The Word Balloon podcast is one of the most important thing to happen to comics in the last eight years. It was announced on that John Siuntres’ comic book podcast “Word Balloon” podcast has hit it’s 4 millionth download August 5.
Congrats @johnwordballoon for your 4 millionth podcast download! Quite an achievement! Youve exposed us all to great stories/talents! Thanks
— Marc Laferriere (@MarcLaferriere) August 12, 2013
Siuntres has been producing 2-3 hours weekly for eight years and all for free of charge. We have heard this guy produced some of the most professional, inspiring and profound conversations with the most important people in the comic book industry and beyond. There is just too many names to list but I remember being in high school and getting so stoked to hear my questions answered in the “Bendis tapes” episodes.
I hope those episodes are being stored somewhere so we can look back on the carefully collected chronicle of the history of comics. If you haven’t already subscribes to the show and kick in a few sheckles and become a member of the Word Balloon League of Listeners. I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say thank you John for all the hard work you do. Here’s to another four million.
Henry Barajas is the co-creator, writer and letterer for El Loco and Captain Unikorn. He has also written and lettered short stories for two successful Kickstarter SpazDog Press projects: Unite and Take Over: Stories inspired by The Smiths and Break The Walls: Comic Stories inspired by The Pixies. He is the Newsroom Research Assistant for The Arizona Daily Star and was nominated for the Shel Dorf Blogger of the Year award for his work at The Beat. You can follow him on Twitter @HenryBarajas and Google+.