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The Hyper Room is a podcast series interviewing creatives, innovators and business people in the world of Pop Culture involved in all facets from comic books to action figures to video games and other forms of physical and digital media, The Hyper Room deep dives into the process and the business direct from the creators themselves. We don't discuss if Harry Potter can beat Superman - we discuss how that story could come together and how it would affect the world of Pop Culture.

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The Hyper Room is a podcast series interviewing creatives, innovators and business people in the world of Pop Culture involved in all facets from comic books to action figures to video games and other forms of physical and digital media, The Hyper Room deep dives into the process and the business direct from the creators themselves. We don't discuss if Harry Potter can beat Superman - we discuss how that story could come together and how it would affect the world of Pop Culture.

    Marvel Studios' Andy Park and the Legend of Shang-Chi

    Marvel Studios' Andy Park and the Legend of Shang-Chi

    Returning for a second interview inside The Hyper Room is Andy Park the Director of Visual Development at Marvel Studios and the man behind the look of the iconic costume design for Shang-Chi in the newest hit Marvel Cinematic Universe film: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

    On this podcast, we talk all things Shang-Chi and the visual design that mixed together the comics, the MCU and Chinese mythology. It’s good to have Andy talk us through his and his team’s thought process on working on these designs even before Marvel brought in director Destin Daniel Cretton and cast stars Simu Liu and Tony Leung Chui-Wai.

    Find all the episodes with different pop culture creators at www.thehyperroom.com and please subscribe to this podcast on your favorite podcast app or on YouTube.

    Show notes and art gallery:
    https://www.thehyperroom.com/andy-park-shang-chi/

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Artistic Multiverse of Marvel Studios' Andy Park

    The Artistic Multiverse of Marvel Studios' Andy Park

    Andy Park started off drawing for Image Comics at the age of 18, then took Lara Croft: Tomb Raider from the #1 selling video game to the #1 selling comic book in 1999, before going on to illustrate Marvel’s The Uncanny X-Men working alongside the legendary Chris Claremont.

    Going from huge comics to iconic video games to the biggest movie of all time with Avengers Endgame, Andy Park has had an incredibly exciting career and on this episode of The Hyper Room we take a look at his career from chasing down Rob Liefeld across Southern California for an internship, to helping devise the look and feel of the hit Disney+ show WandaVision, and upcoming films Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings and Thor: Love and Thunder.

    Show notes and art gallery:
    https://www.thehyperroom.com/marvel-studios-andy-park

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Psycho Toyz for Crazy Kids: The Art Asylum Story with Digger Mesch and Donna Costa

    Psycho Toyz for Crazy Kids: The Art Asylum Story with Digger Mesch and Donna Costa

    From KISS and Rob Zombie, to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Eminem, Dark Angel, and to boldly go with Star Trek and Minimates, Art Asylum was one of the landmark toy companies and action figure studios that defined the late 90s and early 2000s - fighting for creator recognition while at the same time pushing what can be done creatively with action figure sculpting, design, materials and packaging that is still felt today 20 years later.

    Today I welcome its co-founders Digger Mesch and Donna Costa as we take a time machine back to how they started a studio for sculpting toys in Brooklyn - in a time when there were more gunshots than hipsters - to scaling up into their own global toy brand all the way to their ultimate demise and how the brand lives on inside Diamond Select Toys today.

    This is one of the craziest stories and most candid and frank interviews ever about the collectible toy industry - so lets just jump right into this Art Asylum retrospective with Digger and Donna inside The Hyper Room

    Show notes and links to things we discussed are at https://www.thehyperroom.com

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Swinging Witchblades with Top Cow's Matt Hawkins

    Swinging Witchblades with Top Cow's Matt Hawkins

    As a veteran of the initial Image Comics launch, Matt Hawkins started his career in comic book publishing in 1993 and has been working with Image as a creator, writer and executive for over 26 years. President/COO of Top Cow since 1998, Matt has created and written over 30 new franchises for Top Cow and Image.

    We talk about Matt's career, how new comic creators can break in, the future of comics publishing, about his own projects postal, Think Tank, Swing, and Sunstone, and working for Rob Liefeld and Marc Silvestri.

    So put away your Witchblades and join me and Top Cow’s Matt Hawkins inside The Hyper Room


    The SHOW NOTES can be found at

    https://www.thehyperroom.com/top-cow-matt-hawkins/


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    • 58 min
    Batman in Three Dimensions: Sculpting a Cauldron of Dark Knights with Jonathan Matthews

    Batman in Three Dimensions: Sculpting a Cauldron of Dark Knights with Jonathan Matthews

    Batman: Black and White, Batman vs TMNT, DC Cover Girls and Harley Quinn: Red, white and Black are just some of the DC Direct collectibles - including the groundbreaking Mike Mignola Batman statue - that Jonathan Matthews has sculpted over the years.

    On this episode find out how the worlds of Batman, Superman and the Harley Quinn collide with the worlds of wax, silicone and Zbrush with Sculptor Supreme Jonathan Matthews inside The Hyper Room.

    The SHOW NOTES can be found at
    https://www.thehyperroom.com/dcdirect-batman-jonathan-matthews/

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    • 48 min
    Spawning a Todd McFarlane Documentary with Mike Avila

    Spawning a Todd McFarlane Documentary with Mike Avila

    Find out more about Todd McFarlane, the Image founders and comic book documentary filmmaking on this episode of The Hyper Room as I talk to Mike Avila, the producer behind the latest Todd McFarlane documentary LIKE HELL I WON’T, and host, writer, co-creator of SyFy Wire's "Behind the Panel" docu-series, where he interviews the legends of the comic book industry.

    This is an amazing chat so let's just jump into it - here is Mike Avila inside The Hyper Room.

    THE SHOW NOTES can be found at https://www.thehyperroom.com/spawn-mike-avila/

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    Twitter https://www.twitter.com/thehyperroom/
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    • 1 hr 5 min

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