S2E17 James Ferry, artist, with Sasha Blaschka, artist, Staple! The Independent Media Expo, Austin, Tx., 2014

James Ferry
James Ferry

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James Ferry is a very talented artist, whose work brings to mind all kinds of things you’ve seen elsewhere, but he doesn’t copy anybody!

Go look at his work at http://www.sadinga.com/watsman

I also am including Sasha Blaschka here,
Sasha Blaschka
just because her work is cool! No interview, just a link:
http://post-hummus.tumblr.com

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

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Chris Sweet, artist, San Antonio, 2013

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Chris Sweet has a goal. He wants to do 1000 pages of his work by the time he is 40. He is 31. He’ll probably make it. He’ll be tired, but he will have succeeded!

You can find his work, and contact him, at effingdecaf.com.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

David Liss, author and artist, San Antonio, 2013

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Author! Artist! This man does it all! As I walked up to his table, a couple approached, picked up one of his books, and both exclaimed “I love this book!”

It doesn’t get any better than that.

You can find David’s creativity at davidliss.com.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Jessica Grundy, artist, San Antonio, 2013

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I get to talk to the most wonderful people. Jessica Grundy is a unique (in a GREAT way!) artist and a joy to speak with.

You can find her artwork, and contact her, at solocosmo.etsy.com.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Trent Westbrook, comic creator, San Antonio, 2013

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Trent Westbrook is one of the forces behind the comic “Corpus Christi”, which takes place in, um, Corpus Christi, Texas. Which is where he lives.

Funny, how all that works together…

You can find out more on Facebook at Corpus Christi: The Comic Book.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Bobby B. Smith, artist, San Antonio, 2013

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Bobby B. Smith is an author/artist with so many items on his table I couldn’t see them all. Great interview!

You can find out all you need to know at bobbybsmith.blogspot.com.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Tyler Crook, artist, San Antonio, 2013

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Tyler Crook is a comic artist who works on BPRD:Hell on Earth, a Hellboy spinoff.

He also happens to be a cool dude who is married to Ma’at Crook, whom I also interviewed at Texas Comicon.

You can find his work at cadencecomicart.com.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Ma’at Crook, artist, San Antonio, 2013

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Ma’at Crook is a joy to speak with. She is blunt, but she is never rude. She is encouraging. She had me sketching! Had a wonderful visit with her.

You can see her work, and contact her, at maatcrook.com.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Tommy Pons, artist, San Antonio, 2013

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Tommy Pons has a Gold Record on his wall at home. That’s because he was the cover artist for the band Dangerous Toys. If you love, or fear, clowns, his is the art that causes it!

I couldn’t find a website for Dangerous Toys, but you can Google them. Lots of info there, folks.

You can see some of Tommy’s stuff at taplegion.deviantart.com and tommypons.tumblr.com.

And, yes, he IS Lou Pons’ husband. They live in Austin, Texas.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Michael Kessler, artist, San Antonio, 2013

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My best friend Andy Kjar helped me out a little at Texas ComiCon by conducting 3 of the interviews.

Michael Kessler is an artist from Arizona who has created comics by the name of “Sonora” and “Lucidity”. “Unearthed” is due to release soon.

You can find Michael’s work at bleatinggoat.com.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Mark Nasso, artist, San Antonio, 2013

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My best friend Andy Kjar helped me out a little at Texas ComiCon by conducting 3 of the interviews.

Mark Nasso is a comic writer and artist. He currently has 2 titles out, “Land of the Rats” and “Doom Ranch 5000”. Land of the Rats is an ongoing series currently on issue 4, and Doom Ranch 5000 is an anthology showcasing Texas comic writers/artists.

You can find all of the goodness over at theundergroundforest.com.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Lou Pons, artist, San Antonio, 2013

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My best friend Andy Kjar helped me out a little at Texas ComiCon by conducting 3 of the interviews.

Lou Pons is a wonderful lady and a pretty darned good artist.

According to her, just Google her, and you will find all the ways you want to contact her.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Gary “Odd” Edmund, artist, San Antonio, 2013

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Gary “Odd” Edmund, um, fits his nickname. “The Bud” is a hilarious hero!

Find his stuff on Facebook at theoddcomics.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Ty Tyner, artist, San Antonio, 2013

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I’ve spoken with Ty before, but not JUST Ty. He’s one cool cat.

His artwork is great, also.

You can find his work at tytyner.com and at houndcomics.com.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Darrell O’Riley, Hotinks, San Antonio, 2013

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Found a really cool guy named Darrell sitting at a table covered with really cool artwork.

Go to hotinks.com to see all that coolness. WARNING!!! The site is Rated “R”!

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

JM DeMatteis, artist, Eisner Award winner, San Antonio, 2013

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JM DeMatteis has been in the comic book industry for 30 years, and has won the Eisner Award. That’s big time. He also teaches classes on writing comics.

Go to his site at jmdematteis.com to find out more.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Sean McKeever, artist, Eisner Award winner, San Antonio, 2013

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I know, I know. The file name is spelled “Shawn”, but it really is “Sean”. I really shoulda checked first, huh?

Sean has worked on the BIG ones. The Bat, Supes, Spidey. He is an Eisner award winner. This man is awesome!

Find out more about Sean (See? I did it!) at seanmckeever.com.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Robert Luedke, artist, San Antonio, 2013

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Robert Luedke is a comic book artist and a graphic artist with some great mash-ups.

You can find out more about him at bobtheartist.com, and more about his Christian graphic novel, Eyewitness, at headpress.info.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Kristian Donaldson, artist, San Antonio, 2013

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Kristian Donaldson is a comic and graphic artist who had me at “mushroom cloud”. Specifically, the one in his comic “Massive”.

Find his word at kristiandonaldson.com.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

A J Moore, artist, San Antonio, 2013

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AJ Moore is a really cool guy who I missed speaking with in San Marcos, Texas in May, so I caught up with him in June in San Antonio.

Check out his work on Facebook at artistajmoore, or at deviantart.com, look for “gudfit”.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Hector Rodriguez, artist, San Antonio, 2013

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Hector is the creator of “El Peso Hero”, the story of a Mexican super hero who operates on both sides of the Texas/Mexico border.

And, yes, you DO have to read the comic to understand the name.

You can find him at elpesohero.com.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Robert Wilson, IV, artist, San Antonio, 2013

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Robert Wilson, IV, is the artist on what is now officially my favorite comic, Knuckleheads. If they all are as good as the first issue, I’m in!

Oh, he does other stuff, too!

Go check him out at robertwilsoniv.com or on Facebook at robertwilsonivart.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Al Molina, artist, San Antonio, 2013

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Al Molina is a Corpus Christi, Texas artist who rocks Dia de los Muertos. Dunno what that is? Google, baby! You’ll find awesome art associated with this festival, and when you check out Al’s work at http://al-molina.artistwebsites.com, you’ll see his is right up there with the best. Look for the pretty girls painted as decorated skulls. Trust me, it’s good stuff.

He’s also on Facebook at “Art by Al Molina”.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Juan Carlos Ramos, artist, San Antonio, 2013

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Juan Carlos Ramos is an artist, and part owner of Old School 85, where you can get some super awesome shirts.

You can find out more at oldschool85.com.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Drew Edwards, artist and podcaster, San Antonio, 2013

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Drew Edwards is one busy guy. He’s been writing and drawing a comic, Halloween Man, for a long time, plus he’s a podcaster!

Trust me, THAT takes time out of your life!

He is also married to an awesome musician. Her band is Danger Cakes. I’ve interviewed them in the past.

You can see his art at halloweenman.com
You can hear his podcast at castledraculapodcast.com
You can hear Danger Cakes over at dangercakes.net.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Terry Wagner, owner of Mental Diversions, San Antonio, 2013

NOTE: This interview DOES have some bleeped language.

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Terry Wagner is the “Owner and Warden” of Mental Diversions. He is also an artist. A good one.

See everything over at mentaldiversions.com.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Marcus Rocco and Nathan Ryan, artists, San Antonio, 2013

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Marcus and Nathan are San Antonio based artists who both have a couple comics out, “Grease Monkeys: Ballad of a Roaring Rocket Pack” and “Buster Boogy” (or is it Boogey? I forget!).

Marcus also has a charity book out, the Inky Book. For every one he sells, he donates one to a Children’s Hospital. He donated 107 from Texas Comicon!

You can contact them at Marcus’ website, marcusrocco.com.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Ben Bender, artist, San Marcos, 2013

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Ben Bender is a patient man. We had to record our interview twice because I screwed up the first time.

You can find his awesome work at bendercomics.com.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Hound Comics, comics and food, San Marcos, 2013

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Hound Comics! HOUND COMICS! Lots of comics, AND hot sauce!

You can get all the Hound goodness at houndcomics.com.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Michael Champion, artist, San Marcos, 2013

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Michael Champion is a loud, brash artist who is really good. Now, GET MEDIEVAL!

See Michael’s stuff at michaelchampion.net.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Tom Nguyen, artist, San Marcos 2013

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Tom Nguyen has worked on the biggies. Just listen and you’ll hear!

Go to tomnguyenart.com to see his work and contact him.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Johnny J. Segura, III, artist, San Marcos 2013

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Johnny Segura is an artists and comic book writer. He has a couple comic book titles out.

Find info on him and his comics and art at facebook.com/artofjohnnyjseguraiii.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Josh Lyman, artist, San Marcos 2013

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Josh Lyman is a Washington, D.C., area artist who has just moved to Texas. His stuff is great, but he doesn’t yet have a website set up.

You can, however, search for him on kickstarter.com, and see some of his work on his funded project!

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Tracy Watkins, artist, San Marcos 2013

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Tracy Watkins is one awesome artist! He does black and white art that will blow your mind.

Find his stuff at sketchingtime.com!

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Mariedoll, cosplay artist, San Marcos 2013

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Mariedoll is a premier Cosplayer, having mastered the art of costuming.

And, she pretty!

See all her excellence at mariedoll.com.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Geoff Sebesta, artist, San Marcos 2013

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Geoff Sebesta is an Austin artist with several projects going all at once.

He and his wife just had their first child.

See his work, and contact him at, unnecessaryg.com.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Mathew Reynolds, artist, San Marcos 2013

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Mathew Reynolds is working on a new comic from Image “Mercenary Sea”. It is scheduled to be released fall of 2013.

He’s a cool guy and a great artist.

See his work at batfish73.deviantart.com.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Alfredo Lopez, Jr., artist, San Marcos 2013

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Alfredo Lopez, Jr. is a San Antonio area artist who has worked for EVERYBODY!

See his artwork at alfredolopezjr.com.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Dirk Strangely, artist, San Marcos 2013

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Dirk Strangely has some…unique artwork.

It also happens to be pretty good artwork.

Go see it at dirkstrangely.com.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Stratum Comics, San Marcos 2013

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Stratum Comics is the place where you can find The Threat, a quarterly comic that I endorse. I’ve got both issues that are out, and am eagerly awaiting issue 3.

Get details at stratumcomics.com.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Arthur Suydam, The Zombie King, San Marcos 2013

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Arthur Suydam truly is The Zombie King. He “zombifies” just about everybody. My favorite is Clint Eastwood.

See his work at arthursuydam.com.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Damon Bowie, artist, San Marcos 2013

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Damon Bowie is a tremendous artist. His vision of history and literature’s greatest are awesome.

See his work at artofbowie.com

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Mike Fisher, artist and writer, San Marcos 2013

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Mike Fisher likes the 60’s. He is an artist who likes the 60’s. Especially the 60’s movies. Well, the ones they SHOULD have made, that is.

See his work at goofaman.com.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Shark Industries, San Marcos 2013

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Edward Kraatz II is a pretty awesome guy. Listen and you’ll find out.

See his work at si-studios.com.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Nassar Rodriguez, comic dealer and more, San Marcos 2013

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Nassar Rodriguez is the Artist’s Alley coordinator for Texas Comic Con here in San Antonio, but was at the Central Texas Toy and Comic Expo with an artist, Austin Rogers.

Get comics from Nassar at comicbreak.com.

See Austin’s work at redbeardcomics.com.

Info on Texas Comicon can be had at texascomicon.com.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.

Zip Alegria, San Marcos 2013

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Zip Alegria is a San Antonio area artist. I’ve tried to catch him several times, and finally did!

See his artwork at zipdraw.deviantart.com and zipdraw.com.

The Con Cast can be found on Facebook at theconcast, or you can email us at chronictnt@gmail.com

Music by Kevin MacLeod at http://www.incompetech.com.