Orbital in Conversation Episode 123 – The Real/Fake Geeks Debut with a Boom!

With Maria Norris …
After last week’s episode with Nick Roche & Scott McCloud (which you can still listen to here), this time I’m back with a brand new segment we’re calling The Real/Fake Geeks. Each month (or thereabouts) Maria Norris & I will create a primer based around a particular company, character or event.
In this first instalment, I interview Maria about her experience with comics – giving you a little background on where she’s come from – then we take a look at Boom! Studios burgeoning Boom! Box imprint and what that entails.
We discuss the ways in which comics (and the associated community) are diversifying, what impact these changes are having, and how companies like Boom! are addressing them – particularly in terms of their mandate to ‘Push Comics Forward’.
And never fear, you can still enjoy the Pop Culture Hound back-catalogue right here, as we continue to put out the same quality interviews and discussion with Orbital in Conversation going forward. It’s only gonna get better, folks!
To get in touch, send feedback or submit projects for consideration, please email chris@orbitalcomics.com. And if you missed last week’s episode (or any others) you can find them right here or subscribe via iTunes. You can also support the Orbital in Conversation podcast by clicking here to make a donation or pressing the DONATE button below. Your contributions are greatly appreciated and will help us maintain the site, get new equipment, and encourage us to keep going on those cold lonely nights.

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