Ben Walker Storey had listened to the podcast and contacted me on Instagram. The funny thing is I had actually been looking at his work online earlier that day. So I asked him if he wanted to meet with me on the show.
He runs a podcast of his own called The Cheap Chills Show where he and his wife watch trailers of old horror movies and talk about them. His artwork also lends itself to that style which I really dig.
But what really interested me about him was that he had his own Amazon Print-On-Demand store. We talk about that and a whole lot more on the show.
Also, I realize there is kind of a “Spotify for your drawings” type thing out there, where you can get paid when people just look at your drawings.
I started one with just a collection of drawings on my phone – https://tapas.io/series/phonedrawingsminicomic
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My name is Tom Ray,
and I want to talk with people that make art.
American Bandito is a podcast about artists.
Artists of all types and places in their careers. Beginners, hobbyists and professionals.
I started this show because I wanted to get back into making art and getting involved with the community here in Madison, WI. And what better way to do that than to find people and talk to them directly. I wanted to hear about how people create, promote themselves and in the meantime still manage their own well-being.
I was originally going to be an animator but life and kids happened.
I created a short-lived internet cartoon series called “The Adventures of Xylus and Dexter”, where my two boys are superheroes in outer space, because why not?
It gained mild popularity and it even landed me a chance to make an animated pilot for the series “The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd” by Grant Baciocco.
But many years had passed since then and I decided to try and get involved in creating again. Problem was I didn’t even know what the art community in my own city was like anymore. I decided I wanted to connect with them directly.
And I even decided to try and see what it would be like to run my own business. So I rented out a 1930’s train car to see what I could do with it!
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