Geek To Me Radio #210: Jack Kriby adn the ‘King Kirby’ Podcast-Netfllix’s ‘Kid Cosmic’ with Anyd Bean

Mar 22, 2021


Composer Andy Bean ( talks about the new Netflix show “Kid Cosmic”, from the creator of “Powerpuff Girls” and “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends”.

Fred Van Lente ( & Crystal Skillman ( talk about the “King Kirby” Podcast, a dramatized re-telling of Jack Kirby’s origin story.

0:00 SEGMENT 1: Composer Andy Bean talks about animator Craig McCracken (“Powerpuff Girls”, “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends”) giving him his big break, creating music for a monster-fronted 70’s garage rock band, and writing 200+ songs for the show “Puppy Dog Pals”.
10:57 SEGMENT 2: Composer Andy Bean talks about his working style with directors, being careful not to repeat himself when writing new songs, and being inspired by other composers.
18:13 SEGMENT 3: Fred Van Lente and Crystal Skillman talk about getting started in the comic book industry and how Fred’s Jack Kirby book eventually became a play.
26:48 SEGMENT 4: Fred Van Lente and Crystal Skillman talk about the friction between Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, casting the roles in the “King Kirby” podcast, and recording at Midtown Comics in New York City.
42:26 SEGMENT 5: Fred Van Lente and Crystal Skillman talk about the highs and lows of running the Kickstarter for the “King Kirby” play.

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