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As featured on Lego.com, Marvel.com, and Today Show, Alex Grand, Jim Thompson and guest co-hosts start off a Journalistic Comic Book Historical discussion between fans, historians and scholars in determining what happened and when in comics, from strips and pulps to the platinum age comic book, through golden, silver, bronze and then toward modern. Topical broadcasts are made and we also take important time in interviewing professionals to get to the source of comic book history. Support us ...
 
Stan Deaton is the Senior Historian and The Dr. Elaine B. Andrews Distinguished Historian at the Georgia Historical Society, and the Emmy-winning writer and host of Today in Georgia History. The Off the Deaton Path podcast includes Stan's thoughts on books, sports, movies, people, beer, and more, especially as they relate to Georgia history.
 
How have writers, illustrators, film makers, and musicians shaped the American experience? In this podcast series historian Dr. Darren R. Reid explores American history through the lens of the artist. From classic comics books to music and film, this podcast examines how art and artistry has reflected and informed the American experience. Featured iTunes podcast (January and February 2014), #1 episodes in Education and Higher Education. Current series, "Comic Book Studies" explores the histo ...
 
If you love and cherish old English nursery rhymes and have fond memories of your early childhood years, Our Old Nursery Rhymes by Alfred Moffat published in 1911 is indeed the little book for you! Or as a parent, if you'd like your own children to share the magic, this book provides them all. One of the most appealing aspects of this charming book is that the rhymes are all set to music and if you're musically inclined, you can certainly keep yourself and your children entertained by playin ...
 
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Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview comic writer and 90s Batman thinktank, Chuck Dixon discussing his comic origins in the 80s independent circuit with Evangeline and Airboy, working for Archie Goodwin & Carl Potts on Epic & Marvel Comics, working with Denny O'Neill on Gotham City & the Batman comics of the 1990s creating properties utilized in m…
 
This is the second episode in a matter of two days. I only just released episode 38 with Howard Kazanjian yesterday. BUT I felt the need to get this episode and it’s story out there because it’s one that I’ve been chasing since 22nd Nov 2021. It started while I was at work at F1 talking with my friend Will Buxton. Will is a presenter and a big movi…
 
For this episode I’ve got well known producer Howard Kazanjian. Its name I’ve been familiar with for many decades now having seen it on the credits of Raiders of the Lost Ark and Return of the Jedi. I’d heard sometime last year that Howard was releasing a book about his career, to be penned by the then very ill J W Rinzler. Jonathan of course appea…
 
For this episode, number 37, November 2021, I have a real treat. You will not have failed to notice that Denis Villeneuve's Dune has finally arrived. Back on episode 16, I interviewed sound designer Mark Mangini about his career and his work on Blade Runner 2049. We stayed in touch and I asked if he’d be willing to come back to talk about his new w…
 
CBH's Alex Grand travels to Johnstown, PA for the 2021 Ditko Comic Convention hosted by the Bottleworks Ethnic Art Center and the Ditko Family. Steve Ditko, his Bottleworks art exhibit and the Ditko convention is discussed here with Ditkoverse coordinator and nephew, Mark Ditko as well as comics editor and writer Carl Potts, writer-artist Javier He…
 
So for this episode, I went out into the wide world and actually did an in-person interview. I reached out to editor Sean Barton via IMDB Pro. Actually my first time using the site. So that’s a 1 for 1 hit rate so far. As a hater of Zoom, Sean was very gracious in inviting me to his house on the other side of London. Both of us are double vaccinate…
 
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview comic artist, fantasy illustrator and creative architect Bill Stout, discussing Conan the Barbarian and the Destroyer, Masters of the Universe, his work with Roger Corman, his Dinosaur art career with museums, murals and education books, and his journey to Antarctica. Edited & Produced by Alex Grand. Images use…
 
So… for this episode I have the pleasure of talking to the editor of Monsters and Rogue One, the always great Colin Goudie. We speak at some length (I think it was 2.5 hours) which I’ve edited down to about 2 hours. It’s still long, but well worth your time. Colin is a veteran of BBC dramas and documentaries and is very well regarded in the industr…
 
For this episode I have Gabriel Hardman. Now Gabriel and I got in touch over Twitter, thanks to good guy Duncan Fegredo. I didn't actually know much about Gabriel, but after some searching online I found that I was in fact aware of some of his work. He's a comic book artist and writer. And he’s also a very sought after storyboard artist. So I got i…
 
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview comic artist, fantasy illustrator and creative architect Bill Stout, discussing his early work in the comic fanzines, bootleg album covers, record label designer, his apprenticeship to Russ Manning on Tarzan and also to Harvey Kurtzman/Will Elder for Little Annie Fanny, Movie Posters, production design and stor…
 
For this episode I was fortunate enought to have a conversation with Oscar winning sound designer Gary Ridstrom, he of Terminator 2 and Jurassic Park fame. I hope you enjoy the podcast. Please share to your friends! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/jamiebenning)By Jamie Benning
 
Back in June 2021 I had the pleasure of speaking to prolific playwright, film writer and director John Patrick Shanley. Thanks to former guest Jim Maxwell (digital matte artist) for putting me in touch with John. A slight diversion from my usual sci-fi connected guests but a conversation that I very much enjoyed. John is a very talented man and gav…
 
This week Stan revisits the death of the King, the birth of the phonograph, Buck Owens, the Aztec empire, Alfred Hitchcock, Napoleon, Margaret Mitchell, and one of the darkest episodes in Georgia history. He also remembers Rosalyn Carter’s birthday, a hero from Iwo Jima, and shares new additions to the Off the Deaton Path bookshelf.…
 
After chatting with Walter for Episode 30 he asked me if I was happy with what I'd got. I replied saying I wish I had asked him about Return to Oz. He kindly offered another 45 mins on the subject, so we went ahead the following Monday and chatted for almost an hour about his directorial debut. Don't be scared. It's just a kid's movie. Support the …
 
A sit down chat between Alex Grand & Steve Ditko's nephew, Mark on various key aspects of the Spider-Man co-creators life, characters and motivations in this career spanning interview. Edited & Produced by Alex Grand. Interview ©2021 Comic Book Historians Images used in artwork ©Their Respective Copyright holders, CBH Podcast ©Comic Book Historians…
 
I feel super lucky to have had the opportunity to speak with Walter Murch. One of my movie heroes. Sound editor and editor of some of the most well regarded films of the past 50 years. From THX 1138, American Grafitti and Apocalypse now, Walter's work and legacy is incredible. Please share the podcast. Leave a comment/review on Apple Podcasts and i…
 
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview comic archivist, author, critic and historian, Peter Sanderson who discusses the end of his Marvel tenure, Mark Gruenwald's death, the circumstances of the layoffs during the 1995 bankruptcy era, working with Bill Jemas, working for IGN for Comics in Context, later for Kevin Smith, and publishing various works …
 
For this episode I spoke to another legend in in the industry. Dan Perri is a titles designer and has been in the game for decades. You would have seen his work on films as varied as The Warriors, Star Wars, King of Comedy, New York New York, Nashville and The Excorcist. Dan is engaged by filmmakers to bring his inimitable style (which is so varied…
 
Black Angel (1980) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L8pHKP-vv4 Cinema Alchemist Book - https://uk.bookshop.org/books/cinema-alchemist/9781783299003 For this episode, number 28 I spoke with Star Wars set decorator and Alien Art Director Roger Christian about his beginnings in the industry as well as the fortuitous moments in his life when he was g…
 
Stan talks about This Week in History (including King George III, AIDS, RFK, Mount Everest, & Charles Dickens), remembers a record-breaking baseball player, highlights new additions to the Off the Deaton Path bookshelf, and spotlights an incredible and historic collection of golden-age comic books about to hit the auction block–and the influence of…
 
Apologies there is an issue with the edit (I'll upload a corrected version tomorrow) AS A THANK YOU THIS IS A BONUS EPISODE AND NOT CHARGED TO PATRONS ON PATREON. Back in April 2021, the same weekend that I spoke to my previous guest, matte artist Jim Maxwell, I also spoke with documentarian Jon Lefkovitz. I'd found Jon's vimeo account while browsi…
 
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview comic archivist, author, critic and historian, Peter Sanderson who was a regular contributer to Julius Schwartz' Flash Grams in the 1960s, to Omniverse with Mark Gruenwald, DC Universe's Who's Who making Crisis on Infinite Earth's possible with Marv Wolfman. In the first of a two parter, he also discusses joini…
 
In late April 2021 I was fortunate enough to be able to talk to digital matte artist Jim Maxwell about his craft and our shared interest in all things film geekery. Jim is a great, positive influence in my twitter circles, you can follow him @1jcmaxwell. Here's Jim's IMDB page - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1339484/ And details of his Emmy Award and…
 
For episode 25 I had the distinct pleasure of talking to film journlist (for Empire Magazine among others) and author of the new book "Women Vs Hollywood - The Fall and Rise of Women in Film." I spoke to Helen the morning after the Oscars, in which of course Chinese filmmaker Chloe Zhao won the best picture award for Nomadland. Lets hope we are at …
 
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview comic writer Don McGregor, in a second parter on his road to Black Panther, discussing how he moved from Warren Magazines to Marvel in the early 1970s, his first writing job with Gardner Fox, Amazing Adventures with Killraven with P. Craig Russell, his Black Panther run with Rich Buckler, Gil Kane, Billy Graham…
 
For this episode, number 24 (April 2021), I have a conversation with director Peter Macdonald. Peter was in fine fettle and was happy to answer all and any questions I had about his career as a cameraman, a cinematographer, a second unit director and a director. I would love to talk with Peter some more as it’s clear he has so many more stories abo…
 
For Episode 23 I spoke with camera assistant Madelyn Most. Listed as “second assistant camera” on both Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, Madelyn offers another unique perspective from within the 70’s and 80’s film industry. Despite that period of the industry being dominated by men, I didn’t want my podcast to be. So I was glad to be able to r…
 
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview comic writer Don McGregor, in the first of a multi-parter on his road to Black Panther, discussing his childhood, jobs out of high school, his first experience with social justice at a Hopalong Cassidy fan meeting, Phil Seuling Comic Convention, introducing himself to Jim Steranko in 1969, heckling Jim Warren i…
 
Episode 22 is my conversation with associate producer and writer Ivor Powell. Ivor worked for many years with RSA, though his career started working in the press department on 2001: A Space Odyssey for Stanley Kubrick. Ivor more recently co-wrote a script for a forthcoming film, BIOS, which will be the subject of both a forthcoming video and podcas…
 
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