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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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PP05: Marisa and Michael are creating Webcomic Underdogs

Get to know creative couple Michael Yakutis and Marisa Brenizer, who are creating a community for indie webcomic creators, Webcomic Underdogs.

About Marisa and Michael

Having spent the past four years in Washington state, Michael and Marisa have recently moved back to their home state of California with their dogs Bastion Gatsby and Caprio.

Michael has been a comic artist for some time and Marisa is a writer.

Comics

The couple got started collaborating on comics together when Marisa came up with an idea for a screenplay and then realized her boyfriend can draw comics. Together, they created their first joint webcomic, And To Be Loved. Since then, they have created several other webcomics, and are currently working on The Maidens.

Michael’s first introduction to webcomics was The Perry Bible Fellowship, which he describes as swinging between “vulgar and offensive while maintaining a level of lighthearted sweetness.” His other influences include Dave Sim and Alan Moore.

Marisa’s favorite comic is Pandyland, a gag-a-day comic she describes as “deliciously weird and hilarious.” Her other comic influences include Ghost World and Betty and Veronica!

Webcomic Underdogs

Webcomic Underdogs began as a Facebook group in 2013, but the active community outgrew the social network and expanded into it’s own website, featuring discussion boards, resources and featured artists.

They’re currently organizing local chapters, including meet-ups along the west coast. They are also developing a podcast for the community, as well.

The Webcomic Underdogs Patreon Page

Because their current contributions to  the Webcomic Underdogs community take up much of their time, Marisa and Michael are holding off on listing incentives and milestones on their Webcomic Underdogs Patreon Page. Instead, they’re making careful decisions about how they spend their time and energy commitments, and are simply allowing those who enjoy what they’re doing  to support them through Patreon.

Favorite Quotes

Marisa:

Michael:

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What’s with Space Lincoln?

There was a contest held among the members of WCU when they first started the group. The Space Lincoln design won. It was designed by Martin Pope, creator of Vorto the Pirate.

Connect with Marisa and Michael

Patreon | @webcomicu | Facebook | DeviantArt
www.webcomicunderdogs.com | www.maidenscomic.com

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PP04: Meister Lehnsherr is creating Get Germanized!

Dominik (Meister Lehnsherr) is creating Get Germanized, a YouTube video series dedicated to sharing about the German language and culture!

About Dominik

Dominik is 27, graduated with a bachelors in American and British Studies in Sociology, and now spends his time making YouTube videos!

Videos

Dominik has been making videos for fun for several years, including Anime Music Videos & Star Wars fan films, having started publishing on YouTube in 2006.

Get Germanized!

In 2013, he started focusing on publishing videos about Germany and German culture, mainly as a way of improving his English skills, but it has since turned into a means by which his thousands of subscribers have been able to learn about his culture and language!

Dominik’s favorite videos he’s done so far:

Least favorite: Some of his earlier episodes.

We mentioned this video, which talks about whether Germans today are guilty for WWII:

Get Germanized Patreon Page

Highlights from the Get Germanized Patreon Page:

  • Incentives include shout-outs on videos, covering a topic of your choice, a free t-shirt, and meet-ups and hangouts!
  • Milestone goals include a new camera and videos traveling around Germany

Favorite Quote

Connect with Dominik

Patreon | @vuko | Facebook | YouTube

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