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PP15: Adam Bash is creating SAYER

Get to know Adam Bash, who is creating a sci-fi horror comedy podcast called SAYER.

About Adam Bash

Adam was introduced to podcasting in 2008 and co-hosted a gaming podcast called Fall Damage. After the birth of his first child, he took a break from podcasting for a while.

When he was ready to return to podcasting, Adam knew he would have to switch formats to something that would fit better into his life, so he switched from an off-the-cuff talk format podcast with multiple co-hosts to a scripted drama podcast, primarily featuring his own voice. This has allowed him to produce the podcast around his busy schedule while also giving him the ability to perfect the dialogue.

About SAYER

SAYER is a dark comedy sci-fi podcast set on Earth’s man-made second moon, Typhon.  The eponymous SAYER is a highly advanced, self-aware AI created to help acclimate residents to their new lives, and their new employment with Ærolith Dynamics.

SAYER incorporates influences from video games like Portal and first person shooters, classic radio shows like War of the Worlds with a hint of Welcome to Night Vale in order to bring a uniquely immersive experience.

Adam’s favorite episode so far: Episode 6 – A Dreamless Sleep

SAYER Patreon Page

Highlights from the SAYER Patreon Page:

  • Incentives include PDF copies of episode scripts, thank you messages from SAYER himself, a thank you in the SAYER prequel comic, and more!
  • Milestones include a SAYER prequel comic (REACHED!), and a “resident of the month” program, where a different Patron will be celebrated each month!

 

Favorite Quote

“Words are sacred. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones, in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.” – Tom Stoppard

Connect with Adam

Patreon | @theadambash | iamsayer.com

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PP14: Dominick Brascia is creating Dominick on the Air

Get to know Dominick Brascia, who is creating Dominick on the Air, a daily live internet radio show and podcast. One of his co-hosts, Chris Quandt (who joins Dominick every Friday), also joins us for this episode.

About Dominick

Dominick is an actor, director and radio personality, who has made appearances with big-wigs like Jim Carrey and David Hasselhoff, and been on Night Court, Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories, and Knight Rider. As a young man, he realized he really likes to perform, and through acting, directing and making movies, he found he could get some great ideas out there.

Radio

Dominick got started in radio by pointing out everything that a local radio personality was doing wrong. He was eventually offered an opportunity to fill in, and he has since been in radio for the past 14+ years, on stations in Texas, New York and California.

About Dominick on the Air

Dominick on the Air is a daily talk radio show; a perfect mix of commentary on the latest news of the day and stream of consciousness. While Dominick was co-producing the popular West Coast radio show, Armstrong and Gettyhe joined forces with some of the other supporting staff to start another radio show called The After Show, which was a show about the Armstrong and Getty Show. After months of not getting paid for doing The After Show, Dominick and his co-producer dropped that show. Dominick started Dominick on the Air as a podcast and internet radio show to replace The After Show, with the goal of receiving sponsorships through his Patreon page. Unfortunately, Dominick’s new solo show resulted in the loss of his job as co-producer of Armstrong and Getty. Dominick is now hoping to transform Dominick on the Air into a sustainable income.

Dominick’s Patreon Page

Highlights from Dominick’s Patreon Page:

  • Patron incentives include commercial spots and sponsorship spots.
  • Milestone goals include $2,000 to help keep Dominick on the Air.

 

Favorite Quote

Links mentioned on this episode

Dominick guest-hosted on another BreakroomStudios podcast; Pop Mockers! Dominick talks on his podcast about being fired from Armstrong and Getty. Dominick tells Casey Anthony‘s lawyer he’s going to burn in Hell!

Connect with Dominick

Patreon | @DominickBrasciaFacebook | YouTube www.DominickOnTheAir.com

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PP13: Patreon News, Updates and Quick Tips!

In lieue of an interview this week, I’m talking about some exciting Patreon news, changes to the Patreon website, and some quick tips on building your Creator page on Patreon!

Patreon News

Patreon held a town hall meeting last week, where they shared some news and answered questions. They have made all 3 hours of this meeting available as a YouTube video, and as the first episode of the Official Patreon Podcast.

Highlights:

Patreon has raised 15 million dollars, which will be going towards developing feature requests, improving the platform and hiring more staff.

The Patreon website has improved: The homepage has less emphasis on featured creators, and more emphasis on exploring new creations! The search function also works much better!

• As mentioned above, Patreon announced an official Patreon Podcast. All though their only episode so far is from the townhall meeting, they plan to release future episodes with Creator interviews, news and more helpful information!

The Unofficial Patreon Podcast

Meanwhile, this podcast will most likely see some spill-over from the built-in audience that the official Patreon Podcast has, and that’s okay with me!

Also worth noting: This podcast has made it to the #4 spot on iTunes New & Noteworthy under the “Visual Arts” category, and the #12 spot in N&N for “Hobbies & Culture”!

So I’ve got that going for me, which is nice.

Patreon Quick Tips

Here are some of the best practices I’ve been learning about creating a Patreon Page:

• Make videos!
Videos are fun, personal, and help the Patrons to feel like they’re supporting a person, not just a product!

• Set attainable incentives!
It’s great to give back, but remember the main reason people are supporting you is not to get something more from you, but to support what you’re already doing!

• Start with small milestones!
It’s good to have big goals, but having more attainable milestones will motivate you and your Patrons to reach those goals.

• Consider milestones that benefit the patrons!
It’s good to have milestones for things like new equipment or webhosting costs, but consider ways you can give back even more at the same time. For example, Ethan Nicolle distributes a PDF copy of a graphic novel to each of his Patrons for every milestone achieved on his Patreon page!

Links mentioned

Patreon Townhall Video

The Official Patreon Podcast

Revamped Patreon Website

The Unofficial Patreon Podcast on Patreon

Breakroom Studios on Patreon

Bearmageddon on Patreon

A Creator’s Guide to Patreon (PDF)

Connect with Patreon Podcast

Patreon | @PatreonPod | Facebook | YouTube   BreakroomStudios.com

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PP12: Breakroom Studios is creating Podcasts and Videos

Get to know Chris Quandt, Chris Cowan and Nate Henderson, who are creating comedy podcasts and videos from Breakroomstudios.

About Quandt, Cowan and Nate

Cowan and Quandt met when they both became engaged (and subsequently married) to two girls who happen to be sisters, and have been best friends since! With a mutual interest in acting and creative media, podcasting seemed like a natural outlet!

Quandt’s friend Nate joined later and fit in perfectly!

Podcasting

When podcasting took off in iTunes and Garageband, Cowan posted on MySpace, asking if anyone was interested in starting a podcast with him. Quandt and another friend, Brandon P. Turner both replied, and started creating a podcast called The MadCast. Brandon eventually moved away, later replaced by Nate Henderson.

The MadCast was eventually replaced by a similar podcast called No Show, which was later replaced by their current podcast, Pop Mockers.

A standard feature of their earlier podcasts was a comedy skit featuring two office co-workers, Hank and Hal, who often had zany conversations in the company’s break room. When Cowan, Quandt and Nate began doing more than just a single podcast, they adopted “Breakroom Studios” as the umbrella for their various projects.

Breakroom Studios

In addition to Pop Mockers, other podcasts include Hank and HalThe Truth About Special Needs, and, of course, Patreon Podcast.

Breakroom Studios has also created several videos, including The Hank and Hal Movie, parts One and Two, as well as an ambitious webseries, The Bible News Network.

Breakroom Studios’ Patreon Page

Highlights from Breakroom Studios’ Patreon Page:

  • Incentives include raffles, showtunes, and personalized songs!
  • Milestone goals include livestreams, making Hank and Hal part 3 and bringing back The Bible News Network!

Connect with Breakroom  Studios

Patreon | @breakroomstudio | Facebook | YouTube   BreakroomStudios.com

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PP11: Dan and Nick Sharp are creating The Demon Archives

Get to know brothers Dan and Nick Sharp, who are creating the post-apocalyptic webcomic, The Demon Archives. WARNING: May contain EXCLUSIVE SPOILERS!

About Dan & Nick

Dan and Nick grew up imagining complicated fantasy worlds and RPG adventures. Nick has ideas for the story and provides the funds for it, while Daniel writes the story for their artist, Seba, to create.

The Demon Archives

Nick had the original idea for The Demon Archivesand Daniel developed it further while taking a creative writing course. The story takes place 100 years after World War III, and follows some of the post-apocalyptic survivors, including a high-tech organization called Minerva.

Dan’s favorite page so far:

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Nick’s favorite page so far:

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The Demon Archives Patreon Page

Highlights from The Demon Archives’ Patreon Page:

  • Incentives include advanced view of upcoming pages, posters, and an opportunity to help develop characters.
  • Milestone goals include bonus art and more frequent releases.

 

Mentioned Links

Powered Armor Essay

BaseCamp project management tool

DemonArchives.com

Favorite Quote

Connect with Dan & Nick

Patreon | @demonarchives | Facebook | YouTube
DemonArchives.com

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PP10: M. Alice LeGrow is creating Stories About Being A Birthday Party Princess (FIXED)

Get to know Marty, who is creating a blog, illustrations and videos about being a party princess!

About Marty

Marty is a comic book cartoonist, cosplayer, and all-around geek from Texas!

Her favorite blog post/illustration so far:

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Being a Princess

Marty got started in the Party Princess business when her friend mentioned it to her. Since she was already a cosplayer, the job made sense. One day, she got the idea to start an Ask a Party Princess post in the forums at SomethingAwful.com [membership required], and started sharing stories, complete with illustrations! The post quickly went viral and started showing up in major media outlets like HuffPost.

She has since moved the discussion to her blog, How Wonderful!, where she posts stories, illustrations and videos!

Marty’s Patreon Page

Highlights from the Party Princess’ Patreon Page:

  • Incentives include answering viewer questions, exclusive video messages, and free customized princess videos!
  • Milestone goals include “Story With A Princess” videos, Fish Puppet fan mail, and Princess Music Video!
  • Supporting Marty will also allow her to make more unpaid appearances at charity events such as children’s hospitals and Walk for Wishes.

Favorite Quote

Connect with Marty

Patreon | @AssassinSparkle | Facebook | Instagram  birthdaypartyprincess.tumblr.com | bizenghast.com

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PP09: Mari Cody is creating Art & Photography

Get to know Mari Cody; artist, photographer and… unicorn?

About Mari

Mari is a photographer, cat-whisperer, innovative knitter and unicorn from San Diego.

Photography

Mari got started in photography at age 10, when she received a camera as a gift. She is self-taught, which allows her to think outside of the box with her photography, but also sometimes results in her photos not quite matching up to what others might consider “technically” correct.

She sees photography as a way to capture the beauty in things that are often easily overlooked. Recently, she has begun working more on macro photography; capturing tiny subjects in a large way.

Here are some of her favorite works (click for the full image):

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mari-cody-pollen-photo

Mari’s Patreon Page

Highlights from Mari’s Patreon Page:

  • Incentives include digital downloads of photos, postcards, and even photobooks!
  • Milestone goals include a new camera and studio equipment and travel costs.

Favorite Quote

Connect with Mari

Patreon | Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram
FineArtAmerica

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PP08: Andy Hunter is creating Noah’s Brother’s Ark

Get to know cartoonist Andy Hunter, who is creating a hilarious webcomic called Noah’s Brother’s Ark!

About Andy

Andy has always been an artist since childhood, listing the original Looney Tunes as being among his early influences. He currently works full-time creating computer animations for film and TV, and started Noah’s Brother’s Ark as a creativepersonal outlet.

Noah’s Brother’s Ark

Telling the hilarious untold story of young Leon’s efforts to gain his older brother’s respect, Noah’s Brother’s Ark is Andy’s first official comic project.

Andy’s favorite page so far features Bunny and Ortiz, the two hardest working cops in the NAPD (Noah’s Ark Police Department), at the end of a hard day’s work:

bunny-and-ortiz-noahs-brothers-ark
(Click for full page)

Andy’s Patreon Page

Highlights from the Noah’s Brother’s Ark Patreon Page:

  • Patron incentives include a physical copy of each comic book edition of Noah’s Brother’s Ark as it is released.
  • Milestone goals include coloring page versions of the comic, website upgrades and increased page frequency.

Favorite Quote

“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” -Edison

“Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed.” -G.K. Chesterton

Connect with Andy

Patreon | @Noahs_Bros_Ark | Facebook
NoahsBrothersArk.com

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PP07: Kurt Sasso is creating Two Geeks Talking

Meet Kurt Sasso, who is creating entertainment interviews in comics, film, tv, music and video games under the banner of Two Geeks Talking!

About Kurt

Kurt got into podcasting while he was working a day job in tech support.  He started saving up his vacation days to attend conventions like C2E2 for extended periods of times, working the circuits and conducting interviews.

Finally, he decided to pursue his creative passions further and is now a university student with a double major in visual arts, communication media and film!

In addition to producing his podcast and web series, he is also currently working on a documentary!

Two Geeks Talking

Kurt started the podcast in 2008, when he and a friend decided to start a podcast featuring interviews within the webcomics industry, originally called “Two Guys Talking” under the moniker “TGT Webcomics.” The podcast started as an audio-only show, but eventually branched out into video interviews, and grew beyond webcomics to cover all varieties of entertainment and geek culture. The show was eventually rebranded as “Two Geeks Talking,” keeping the TGT initials.

All though the show has expanded beyond comics, Kurt says that webcomics are still his first love when it comes to topics of geek culture!

Kurt has a tough time choosing his favorite episodes, but here are a few:

100-Ryan Sohmer

126-Lar deSouza

338-Comfort and Adam

Kurt’s Patreon Page

Highlights from the TGT Patreon Page:

  • Incentives include a spiral-bound cookbook created by webcomic creators and an opportunity to join Kurt as a guest co-host for an episode!
  • Milestone goals include covering the costs of hosting and producing the show, as well as upgrading production equipment

 

Favorite Quote

Other Links Mentioned in the Show

 

The Flash TV Show Trailer

Gotham TV Show Trailer

Connect with Kurt

Patreon | @KurtSassoFacebook | YouTube
TGTMedia.com

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PP06: Grant Baciocco is creating Saturday Morning Media

Meet Grant Baciocco, who is creating several kid-friendly internet audio and video shows that bring back the magic of saturday morning television!

About Grant Baciocco

Grant has been at the forefront of family-friendly new media for several years, with shows like The Radio Adventures of Doctor Floyd and the various shows under the Saturday Morning Media umbrella. He is also part of the Jim Henson company’s live improv puppet show, Puppet Up!

Kid-friendly content

Grant started podcasting in 2004 when he realized that there wasn’t very much kid-friendly content in the podcasting world. He had been creating shows for public access television and decided to make the switch to internet audio, followed eventually with videos and puppets!

Saturday Morning Media

Saturday Morning Media features multiple audio and video kid-friendly shows that both kids and parents will enjoy!

Two of Grants favorite episodes:

The Tales of Deputy Guppy #101 “First Day on the Job!” (audio)

Uncle Interloper Space Explorer #103 – The Trouble With Lil’ Buddy! (video)

Saturday Morning Media Patreon Page

Highlights from Grant’s Patreon Page:

  • Incentives include signed scripts, fan club cards, and live hangouts with Uncle Interloper!
  • Milestones include more frequent episodes and a larger studio!

Favorite Quote

(When asked whether people would get the show)

Connect with Saturday Morning Media

Patreon | @SaturdayMorningMedia | Facebook | YouTube   SaturdayMorningMedia.com

Connect with Grant Baciocco

@toasterboy | Facebook | MrGrant.com

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