S2E29 After Midnight, traveling performance troupe, Staple! The Independent Media Expo, Austin, Tx., 2014

After MidnightAfter Midnight

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I spoke with two members of After Midnight, Skyler Payne (I have no idea if that’s spelled correctly!) and Sandy Baker (I’m reasonably sure that one is right!). After Midnight travels the State of Texas performing at conventions.

Go to their Facebook page to find out more: https://www.facebook.com/rhpswebster

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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S2E28 Andy Warner, cartoonist, journalist, and illustrator, Staple! The Independent Media Expo, Austin, Tx., 2014

Andy WarnerAndy Warner

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Andy Warner produces and creates both fiction and non-fiction comics. He does a lot of work with a lot of other great creators.

Go to http://andywarnercomics.com and http://irenecomics.tumblr.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.

S2E27 The Daily Texan, comics creating staff, Staple! The Independent Media Expo, Austin, Tx., 2014

Comics in The Daily TexanComics in The Daily Texan

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The Daily Texan is the newspaper of The University of Texas in Austin. They have very talented contributors who create comics.

Go here to find out more: http://www.dailytexanonline.com/comics

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.

S2E26 Crescent City Comics, comic book store, Staple! The Independent Media Expo, Austin, Tx., 2014

Crescent City ComicsCrescent City Comics

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I spoke with Leo McGovern, the manager of Crescent City Comics in New Orleans. They have some talented people down there making comics.

Go to http://www.crescentcitycomics.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.

S2E25 Indie Van Game Jam, video game creators, Staple! The Independent Media Expo, Austin, Tx., 2014

Indie Van Game JamIndie Van Game Jam

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Zeb West and Deigo Almazan are part of a great group. Binary Solo is a game development company.

They make games. I played one. Fun! Very fun

Go to http://binarysolo.com/about/ and http://indievangamejam.com to find out all you need to know!

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.

S2E24, Henry Melton, author, Staple! The Independent Media Expo, Austin, Tx., 2014

Henry MeltonHenry Melton

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Henry Melton is a Texas author with a ton of books out there. Just do an Amazon search. You’ll see!

Or, you can go to http://henrymelton.net/2/ for even 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.

S2E23 Jason Poland, comic creator, Staple! The Independent Media Expo, Austin, Tx., 2014

Jason PolandJason Poland

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Robbie and Bobby, the story of a boy and his robot. Jason Poland has created a pretty cool comic.

Go to http://robbieandbobby.com to read some of the goodness.

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.

S2E22 Koumori Comics, community, Staple! The Independent Media Expo, Austin, Tx., 2014

Koumori ComicsKoumori Comics

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Koumori Comics is a group, or club, or community, or whatever you want to call it, of like-minded people who create comics.

So, of course, we talked about beer.

Go to http://koumoricomics.com to find out more. About their comics. Not about beer.

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.

S2E21 Lord Vishus, cosplay artist, Staple! The Independent Media Expo, Austin, Tx., 2014

Lord VishusLord Vishus

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Lord Vishus (He promised evil things would happen to me if I gave his real name) is a Texas Cosplay artist. He has so many costumes I stopped counting them! But, there is Lord Vishus, the Sith Lord, Hitman (Agent 47), Combat Spiderman (Black costume), and a new Steampunk Western Spiderman. And those are the ones I can remember of the top of my head.

You can find his work at https://www.facebook.com/LordVishus

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.

S2E20 M. Austin Bedell, writer and artist, Staple! The Independent Media Expo, Austin, Tx., 2014

M. Austin BedellM. Austin Bedell

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M. Austin Bedell is the creator of Skweegie Island, a comic series you need to go read.

Find out all you need to know about the guy with feet but no legs at http://www.skweegieisland.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.

S2E19 Mike Furth, The Comic Archive, Staple! The Independent Media Expo, Austin, Tx., 2014

Mike FurthMike Furth

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Want to learn about comics? ALL about comics? Go to http://www.thecomicarchive.com.

Mike Furth (yes, I misspelled his name in the audio file!) has a wealth of info for you there!

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.

S2E18 Paul Benjamin, writer and editor and self proclaimed supermodel, Staple! The Independent Media Expo, Austin, Tx., 2014

Paul BenjaminPaul Benjamin

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Paul Benjamin is a true Renaissance Man! He does it all. Well, I don’t know if he dances, but, with all the books on his table, he probably does.

For all the awesome, go to http://paulbenjaminwrites.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.

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.

S2E16 Shannon McCormick, artist and editor, Staple! The Independent Media Expo, Austin, Tx., 2014

Shannon McCormickShannon McCormick

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Want to learn all about the people that ALMOST became President of the United States? Go to http://presidentiallosers.tumblr.com to find the book about just that!

Shannon McCormick is the man behind, and also inside, the 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.

S2E14 Zach Taylor, author and artist, Staple! The Independent Media Expo, Austin, Tx., 2014

Zach Taylor
Zach Taylor

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Zach Taylor has 3 books, all about “Bear Quest”. The neat thing? They are each in different video game styles, 8-bit, 16-bit, and 3-D! Way cool.

Go to http://www.bearquest.net to see 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.

S2E11 Staple! The Independent Media Expo, Austin 2014

Staple! The Independent Media ExpoStaple! The Independent Media Expo

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Staple! Yes, the exclamation point is part of the name! Look! Exclamation points!

Chris Nicholas, aka Uncle Staple, runs a great, but intimate gathering of (mostly) print media creators. Comics, art, books, video games, you name it. Indie creators rock, and Chris celebrates them at Staple!

I got 17 (I think) interviews in one short day, which is awesome. Listen to my review of my first visit to this really neat show.

The website is http://staple-austin.org

Also, Fanboy TV and One Of Us were both there interviewing as well. Go check them out at http://www.fanboytv.com and http://www.oneofus.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.