Tuesday, December 22, 2009
JAVILAND Episode 30: The Christmas Show 2009
The Holiday Season hits JAVILAND! Our special Christmas Show featured a fairly large amount of callers, as well as a look back at our year in art, and a look toward 2010. Also, this was the 30th episode of JAVILAND, which feels great to have arrived at.
This episode we talked about what we each received from 2009. This took the form of artistic inspiration, new printing opportunities, experiences in exhibiting at comic conventions, etc. The artists also talked about their plans for 2010, such as what comics they plan to produce and what strategies they're going to employ in their art and branding.
Among the many topics we discussed were INDY COMIC BOOK WEEK and KA-BLAM, a Print of Demand printer. We also talked about the back cover artwork I created for Colin Panetta's new DEAD MAN HOLIDAY issue number Minus One. Ryan Dow's Christmas comic, LI'L BUDDHAS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL was also mentioned, which I recommend you read by clicking the link!
Joining us on the call for the first time on JAVILAND were two cartoonists who maintain fairly productive schedules. Tyler James is the creator of several webcomics including the romantic comedy OVER and also teaches comics as well as writing a column for the COMIC RELATED website. Mary Bellamy is the creator of the comic book AH HECK and FAUX. And Mary is currently taking pre-orders for her brand new line of plush dolls based on some of her characters!
Our other callers into JAVILAND included: Ted Seko, Ryan Dow, Colin Panetta and Gregory Giordano.
In the chatroom we were joined by Luis Escobar and Matt Munn,MarkCalifornia and Cameron Callahan,
Gonzalexx, Matt Zolman and Calmplex
A pretty heafty episode, that's for sure! But I think with the rich diversity of the cartoonists this episode, you really get a feel for the passion and creativity these individuals possess. Thanks to all for participating in this episode, and for following the podcast. I hope you have a very merry Holiday Season this year. 2010 will no doubt bring us lots more comics and lots more talk!
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