Posts Tagged ‘Outspoken!’

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!

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!

2010 here we come!

Friday, January 1st, 2010

2009 was a big year! It was an awesome year for many people I know personally, and it seemed like politically and financially the whole country was biting the big one.

A milestone you may have missed in comics was a former GAMmer, Erika Moen, ended her personal and quirky journal Comic called DAR: A Super Girly Top Secret Comic Diary. The comic began in 2003 and was included in one of Girlamatic’s original line-ups. We’ve been cheering on Erika ever since her departure from GAM toward her journey becoming a freelance artist! We’d like to give a shout out to Erika on this awesome 2009 milestone, and wish her a fabulously happy and exciting 2010!

Also in 2009, we announced the return of Chasing Rainbows by the enigmatic Svetlana Chmakova (Dramacon and Night School)! We’re immensely excited to have Svet back on one of our most anticipated series!
The start date will be announced soon! Stay Tuned!

If you haven’t yet heard our December podcast please check it out!

2010 Will hold a lot of new adventures for Girlamatic as a magazine, as well as publisher. 2010 Will see the first Girlamatic print magazine collection with your favorite comics to hold in your hand! Plus much much more by new and old GAM creators alike!

We’ll also be starting a Ustream and You Tube channel and we’ll be welcoming submissions in all media very soon for that!

Girlamatic of 2010 will also get a new coat of paint and some better features! Hold on to your hats folks :)

See you soon!
Diana McQueen

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!