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Talking Toons And Drawing Funny! "Drawing Funny" Is A Mid-South Cartoonists Association/MSCA Podcast Hosted By Lin Workman.
Nov 12, 2021
Episode 31 - "What A Tool(s)"
Show Notes: If you're wondering about the title for this episode, the Memphis and Southaven area near me are getting some new Whataburger locations, so I thought I'd play off that and discuss what tools and materials I use for producing my art. I'll be discussing my early days of airbrushing in malls in the '80s, literally cutting and pasting art, starting off on working digital, creating early webcomics in the '90s, my sculpting experiences, how I got into using markers, and some other ways I like to get the job done. Plus I send out some congrats to fellow podperson Joe Stuber for Comic Book Central's 400th episode/8th anniversary, and give you some info on former guest Sal Abbinanti's new Kickstarter campaign for his "Atomika" omnibus. BTW: If after listening to this episode and still have art questions or have suggestions on what types of tools and materials you use, or would like to come on the show to discuss your techniques and/or just talk toons, please give me a shout. I'm happy to give you any answers I can, or hear about how you create your art. You can contact me (Lin) at: podcast(at)drawingfunny(dot)com - would love to read your email's and/or have you on as part of our second season! LINKS: www.drawingfunny.com My art website - www.linworkman.com My geek travel blog/webtoon website - www.havegeekwilltravel.com Mid-South Cartoonists Association/MSCA (Memphis, TN) - www.midsouthcartoonists.org A.G. Howard - www.howardart.weebly.com Greg Cravens - www.cravenscartoonist.com Bob Kimball - www.greatbigrobot.com Steve Stanley - www.twitter.com/stevestanleyart Art Center Memphis - www.artcentermemphis.com Atomika/Sal Abbinanti - www.twitter.com/salabbinanti Comic Book Central - www.comicbookcentral.net #linworkmanart #airbrush #markers #screenprinting #silkscreen #cartoonist #webcomics #webtoons #selfpublishing #comics #drawingfunnypodcast #drawingfunny #talkingtoons #staytooned #podcast #podperson #sharethelair #atomika Theme: “Silly Bank Heist” by Steve Oxen. ©2020 Fesliyan Studios Inc. – music and sound effects used by permission. Movie quotes and additional sounds from 101soundboards.com. Run time: 1hr 23min 10sec
1 hr 23 min
Nov 8, 2021
Episode 30 - "MSCA News Flash"
Show Notes: I started off working on one episode, but once I added the MSCA news elements it became a bit longer than I wanted, so I decided to do a shorter one just focusing on current and upcoming events here. In this episode I've got info on murals, meetings, plays, art shows, appearances, anniversaries, and more happening around the M-town...as well as Nicki and me playing tourists close to home for my birthday. (BTW- I share a birthday with Cookie Monster- happy birthday, Cookie!) For more info, links, and pics please check out the MSCA website at www.midsouthcartoonists.org. You can contact me (Lin) at: podcast(at)drawingfunny(dot)com, and would love to have you as part of our second season of "Drawing Funny". Hope you had a Happy Halloween and Day of the Dead. Stay safe, stay focused- and I'll talk toons with again you soon..! LINKS: Mid-South Cartoonists Association/MSCA (Memphis, TN) - www.midsouthcartoonists.org My art website - www.linworkman.com DaMarco Randle Arts - www.damarcoarts.com Kevin L. Williams - www.kevinlwilliams.com MAW Productions - www.toshigawauniverse.com 901 Comics (Memphis, TN)- www.901-comics.business.site Comics & Collectibles (Memphis, TN) - www.memphiscomics.com/wps The Cellar (Bartlett, TN) - comiccellaronline.com Garibaldi's Pizza - garibaldispizza.com Paint Memphis - www.paintmemphis.org BLAC Magazine - www.memphis.blac.media Memphis Ghostbusters- www.memphisghostbusters.com Theatreworks - www.theatreworksmemphis.org Germantown Community Theater - www.gctcomeplay.org Memphis River Parks - www.memphisriverparks.org #drawingfunnypodcast #msca Theme: “Silly Bank Heist” by Steve Oxen, news intro music by David Fesliyan. Harmonica riffs performed by Soloman DH Blues. ©2020 Fesliyan Studios Inc. – music and sound effects used by permission. Movie quotes from 101soundboards.com. Sesame Street® and all related trademarks, characters and design elements are owned by Sesame Workshop. ©2021 Sesame Workshop. The Muppets ©Disney. Lin and Cookie Monster (performed by Kevin L. Williams) birthday recorded at an MSCA November 2018 dinner meeting. Run time: 18min 55sec
Oct 18, 2021
Episode 29 – “Strange And Unusual”
Show Notes: This episode is our 1 year anniversary show, and man what a strange trip and unusual year the first season has been- pandemic, snowpocalypse, layoffs, new job, new equipment, learning curves, and lots of comic conversations! For the first episode of our second season I share some MSCA member news, what art projects I've been working on recently, some of the podcasts I listen to, and my thoughts on self-publishing and some of the comics industry publisher news I've heard about on the interwebs. Lots of "The Ghost With The Most" on this episode in celebration of mine and Nicki's 10th wedding anniversary this month. I proposed to Nicki at the Phoenix Comic Con's art show way back when I was emceeing their art show as Beetlejuice...and she said, "Yes."...well, technically she shook her head but that counts- I had witnesses! BTW: If you'd like to be a part of the show or have your comics project, event, or podcast featured on a future episode please give me a yell. You can contact me at: podcast(at)drawingfunny(dot)com - would love to have you on as part of our second season! Stay safe, stay tooned- and please share with others..! LINKS: Mid-South Cartoonists Association/MSCA (Memphis, TN) - www.midsouthcartoonists.org DeSoto Arts Council/DAC (Hernando, MS) - www.desotoartscouncil.com My art website - www.linworkman.com Dave Beaty (Art and Retro Rogues LIVE podcast) - www.davebeaty.com Dale Martin (Watusi comics & zines) - www.watusithetalkingdog.wordpress.com 901 Comics (Memphis, TN) - www.901-comics.business.site Comics & Collectibles (Memphis, TN) - www.memphiscomics.com/wps The Cellar (Bartlett, TN) - comiccellaronline.com Nerd Alert Arcade (Memphis, TN) - www.facebook.com/nerdalertmemphis Arrow Creative (Memphis, TN) - www.arrowcreative.org Free Comic Book Day - www.freecomicbookday.com RRParks Cards - www.rrparkscards.com MidSouthCon (Memphis, TN) - www.midsouthcon.org ShadowCon (Memphis, TN) - www.shadowcon.info #beetlejuice #msca #midsouthcartoonistsassociation #linworkmanart #drawingfunny #drawingfunnypodcast #podcast Theme: “Silly Bank Heist” by Steve Oxen. ©2020 Fesliyan Studios Inc. – music and sound effects used by permission. Movie quotes from 101soundboards.com. "Beetlejuice" ©1988 The Geffen Film Co. Run time: 47min 17sec
Sep 19, 2021
Episode 28 - "Play It Forward"
Show Notes: This episode is about "paying it forward" and some of the posts I recently ran across in the "I CREATE COMIC BOOKS" Facebook group and my responses to them. I've gotten a lot of help from others over the years, and I hope that this podcast helps anyone wanting to learn more about creating comics, and the business of promoting them. I also talk a bit about what I've been up to art-wise (mostly drawing sketchcards), and touch on some of my art-anxiety, drawing-depression, professional-jealousy, and impostor-syndrome experiences. Stay safe, stay tooned- and please share with others..! BTW: If you'd like to be a part of the show or have your comics project, event, or podcast featured on a future episode please give me a yell. You can contact me at: podcast(at)drawingfunny(dot)com LINKS: Mid-South Cartoonists Association/MSCA (Memphis, TN) - www.midsouthcartoonists.org DeSoto Arts Council/DAC (Hernando, MS) - www.desotoartscouncil.com My art website - www.linworkman.com Greg Cravens Cartoonist - www.cravenscartoonist.com A.G. Howard Studios - aghowardiii.wixsite.com/howardartstudios Steve Stanley Art on Twitter - @SteveStanleyArt Dave Beaty Art - www.davebeaty.com The Cellar (Bartlett, TN) - comiccellaronline.com "I CREATE COMIC BOOKS" Group- www.facebook.com Tapas Creator Community - www.tapas.io LINE WEBTOON - www.webtoons.com/en Good Reads - www.goodreads.com Indie Bound Bookstore Locator - www.indiebound.org RRParks Cards - www.rrparkscards.com "Carriers" by Red 5 Comics - www.previewsworld.com #payitforward #supportcomics #msca #linworkmanart #drawingfunnypodcast #drawingfunny #podcast #podperson Theme: “Silly Bank Heist” by Steve Oxen. "Ninja Fight" by David Fesilyan. ©2020 Fesliyan Studios Inc. – music and sound effects used by permission. Movie quotes from 101soundboards.com and moviewavs.com. SIVAD and SCTV clips found on YouTube. Run time: 52min 38sec
Aug 11, 2021
Episode 27 - "MSCA News Update"
Show Notes: Lots of MSCA news like Greg Cravens' "Hubris" Patreon, Kevin “Nuggethead” Thorn's new political hat in Hernando, MS, upcoming MSCA monthly meet-ups, the updated MSCA links page, MSCA's 35th anniversary - plus local events like Free Comic Book Day, The Covington Comic Con, Disney exhibit at Graceland, & Artists’ Link art show at the Memphis Botanic Garden. A bit of discussion of the Superman Celebration & Supergirl Radio podcast interview, & my recent sketchcards & unemployment situation... :( Stay tooned & stay safe! MSCA - www.midsouthcartoonists.org My art website - www.linworkman.com Hubris Patreon - www.patreon.com/Hubris Kevin Thorn - www.nuggethead.net The Daily Rios podcast - www.thedailyrios.com Supergirl Radio podcast - www.supergirlradio.com Retro Rogues LIVE podcast - www.retrorogues.com 901 Comics – www.901-comics.business.site Comics & Collectibles – www.memphiscomics.com/wps The Cellar – comiccellaronline.com Superman Celebration (Metropolis, IL) - www.supermancelebration.net Covington Comic Con - www.covingtoncomiccon.com Graceland Exhibition Center/Disney Exhibit - www.graceland.com/exhibition-center Tupelo & Delta Day Trip Excursions - www.graceland.com/day-trips FCBD - www.freecomicbookday.com Theme: “Silly Bank Heist” by Steve Oxen. ©2020 Fesliyan Studios Inc. – music/sound effects used by permission. Run time: 38min 49sec
Jul 10, 2021
Episode 26 - "John Ostrander"
Show Notes: This episode Nicki and I catch up with one of our favorite writers, and humans- John Ostrander. We met "Uncle John" several years back at MidSouthCon and immediately became friends. He's a legendary comics creator who's worked for Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Image, Valiant, as well as First Comics- which was his first comics gig. He's been a playwright, director, actor- and almost a priest..! Just before Covid struck he filmed a cameo scene as Dr. Fitzgibbon for the upcoming "The Suicide Squad" movie by James Gunn, which will be released in theaters and HBO Max on August 6, 2021. John Ostrander on Twitter - @JohnFOstrander1 "The Suicide Squad" movie website - www.thesuicidesquad.net John on Comic Mix (columnist) - www.comicmix.com/author/john-ostrander John on Word Balloon podcast ("Hexer Dusk") - www.wordballoon.blogspot.com Nicki's website - www.fangirlwednesday.com My art website - www.linworkman.com Superman Celebration (Metropolis, IL) - www.supermancelebration.net Have Geek Will Travel interview - www.havegeekwilltravel.com #johnostrander #grimjack #hexerdusk #kros #amandawaller #jamesgunn #kimyale #oracle #thesuicidesquad #starwars #drawingfunnypodcast #podcast #podperson Theme: “Silly Bank Heist” by Steve Oxen. Additional music by David Fesliyan. ©2020 Fesliyan Studios Inc. – music and sound effects used by permission. Movie quotes from 101soundboards.com, moviewavs.com, and thesuicidesquad.net. Run time: 1hr 39min 26sec
1 hr 39 min
Jul 4, 2021
Episode 25 - "Heroineburgh"
Show Notes: "HEROINEBURGH" is a live-action episodic video series and a comic book series (and created in that order). The stories are about a universe of superpowered females in a fantastical version of Pittsburgh. It's adventure, drama, comedy and romance, all in the finest spandex and capes, and the comic book art is classic Bronze Age- with some modern computer coloring. The videos are available for download from their website- Heroineburgh.com, and the comics are on sale in over 150 stores nationwide and at their many comic con and comic shop appearances. In this episode I talk with the mysterious Mr. H about the world of HEROINEBURGH, creating comics and shooting video in the Steel City, plus swap some stories about his connection to the Memphis music scene. So hop on the bus, Gus- and make a new plan to take a trip to Heroineburgh...by way of Memphis. "HEROINEBURGH" website - www.heroineburgh.com YouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCsaJNsX8AgErJh5aTsjnGxQ Facebook - www.facebook.com/heroineburgh Twitter - @Heroineburgh1 PGH Print Ship - www.pgh-printship.com Logotech (custom printing/USB drives) - www.logotech.com Doctor Pixel art - www.doctorpixel.store/heroineburgh The Edge Comic – www.marvinwynn.wixsite.com/theedgecomic 3 Rivers Comic Con - www.3riverscomicon.com Terrificon (Mohegan Sun Hotel, Connecticut) - www.terrificon.com WEVL Radio (Memphis, TN) - www.wevl.org The Antenna Club (1981-1995) - www.choose901.com Shangri-La Records (Memphis, TN) - www.shangri.com 901 Comics (Memphis, TN) – www.901-comics.business.site #heroineburgh #pittsburgh #comicsburgh #memphismusic #drawingfunnypodcast Drawing Funny theme: “Silly Bank Heist” by Steve Oxen. ©2020 Fesliyan Studios Inc. – music and sound effects used by permission. "Heroineburgh" theme written by Heroineburgh Productions, performed by Midge Crickett, and produced by Jay Dowling. "Heroineburgh" music and images used by permission. Movie quotes from 101soundboards.com and moviewavs.com. Run time: 1hr 27min 15sec
1 hr 27 min
Jun 27, 2021
Episode 24 - "Mic Check, Please?"
Show Notes: This episode is one of my shorter ones, and for this mini-sode my cats Jarael and Lena decided to visit me in the Batcave while I worked. I recently got in a new mic and wanted to give it a test drive. I figured while I was recording I could share some MSCA news and let you know what Nicki and I have been up to lately. Thanks to Peter Rios for the shout-out on his "The Daily Rios" podcast. He mentions my show on TDR Ep. 503 during his conversation with Dave Dwonch, as well as playing my "Drawing Funny" promo spot- thanks, Peter! I've got two comics conversations scheduled for this week and will be bringing those to you as soon as I can. If you'd like to be a part of the show or have your comics project or event featured on a future episode please give me a yell. You can contact me at: podcast(at)drawingfunny(dot)com Cheers! My art website - www.linworkman.com "The Daily Rios" podcast - www.thedailyrios.com "Comic Geek Speak" podcast - www.comicgeekspeak.com 901 Comics (Memphis, TN) – www.901-comics.business.site Comics & Collectibles (Memphis, TN) – www.memphiscomics.com/wps The Cellar (Bartlett, TN) – comiccellaronline.com Superman Celebration (Metropolis, IL) - www.supermancelebration.net Mid-South Cartoonists Association (Memphis, TN) - www.midsouthcartoonists.org #supportyourlocalartists #supportcomics #supportyourlocalcomicshops #drawingfunnypodcast #thedailyrios #cgsss #podcast #podperson Theme: “Silly Bank Heist” by Steve Oxen. Additional music by David Renda. ©2020 Fesliyan Studios Inc. – music and sound effects used by permission. Movie quotes from 101soundboards.com and moviewavs.com. Run time: 18min 5sec
Jun 22, 2021
Episode 23 - "Winston Gambro"
Winston Gambro is a graphic designer by day, and comic creator by night. He’s created the comedy webtoon "Gumshoe City", which has detective Meatball Matthews journeying out of his element when his best friend disappears and leaves behind a dead body; his online cyberpunk mystery "Overflow", that has Ava Lee, a private detective attempting to prove her brother didn't commit a war crime and possibly stop the end of the world; and his anthology comic series "Rex Radley: Boy Adventurer", an all ages book that was inspired by every awesome cartoon made to sell toys (and was successfully backed by two Kickstarter campaigns). Winston currently lives in Aurora, IL with his cat, Hazel. You can purchase Winston's comics at- www.gumroad.com/winstongambro. Winston's website - www.winstongambro.com "Gumshoe City" webcomic - www.gumshoecitycomic.com "Overflow" webcomic - www.overflow.thecomicseries.com Winston on Twitter - @WinstonGambro Winston on Instagram - @winstongambro Art Bar on Instagram (art group/Aurora, IL) - @the_artbar C2E2 (convention/Chicago, IL) - www.c2e2.com Graham Crackers Comics - www.grahamcrackers.com Superman Celebration (Metropolis, IL) - www.supermancelebration.net #supportyourlocalartists #supportyourlocalcomicshops #winstongambro #gumshoecity #rexradley #overflowcomic Theme: “Silly Bank Heist” by Steve Oxen. Additional music by David Fesliyan. ©2020 Fesliyan Studios Inc. – music and sound effects used by permission. Movie quotes from 101soundboards.com and moviewavs.com. Run time: 1hr 10min 35sec
1 hr 11 min
Jun 12, 2021
Drawing Funny Promo Spot
Welcome to Drawing Funny– where we talk toons with some sketchy characters in the comics industry and fandom. I’m your host, Lin Workman. Drawing Funny is an MSCA podcast. The Mid-South Cartoonists Association has been drawing funny in the Memphis area since 1987. You can find out more about the MSCA at www.midsouthcartoonists.org, and on the MSCA Facebook page. Be sure to like that page and follow our group on Twitter @MSCA_Memphis, and on Instagram @midsouthcartoonists. You can keep up with this show at any of those, or on the show’s site here at www.drawingfunny.com, as well as on Twitter @drawingfunny1, or Instagram @drawingfunnypod. Shameless plug for me- I have my linworkman.com art site as well as my geek travel blog and web comic havegeekwilltravel.com. My social media info and bio are on each of those sites along with several examples of my art work. If you’d like to contact the show please email podcast (at) drawingfunny (dot) com. Or to contact the MSCA email midsouthcartoonists (at) gmail (dot) com. You can also visit the “Contact Us” page at www.drawingfunny.com/contact-us/. Thanks for listening. I hope to talk toons with you all again soon. Until then, “stay tooned” and keep drawing funny. Theme: “Silly Bank Heist” by Steve Oxen. ©2020 Fesliyan Studios Inc. – music used by permission. Run time: 1min 15sec
May 31, 2021
Episode 22 - "The Edge Comic"
Show Notes: Recently I recorded an interview with Marvin Wynn, writer of "The Edge" comic. We discussed it, his upcoming show/store appearance schedule, the art scene in Pittsburgh (AKA "Comicsburgh"), plus his involvement with the live action "Herioneburgh" and its upcoming crossover with "The Edge". You can find Second Sight Publishing and "The Edge" Comic in Diamond's PreviewsWorld catalogue. If you've got a comics series you'd like to discuss on the show, shoot me an email- podcast (at) drawingfunny (dot) com. Always enjoy talking toons with comics creators, and would love to have some CONversations with show/event organizers and see what info/advice/stories they can share. Hope you have a great Memorial Day. Stay safe, and stay tooned! The Edge Comic - www.marvinwynn.wixsite.com/theedgecomic Marvin/The Edge on Facebook - facebook.com/The.Edge.Comic Marvin/The Edge on Twitter - twitter.com/Marvinwynn Marvin/The Edge on Instagram - www.instagram.com/theedgecomic Email - thee…
1 hr 10 min
May 29, 2021
Episode 21 - "Con Survival Guide"
Show Notes: Since many folks are heading to cons again or are gearing up to, I thought I'd share some thoughts on setting up at and/or attending conventions. I've been doing it off and on since the early '90s, as an attendee, artist guest, volunteer, con staff, organizer- at one time doing a con a month or every other month..! I've stopped setting up as an artist/guest or putting on shows, but still love attending cons. There's lots more I could have put into this episode, but figured this one was long enough at 45min. Plus, I remembered a few extras after I had edited it..D'oh! So, maybe I'll do a follow up episode after attending a few post-pandemic events. If you'd like more info on conventions and portfolio reviews, or see some of the cons and events I've attended be sure to check out my LinWorkman.com art blog and HaveGeekWillTravel.com travel blog (lots of posts in the archives). I recorded an interview with Marvin Wynn, writer of "The Edge" comic, and we discussed cons in that e…
May 16, 2021
Episode 20 - "'Til Death Do Us Art" With Nicki Workman
Show Notes: I did another interview with my live-in tech support person- my wife, Nicki Workman. We talked about what it's like to live with an artist like me- the pros and cons, and being a spouse of a pro at cons. During our conversation she shared some of her experiences of dealing with me and other artists/creators, her thoughts on making a marriage work (so far so good for us!), as well as dropping some useful business knowledge for artists and those who live and/or work with one. Nicki's other Drawing Funny episodes are Episode 17 – “I.T. Phone Home”, Episode 9 – “Nicki’s Mouse Report” and a Flashback Friday interview at the 2018 DonnieCon on Episode 4 – “Drawn Of The Dead”. I always enjoy talking toons with my wife, and I hope you enjoy this episode. Waiting to hear back from some upcoming guests and am hoping to get back on a more regular schedule soon. Until then, stay tooned! Nicki's Blog - www.fangirlwednesday.com Nicki on Twitter - www.twitter.com/NWor…
1 hr 28 min
Apr 21, 2021
Episode 19 - "Southern Exposure"
Show Notes: On this episode I (Lin Workman) talk about exposure- the good, the bad, and the ugly I've experienced as an artist and comics creator. I also discuss some of the promotions I've done in the past, and try to share what to do (or not do) when promoting yourself and/or project. Don't die from exposure or get arrested for exposing yourself to others- learn from my mistakes and learn how to judge what's good or bad exposure for you. I hope you're staying safe, staying warm, and staying tooned..! Lin Workman (art/blog site) - www.linworkman.com Lin on Facebook - www.facebook.com/artistlinworkman Lin on Twitter - @linworkman Lin on Instagram - @linworkmanart Why I Charge What I Charge Southern Exposure- What’s Good Exposure And What’s Not “Expose THIS!” My True Feelings On Working For Free "Bidding In Memphis" (Orphem Theatre Annual Auction) "My Phantom of the Opera chair goes for “chair-ity”- The Orpheum’s Annual Auction" Lin by Lin- My “Hamilton…
Mar 14, 2021
Episode 18 - "Little Deaths" With David Doub
Show Notes: On this episode I talk to Little Deaths creator and Texas transplant - David Doub. David is the founder of Dusk Comics. His numerous publications include Dusk, Miss Tilney, Forever, Mystery Masque, and the upcoming Little Deaths. According to the interwebs, "La petite mort" (the little death), is an expression which means "the brief loss or weakening of consciousness" and in modern usage refers specifically to "the sensation of post orgasm as likened to death." The term "la petite mort" does not always apply to sexual experiences. It can also be used to describe a weakening or loss of consciousness, specifically in sleep, or when some undesired thing has happened to a person and has affected them so much that "a part of them dies inside." The Little Deaths we’ll be investigating today is a 30 page full color historical fantasy adventure comic, written by David Doub and featuring art by Andrew Herman and Paul Maitland. It's based on the French historical figure Julie…
1 hr 14 min
Feb 28, 2021
Episode 17 - "I.T. Phone Home" Nicki Workman
Show Notes: Greetings, listeners! While doing a test flight on Zoom to try and work out some issues I've been having, I hit the record button and did an interview with my live-in tech support person- my wife, Nicki Workman. We talk toons, tech, podcasts, her experiences with backing crowdfunding as a fan, her comics origin stories, her going back to school while working from home- and how we met thanks to Darth Vader and Star Wars. I also mention some Mid-South Cartoonists Association news and give you the details for our first "Drawing Funny" contest (listen to win MSCA Zines, Samurai tee by me, and some MSCA and Drawing Funny swag). Nicki's other Drawing Funny episodes are Episode 9 – “Nicki’s Mouse Report” and a Flashback Friday interview at the 2018 DonnieCon on Episode 4 – “Drawn Of The Dead”. Don't forget to also check out the recent Sal "Uncle Sal" Abbinanti, Dave Dwonch, and Steve Bryant episodes (Ep.14, 15, & 16). Congrats on their Kickstater campaigns. I've li…
1 hr 7 min
Feb 17, 2021
Episode 16 - "Athena Voltaire" Steve Bryant
Show Notes: I talk toons, kickstarting art projects, conventions, (not) traveling, going back to school, and local weather conditions with the "Athena Voltaire" creator - Steve Bryant. We discuss his early work at gaming companies and with Action Lab Comics, and his current Kickstarter for his graphic novel- "Athena Voltaire and the Terror on the Orient Express". There were some technical difficulties getting this episode together, and there's slight occasional buzzing here and there- but lots of great info and advice from Steve on self-publishing comics and running successful Kickstarter campaigns. Thanks for listening- hope you enjoy! From Steve's Kickstarter campaign page: An all-new 120 page graphic novel starring globetrotting aviatrix Athena Voltaire! "Athena Voltaire and the Terror on the Orient Express" finds the heroine reconnecting with an old friend during a personal trip on the famed train line. When an old foe sets a plan in motion, the voyage turns deadly, as Athena…
1 hr 13 min
Feb 14, 2021
Episode 15 - "Party Monster" Dave Dwonch
Show Notes: I talk toons, kickstarting art projects, married life, health issues, and "real nerd $#*+" with the man with the golden couch, Party Monster Supreme - Dave Dwonch. We discuss his early work with Action Lab Comics, his upcoming "Jenny Zero" mini-series with Dark Horse Comics, and his current Kickstarter for his graphic novel- "SPORES: The Broken Circle". Dave is a man on the move! WARNING: F-bombs and other colorful language and adult situations await you in this comics conversation with the man with the golden couch, Dave Dwonch. SPORES: The Broken Circle (Kickstarter campain) - www.kickstarter.com/projects/thebrokencircle/spores-the-broken-circle/ Dark Horse Comics (Jenny Zero miniseries) - www.darkhorse.com/Comics/3007-355/Jenny-Zero-1#prettyPhoto Mind Palace Webcomic - www.mindpalacecomic.com/ Out Of My Mind: The Strange And Terrible Works Of Dave Dwonch - www.outofmymind.co/ Dave Dwonch on Facebook - www.facebook.com/dave.dwonch Dave Dwonch on Twitter - @davedwon…
1 hr 20 min
Feb 9, 2021
Episode 14 - "The Hostage" with Sal Abbinanti
Show Notes: I talk toons and kickstarting art projects with Sal "Uncle Sal" Abbinanti. We discuss his early work in advertising, self-publishing comics, representing other artists, and his first ever Kickstarter for his first ever graphic novel- "The Hostage". From his Kickstarter campaign page: By day, Sal Abbinanti is the art rep for comic book superstars Alex Ross and Bill Sienkiewicz, but by night he, too, is an artist. For more than two decades, the Chicago native has been obsessed with creating a graphic novel inspired by a visit he made to Brazil when he was in his early 20’s. Now, Abbinanti is launching a Kickstarter campaign for his dream project, a 115-page full-color original graphic novel set in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro titled THE HOSTAGE. “When I was 25, I spent six months living in Rio de Janeiro,” said Abbinanti. “I was a starry eyed, full of shit college kid who went there for a Brazilian vacation of samba, nightlife, and beaches. To see the level o…
1 hr 45 min
Feb 7, 2021
Episode 13 - "Luck Of The Draw"
Show Notes: Had a some recording issues during the MSCA Zoom call on Groundhog's Day, so this time I'm solo again- and unfortunately not $1,000,000,000 richer. I announce the details for our first "Drawing Funny" contest (listen to win MSCA Zines, Samurai tee by me, and some MSCA and Drawing Funny swag), give a few art tips, and I discuss some of what I've learned from my days of self-publishing comics. Regrets, yeah- I've had a few, and few enough to mention here on this episode. There's also info on a couple of upcoming guests for this coming week and their projects- artist/writer/art-rep/Captain Marvel Sal "Uncle Sal" Abbinanti, and writer/letterer/man on the move Dave Dwonch. Links to their Kickstater campaigns are below. I hope you're staying safe, staying warm, and staying tooned! Mid-South Cartoonists Association - www.midsouthcartoonists.org 901 Comics – 901comics.com The Cellar Table Top Games & Comics – comiccellaronline.com Comics & Collectibles – memphiscomics.co…
Jan 18, 2021
Episode 12 - "The Dirty Dozen (or so)"
Show Notes: This episode I've got a few reviews and reading recommendations for you- "WINK" by Rob Harrell, "The Impending Blindness Of Billie Scott" by Zoe Thorogood, and the NCSFEST are my recommendations- but I also review "Hit-Girl In HOLLYWOOD" by Kevin Smith (and don't really recommend it so much). I also have some MSCA news, say goodbye to some local Memphis talents- George Hunt, Anthony Biggers, and Chris Jarman, and say good riddance to 2020. I hope you're staying safe, staying warm, and staying tooned! Rob Harrell - www.robharrell.com NCS Fest - www.ncsfest.com "WINK" book on Amazon - www.amazon.com Zoe Thorogood - www.instagram.com/zoethorogood Avery Hill Publishing - www.averyhillpublishing.bigcartel.com "The Impending Blindness of Billie Scott" book on Amazon- www.amazon.com "Hit-Girl: The Golden Rage of Hollywood" (Vol.4 TPB) - www.imagecomics.com "How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way" - www.amazon.com/How-Draw-Comics-Marvel-Way Mid-South Cartoonists Association…
Jan 1, 2021
Episode 11 - "Batman VS Superking"
Show Notes: We're gonna start this new year with a trip back to the past in this "Flashback Friday" episode. Originally recorded for the Rogues Radio Podcast at the 2018 Memphis Comic Expo (AKA "DonnieCon"). I talk with the Bluff City Batman (James Fyke), wrestling historian and author Mark James, and wrestling legend Jerry "The King" Lawler. We discuss Memphis wrasslin', comics, art, food, heart-attacks, and Batmobiles. Lots of Memphis memories are recalled. Unfortunately, Jerry's friend Jim Blake (who you hear mentioned in this episode) passed away October 1, 2020- he was 75 years old. Jim was a local business owner and heavily involved in underground music and art in the 60's, 70's and into the 80's. He was an avid comic book fan and could be seen at local comic shops and conventions. R.I.P., Jim. Bluff City Batman - facebook.com/BluffCityBatman/ Mark James Wrestling History And Books - memphiswrestlinghistory.com Jerry "The King" Lawler - kingjerrylawler.com King Jerry Lawler…
Dec 25, 2020
Episode 10 - "PROcrastination"
Show Notes: This is the Mid-South Cartoonists Association's December Monthly Zoom Meeting- well, most of it. We talk toons, discuss what's happening around the M-town, swap ideas on self-promotion/increasing eyes on our artwork, and how to make money with it and commissions during a time with no (or few) in person conventions. The monthly video calls happen on the first Tuesday of each month, and honestly with everything that's been keeping me busy since this one was recorded it now qualifies as a "Flashback Friday" episode..! You can find website and social media links for many of our MSCA members on the group's Members Directory page and the "Winter" zine issue is now available for purchase in local Memphis area comic shops. Happy Holidays- stay safe, stay warm, and stay tooned! Mid-South Cartoonists Association - www.midsouthcartoonists.org How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way - www.amazon.com/How-Draw-Comics-Marvel-Way Laserhead Studios - www.facebook.com/laserheadstudios 901 Comi…
1 hr 55 min
Dec 19, 2020
Episode 9 - "Nicki's Mouse Report"
Show Notes: Nicki Workman joins Lin to discuss all of the Star Wars, Marvel, and many other announcements by Disney on their recent investors "mouse call". Lots to discuss, so sit back, get comfortable, and enjoy! Nicki Workman - FangirlWednesday.com Disney Plus - DisneyPlus.com Star Wars - StarWars.com Marvel - Marvel.com Geeky Jerseys (what we're wearing in the pic w/JJM)- GeekyJerseys.com #wearamask #wheresnatasha Stan Lee cameo: "Mallrats" (1995) written/directed by Kevin Smith, View Askew Productions. Theme: "Silly Bank Heist" by Steve Oxen, additional music by David Fesliyan. ©2020 Fesliyan Studios Inc. - music and sound effects used by permission. Additional sound effects from- 101Soundboards.com Run time: 2hr 9min 45sec
2 hr 10 min
Dec 14, 2020
Episode 8 - "The Janimal"
Show Notes: The Janimal is a Jersey tomato roasting in the Arizona sun. A graduate of the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University (NJ), he now resides in Northern Arizona with his family and two cats. He has exhibited at comic conventions from Phoenix Fan Fusion to New York Comic Con and serves as the acting president of the Northern Arizona Cartoonist Association (NAZCA). His fun and cartoony style has a great retro feel and translates easily to the drawing demo classes that have been a staple at Verde Valley libraries and LibCons over the past five years. His work can be seen on Facebook (The Janimal Draws), Instagram (@thejanimaldraws) and Twitter (@janimaltweets). The Janimal - www.thejanimal.com #thejanimaldraws Northern Arizona Cartoonist Association/NAZCA - www.facebook.com/NAZCAinfo #supportyourlocalartists #supportyourlocalcomicshops Theme: "Silly Bank Heist" by Steve Oxen, additional music by David Fesliyan. ©2020 Fesliyan Studios Inc. - music and sound ef…
1 hr 54 min
Nov 27, 2020
Episode 7 - "At The Aggi'center!"
Show Notes: This is another Flashback Friday episode featuring artists Mike Norton, Jenny Frison, Dietrich O. Smith, and MAW Productions. I recorded these interviews at the 2018 Memphis Comic Expo (DonnieCon) for the Rogues Radio Podcast. Plus I have updates on the MSCA Zine, our next MSCA Zoom meeting, and the upcoming live Supergirl Radio episode Nicki Workman and I will be guesting on December 1st. BTW- I goofed in the interview with Mike, the "monkeys ridin' dogs" radio ad was for the Delta Fair at Agricenter International, not the Mid-South Fair which is at the Landers Center in Southaven, MS. Also, Selmer is actually a bit south of Jackson, TN. My bad... Mike Norton - www.ihatemike.com Jenny Frison - jennyfrison.com MAW Productions - Jetta and Shinobi books on Amazon Follow Dietrich on Twitter and Instagram. Rogues Radio Podcast - Episode 11 (2018 Memphis Comic Expo) Supergirl Radio - supergirlradio.com 901 Comics - 901comics.com The Cellar Table Top Games & Comics -…
Nov 21, 2020
Episode 6 - "Cowboy Cravens"
Show Notes: This is a short Flashback Friday episode featuring MSCA member Greg Cravens. I recorded this interview at the 2018 Memphis Comic Expo (DonnieCon) for the Rogues Radio Podcast. Plus I have updates on the MSCA Zine, our next MSCA Zoom meeting, and the upcoming live Supergirl Radio episode Nicki Workman and I will be guesting on December 1st, 2020. Greg Cravens Art - www.cravenscartoonist.com Hubris Comic - www.hubriscomics.com The Buckets Comic - www.gocomics.com/thebuckets Stoned Ninja Comic - www.stoned.ninja National Cartoonists Society - nationalcartoonists.com NCS Fest - ncsfest.com Rogues Radio Podcast – Episode 11 (2018 Memphis Comic Expo) Supergirl Radio - supergirlradio.com 901 Comics - 901comics.com The Cellar Table Top Games & Comics - comiccellaronline.com Memphis Comic Expo/XCX - memphiscomicexpo.com #DonnieConROCKS Theme: "Silly Bank Heist" by Steve Oxen Additional Music : "Old West Gunslingers" By Steve Oxen and "Rolling Hills" By Cristiano…
Nov 16, 2020
Episode 5 - "Technical Difficulties"
Show Notes: This is the episode that almost wasn't..! During the November MSCA Zoom call my computer decided to go to sleep after about 2o minutes or so. Thankfully El Prez Kevin Williams was able to finish the recording and get it to me later to edit. We discuss what the Kev W., Kevin Thorn, Greg Cravens, Antonio Johnson, Dale Martin, Jason Negen, and I have all been up to lately, updates on the MSCA Zine, NCS Fest, upcoming live Supergirl Radio "RAINN" event, what we did for Halloween, and what's on our reading piles. Supergirl Radio - supergirlradio.com "RAINN" fundraiser - fundraise.rainn.org/fundraiser/2988366 NCS Fest - ncsfest.com National Cartoonists Society - www.nationalcartoonists.com Mutts - mutts.com Muley Reads - www.muleythemule.com Memphis Comic Expo/XCX - memphiscomicexpo.com #DonnieConROCKS Theme: "Silly Bank Heist" by Steve Oxen ©2020 Fesliyan Studios Inc. - music and sound effects used by permission. Run time: 1hr 37min
1 hr 36 min
Nov 3, 2020
Episode 4 - "Drawn Of The Dead"
Show Notes: This time I'm doing a flashback episode featuring a Rogues Radio Podcast interview I did with my wife Nicki Workman at the 2018 Memphis Comic Expo (DonnieCon). Nicki and I have attended many cons together- both as fans, guests, and/or vendors. Nicki Workman - NickiWorkman.com Fangirl Wednesday - fangirlwednesday.com Retro Rogues Live - DaveBeaty.com Rogues Radio Podcast - Episode 11 (2018 Memphis Comic Expo) Memphis Comic Expo/XCX - memphiscomicexpo.com #DonnieConROCKS Theme: "Silly Bank Heist" by Steve Oxen Movie Clip: Idle Hands (1999) ©2020 Fesliyan Studios Inc. - music and sound effects used by permission. Run time: 30min
Oct 26, 2020
Episode 3 - "Drawing In Memphis"
Show Notes: Local comic book artist Matt Bowers Zooms with host Lin Workman to discuss his latest comic series, "Memphis" - published by 901 Comics' label Bad Dog Comics. Printed issues #1 and #2 are available now around the M-town. Memphis represent! Matt Bowers Art Site: mattbowersdesignart.weebly.com/ 901 Comics 2162 Young Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 Theme: "Silly Bank Heist" by Steve Oxen Additional Music: "We Groove" (By David Renda), Too Much Funk (By Steve Oxen), Can't Touch Me (By David Renda), ©2020 Fesliyan Studios Inc. - music and sound effects used by permission. Run time: 46min 19sec
Oct 24, 2020
Episode 2 - "Muley's Right-Hand Man"
Show Notes: MSCA President Kevin L. Williams sits down with host Lin Workman to discuss his part in the MSCA's history, their past public performances together, Kev's work as an editor/writer/artist, being a puppet's assistant, and his personal comics creation Muley The Mule (And Friends). All aboard this episode as we get the band back together to go on a mission to Sesame Street and all points in between. Rock the blues, and keep drawing funny! http://www.kevinlwilliams.com/ http://www.muleythemule.com/ http://www.midsouthcartoonists.org http://www.drawingfunny.com/ Theme: "Silly Bank Heist" by Steve Oxen ©2020 Fesliyan Studios Inc. - music and sound effects used by permission. Harmonica riffs performed by Soloman DH Blues. Run time: 1hr 10min 15sec
1 hr 10 min
Oct 13, 2020
Episode 1 - "Calling All Cartoonists"
One of our more tech savvy members, Kevin “Nugget-head” Thorn, was able to set us up the Mid-South Cartoonists Association Zoom meeting you are about to listen to. He wasn’t able to stay for the whole meeting, but your host Lin Workman was joined by MSCA president Kevin L. Williams, MSCA Zine co-editor Jason Negen, self-publisher Antonio Johnson, cartoonist/actor Jim Palmer, comic ninja Greg Cravens, and special guest- MSCA founding member Jack Cassady. Bon Appé-toon!
1 hr 24 min
Oct 9, 2020
Episode 0 - "Is This Thing On..?"
This is our pilot episode where I (Lin Workman) introduce myself and the Mid-South Cartoonists Association/MSCA. Show notes and links can be found at: www.drawingfunny.com - Stay Tooned!