Episode 65 – Halfway Through, Set Someone on Fire w/ Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt

Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt, the writer/artist team behind Oni Press’ The Sixth Gun and The Damned, sit down with us this week to talk about their comics, the best Westerns, collaborating, the power of a good margarita, the difference color makes, why supernatural stuff is a part of their stories and much more! We also welcome another member of the Ajax Hundo Club, Alberto DeJesus, and answer a philosophical listener question!

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4 thoughts on “Episode 65 – Halfway Through, Set Someone on Fire w/ Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt”

  1. Thanks for having me on guys. It was awesome.

    I haven’t got to listen to this yet but looking forward to listening to the Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt interview.

  2. That isn’t a story that can only happen in a comic store. I worked in a hobby shop, where we served (primarily) three types of nerds: train guys (obsessively childish nerds, not unlike anime fans), military-obsessed model builders (aggressive, mean-spirited nerds, not unlike wargamers), and role-players (I don’t think I have to explain). In addition, the people that ran the shop were all self-described Trekkers (model kits of the Reliant and TOS Birds of Prey were always right in the display window), so Trek people were often mixing it up with the other types . Anyway, one day this guy, a quiet, balding, bespectacled regular, strolls casually in – and not only is he wearing a red Starfleet jumpsuit…he’s also wearing a Klingon forehead ridge. In a Philadelphia strip mall. After a stunnedly casual “hello”, several minutes go by before I can’t restrain myself any longer and I have to ask him what the fucking deal is. He goes on to explain that this is the Star Trek RPG character he’d been playing for nearly a decade, and of course, launched into a full character biography. In hindsight, I shouldn’t have been that surprised – this was a a guy who use Stardates instead of actual dates. (Speaking of dates, this guy was actually married, to another Trekkie – I saw her in person and everything.)

    In other nerdery, I’d be remiss if I didn’t speak up about American Dad. Your criticisms of pointlessly non-sequitur references are spot-on about the execrable Family Guy, but not so about AD. Nearly every referential bit in AD is character or plot based; the show had more FG-like gags in the first season, but quickly developed a style of its own. Contrary to popular belief, McFarlane has virtually nothing to do with American Dad other than voicework and making money off of it, which explains its marked difference in quality. It’s actually a pretty good show (and not unlike Community, my favorite comedy on television, in a lot of ways), and at least shouldn’t be tarred with the same brush as FG.

  3. …and in the interests of not being unfair, I do not mean to slag anime fans or wargamers (or Trek-people for that matter), which are of course as varied as any fandom – however, as a big-city nerd nexus point, we seemed to get classic, stereotypical extremists of several different categories (don’t get me started on “Choo-Choo”, the guy who ALWAYS dressed like a cartoon train engineer…).

  4. Hey Matt!
    I just got my copy of your book today in the mail! Thanks so much!

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