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Comics Craft Podcast, hosted by Kieron Gillen, interviewing creators about the details of their work.

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Comics Craft Podcast, hosted by Kieron Gillen, interviewing creators about the details of their work.

    DECOMPRESSED v2 004: CHIP ZDARSKY

    DECOMPRESSED v2 004: CHIP ZDARSKY

    Chip Zdarsky writes, draws and is very funny on the internet. We talk to him.
    Here's my Master Seminar page for you to nose at.
    Here's Steve Walsh's PROCESS.

     

    • 1 hr 36 min
    DECOMPRESSED v2 003: BRIAN SCHIRMER AND DANI COLMAN

    DECOMPRESSED v2 003: BRIAN SCHIRMER AND DANI COLMAN

    Brian Schirmer and Dani Colman are comic writers and teachers. We talk to them.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    DECOMPRESSED v2 002: JONATHAN HICKMAN

    DECOMPRESSED v2 002: JONATHAN HICKMAN

    Jonathan Hickman writes, draws and designs. We talk to him.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    DECOMPRESSED V2 001

    DECOMPRESSED V2 001

    Don't call it a comeback.
    Al Ewing talks to Kieron about everything, but mainly Minecraft.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    DECOMPRESSED 027: BECKY CLOONAN ON BY CHANCE OR PROVIDENCE

    DECOMPRESSED 027: BECKY CLOONAN ON BY CHANCE OR PROVIDENCE

    In this very special podcast, I’m joined by Eisner-award winner Becky Cloonan.

    Becky’s career dances between what we could term the mainstream and what we could term the alternative, never resting, never finding a home, but never once seeming uncomfortable. I’ve loved her since the Jennie Zero graphic novel with Brian Wood, and never done anything to make me feel otherwise about her work. Today, we’re talking about her self-published trilology of short comics – Wolves, The Mire and Demeter, which are being collected into an expanded hardback under the name By Chance Or Providence.

    However, I do warn you, This really is a very special podcast in a very real and not particularly complimentary way. The skype recording went amazingly haywire, randomly double-tracking Becky and losing me for ten minutes at a time, before returning to normal. I’ve actually done a massive editing job, re-interjecting questions and similar. It just about hangs together.

    Just about.

    You can get the shownotes over at my blog.

    • 1 hr
    DECOMPRESSED 026: ANTONY JOHNSTON ON THE FUSE #1

    DECOMPRESSED 026: ANTONY JOHNSTON ON THE FUSE #1

    This time I'm joined by Antony Johnston. Antony previously appeared in Decompressed 15, talking about THE COLDEST CITY. But that was in front of an audience at Game City, so we were on our best behaviour. This time we're mumbling on Skype, as is a comic creators preferred form of communication. Except passive-aggression, obv. Anyway! Antony's career as a writer is divided between his work in Games and Comic. In comics, until recently his signature work was the post-apocalyptic series WASTELAND. That may be changing, as he's recently launched two new series via Image. The first, UMBRAL is an excellent Dark Fantasy book. The second, and the subject of today's discussion is, THE FUSE, his book with Justin Greenwood, Shari Chankamma and Ed Brisson.

     The Fuse is available to buy in your local comic shop, as well as digitally through comixology and direct from Image.

     The show notes and study aids can be found over here.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

xHD13 ,

For fans interested in the "why" behind comics creation

A really informative look into the creation of comic books and the individual thought processes by those involved. Some interesting guests and excellent book choices to discuss.

tomwetunes ,

Comics discussed as craft.

In this podcast we learn that Kieron Gillen has lots of friends. Professional friends who are willing to go into specific detail on the comicbooks they are writing and in some cases drawing.
Questions are asked such as: how many word balloons is too much? And Do you prefer full script or marvel method? These are interesting questions to the comic geek and the host definitely has my full attention every time he releases a new episode.
Oh, and the fact that Kieron is British doesn't hurt either.
If you like comics and want to know what goes into writing them, you must download this podcast right now.

Baron Fortnightly ,

A must for comic fans

A great insight into the creative process of the comic book medium.

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