offer!!

January 2019 guests – Jeffery, Jacob, Claire, Yugen, Krishna, Brad, Shaun, Liam & Jeremy.

February 2019 guests – Brad, Ray, Shaun, Jacob, Felix, Jeremey, Claire, Krishna, & Liam.

Topics:

Playing, watching, and/or reading each month.

New Years Geeky Resolutions.

Little bit of pop culture news, little bit of rumour.

Movies or books we didn’t really like the idea of but then learned to love ❤

Group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/501943196826833/

JOIN THE POD!! Next meetup: Fri 26th April 2019 – Pop Culture Meetup Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2071565822891825/

Ep. 42 ~ 21 Dec 18 ~ Pop Culture Meetup

Join us on a very festive podcast this month as we talk about all of the nerd things we want for Christmas from Santa, and what we have been reading, watching, and playing. Thanks to Ray, Sean, Brad, Jeremy, Shaun, Oliver, Felix, Claire, Jacob, Krishna, CJ, & the peanut gallery for sharing their pop culture lives. Happy holidays everyones!! ~ABx

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

Next Pop Culture Meetup ~ Fri 18 Jan ~ https://www.facebook.com/events/599316937169956/

Brisbane Pop Culture Meetup Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BrisbanePopCultureMeetup/

Ep. 38 ~17 Aug 18 ~ Pop Culture Meetup

PARTY TIME!! Join Oliver, Jacob, Jeremy, Felix, Claire, Shaun, Liam, Ray, Krishna & Brad as we chat about what everyone has been playing, watching & reading in the last month!! We also had a bit of a chat about the upcoming Venom movie and whether it should be PG or R rated!! Also, we sung Happy Birthday to Paul at the end!! ^__^

Where we dump our memes & news: https://www.facebook.com/BrisbaneLibraryComicBookMeetup/

JOIN THE CONVERSATION!! – https://www.facebook.com/groups/501943196826833/

Come to the next meetup: https://www.facebook.com/events/1796087677154784/

 

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/

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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/

Continue reading “Ep. 31 ~ 7 June 2018 ~ Pop Culture News”

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. 29 ~ Cobra Kai Review

After having a general ‘non-spoilery’ chat about it on ep. 28 of the Most Popular Podcast, we decided to further discuss the storyline, characters, actors, and nostalgia of the ‘Karate Kid’ continuation series that is ‘Cobra Kai’ on Youtube Red!

Link to FREE first episode: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe9DTWmhhxeKyYHL4mldGcA

Cobra Kai Series Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CobraKaiNeverDies/

Continue reading “Ep. 29 ~ Cobra Kai Review”

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”

Ep. 25 ~Doug Holgate Artist Interview

Fun chat with amazing Aussie illustrator, Doug Holgate, about his start in the local comic book industry, his Netflix debut, his post-apocalyptic title Maralinga,  and latest work ~ Clem Heatherington and the Ironwood Race!

Doug Holgate – Illustrator & Comic Book Artist – Info’s:
www.skullduggery.com.au

https://www.instagram.com/douglasbot/?hl=en

Last Kids on Earth on Netflix news: http://www.c21media.net/netflix-finds-last-kids-on-earth/

BUY Clem Heatherington and the Ironwood Race: https://www.booktopia.com.au/clem-hetherington-and-the-ironwood-race-jen-breach/prod9780545814461.html

Continue reading “Ep. 25 ~Doug Holgate Artist Interview”

Ep. 24 ~ Avengers: Infinity War Chat w/ Scott Black

((SPOILERS)) Join us for a comprehensive discussion about everything that is the amazing, highest grossing opening weekend of every movie ever – Avengers: Infinity War! Scott Black (comedian, scriptwriter, podcaster & station manager at Radio 4RBH), well spoken fanboy and long-time friend, chats with us about THAT ending, comedic team-ups, screen time for major characters, what we might see in the final chapter, notable deaths, who was missing, and will the avengers ever actually Assemble, and who will be there with them? If you haven’t seen the movie yet this pod will make zero sense, sorry, SO GO SEE IT!! Continue reading “Ep. 24 ~ Avengers: Infinity War Chat w/ Scott Black”

Ep. 23 ~ 20 Apr 18 ~ Pop Culture Meetup

Knights of the round table discussion this month with Amanda asking ‘What was the first movie you ever saw/saw at the cinema?’ & ‘Which movie are you looking forward to most of all the trailers that are out at the moment?’ (Deadpool 2, Infinity War, The Meg, Jurassic World 2, Super Troopers 2 etc etc). Free Comic Book Day plans & the state of comic shops in Australia, Action Comics #1000 non-spoilery review & history, & the usual fun pop culture chats!

Thanks to Jeremy, Jacob, Ray, Brad, Sean, Krishna, Nat, Jeffery, Leon, and everyone else who came along to this month’s Brisbane Pop Culture Meetup!! Thanks for stopping by, and tuning in!!

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

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

Most Popular Podcast Group Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/501943196826833/?ref=bookmarks

Free Comic Book Day Brisbane – event links:

Comics ETC: https://www.facebook.com/events/438015853300393/

Secret Identity Comics (closing down): https://www.facebook.com/events/940048872840636/

Action Comics #1000 info: https://www.bleedingcool.com/2018/03/08/tony-s-daniel-nicola-scotts-retailer-exclusive-covers-action-comics-1000/

SELFIEEE – didn’t work so well haha but I’m putting it up anyway!!

Bit of a boys club tonight with the girls away traveling and at parties… I kept them in line as best I could tho… we are getting a lot better at these group pods!!! So proud of everyone for speaking up and giving it a go!! ~Amanda

Ep. 22 ~ 15 Apr 18 ~ Pop Culture News w/Douglas Holgate

Solo, Venom & Incredibles 2 movie trailer reviews ~ with friend of the pod, Aussie comic book illustrator, Douglas Holgate!!

Pop Culture Meetup this Fri 20 Apr, 5pm, Brisbane Square Library: https://www.facebook.com/events/2013239098942092/

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

Podcast Group Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/501943196826833/?ref=bookmarks

News:

Han Solo Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPEYpryMp2s

Venom Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzxFdtWmjto

Venom News: https://screenrant.com/venom-movie-tom-hardy-design/

Teen Titans: http://www.dorkly.com/post/86280/leaks-from-the-live-action-teen-titans-show-have-fans-pissed

Incredibles 2: https://www.popsugar.com.au/celebrity/Incredibles-2-Trailer-Australian-Release-Date-44276600 ~ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incredibles_2

Lost in Space: https://www.netflix.com/au/title/80104198

 

Doug Holgate – Illustrator & Comic Book Artist – Info’s:
www.skullduggery.com.au

https://www.instagram.com/douglasbot/?hl=en

Last Kids on Earth on Netflix: http://www.c21media.net/netflix-finds-last-kids-on-earth/

 

 THANKS FOR TUNING IN ~ DrPM & ABx

Ep. 21 ~ 5 Apr 18 ~ Pop Culture News

Much MARVEL news this week with Black Panther taking over the world, officially, obviously! As well as chats about whether Bill & Ted 3 will actually happen, finding WHERE in the world actually is/was Carmen Sandiego… and will we find out, how much Amanda loved (while Paul was forced to watch) Scoobynatural, ‘I Kill Giants’ movie, ‘How to talk to girls at parties’ by Neil Gaiman short story & movie, Jack Kirby’s ‘The Eternals’ movie news, Marvel Knights comic book relaunch… movie trailers, movies coming out soon, movies pushed, etc etc tech!! NO KILLER ROOMBA ROBOTS!! NO ROVE BEING TERRIBLE AT MOVIE FACTS WITH RANDOMS ON MAINSTREAM TV!! Promise xx

 

GROUP! Join today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/501943196826833/

Pop Culture Memez and news: https://www.facebook.com/BrisbaneLibraryComicBookMeetup/

 

NEWS! (In order of discussion!)

Nicola Scott Action Comics #1000 Cover news: https://www.bleedingcool.com/2018/03/08/tony-s-daniel-nicola-scotts-retailer-exclusive-covers-action-comics-1000/

Black Panther: http://variety.com/2018/film/box-office/black-panther-surpasses-avengers-highest-grossing-superhero-movie-1202735863/

Bill & Ted: http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/entertainment/2018/04/keanu-reeves-alex-winter-share-bill-ted-3-details.html

Carmen Sandiego: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmen_Sandiego_(TV_series)

Scoobynatural: https://screenrant.com/supernatural-scooby-doo-crossover-ratings/

Spoilder ALERT: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/russo-brothers-implore-fans-not-spoil-avengers-infinity-war-1099188

I Kill Giants: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Kill_Giants

Cloak & Dagger: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloak_%26_Dagger_(TV_series)

Darkforce: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darkforce

New Mutants: https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/style/2018/01/15/locally-shot-the-new-mutants-bumped-back/KK86PtJ0I0MoKGeC3cZflN/story.html

How to talk to girls at parties MOVIE: https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/3/17192814/how-to-talk-to-girls-at-parties-trailer-adaptation-neil-gaiman

How to talk to girls at parties SHORT STORY: http://www.neilgaiman.com/p/Cool_Stuff/Short_Stories/How_To_Talk_To_Girls_At_Parties/How_To_Talk_To_Girls_At_Parties_(Text)

Marvel Knights: http://www.comicsbeat.com/marvel-announces-a-marvel-knights-20th-anniversary-trade-program-heres-why-thats-a-big-deal/

The Eternals: https://revengeofthefans.com/2018/04/04/rumor-the-eternals-mcu-phase-4/

 

THANKS FOR TUNING IN, CHAT SOON XX ~ DrPM & ABx

Ep. 20 ~ Gary Chaloner Interview ~ ACAF 2018

Happy Easter AND Happy Birthday to Aussie comic book legend, Gary Chaloner!!

Paul and I sat down with Gary at ACAF to have a chat about his life in art/comics, going way back to his early art school years, newspaper strip ‘Jeff Little the Smiling Policeman’, his run with imprint Cyclone Comics, learning on the go with the development of the direct comic book market in Australia, Jackaroo, working for publishers in the US, work with Ashley Wood (Judge Dredd, Medieval Spawn, Zombies vs Robots), Darkhorse Downunder – Aussie anthology, work/life/family balance, web comics, and his work with Will Eisner.

There is some wonderful wisdom in this one for anyone working in the comic book industry, especially in Australia, including creating networks to get work, rolling on from project to project, practice makes perfect, talent will only get you so far, and as you already know, you need determination, drive, and a partner who is willing to help make those tough life decisions.

Thanks again, Gary!
Hope you are having a great birthday, look forward to talking to you again soon!

~Featured Image L-R: Glenn Ford (Frew Publications), Gary Chaloner, & Dr Paul Mason
~This podcast is the last of the ACAF series! Head over to the Facebook group to join in what topics we should cover next: https://www.facebook.com/groups/501943196826833/

Ep. 19 ~ 27 Mar 18 ~ Pop Culture News

ALL OF THE POP CULTURE NEWS as voted by our lovely group poll persons!! Mumbled a bit about Black Panther $$ stats, got excited over Constantine, loving the Star Wars Disneyland/book tie-ins, looking forward to Monty Python on Netflix, this week’s FAKE NEWS aka random bits of info we all found, AND A NEW THING… we watch the Deadpool trailer with audio… and realise we need to do more research before the movie comes out!!! With bonus beepy Cheezel, because she demanded to be included by yelling at us from downstairs for an hour… Continue reading “Ep. 19 ~ 27 Mar 18 ~ Pop Culture News”

Ep. 15 ~ Pitching Comics for Film Panel w/Movie Producer, Robbie Miles ~ ACAF 2018

Australian Comic Arts Festival ~ Q&A Panel discussing the film and comic book industries, genre, tropes, how to get projects considered for film/submission, materials, who to talk to, budgets, a few of the stories he has/is making for film, project/story management/development, tag lines & pitching, finding the right people for the right projects & relationship building, book adaptation examples, character development, stereotypical examples of what to stay away from, literary agents, screenwriting, and much, much more. Quality, informative, and inspiring information for anyone looking to get started!!

With artist – Nicola Scott, and writer – Andrew Constant, also providing insight!

If you have a follow up question, please contact Robbie via LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/robbie-miles-45ab7249

 

Ep. 13 ~ Kid Phantom Panel ~ ACAF 2018

Australian Comic Arts Festival (ACAF) Kid Phantom Q&A panel that turned into a casual chat/podcast on Sunday 11 Feb 2018…

Who was there:  Dr. Paul Mason (Artist), Andrew Constant (Writer – not murdered!), Glenn Ford (Frew Publishing), Robbie Miles (Producer/Fan), Antonio DiDio (Fan/Emotional Support Officer), Trevor Clark (Fan), Luke Geaghan (Fan) & Amanda Bacchi (Moderator)… and several other unheard audience members!!!

What we discussed:
– The ‘Comics for Kids’ panel earlier in the day
– The success that has been the first 3 Kid Phantom issues
– Background into the writing and art of the book
– How the stories have been set up and how/why
– Influences
– Costume drawing
– A little history of kids comics (internationally speaking), engaging with a young audience
– Popularity and differences in the different models of distribution: subscription, newsagent & comic book shop
– What the fans are looking forward to!!

http://kidphantom.com.au/

Ep. 12 ~ Zombie Survival Chats ~ ACAF 2018

As we sat in the drawing room at the Australian Comic Arts Festival, the topic soon turned to zombies and survival (AKA why the kids in The Walking Dead are doing it all wrong). Politics were discussed, as were tanks, our own strategies, and a few of the different comic book/tv takes on the issue. Christian Read will probably be ok in his mountain lair, Paul and I are joining the boys from his Thai kickboxing gym who catch fish in the Brisbane River from bows and arrows they make themselves, and joining us at the end there was Trevor Clark… not sure where you are from sir, but god speed!
*The name of the BBC zombie show we couldn’t remember was ‘In The Flesh’ 😉 Continue reading “Ep. 12 ~ Zombie Survival Chats ~ ACAF 2018”

Ep. 9 ~ Debrief w/Nicola Scott & Gary Chaloner ~ ACAF 2018

Australian Comic Arts Festival debrief with Nicola Scott & Gary Chaloner, recorded while waiting for the National Gallery to open on Monday morning!

Discussion about the best features of the festival, the relaxed and engaging nature of the content/panels, and the future of the Australian comic book industry. Building community, bringing together the leaders of our industry, celebrating skills and collaboration.

 

 

Ep. 7 – 10 Feb 18 ~ Pop Culture News w/ACAF Guests

Join Amanda and Dr Paul for the weekly top-voted news, coming to you from the secret portfolio room at the Australia Comic Arts Festival in Canberra. Joined by fellow pop culture enthusiasts, creators, and good mates – Christian Read (Writer, Gestalt Comics), Glenn Ford (Editor, Frew Publications), & Robbie Miles (Producer, Mythmaker Media). Much fun! Continue reading “Ep. 7 – 10 Feb 18 ~ Pop Culture News w/ACAF Guests”

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