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Adam Talley’s Studio Chatter Podcast (with a Dash of Me)

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This is a heads up to let you know I barged in on Adam Talley’s Studio Chatter podcast yesterday. Clicking on the link will send you right to the episode. You can also right click and “Save Link As” to download the podcast.

Studio Chatter is about the business and process of creating art, with a sharp focus on comics and such. In this episode host Adam Talley answers listener mail and I step on his lines. Yeesh.

I’m kidding. Adam does a bang up job with the show, which you should check out if you have artistic aspirations. You can also check out the show’s page here to find out more about the show.

That Stupid Podcast Begins

The first episode of That Stupid Podcast is up and ready to download at http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/92326 . It’s 20 minutes and it’s funny, but thoughtful.

I’m the host, so expect to see the occasional news bit about it here on MikeTheArtGuy.com. It sets the ground rules of the show and defines stupidity, for the benefit of listeners, contributors, and other innocent bystanders. Give it a chance and see if you like it. You can send any thoughts or criticisms to ThatStupidPodcast@gmail.com.

Also, if you’re on Facebook, you can visit the That Stupid Podcast Page, which is at http://www.facebook.com/pages/That-Stupid-Podcast/188666824479897?v=wall. I will put up discussion threads, news about upcoming topics, and other goodies. Please join up.

The next episode is being recorded Tuesday morning and will be uploaded to the Talkshoe site for listening Wednesday at noon, Eastern.

Happy New Year. Back to Work!

Everyone who does content for the Internet seems to saying what a great year 2011 will be for them and that how they will kick 2010’s ass in some vague way or other. Instead of saying how they’re going to do, they’re making vague statements, metaphors and pronouncements while paving more road to hell with good intentions.

Sure, that’s normal human behavior at this time of year, but I’m going to go one better and give you an actual sneak peek at what’s coming up this year for me, instead of just saying what a swell year it will be.

Comfort Zone the Comic: I did a crappy (really, it was) little webcomic that kind of went way off course last year. I let it go for awhile, but this year, starting in January, I’m going to resolve the “story” of the last comic and bring it into a better storytelling format. It will be twice a week, but instead of three panels twice a week, it will be more of a comic-sized page, or an old time Sunday Comics sized strip, when strips took up 90% of a page. I want to create a comic to show off my real art and storytelling chops.

I don’t want to creatively masturbate three panels a day with week jokes.

Podcasts: Open Mike, Insert Foot is done. Finished. Out with a whimper. I have gotten everything out of that experience that I can get and it is time to move on to bigger and better things. Shows that are better prepared, less reliant on random callers and other people, and stuff that I’m more passionate about.

That Stupid Podcast premieres in January. The first episode sets up the concept and format, and from there, well, it gets stupid.  People are getting dumber and I’ll show you how, with a bit of observation and a pinch of comedy.

Before the Crisis is the working title for my comic book podcast. It will talk mostly about my life in comics, specifically focusing on the years before 1986, comics’ best year (in my lifetime). It will have a strong focus on different types of cultures in comics, the DC multiverse as it was in that time, and many other topics that you don’t hear on Major Spoilers or Word Balloon.  I’m hoping to launch this in the Spring.

Mike the Art Guy: Art, Internet, Business. I’m going to call upon my associates to share with me their experiences in art, Internet, and business. This show will be for working artists and Internet content providers. In between may be episodes that are more journal in nature, where I share my adventures and observations. Still finalizing the format, so look for more announcements about the final launch date in February or March.

I will also be ramping up production on my original artwork, prints, cards, caricatures, and other commission work, or as it’s known, my real job.

I’m not just pulling this stuff out of my butt, mind you. I’ve long ago planned everything out and documented it, so I can focus and keep on schedule with my various projects.

So with that all out in the open, and practically daring myself to fail, I want to take a moment to wish you all a productive and fun year, not just right now in January, but all year long.

Now get back to work.


Upcoming Guests on Open Mike, Insert Foot

Open Mike, Insert Foot is my twice-a-week podcast on Talkshoe.com. Lately we’ve been promoting the upcoming SPACE comics show in Columbus coming up on the weekend of April 18th and 19th. I’ve interviewed show organizer Bob Corby and frequent participants Matt Kish and Allen Freeman.

I’ll be interviewing Tim Fischer, another small press cartoonist and podcaster on Tax Day. Tim hosts Breaking the Panel on Talkshoe.com.

After that, on Sunday the 19th, I’ll be talking with Sheila R. Augustine about theatrical costuming and the upcoming production of Grease that she’s working on.

On Wednesday April 22nd, we’ll be talking to online auctioneer expert Wally Kolenda, who hosts Brainstorming Bonanzle on Talkshoe.com.

Sunday, April 26th will feature Dr. Hillaire Tavener, ex-nun, writer, and all around interesting individual.

And don’t forget to download last night’s episode, featuring Jerimiah Witkowski’s adventures at New England Webcomics Weekend.

If you go to the show page, there’s a follow button in the top of the right hand column. Click that to be informed about upcoming shows and other podcastery goodness.

Show Notes for Episode 133, Interview with Lord Vile, Posted

Had a great interview last night with the one and only Lord Vile on Open Mike, Insert Foot.

Lord Vile is a modern day, real-life supervillain, who runs an entire network of henchmen, and he even has a Twitter feed.

You can listen to show, or down load it, and read the show notes here.

Let me know what you think.



Tonight on Open Mike, Insert Foot

…I will be interviewing Internet Supervillain Lord Vile on the show.

You can listen to the live recording by going to http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/10038 at 8:30 pm EDT. If you decide to go into the chatroom, that will be open 15 minutes prior and sometimes the pre-show set up is as interesting as the show itself.

Remember that you can call in and ask questions by dialing 724-444-7444 (Pittsburgh, home of the Talkshoe Servers), or you can VoiP (Voice-over Internet Protocol) at

If you’ve never been to Talkshoe, before the show starts, like right now, go check it out and take a few minutes to maybe set up a free account. It’s fun and you may find a bunch of other shows worth listening to.

If you can’t make it and just want to ask a question or have a comment to read on the air, simply post it in the comments section of this post.

LIVE Online Auction March 7

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This is taken straight from the standard Talkshoe invite that you get from people whose shows you follow. Wally is a guy who is very much into online auctions, and who is a heavy user of Bonanzle.com, a new, innovative online auction service that I keep meaning to spend a day checking out. Until I get that chance, check this out.

“You have been invited by auctionwally to join a live Community Call.
Brainstorming Bonanzle (Join in)
Host: auctionwally – wkolenda@gmail.com
Episode: March 7 – REAL online Auction
Hello all, this cast will be my 3rd live REAL auction, where I call the bids live here, and take the bids in my booth at http://bonanzle.com/auctionwally I’ll auctioning about 25 lots for this sale. Inspection starts at 12pm noon EST and the Auction starts at 1pm sharp. To see terms, conditions and some of the items go to: http://bonanzle.com/auctionwally More items will be slated for this auction soon. Don’t forget, there’s no minimums or reserves on anything I sell!
Call ID: 31369

“Personal Message from the Host:
Hello, Tomorrow is the first Saturday of the month, so that means it’s time for my next REAL online auction. I’ll be selling about 25 lots that include antiques, collectibles, ad spots and much more. These are becoming quite a thing here online and I hope you’ll consider joining us! If you’ve never been to one yet, I call the bids live here, and I take the bids in my booth at http://bonanzle.com/auctionwally You can go there now to see some of the items I have in this auction, and by preview time tomorrow, 12 noon EST, I will have all the items posted. You must be a Bonanzle user to bid. “Please bring a friend. Don’t forget, there are NO MINIMUMS and NO RESERVES at my auctions. Ever.

“Scheduled Time:

Date: Sat, March 7, 2009
Time: 12:00 PM EST

How to participate:

Call in:

1. Dial: (724) 444-7444
2. Enter: 31369 # (Call ID)
3. Enter: 1 # or your PIN”

If you do participate in this online live auction, let me know about your experiences. I’m very interested to see how this turns out. I can see people doing live auctions from their homes or place of business in the future. This looks cool.


Twitter Scam

It appears that someone named Gary McCaffery is running some kind of pyramid scam involving something called Twetter Getter. If someone promises you 20,000 plus followers on Twitter by giving them your password… what do you do? That’s right, don’t do it. Hasn’t everyone been trained on this Identity Theft 101 scam enough times? Really?

The thing about this that really galls me is that I found out about this nonsense from a Tweet posted by Dave Nelson, the man behind Talkshoe, which is the home of Open Mike, Insert Foot, my weekly podcast. I don’t know at this point if Dave (or some hacker posing as Dave) actually gave out his password, or just retweeted the McCaffery’s Tweet, but either way, this is not a good thing.

If you see this anywhere, let me know who’s Twitter it appears on:

“RT @garymccaffrey has a crazy idea. 19,530 new twitter followers in 30 days? Check it out http://tweetergetter.com/xxxxx”.

Let’s stop this as soon as possible.

Dave Nelsen (or his hacker) just direct messaged me and said “Yeah, there’s some trust involved, isn’t there.”