American Bandito

25 EpisodesProduced by American Bandito

How do artists create, promote themselves and in the meantime still manage their own well-being?

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S03 Episode 13: Ivan Brunetti

September 30th, 2018

Listen: Apple Podcasts | RadioPublic | Google Podcasts | YouTube Previously on American Bandito, I spoke with artist Rachal Duggan and I discovered we had a mutual person that inspired us both. After...

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S03 Episode 12: Stripe, Tattoo Artist

September 23rd, 2018

Listen: Apple Podcasts | RadioPublic | Google Podcasts | YouTube Back in the first season of the show, I talked to a young artist named Salma …

S03 Episode 11: Luke Bassuener, Art Teacher

September 16th, 2018

Listen: Apple Podcasts | RadioPublic | Google Podcasts | YouTube The person that I meet today I read about in the Isthmus. He was creating a stop-motion film with the students he teaches in his art...

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S03 Episode 10: Stitch Boom Bang, Embroiderer

September 9th, 2018

Listen: Apple Podcasts | RadioPublic | Google Podcasts | YouTube The first thing I saw by Heather Boggs of Stitch Boom Bang, was a portrait of Hall …

S03 Episode 9: Lakeside Press, Printers

September 2nd, 2018

Listen: Apple Podcasts | RadioPublic | Google Podcasts | YouTube The person I asked to meet with me today I contacted out of pure curiosity. I’ve driven past the lakeside press on Willy street like a...

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S03 Episode 8: Rachal Duggan, Illustrator

August 26th, 2018

Listen: Apple Podcasts | RadioPublic | Google Podcasts | YouTube I met Rachal Duggan at the Tone Madison anniversary party. She had a table set up to …

S03 Episode 7: American Trash, Graphic Design

August 26th, 2018

Listen: Apple Podcasts | RadioPublic | Google Podcasts | YouTube I found American Trash while looking at stories located in the Madison area on …

S03 Episode 6: Gavin Folgert, Animator

August 26th, 2018

Listen: Apple Podcasts | RadioPublic | Google Podcasts | YouTube I went to a local animation meet up in February and afterward Gavin had posted a …

S03 Episode 5: Eli Quinn, Illustrator

August 26th, 2018

Listen: Apple Podcasts | RadioPublic | Google Podcasts | YouTube Eli had contacted me through the American Bandito Facebook page. He's an illustrator and also tells me about work he's done as a 3D...

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S03 Episode 4: Hailee Von Haden, Embroiderer

July 29th, 2018

Listen: Apple Podcasts | RadioPublic | Google Podcasts | YouTube I saw Hailee's work on Instagram while searching for local artists. She is a fashion …

S03 Episode 3: James Kreul, Filmmaker

July 22nd, 2018

Listen: Apple Podcasts | RadioPublic | Google Podcasts | YouTube James Kreul has been very involved with films in Madison, he runs programs like The …

S03 Episode 2: Linda Lenzke, Writer, Showrunner

July 15th, 2018

Listen: Apple Podcasts | RadioPublic | Google Podcasts | YouTube Linda is a writer and blogger. She has a site called "Mixed Metaphors, Oh My!" that …

S03 Episode 1: Kelly Sauvage Angel, Writer

July 8th, 2018

Listen: Apple Podcasts | RadioPublic | Google Podcasts | YouTube Kelly is a writer who contacted me through the American Bandito Facebook page. She's written a book called "Om Namah..." available on...

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S02 Episode 10: What mistakes do you wish you would have known when you started?

March 11th, 2018

The shop owners this season should have some wisdom they can pass along to those of us trying to make it in the world creatively. So this week I ask …

S02 Episode 9: How do you make time for your personal life?

March 4th, 2018

If you do create your own things it's really easy to let it take up all of your free time. But you don't want to do it at the expense of enjoying life, family or friends. There has to be a balance,...

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S02 Episode 8: How Do You Tell Your Story And Promote It?

February 25th, 2018

When you make things the goal is usually you want people to come check it out? Like these local shops do? But how do you promote something like that? And where do you find the people to tell about...

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S02 Episode 7: How Do You Pay Yourself?

February 18th, 2018

I get following your dream as a creative person and artist. And so far, learning that was inspiration enough. But is it worth it? Lifestyle-wise that …

S02 Episode 6: What Risks Do You Take?

February 11th, 2018

We've talked about how seeing the work in public makes a huge difference. But what about insurance in those places, not only for you but the items you display? What about planning for the future like...

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S02 Episode 5: How do you find creators & the work you display?

February 4th, 2018

The question I ask this week: "How do you find creators & the work you display?" With all the things we've learned about the people I've talked with this season, I wanted to know how do they...

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S02 Episode 4: Why open a physical place for art instead of an online business?

January 28th, 2018

The question I ask this week: "Why open a physical place instead of an online business?" With the ability to sell and promote anything you make …

S02 Episode 3: How long did you give yourself to succeed?

January 21st, 2018

The question I ask this week: "How long did you give yourself to succeed?" How long would it take for someone to figure out if the risk they took to …

S02 Episode 2: When were you ready to take the leap?

January 14th, 2018

This episode I ask the question: "When were you ready to take the leap?" It's one thing to say you want to open your own shop or gallery. But what does it take to go against everything you know and...

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S02 Episode 1: What made you decide to start your own business?

January 7th, 2018

This episode I ask the question: "What made you decide to start your own business?" It's the first episode of the second season. This time I travel around Madison and meet with people that own or...

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Stephenie Hamen

December 22nd, 2017

In the last episode this season, I meet Stephenie Hamen. She does crafts and helps teach people how to do them. But when it comes to her personal …

Sharon Bjyrd

December 22nd, 2017

This week I meet Sharon Bjyrd Sharon is a painter who moved here from Chicago. She started out going to school for commercial art, which I realize …
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