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Audio Designer David Thiel on the Michigan State University Comics Pod

By RyanClaytor

4 years ago

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#1 4 years ago

Hi Pinsiders,

I'm a pinball enthusiast, but also a cartoonist and professor at Michigan State University. I'm also the host/producer of the Michigan State University Comic Art and Graphic Novel Podcast.


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Traditionally, the show interviews award-winning cartoonists, but for this surprise episode I interviewed David Thiel, who composed the intro theme, bumpers, and outro music for the podcast, in addition to decades of work in video games and, of course, pinball.

Direct link: http://msucomics.libsyn.com/episode-010-david-thiel

The interview is in-depth, lengthy, and boasts some never-before heard audio, like musical deconstruction of Dialed-In, the iterative process of finding a main play or "out of mode" tune for that game, as well as another process chat about making the music for the podcast, and LOTS lots more. I hope the pinball community will enjoy this episode. David and I had a lot of fun putting it together and we're excited to share it with you.

Ryan Claytor
Elephant Eater Comics
Web: www.ElephantEater.com
Email: [email protected]


Michigan State University
Assistant Professor
Department of Art, Art History, and Design
MSU Comics Forum - Director
MSU Comics Art and Graphic Novel Podcast - Producer & Host

#2 4 years ago

Not a comic guy, but you got me. Subbed!

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