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Podcast #6: What Keeps You Going?

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Episode #6 of the Girlamatic podcast is here, in its new roundtable format! Featuring Laura Wilson of Five Star, Ira Marcks of Witch Knots, Tasha Lowe-Newsome of Raggedyman, and special guest Zack Giallongo, we talk about artist and writer motivation: the things that make you go, “Yeah, let’s create!” Individual influences, work ethics, conventions, and, hey, money. What gets you going?

For more information on the new podcast format, see here. If you’d like to suggest a topic or a guest for upcoming podcast episodes, email or tweet us the info!

Podcast #6 coming up tonight

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Hi guys! Due to some technical difficulties (thanks for letting us know!), we’ve taken down podcast #6 to be repaired by our behind-the-scenes elves. The full, good-as-new version should appear tonight, so look out for it!


New changes to GAM podcast; send in your reader/listener questions!

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Hello everybody!

With a new year comes new changes (to paraphrase Spiderman, and by “paraphrase” I mean “butcher the line with no resemblance to the original whatsoever”). And with that, we can reveal that the GAM podcast is taking on a super new format!

  • Roundtable!
    Group talks like the Halloween (October 09) episode were so much fun, enabling everyone to chat with each other, that we’re going to make the podcast more of a roundtable. A bunch of cartoonists getting together to shoot the breeze and spin on particular themes/topics — what could be better?
  • Featured guests!
    Something else I’m excited about is that I’m aiming to have at least one special guest as part of each episode. And guess what? For the first GAM podcast of the year, our guest is going to be super comic artist Zack Giallongo!

You may recall Zack from such works as, oh, Novasett Island, Grune, Life Meter, the Tenth Life of Pishio the Cat, the upcoming Broxo, not to mention various artist sketch cards for Topps. I mean, dude.

Also in this podcast episode are Ira Marcks of Witch Knots, Tasha Lowe-Newsome of Raggedyman, and Laura Wilson of Five Star. Sweet!

If you have a question you’d like to ask Zack, Ira, Tasha, or Laura (especially pertaining to cartoonist motivation and Getting Things Done, as that’s our topic this month), please let me know by this Wed, Jan 20! You can either e-mail or tweet me at Thanks!

Delayed Gratification! Podcast #5: Svetlana Chmakova

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

The December edition of the Girlamatic podcast is here at last, featuring the extremely talented Svetlana Chmakova! Find out how she first got into comics, the appeal that manga has for her, and her upcoming return to GAM. Go listen now!

Many, many apologies for the delay of this episode. We had encountered technical difficulties like you wouldn’t believe, and Svet’s an utter sweetheart to bear with it all. To make up for this, dear listeners, stay tuned for outtakes and goofiness at the veeeeeeeeery end of the podcast.

People, if you only knew what goes on behind the scenes over here.

Thanks again to Deb Aoki for mentioning Svet’s return to Girlamatic, and don’t forget to check out this spotlight interview of Svet!

Send in your podcast questions for Svet!

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Guess who’s going to be on our next podcast episode? The one and only Svetlana Chmakova!

That’s right! The fantastically talented Svet — she behind the comics Chasing Rainbow, Night School, Cosmo Girl, Dramacon, and many more — will be on the show, and I’m terribly thrilled. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback for Svet, send them in by Saturday! You can either e-mail lynn @ or tweet Please spread the news far and wide!