DECOMPRESSED 001: Jason Aaron/Wolverine And The X-men 13

So I’ve decided to start an comics craft podcast. It’s called DECOMPRESSED and the basic idea is I interview a creator about an issue, and really dig into it. In a “What were you trying to do with that panel” way, though it’s not quite as all as detail orientated at that.

You can download it from here and have a nose at its page here. Not on Itunes yet, but we’ll see what we can do about that – for now, use the RSS to follow this cheery endeavours. It’s just over half an hour, which I think will be the length I’ll try to keep things to, just to keep it pop. No more than an hour. Honest.

(The specific value of “Honest” may vary).

EDIT: And now it’s on Itunes! Hurrah.

For this pilot I’m joined by the patient and awesomely bearded JASON AARON who’s discussing WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN 13. The podcast will probably work best if you get hold of a copy of your issue. It came out this week, so will be in your local shop and/or comic app. Here’s the link to Comixology.

However, in a just-the-facts way, here’s what we specifically talk about in a fair-use-for-academic-purposes way. It’s worth noting that this time, due to being terribly unprepared, all page numbers are based on including the cover and the intro page, as we were working off a PDF. This is totally a pilot. I’ll be better next time. Probably.

Page 3

Page 4-5

Page 9

Page 13, Panel 5

Page 15, Panel 5

Page 22, Panel 1.

The theme music is Los Campesinos! We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed. Hurrah for them.

That was an excellent podcast. I cannot wait for more. I love the flavor the cut-in sequences add to the podcast. So much information I will listen to it again.

I wonder, would you be able to get Mr. Aaron to give you panel descriptions that match the panels you have listed here and post them as well?

That may be tricky, but I’ll see what I can do when it’s appropriate. It sort of adds another level of approval to the podcast, as we’d have to get the publisher’s permission each time, and that’s a drag on resources.

But thank you!

Could you possibly provide transcripts in the future? And what were you two new comics Iron Man and ?

That was very nice! Thanks, and keep them coming!

Very nice interview, Kieron! Well done!

Great show, great idea! Listening to the podcast, I think it works the best when you stick to the comic book at hand and really dive into the details of the particular issue. That’s the good idea that makes the show its own – and so interesting. Also: this would be eeeeven better if it featured both writer AND artist with you as moderator.
Really fine first show. I’ll keep tuning in.

Thanks everyone.

Kim: Working on that. It’s a little trickier to do, but I may have lined one up in a couple of week’s time…

I heard about this on the House To Astonish podcast. Just thought i would mention it in case you wanted to send them chocolates. Great podcast!

They are such sweeties.

Where are my chocolates?

Cara said she’ll bring them. Honest.