Monday, July 15, 2024

Episode 211 - Gareth Von Kallenbach of Skewed and Reviewed

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On today's episode I have video game and movie critic, writer, and author, Garth Von Kallenbach of Skewed and Reviewed!

This episode continues our series on the incredible talent coming to San Diego Comic-Con next week, and Gareth has such a rad story of how he became a part of the madness we all love. Long before we had sites like Nerdist, there was Skewed and Reviewed! This episode starts off the way that every episode should in my opinion; with cat chat! Gareth and I are big cat people and our cats made themselves known as we started recording. 

Gareth moderating at SDCC

I talked with Gareth about finding his love for film and video games, getting access to them as a kid on base in Saudi Arabia, how he started writing reviews, the video games he's looking forward to, the best gaming console and tv pairing, becoming a part of San Diego Comic-Con, and so much more! Garth will be hosting the panel "Upcoming Video Games To Be Excited For" on Saturday, July 27th from 11:00-12:00PM at the Omni San Diego Hotel, Omni Grand Ballroom DE, on the 4th floor. You will not want to miss it!

A huge Thank You to Gareth for taking the time to join me on the show. It was so good to get to know him and learn all about how Skewed and Reviewed got its start. Make sure to follow Gareth and Skewed and Reviewed on all of the links below. And go see him at San Diego Comic-Con next week! 

Thanks, Gareth!

Enjoy the episode!





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Friday, July 12, 2024

Episode 210 - Vince Alvendia aka Eggdrop Ramen

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On today's episode I have writer and artist Vince Alvendia, also known as Eggdrop Ramen!

Vince Alvendia

I have been a fan of Vince's for a while now and was thrilled when he reached out to be a part of our San Diego Comic-Con shows. Vince will be back in Artist Alley at Booth DD-02 this year, and he has some incredible pieces he's bringing with him. Personally, I can't wait to get my hands of some of his Masters of the Universe prints! 

Vince’s self portrait 

I talked with Vince about growing up in San Diego and finding out about comic-con, getting into art, finding how to make art a career, his early inspirations, working on graphic novels like Dark Agents: Book 1, Violet and the Trail of Trauma, and Horrorgasm, 200 Days of Star Wars, and so much more. 

Tim and Vince recording the episode

A huge Thank You to Vince Alvendia for taking the time to join me on the show. Make sure to visit him in Artist Alley at Booth DD-02, and go and see his panel on Saturday, July 27th in room 29AB from 7:30-8:30PM and learn all about how to get your first novel and comic book off the ground. Make sure to follow Vince on all of the links below and go see him at San Diego Comic Con. 

Thank, Vince!

Enjoy the episode! 

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VISIT VINCE'S OFFICIAL WEBSITE HERE

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Monday, July 8, 2024

Episode 209 - Sean Forney

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On today's episode I have artist and comic book artist, Sean Forney! 

Sean Forney

Sean continues my series highlighting the insurmountable talent at San Diego Comic-Con as one of the incredible artists you'll find in artist alley. Sean's art and work has been seen in everything from Marvel and Disney projects to his own comic series created by Sean and his wife, "Scarlett Huntress". See the maps below of where you find Sean at SDCC. 


Find Sean in Artist Alley at EE-03 

Pick up the SDCC exclusive cover of "Scarlett Huntress" at the small press are at K-03

I talked with Sean about growing up in Ohio, finding his way to comic books and art, his biggest inspirations, meeting his wife (who is also a phenomenal artist), turning art into a career, is hilarious series "Do You Pooh", San Diego Comic-Con, "Scarlett Huntress", and so much more!

One of Sean's SDCC "Do You Pooh" exclusives

Tim and Sean recording the episode

A huge Thank You to Sean Forney for joining me on the show. Make sure to visit Sean and his wife at San Diego Comic-Con in a few weeks. You'll be able to find them in two locations this year! Sean will be in Artist Alley at booth EE-03 and in Small Press at Booth K-03. You can pick up their SDCC exclusive cover of "Scarlett Huntress" at both booths, as well as more of Sean's incredible art pieces. Make sure to follow Sean on all of the links below. 

Thanks, Sean!

Enjoy the episode!

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VISIT SEAN'S OFFICIAL WEBSITE HERE

FOLLOW SEAN ON FACEBOOK HERE

FOLLOW SEAN ON TWITTER HERE



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Monday, July 1, 2024

Episode 208 - Mario Adrion

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On today's episode I have former model turned standup comedian, Mario Adrion!

Mario Adrion

You may know Mario from his viral moment on "American Idol" where he performed in a speedo, and then had a catwalk off with Katy Perry. (See the video below) Mario's YouTube has amassed close to a million subscribers with his hilarious on the street and reaction videos as a German in America. 

See Mario on tour on the following dates 

I talked with Mario about growing up in Germany and discovering modeling, the culture shock of moving to New York from a small German town, learning how to model, AI and union protections for models, finding his way to making YouTube vlogs, his drive to create and make videos, protecting models against sexual assault and harassment, how he started writing comedy, find the balance of making YouTube content and writing standup, American Idol (see the video below), and so much more. 

Tim and Mario recording the episode


A huge Thank You to Mario Adrion for taking the time to join me on the show! Mario is currently on his "German Efficiency" stand up tour around the country. Make sure to follow him on all of the links below and go see him when he performs in your city. 

Thank you, Mario!

Enjoy the episode!

FOLLOW MARIO ON INSTAGRAM HERE

FOLLOW MARIO ON TWITTER HERE

SUBSCRIBE TO MARIO'S YOUTUBE HERE

VISIT MARIO'S WEBSITE HERE

FOLLOW MARIO ON TIKTOK HERE

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Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Episode 207 - Tomás Gómez Bustillo

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On today's episode I have writer, director, and producer, Tomás Gómez Bustillo!

Tomas Gomez Bustillo

His new film, "Chronicles of a Wandering Saint" opens in theaters in New York this Friday, June 28th, and Los Angeles, and other cities July 5th. I was so intrigued by the story and the trailer to the film (see below) was so captivating that I had to learn more about this film and more about Tomas ever growing career in film making. "Chronicles of a Wandering Saint" initially premiered at SXSW last year, winning the Adam Yauch Hornbolower Awards, as well as earning itself 3 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations! 

I talked with Tomas about growing up in Argentina and moving around the world, his early film influences, studying politics, the art of filmmaking, moving to Los Angeles to attend AFI (American Film Institute), creating the story of "Chronicles of a Wandering Saint", and so much more. 

Watch the Official Trailer

A huge Thank You to Tomas Gomez Bustillo for taking the time to join me on the show. This all came together last minute as he was getting ready to fly out to New York for the release and I was honored that he made time to come on the show in the midst of travel prep. Please support this film and get out and see it as it comes to a city near you! Check out the trailer below and follow Tomas on the links below as well! 

Thanks, Tomas!

Enjoy the episode!

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Monday, June 24, 2024

Episode 206 - Anthony and Zoe of Alpha to Zeta Industries

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On today's episode I have cosplayers and cosplay builders, Anthony and Zoe of Alpha to Zeta Industries!

Anthony and Zoe of Alpha to Zeta Industries

This episode continues the series talking to the incredibly talented creators at San Diego Comic-Con. Anthony and Zoe have such a great story about how they got into cosplaying, which ultimately led to them launching their company, Alpha to Zeta Industries. Their cosplay props are next level and could be used in film and television. They're that good! I'm definitely going to be scooping up some of the Moon Knight crescent darts for my own personal collection. 

VISIT THEIR LINK BELOW TO SEE EVERYTHING ALPHA TO ZETA OFFERS

I talked with Anthony and Zoe about how they met, playing video games, attending their first convention and discovering cosplay, creating their Master Chief cosplay (which is phenomenal. see the pic below), launching the company, donating to charities, and so much more!

Anthony and Zoe's incredible Master Chief cosplay at SDCC

A huge Thank You to Anthony and Zoe for taking the time to join me on the show. It was such a great time learning their story and seeing some of their incredible pieces. Make sure to follow them on all of the links below. Take your cosplay to the next level and work with Alpha to Zeta to make the items you need. I can't wait to see their cosplay in person in San Diego. 

Thanks, Anthony and Zoe!

Enjoy the episode!

VISIT ALPHA TO ZETA INDUSTRIES HERE

FOLLOW ALPHA TO ZETA INDUSTRIES ON INSTAGRAM HERE

FOLLOW ALPHA TO ZETA INDUSTRIES ON TWITTER HERE

FOLLOW ALPHA TO ZETA ON FACEBOOK HERE

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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Episode 205 - Lisa Merback of Victron Printing

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On today's episode I have Lisa Merback of Victron Printing! 

Lisa Merback

This episode is the first in a number of episodes leading up to San Diego Comic-Con where I've invited artists, vendors, cosplayers, and panelists to join me on the show to talk about their involvement with the convention, and Lisa kicks things off with a bang! Victron Printing is a small family run business made by artists FOR artists, and as you'll hear from Lisa, their passion is what makes their work so great! 

Victron Printing

Lisa at SDCC

Lisa talked with me about how the company was started, why great art matters to them, giving artists a safe space for their art, consulting with artists to make sure the print matches their vision, the importance of being sex positive and supporting LGBTQ artists, finding new ways to support artists at live shows and conventions, and so much more!

Tim and Lisa recording the episode

A huge Thank You to Lisa for coming on the show and introducing us to your incredible company. Lisa's passion and joy for the work is contagious and encouraging and will encourage you to keep making art. Make sure to follow Lisa and Victon Printing on all of the links below. And as a bonus, Lisa and Sharon have an offer for all On the Mic listeners! Now through July 28th, use the code OTMP on their website and receive 10% off your print order! Support a small business and support artists and print with Victron Printing. 

Thanks, Lisa!

Enjoy the episode! 

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