Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Episode 63 - Derby City Comic Con

The cast of Beaucoup Pop is back, bringing you everything you need to know about whats going on in the pop culture world...and maybe some things that you didn't need to know, BUT WE GIVE IT TO YOU ANYWAY!!!

Derby City Comic Con 2012 is merely three days away Poppers!!! The Beaucoup Pop crew is gearing up for the show, potentially our last con for the year, with another awesome raffle and by talking to a few creators that will be gracing this years convention.

On this episode we chat with:

Andrew Heath (table 237): Andrew Heath is a graphic designer and illustrator from Lexington, Kentucky. Focusing in minimalism and modernism, Andrew draws from popular culture to produce artwork that appeals to a wide range of audiences. While primarily dealing with digital illustration, Andrew has also done design work for several Fortune 500 companies and some big name bands.
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Annie Erskine (table 322): Annie is the owner and founder of Happy Doodle Studio LLC and Ionic Comics. She is a comic artist, illustrator, graphic designer, cartoonist, and general Jill of all trades. From 2007 to 2010 she was the cartoonist for Western Kentucky University’s newspaper, the College Heights Herald. In 2011, she moved to Atlanta, GA after having been chosen for Cartoon Network’s internship program. She stayed there working for Cartoon Network until August of 2011. After it ended, Cartoon Network continued to work with her, hiring her as a professional freelance graphic designer and illustrator.
Erskine is currently working on her first comic book project, Magia High, with her partner in crime, Tabatha Hoffer. For more on Magia High, check out the show notes below!
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Billy Tackett (table 305): With humble beginnings in rural KY, award winning artist Billy Tackett freelanced tirelessly for 12 years to receive international recognition as an accomplished artist and illustrator. His work has been seen on National Geographic Channel and showcased in publications such as Horrorhound Magazine and ImagineFX.

After publishing over 200 book covers he created his signature piece, Zombie Sam, which gave birth to his Dead White & Blue series and has amassed a loyal fan base that transcends all genres and stereotypes.
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Kurt Einhaus (table 230): Kurt has always had a passion for art. Combining that with his interest of science fiction and fantasy, his work involves expressing related themes in a fine art format, contributing a new angle on the subject beloved by many. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, his influences include both classic and contemporary, ranging from the works of NC Wyeth, Jeffrey Jones, Howard Pyle, Phil Hale, Ashley Wood, Egon Schiele, and more. Kurt's work is in many private collections throughout the United States.
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We we're unable to call Kurt during our recording of the show, so we did a mini e-mail interview with him. Be sure to check it out in the show notes! Kurt will also be featured as our artist of the month in August 2012, so stay tuned for more!

Lastly, be sure to hop on over to Fandomfest this weekend! It's also  running this weekend June 29-July1 right across the street from Derby City!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Alex Cross Trailer Released

Tyler Perry is one of those actors I'm not sure if I should take seriously, or not seriously at all. Well, luckily he's moving away from Madea, and taking on some lead roles (as a man, at least) including his newest role as James Patterson's Alex Cross. Taking the reigns from Morgan Freeman, who played Cross in the films Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. The thing I found the most interesting about this trailer, was not seeing Perry in the role of a serious action hero, but seeing who was the villian of the film, Matthew effing FOX!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

What Happened At E3 This Year?

So, as everyone in the gaming world is aware, E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) happened earlier this month.  Always an exciting time for us.  Time to see what new gadgets each company has in the works, new game play footage for games we are eagerly awaiting, and breathtaking trailers that will leave us squealing for weeks.  I feel like this year, as a whole, was a tad underwhelming compared to previous expos, but I'm here to touch base on some of the things I'm pretty stoked about anyway.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Episode 62 - You Don't Know Jack?

The cast of Beaucoup Pop is back, bringing you everything you need to know about whats going on in the pop culture world...and maybe some things that you didn't need to know, BUT WE GIVE IT TO YOU ANYWAY!!!

The Beaucoup Pop crew welcomes Brandon Barrows this week, writer of the upcoming series Jack Hammer: Political Science.  Brandon gives us the scoop on what to expect from the comic book as well as his journey to getting it published through Action Lab Entertainment.

Jack McGriskin is a private detective with a strong right arm and a penchant for sticking his nose into other people’s problems. When a missing person he’s been hired to find turns up dead, he stumbles onto a network of corruption stretching from the streets of Boston to the halls of Congress itself, and the trail takes him back into a world he left behind… -Action Lab Entertainment

We also give a vivacious review of Prometheus full of speculation and spoilers!!! (from 5:30-23:20)

Don't worry...not a spoilers. This is pale pile of muscle is from the opening sequence of the movie! :-)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

This Is What I'm Listening To Now...Kimbra

Anyone who knows me knows that one of my favorite things to do is to discover new, and hopefully awesome, music. I haven't done one of these music blogs in a while, not because there's nothing awesome being release, but more because...I'm just lazy! :) But I have a back log of so many cool artists, that I just have to start sharing them with everyone. To jump start it, I bring you Kimbra. This chick is the SHIT I tell you.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Derby City Comic Con

Great news Poppers!! Beaucoup Pop just got a partnership with Derby City Comic Con!! We now have a table!!! Head on over to their Facebook page and help us show our support by clicking "Like" and head on over to DerbyCityComicCon.com to get your tickets. They're only $10! and Kids 12 and Under get in for Free!!

Where: Kentucky International Convention Center
221 Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40202

When: June 30, 2012, 10 am - 5 pm

Tickets: $10
Kids 12 and Under: Free
Get Tickets Now!

Come on down for a plethora of awesome creators, fun comic and cartoon panels, some auctions, and MORE!  Plus...we're gonna be there!  And if you stop by our table, try to remember to ask for our special, convention-only episode.  Available on a physical CD!  WHAT?!  Do it.


Episode 61 - Gone to Gallifrey

The cast of Beaucoup Pop is back, bringing you everything you need to know about whats going on in the pop culture world...and maybe some things that you didn't need to know, BUT WE GIVE IT TO YOU ANYWAY!!!

This week the BCP crew welcomes May’s artist of the month, Colleen Doran! She discusses everything from her tools of the trade to her latest book Gone to Amerikay. Check out our artist of the month feature on Colleen HERE!

Tressa, Kerry and Matt also welcome Sean Lightsey to the studio as he sits in for Justin. We all know what happens when Sean drops by...tangents GALORE. We also fall into the habit of serenading you listeners a few times.

And finally, we talk the hell out of Doctor Who now that Matt has finished Season 4!! SPOILER WARNING we talk about anything and everything that has happened up to the Doctor changing into Matt Smith (Number 11). You have been warned.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

You Need to Know-Grimes

I again find myself in the strange position of wanting to review an album I've fallen head over heels for, but not knowing where to even start. You need to listen to "Visions," by Grimes. Plain and simple...it's wonderful. When I put it on, I don't want it to end. To say she has a voice unlike most is an understatement. To call this music she's making 'electronic' isn't exactly accurate, either. It is, but that's not it. It isn't cold in a purely mechanical, robotic way. It's quite bubbly, in fact. I hope to hear much more from this young artist, though I have no idea what direction she will go, or where I'd even like her to go.

Since I'm not sure how to review this rather than recommending you pick up a copy, I'll include a link to the review Pitchfork gave it:



Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Episode 60 - Let Your Game Hang Out

The cast of Beaucoup Pop is back, bringing you everything you need to know about whats going on in the pop culture world...and maybe some things that you didn't need to know, BUT WE GIVE IT TO YOU ANYWAY!!!
We kick off June with our run down of the FORGE gaming convention! We talk about our weekend full of board gaming nerdgasms, homoerotic sketch cards, LARPGing, Sailor Scout wars, and MORE!

Hello Poppers!