Cory Lally talks with me this week about nurturing a creative work environment to help artists feel confident and thrive in a retail setting. Other members of the California boys join us to corroborate his claims and talk about customer management. THanks to Cory Lally, Kirby Rudolph, Chris Chua, Jordan Martin, and Cory McCollough for their insight.
Check out their work at www.thecaliforniaboys.com or #thecaliforniaboys
I traveled down to Georgia to meet up with some super fun caricature pals at the Cherry Blossom Festival in Macon. The show ended and we sat around and did what we do best; tell customer stories, drink, and eat. Join Tim Reed, Rob Little, Mary Kay Williams, Jeff Arce, John Smith and I as we relive some ridiculous interactions and also talk about nerdy stuff.
This week, the episode is really a minisode featuring a short clip from one of my favorite artists/people, Joe Bluhm talking about our favorite Steves and how sometimes you gotta take chances and push yourself to be a better artist/you.
This week, Kirby Rudolph, Chris Chua and I brave the elements and smells of “nature” to talk about retail stand locations in fairs that have been less than favorable to us trying to do our business. And then it rained.
This week, I take you into the Central PA York Comic Con with BeeJay Hawn. We chatted mostly about how everyone loves us, but also what it was like to meet celebrities like Billy West and Ken Hunt. Other amazing people stopped by the stand like Tyger Smith, a wrestler and fellow podcaster, and Turtle, the TMNT enthusiast. As a caricaturist, the most addictive thing about the experience was everyone’s enthusiasm about art and your work. It’s inspiring
You can follow BeeJay Hawn on her Facebook page.
Tyger Smith can be found all over the webs; on the UWC network, his podcast “shooting with friends” is available on iTunes and other podcast platforms and one of his other projects “Con Cops” can be found on Spreaker.
Kirby Rudolph and Chris Chua hijack this episode to talk about traveling down South, doing fairs, drawing Caricatures, Vampires, Snake Knives, and tons of other ranDumbness. You can follow Kirby @CaricatureConfidential and be sure to check out Chris’s other podcast available on Facebook called “Morning Dad in the Afternoon”. I love these guys
If there was ever a time where I thought, “you know what would be awesome; wrapping imaginary animal feces around my neck for warmth”; today is the day that dream is on a path to reality. I sat down with Fun to 11 to talk about what it takes to make plushies and the challenges faced when running a Kickstarter Campaign.
Valentine’s Day is coming up and i wanted an episode delved into that age old question; What’s it like to be an Artist in Love? And by love, I mean living, creating, working, and building businesses together, because that’s what love is really all about.
Featuring Caricature Power Couples Chris Moore and Kira Layli Moore and also Manny and Natalia Avetisyan
The International Society of Caricature Artist’s Convention has come and gone but the good times rage on! Join me as I take you back to the Con to relive all the awesomeness. To learn more about ISCA and the convention, visit www.caricature.org
College isn’t the only option out there for artists to learn and grow. In this episode, recorded Live at the International Society of Caricature Artists Convention, I talk with Jason Seiler and Torren Thomas about Schoolism.com and the struggles of being/becoming the artist you want to be.
The Caricature Convention is upon us and we are feeling the pressure! Mae Adao and Kirby Rudolph sat on an office floor with me to discuss our strategies, hopes, and dreams for this year’s Convention in Sandusky, OH.
Mae Adao on Social Medias @MaeDaeArt
Kirby Rudolph on Social Medias @CaricatureConfidential
In this episode, I’m joined by Chris Moore, Kira Layli-Moore, and Manny and Natalia Avetisyan for this bear of an episode all about the joys of managing Facebook Pages. We talk about personal/work pages, but also the contest and art pages that foster community and participation. I think we got somewhere.
Welcome to our first clip show! ISTBF has done a whopping 16 episodes so far, with more to come of course. I’ve put together some clips that I liked from previous episodes along with some clips that didn’t make the cut in the final episodes.
In this bear of an episode, we explore the art of the Convention. We talk to Tyler Johnson and Kirby Rudolph and their experiences with selling their art and doing caricatures at the conventions. In the second part of the episode, I talked with veteran Convention Comic Guy Lar DeSouza who has gone to several conventions with Blind Ferret to meet fans of the comics he draws for (Looking for Group and Least I Could Do) and the artwork he creates.
Hot off the Del Mar Fair in San Diego, CA, occasional co-host Kirby Rudolph and I talk with Eric Goodwin, Nate Kapnicky, and Chris Chua about their caricature paradise and their love of collaborative caricature; the Collab.
Jeremy Townsend, aka Jert, sat down with me to talk about his move from retail caricatures into his illustration career and the impact that his time in caricatures has had on that. We also find out what the #mostleastfunniest things are and Jert answers this weeks hashtag, #whatsinmybeard.
You can find Jeremy Townsend @MrJert on Twitter and Instagram
Tom Faraci pays me a short visit on his way to interview myself and a few other caricature artists for his documentary “American Caricatures”. We chatted a bit about his project before getting into a huge disagreement about retail caricature prices. Our friendship is still up in the air. Maybe ice-cream can fix it.
My Mom, Lisa Thome, sits down with me this week to talk about caricatures, our family, and raising me and how awesome I am and what a great person I turned out to be and even more Me related things…ME Me me…and also CarrotMan.
Krystal Simmons and Amanda Hackert join me to talk about Lady Problems. Not those kinds of Lady Problems, but the kind that involve uncomfortable conversations with strangers and unwanted attention while working at the fairs.
This episode, I’m joined by Kirby Rightbackatcha Rudolph and Jeff Pecina to talk about some caricature controversy that came up on Social Media that seemed to put a bit of a rift between those who like to exaggerate in retail, and those who stick with more of a traditional approach. Why can’t we all just get along?
The night’s intentions started off innocently enough with having some alcohol with Chris Chua and Kirby Rudolph before settling in to a rant about people who don’t get caricatures, and turned into one to many shots and a lot of unexpected word slurring. I hope you enjoy drunken yelling and a little bit of nonsense, because I have delivered it by the barrel full in this week’s episode of “It’s Supposed to be Funny”.
In case you wanted to know more about the amazing Tim Reed, you can check out his company Facebook page, Caricature Ink, for updates and pictures featuring himself, his crew, and their fun caricature sketches.
Hey you! And welcome to the first post and first episode (check out the pilot in the previous post) of “It’s Supposed to be Funny: A Caricature Podcast!”
I’ve been wanting to do a project like this since I started listening to podcasts, but i didn’t have a solid idea until this past summer when it hit me: “I’ll talk about Caricatures! My friends and i talk about that all the time anyway so it’ll be easy!” I sat down with my buddy Cory Lally and we recorded the Pilot episode. 6 months and a healthy push/collab with fellow noobie podcaster Nolan Harris of the ISCAST, and here i am finally presenting this content to the world.
New podcasts will be available every other Tuesday starting January 6, and as of right now (and after several days of technical difficulties), the podcast is in the process of submission with iTunes and will hopefully be available there soon (fingers crossed). Until then, you can listen to the pilot here or on SoundCloud.