Thursday, August 21, 2014

Episode 127--Ninja Critique!


In this week's episode Socar, Patrick, Kieran, and Jeremy come together to critique each other's work.
Conversation opens with Alderac Entertainment's recent contract change and what it means to freelance illustrators in the gaming market.








The Other Side of Pain

Headbatross by Socar Myles


Nain Rouge by Patrick McEvoy


Goblin Battle by Kieran Yanner

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Episode 126-- Cons, art sales, and ebay! Oh my...


In this episode, listener Preston Stone has compiled interviews and his experiences at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live for your listening pleasure. Many thanks to the man!

This segment is followed by Socar Myles, Eric Lofgren, Patrick McEvoy, and Jeremy McHugh talking about a variety of topics including Emerald City Comicon, PAX East, on-line art sales, and career development! 
And Captain Brownseat...

Have fun with this double-sized episode!




Artists Selling Their Work on Facebook

Society6

PVP Online

ArtPact

An Artist's Journey with Sam Flegal

Dragon Dice

PAX East

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live

Emerald City Comic Con

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Episode 125--A Mountainous Critique!

In this latest episode, The Ninjas have foiled the nefarious schemes of Dark Lord Baggadix and return to you with a series of critiques thanks to brave friends of the show, Veronica Jones, Kim Myatt (aka Ysvyri), and Denzel A Jackson!
They placed their work up on the chalkboard and we were allowed to offer our thoughts on their excellent images!
Many thanks to all who submitted their work.
We only had time this round for three critiques and your willingness to help is much appreciated!

Listen to Episode 125

Subscribe to our show on iTunes or Dark Lord Baggadix will have won!

The images we were able to get to this episode in order that they appear on the show:

Veronica's cover art for "The Zodiac Collector" by Laura Diamond from Spencer Hill Press!
Judging by its cover, it should be a great read!


"The King's Punishment" by Kim Myatt!


"The Burden of Triumph" by Denzel A Jackson



The very generous Drew Baker produced paint overs for each piece as we discussed them and they can be found below.



More episodes are on the way as our fearless coordinator and ( slightly overwhelmed new dad), Jeremy is back on track!
Thanks for tuning in!
We hope everyone finds this episode helpful as you head into your studios this week.

Stay tuned for further adventures on the mountain!

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Episode 124--To be or not to be. Is there a question?


In episode 124 we discuss a multi-part question from lister, Te Kopp, about how to determine if it is time pursue a career in illustration.
Thank you, Te!

Jeremy also shares an interview with artist, Dave Palumbo, recorded way back at Illuxcon 2012!
Things got busy for Jeremy and we had a few special episodes that made it necessary to wait on sharing what turned out to be an awesome interview.
We hope you enjoy it!

Listen to episode 124 of the Ninja Mountain Podcast.

Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or suffer a visit from the Krampus!


Munkie Revolution by Jeremy Rathbone!

Dave Palumbo

Friday, October 25, 2013

Episode 123--A convention emerges from the ether. Aethercon 2013 !


In this episode, we are joined by Stephen and Will, the coordinators of Aethercon 2013 to share the latest news on this exciting event.

Artists Chris Malidore, Eric Lofgren, and Jeremy McHugh are in the show this year and join in the conversation.

Special thanks to Jon Gibbons, and Jon Hodgson of Cubicle 7 for joining in the early attempted recording of this episode.
Sadly, that first recording was lost to the internet gods who must occasionally select a tribute to sate their terrible hunger.

Socar even asks a question in this episode that we all manage to not answer. :)

Have a listen!
episode_123.m4a

mp3 version now available!


Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or you will join the lost recording of episode 123---floating and lost amidst the internet ether!

Aethercon 2013

Chris Malidore

Jon Gibbons

Jon Hodgson

Cubicle 7

Monday, September 16, 2013

Episode 122--Kicking from the start and an interview with Eric Velhagen.


This episode opens with an interview with artist, Eric Velhagen, taken at LAST year's Illuxcon ( Jeremy's been busy).
It is followed up by Ninjas Kieran Yanner, Socar Myles, Patrick McEvoy, and Jeremy McHugh with discussion about Kickstarter.
The departure of The World of Warcraft CCG and what it might mean to many working freelancers.
We also learn about Mr GnarlyPouch and why he doesn't like you...

I mentioned on facebook that we were in the midst of recording this episode and the following Ninja Listeners kindly voiced their approval. I happened to look at the post during the show and made mention of these artists:

Apologies to those that did not happen to chime in on facebook during the recording! You all rock!
We also make special shout-out to our friends at Sidebar Nation. Give that show your ears, folks!
Check out Krab Jab Studio while you're out there in the internet wilds or stop by Atelier Coffee Company for a steaming cup of kick-ass!
Learn more about Eric Velhagen and his work at his studio website. :)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Episode 121--Professional Artist Client Toolkit!


This week the Ninjas are joined by Aaron Miller and Randy Gallegos to learn more about PACT--The Professional Artist's Toolkit.
The team at PACT reveal their plans for the site and how it hopes to better the situation for freelance illustrators everywhere! They also need your help to get the site off the ground.
Consider becoming a supporter and visit their Indiegogo page!
We also tackle challenging questions from our listeners.
Don't forget to listen to the episode's "B side" tacked on by special request at the end of the first half. 
What to do when a publisher breaks its contract with you!
We've all been there, folks.



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