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DECOMPRESSED 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 incredibly busy (or rather, moderately busy and lazy). Anyway! This time I talk to Antony Johnston about his collaboration with Sam Hart, THE COLDEST CITY. This spy thriller set at the very last days of the Cold War is also the first complete OGN we've covered, meaning we wander over the whole thing. The audience also altered the dynamic, as sitting in front of a crowd, on expensive chairs in a spotlight does has a way of making you want to go all serious. So less nob gags than normal.

And you'll find all the show notes here.

Direct download: Decompressed015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:39pm EST

DECOMPRESSED 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 talk about paneling, character design, how to make hand cannons more awesome, integrating bits of manga he loves into American superhero comics, comedy and more.

And the study aids can be found over here!

Direct download: Decompressed014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:31am EST

DECOMPRESSED 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 it would be irregular.

But this is a good one to come back on.

I'm joined by Rick Remender to talk about UNCANNY AVENGERS, the biggest selling superhero comic of the year so far. We talk about an idle idea growing into an enormous book, the question of choosing the level of transgression in imagery, the choice of craft and emotion, of talking through your stories, of compression and everything else.

Shownotes can be found here!

Direct download: Decompressed013.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:18pm EST

DECOMPRESSED 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 Parker and me. Hurrah!

Shownotes can be found here.

Direct download: Decompressed012.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:18am EST

DECOMPRESSED 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 great horror material, written with an underlying intelligence and humanity. I'd also recommend the trade collection, which puts it all in a nice book. You can get it from your local comic shop, and in a couple of weeks on Amazon.

And Study Aids are here! Go look.

Direct download: Decompressed011.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:22am EST

DECOMPRESSED 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 (it's available digitally), but I'd recommend you hunt down the trade. It's just out so your local shop will have it, but it's available from all the usual online retailers.

You can find the show notes here.

Honest, you really can. Just click the link. Trust me. I am very trustworthy.

Direct download: Decompressed010.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:03pm EST

DECOMPRESSED 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, experimentation, subjectivity in visual elements, colouring your own work, interpretation, the power of bleed and lots more. You can buy it from your local comic shop, or online for future-eye-reading.

Your study aids can be found here.

Direct download: Decompressed009.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:38am EST

DECOMPRESSED 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.

Direct download: Decompressed008.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:41pm EST

DECOMPRESSED 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 can be found over here.

Direct download: Decompressed007.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:12pm EST

DECOMPRESSED 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 you.

Study aid and script malarkies here. Particularly extensive this week.

Direct download: Decompressed006.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:04am EST