Sigh, I totally didn’t make my goal of sharing 31 monster animation cels this season, but in retrospect I don’t mind all that much. Doing these sorts of blogging marathons can get grueling when doing them day by day, and this Halloween season was extra jam-packed with stuff for my family outside of my work on Branded. So in short, I had a great Halloween season, as I hope the rest of you did out there in internetland, and sooner or later I’ll find the time to scan the rest of the animation cels I planned on sharing and get them posted here.
One of the cool things about this past October was getting a chance to be a guest on a number of podcasts, so I wanted to give a shout out to a couple that dropped recently…
The Nerd Lunch crew were gracious enough to invite me back on their show recently for a discussion on some obscure Halloween specials. I always love getting a chance to chat with Paxton & Jeeg, and I finally had the opportunity to talk to Jay of the Sexyarmpit.com! So if you wanna hear me and the guys speak to the importance of Paul Lynde’s chest hair and whether or not Fairuza Balk’s character from the Worst Witch grows up to be the evil bitch in The Craft, head on over to the Nerd Lunch site, or heck, you can download the episode by subscribing to the show on iTunes, or even directly right here!
I also had the opportunity to talk all things Halloween-y with the fine folks over at the Beaucoup Pop Podcast!
I’ve chatted with amazing artist Justin Stewart online for ages (as well as getting a chance to meet him in person during the Up! Fair and he was a super cool dude), so it was a real treat to get a chance to chat with him and Tressa (another great artist by the by) about the holiday and my obsession with 80s era cartoons. Also in on the conversation are the super talented Sara & Brian Turner of Cricket-Press.com, and it’s always a pleasure to hang out with those guys. You can find episode 75 of the Beaucoup Pop Podcast over at their website or by subscribing to the show on iTunes!
Though I haven’t recorded an episode of the Branded podcast in awhile, I was lucky enough to be asked back to guest star on another episode of the Nerd Lunch podcast this week. I’m not sure, but I think I might be on the road to eventually becoming the Charo of the nerdy/pop culture podcasting set. Crossing my fingers.
Anyway, back to the Nerd Lunch episode, this week’s theme was all about introducing the guys to the work of Hayao Miyazaki, in particular the film Spirited Away. T hough Jeeg, CT, and Paxton have all experienced some level of anime in the past, none of them have really become fans of the genre perse, so I thought Studio Ghibli might be the way to ease them back in and could very well get them into watching some more Japanese animation. Did it work? Well you’ll have to listen to the discussion to see. You can find episode 24 of the Nerd Lunch Podcast on iTunes, or you can download the episode directly!
We spend the episode discussing the fizzy, syrupy goodness that is soda, a pop culture touchstone that pretty much anyone can relate to. Whether you call it soda, pop, coke, or whatever, chances are you’ve imbibed a bit of one carbonated elixir or another, and you probably also have a favorite. Listen to us talk about our favorites, least favorites, and bunch of general soda nerdery. You can also find their show on iTunes.
I listen to a lot of podcasts, but lately it seems like a bunch of shows that I love have been ending. So I was pretty excited when I discovered a new show that featured some of my favorite bloggers coming together to geek out over the airwaves. The Nerd Lunch podcast debuted this past week, and it features NL alums CT and Jeeg, as well as Paxton from Cavalcade of Awesome!
These guys were gracious enough to invite me in as a guest on their second episode as the 1st in a series of revolving 4th chair hosts. We spend the episode discussing the Back to the Future flicks, which just happens to be one of my favorite franchises from the 80s. So if you want to hear us talk about Marty, Doc, Biff, time travel continuity, the animated series, as well as where we think the future of this film franchise could go them head on over to Nerd Lunch and give the episode a listen. You can also find their show on iTunes.