ep 20: Lee Loughridge

Episode 20: Lee Loughridge. Im sick. REAL sick. I’ve been in bed for 4 straight days. I can’t remember the last time i was this ill. Lee called me earlier today, to make fun of me because Lee is an asshole… but i love him. He’s a brother to me. You’ll have to listen to this episode to truly understand the walking enigma that is Lee Loughridge.. He also was one of the primary players who ushered digital coloring into the medium of comics. Lee is one of the best storytellers alive. Always entertaining, funny, and rude. What do you expect, He’s from New Jersey. Despite his new SoCal disguise.

ep 19: Inkpulp Live!

Episode 19: Inkpulp Audio Live, Video-cast with Sean Murphy, Eric Canete, Dan Panosian, and Mateo Scalera. This episode is different. I was given the chance to record a live podcast at Heroes Con last year, 2013.  Oh! Yeah! We talk about breaking into this crazy business while making fun of each other. You may hate all of us by the end… we’re obnoxious.

ep 18: Mark Brooks Part 2

Episode 18: Mark Brooks Part 2. I’m letting go people. When i sit down and draw, i need to just let it out. Play. Ive spent much of my career trying to make perfect marks. I’ve learned a lot from doing that, but its time consuming, stale, and i’ve become stagnant. I’ve hit the end of that road. Time to just sit down, and play. BUT, that requires trust un myself. Which, as you know, i have issues with. I have commitment issues with myself. Narcissistic much? My inner voice is telling me to shut up, and he’s a fuckin bully. So, i’ll listen. Here we go with mark Brooks, Part 2, the drive home. It’s pretty exciting. Mainly because we stopped to get fireworks. Have i told you that i’m an overgrown child?

ep 17: Mark Brooks Part 1

Episode 17: Mark Brooks Part 1. I’m learning a lot these days. I’m learning that i need to trust myself and that i may actually… wait for it… have some talent. I can’t believe i said it. Why is that so hard to say? I’m supposed to have gotten my balls back. Im supposed to say that i’m a kick as cartoonist. I’m supposed… ah fuck it. I’m just a weak little boy at heart. Im man enough to admit it. Does that make me strong? This month starts a two part interview, with Mark Brooks. Mark and i spend about 8 hours in a car together, every year, on our way to heroes con. It’s always a fun ride. What  perfect time to spend podcasting, thanks to Mark and his magic little microphone. This episode was recorded was on our way to the show. The next episode will be on our way home. Good times.

ep 16: Declan Shalvey

No one weaves a story as well as an Irishman. No one. Being part Irish, i know this to be fact. In case you couldn’t tell by his name, Declan is from Ireland and displays the magic art of Irish storytelling in this episode. Its all true, gripping, and emotional. This is Inkpulp Audio at it’s best. Thanks, Declan, for being so open and revealing. Also, did i ever tell about my days working for the mob? There were a few times in my life where i found myself working on the fringes of organized crime. Let me assure you, i’m no bad ass, i’m no criminal… butt,this did happen… a few times. Coincidentally. I’ll tell you one of those stories during my intro. Here we go again on Inkpulp Audio.

 

ep 15: Ramon Perez

Episode 15: Ramon Perez. Over the past few years, I’ve learned a lot from Ramon. Ramon seems to have it all figure out. He’s an amazing cartoonist who’s at peace inside. Knowing Ramon has helped me find some inner peace as well. I’ve also learned to enjoy the journey of drawing, and not focus solely on the destination. For me, the destination is usually something like a favela, with all of it’s glitz and glamour. So, it’s impt to enjoy the journey, because that destination ghetto may just be your last trip. Join me on this one as i try to crack life’s great riddle with a cartoonist who seems to know the answer.

ep 14: Chris Schweizer

Episode 14: Chris Schweizer. I recorded this episode a year ago. Chris was leaving his teaching job. I was angry, i was jealous, i was a child. You’ll hear all about it, just listen. I’ve recently decided to take the plunge myself. Leave the security of my teaching job and jump head first into the shark infested waters of the freelance lifestyle. I realize how Important it is to take risks in life. It comes down to a simple choice. You have to get busy living or get busy dying. Right? Thats what Andy said to Red in Shawshank. It’s easy for us to become stuck in the prison of our jobs or our lives. Time to take a chance. Time to live.

ep 13: Eric Canete Flips the script

Episode 13: Eric Canete Flips the script. One year ago today i launched this here podcast. I didn’t know what to expect form it. I didn’t really know why i was doing it. I hoped for an outlet to express my struggles, i hoped to reach a larger audience, i hoped to connect with listeners, i hoped to have some deep introspective conversations with fellow creators.  Most of all, i hoped for something honest and real. I didn’t expect the reception this podcast received and i certainly didn’t expect how revealing my guests would be. My first guest was Eric Canete. Eric is one of my absolute favorite artists, and i’m lucky enough to know him as a friend. This podcast wouldn’t exist without his (and others) support. Eric seemed to love what i was doing. He asked to interview me for an episode. I wasn’t sure what it would be like to turn the mic on myself, but i thought it would only be fair. We recorded that episode around 10 months ago. It just seemed fitting that we release that episode on the first birthday of Inkpulp Audio. So here i am, one year later, again with Eric Canete. Thanks, my man.
The success of the first episode make me realize that i had to release more than one a month. This year, I’m going to two episodes per month. I’ll release them on the first and the 15th, just like welfare checks. You know how we do.

ep 11: Chris Brunner, Part 1

Life is messy. One side of my brain tells me “Shawn, life is cold and relentless.” The other side, the rare optimist, says “Life is organic and ever changing.” Either way, life is challenging. The relationships we form are the support systems for our life’s journey. This is why friendships are so impt. It’s hard to find … I’m high when writing this. I’ll get back on track. Friendships are impt. Close friendships are rare. The month is part 1 of a two part interview with Chris Brunner. He’s the Han Solo of comics. He’ll appreciate I said that. Chris is an old friend.