1 on 1 interview show featuring the creative minds behind Comics TV Film Novels & Animation. Hosted by Chicago Pop Culture expert, John Siuntres
Eric Palicki Talks Sci-Fi Supernatural and Crime
Xmen Memories With Chris Claremont
Trek Watch The DCU New Projects and Retro TV Memories
The Trek Watch crew hangs out to discuss The DCU New slate of projects and some great retro TV
Pt 2 John Jackson Miller Crunching The Numbers Of The Comic Book Market
In Part 2 of our talk John explains his work for the comic buyers guide and on his own creating ComicCron, which explains the distribution numberts of comics and give the real "rarity" of certain magazine issues for historians and collectors.
Pt 1 John Jackson Miller Talks Star Wars And Star Trek
John has his new ST Strange Newe Worlds novel coming out Feb 21st . We discuss his contributions to the star Wars and Star Trek History through his novels.
Part 2 Tom King Talks Creator Owned, DC Comics and...Movie Plans?
On the heels of James Gunn's announcement's of Film and TV shows for the DC Universe, Tom was mentioned by Gunn as one of the key writers he collaborated with.
Among the projects announced is a Supergirl Film based on Tom and Bilquis Evrey's comic book series.
Tom tells us what he can about working With Gunn, and promotes His current DC books Human Target Danger Street and Gothan City Year One.
We also discuss Love Everlasting his creator owned series with Elsa Charretier whose first collection of issues is out Feb 14th
Marty Pasko marathon is great.
I’ve listened to hundreds of hours of this informative podcast. I’m currently enjoying the multi-part Marty Pasko interview. As a lifelong comics reader, I find this stuff fascinating and entertaining. Thank you Mr. Siuntres for all the great pod.
So Many Different Guests and a Great Source for Inspiration!
I think I started listening to Word Balloon in 2015/2016, when I was in college. The hours-long episodes were great company on my weekend drives home then, and they’re great company when I’m drawing or going to classes for grad school now! Listening to John Siuntres’s detailed conversations with so many amazing comics creators about their many approaches to the craft has made me feel like creating comics is doable. It really is amazing how much I have learned about an inherently VISUAL medium by LISTENING to a podcast! Even so, many of these conversations remind me that it can be done, even if all I’m doing myself right now is making some silly web comics.
Word Balloon is very good. Some of the conversations are kind-of boring and I skip them, but Siuntres releases so many episodes nowadays that there’s usually something to listen to!
Top notch comic book conversations
I enjoy the long form conversations and John is a solid interviewer and knows how to carry a conversation, keeping it fluid and casual yet on topic. The chats are informative and fun, like listening to friends catch up.