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||ExplicitDECOMPRESSED 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...||9 3 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDECOMPRESSED 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...||18 2 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDECOMPRESSED 025: THE YOUNG AVENGER AFTERPARTY PANEL||At this year’s always excellent Thought Bubble, an odd opportunity presented itself. Our final issues of Young Avengers were what’s oft referred to as “Jam Issues.” In other words, multiple artists telling a single story. By an...||2 2 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDECOMPRESSED 024: AN AUDIENCE WITH ED BRUBAKER AND SEAN PHILLIPS||Recently, I was asked by the great GOSH comics whether I'd be interested in hosting an audience with Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips about their work together. As if I was going to turn that down, eh? And they let me record it to play to you lot. We...||26 10 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDECOMPRESSED 023: DUBLIN INTERNATIONAL COMICS EXPO "COMICS ARE FOR EVERYONE" PANEL||Decompressed is a sporadic podcast about comics craft. Rather than our usual format, this is a recording from the Dublin Internation Comics Expo. All the paneling was excellent, but we got special permission to run this one, as we were all buzzing...||17 10 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDECOMPRESSED 022: ALEX DE CAMPI ON GRINDHOUSE: DOORS OPEN AT MIDNIGHT #1||Decompressed is a sporadic podcast about comics craft. This time we're talking to Alex De Campi about writing Grindhouse: Doors Open At Midnight #1 (aka Bee Vixens from Mars). What talk about subjects like 60s-70s cinema, exhaustion, page turns, sex,...||6 10 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDECOMPRESSED 021: AL EWING ON MIGHTY AVENGERS #1||Decompressed is a sporadic podcast about comics craft. This time we’re talking to Al Ewing about his writing on the recent Mighty Avengers #1. Our topics include the problems of writing in a crossover, the marvel method, lettering as...||25 9 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDECOMPRESSED 020: ANKA, DOYLE AND MCKELVIE ON COSTUME DESIGN||Decompressed is a sporadic podcast about comics craft. This time I’m talking to Kris Anka, Ming Doyle and Jamie McKelvie to talk about the art of character design. It’s a visual medium, so this stuff is absolutely paramount. Ming’s...||30 8 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDECOMPRESSED 019: BETTIE BREITWEISER AND MATT WILSON ON COMICS COLOUR||Decompressed returns, with a difference. This time we’re talking to Bettie Breitweiser and Matt Wilson, two of my favourite colourists about their work, primarily related to FATALE 14 and WONDER WOMAN 20. If there’s any one part of...||17 5 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDECOMPRESSED 018: JASON LATOUR ON WINTER SOLDIER 15||This decompressed we talk to artist/writer Jason Latour about the process of starting his first ongoing run for Marvel, on WINTER SOLDIER 15. Is that a worryingly prosaic and sensible intro for Decompressed? Don't worry. It was recorded in a busy...||17 2 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDECOMPRESSED 017: SAM HUMPHRIES ON UNCANNY X-FORCE #1 AND SACRIFICE #4||This Decompressed is like turning up to a gunfight and discovering the dude's got two guns and you have to (er) dodge both bullets? I was originally going to do a sex metaphor, and thought better of it. Extrapolate for yourself. ANYWAY! Writer Sam...||23 1 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDECOMPRESSED 16: AL EWING ON JENNIFER BLOOD 17||Er... we're back? I always said it was going to be irregular. But the podcast constipation is over and... this metaphor is going to no place that's good. Let's stop. I recorded this back at New York Comic Con, where I talked to Al Ewing about the...||10 1 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDECOMPRESSED 015: ANTONY JOHNSTON ON THE COLDEST CITY||Something a little different this week. A podcast rather than not a podcast! No, really. It is actually different, as it was recorded in front of a live audience in Nottingham Game City back in (er) the past. October. Man! Doesn't time fly when you're...||6 12 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDECOMPRESSED 014: STEVEN SANDERS ON WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN 20||Hullo! This week on Decompressed I'm joined by Steven Sanders. He's different. He's a drawing man. For the first time, we're talking about the drawing! Specifically, about how he approached Jason Aaron's script for WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN 20. We...||24 11 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDECOMPRESSED 013: RICK REMENDER ON UNCANNY AVENGERS #1||We're back. Sorry for the delay. Basically, most of October was constant travel and disruption, so I couldn't find time to get this done. But I did record three podcasts, and plan to do some more at THOUGHT BUBBLE next weekend. Hey! I always said that...||10 11 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDECOMPRESSED 012: THE WRITER'S PANEL, D.I.C.E. CON DUBLIN||Because I've been travelling, there hasn't been much of a chance to record with someone. So I recorded a panel at DUBLIN. Here it is. It's a writers panel with Matt Fraction, Kelly-Sue Deconnick, Si Spurrier, Rob Williams, Andy Diggle, Jeff...||7 10 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDECOMPRESSED 011: SI SPURRIER ON CROSSED: WISH YOU WERE HERE||I'm joined by Si Suprrier to talk about CROSSED: WISH YOU WERE HERE. Because it's a webcomic makes it a somewhat unusual one, in that you can literally follow this link and read the whole thing. In fact, I'd recommend you do so, as it's genuinely...||28 9 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDECOMPRESSED 010: DAVID HINE AND SHAKY KANE ON BULLETPROOF COFFIN: DISINTERRED #4 ("84")||I'm joined by David Hine and Shaky Kane to talk about the cut-up Burroughsian excess and glory of 84, the fourth issue of their Bulletproof Coffin: Disinterred. Once again, it's a stand alone issue, so can be consumed alone if you can find a copy...||20 9 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDECOMPRESSED 009: PAUL CORNELL AND JIMMY BROXTON ON SAUCER COUNTRY #6||This week I'm joined by Paul Cornell and Jimmy Broxton to talk about issue 6 of SAUCER COUNTRY, a stand alone issue which applies a lecture-type structure to its themes of the UFO in the modern world. We talk about research, structure,...||14 9 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDECOMPRESSED 008: NICK SPENCER ON MORNING GLORIES #21||We're joined by Nick Spencer to talk about Morning Glories #21. Topics include lots of things to do with Morning Glories #21 and some stuff that's not to do with Morning Glories #21. Yes. Show notes and visual aids can be found here.||6 9 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDECOMPRESSED 007: ADAM CADWELL ON BLOOD BLOKES #2||Kieron is joined by Adam Cadwell to talk about the second issue of his Vampire Slacker comic Blood Blokes. Why is Kieron talking about himself in the third person? Kieron doesn't know. He doesn't know at all. The show notes and assorted visual aids...||30 8 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDECOMPRESSED 006: MARK WAID AND MATT FRACTION ON THE MARVEL METHOD||Instead of a specific issue, we're talking to Mark Waid and Matt Fraction about the pros and cons of working in the Marvel Method method of scripting. Which is... oh, we'll explain it all. It does make sense. I promise you. I only very rarely lie to...||22 8 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDECOMPRESSED 005: JAMES ASMUS AND GAMBIT #1||And Decompressed returns in its particularly regular brand of irregularity to talk to James Asmus about Gambit #1. Hurrah for talking. Without it, this podcast would not be possible. Or rather, it would be possible, but it'd be a lot quieter. Visual...||10 8 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDECOMPRESSED 004: Matt Fraction, David Aja and HAWKEYE #1||Decompressed goes international with our fourth podcast. I'm joined by David Aja and Matt Fraction to talk about their just-released pulp-infused take on that most human of avengers. Topics include Accents, who the use of "bro" is tributed and sadness...||3 8 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDECOMPRESSED 003: TIM SEELEY AND MIKE NORTON ON REVIVAL #1||To celebrate the day we recorded the podcast we chatted to Tim Seeley and Mike Norton about their recently released Rural Noir REVIVAL. The discussion primarily takes the form of words, but there's some experimentation from Kieron with grunting and...||26 7 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDECOMPRESSED 002: KELLY-SUE DECONNICK/CAPTAIN MARVEL #1||And DECOMPRESSED talks to Kelly-Sue Deconnick about the first issue of Captain Marvel and our own exciting, more emotional issues. Show notes including visual aids are here.||19 7 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDECOMPRESSED 001: JASON AARON/WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN 13||The pilot of DECOMPRESSED, the comics craft podcast which asks what on earth were you trying to do with that panel? Jason Aaron forgives our teething shonkiness to discuss his creative choices in WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN 13. Show notes and visual...||12 7 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
A must for comic fans
A great insight into the creative process of the comic book medium.
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.
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.