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!! ^__^
*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
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!!
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/
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!
Dark and stormy night here in Brisbane for another Most Popular Podcast!! Amanda & Dr. Paul are back in the office chatting about Kevin Smith, Marvel’s ‘Fresh Start’ comics, Joss Whedon leaving Batgirl, content for the new Disney streaming service, Aquaman screenings hype, Rush Hour 4, and how devastated Amanda is over the mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead!!
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
– 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!!
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.
A post-ACAF, very sleepy, Amanda & Dr. Paul are joined by comic book writer Andrew Constant for a chat about Mission Impossible, Star Trek: Discovery, Tarantino films, the Dundee movie/advertising revelations, & the Deadpool/Cable movie trailer!