Word Balloon Podcast
On this edition of Word Balloon, we continue to talk with creators who are experimenting with creator owned ideas in print and the digital markets .
First Mark Waid joins us to talk about his foray into the digital comic realm. His blog, markwaid.com launched Monday to be an open forum showing his process and ideas on his approach to comic storytelling on this platform. You can download his first digital PDF, Luther and read along while you hear his comments. Also Mark reveals his plans to fund the venture, which includes putting his huge comic book collection up for sale. The collections features comic books going back to the 1950s. We talk about some of the unique items in his collection and how you can purchase some of these books.
Then direct from last weekend’s ECCC convention, we’ve got a crime comics panel featuring Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka, who start with their crime story influences , and talk a lot about their creation of the DC comic Gotham Central. Plus Ed talks about his current success with the Image book Fatale and Greg previews his next spy novel Alpha due out in May.
Finally live via Skype, from their Four Star Studios, Tim Seeley and Mike Norton talk about their new Image series Revival , which they describe as a Farm Noir tale. Tim updates us on his other Image books Hack-Slash, Bloodstrike, and Top Cow’s Witchblade, while Mike tells us about the plan to collect his web comic Battlepug as a trade collection in July, from Dark Horse. Four Star Studios has been publishing their digital comics Double Feature for about a year, featuring 2 8-page stories for 99 cents in various genres. The guys tell us how that venture has gone so far.
00:00 – 48:55 Mark Waid
48:56 – 1:44:11 Ed Brubaker & Greg Rucka
1:44:12- End Of Show Tim Seeley & Mike Norton
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