American Bandito

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59 Episodes | 2017 - 2019

John Sanford: From Animation To Webcomics

September 15th, 2019


pstrongJohn Sanford/strong is an animator from California who has made cartoons working fornbsp;strongWarner Bros. Animation, Walt Disney Television Animation, DreamWorks Animation amp; Pixar/strong. And during that …

Vicki Liu: Painting pets, traditional to digital.

September 8th, 2019


pI recently posted about how a href=""we had to say good-bye to our family dog spike in my daily …

Margaret Dent: Animal Portraits and Jewelry

September 1st, 2019


pstrongMargaret Dent/strong is another person who contacted me from the a href=""American Bandito mailing list/a. Margaret is an artist in Canada who creates several things, …

Tim Togstad: Abstract Art and Letting Things Go

August 25th, 2019


pstrongTim Togstad/strong is an artist here in Madison who I actually met right outside of the train car that I'm renting that I'm trying to turn into my own business. He was loading in his paintings into the place next …

Chris Prunckle: A Webcomic Artist Tells What He Really, Really Wants

August 18th, 2019


pstrongChris Prunckle/strong is an artist out of Illinois that makes webcomics. Then one day he started drawing bands and music reviews in his comic called "Wannabe The Comic". And we also talk about what it's like …

Brennen Reece: Designing For Games And Tarot Cards

August 11th, 2019


pstrongBrennen Reece/strong is an artist and designer from Auburn, Alabama. He has also worked in film and makes music. But what really stood out …

Jay D'Ici: Writers, Art & Kickstarter

August 4th, 2019


pstrongJay D'Ici/strong is the writer and creator of the comic "Conceptual Heist" a comic that is being created by using Kickstarter to fund it. I've always been too scared to start a Kickstarter myself, so I take the …

Matty Sheets: Creating a music and art community

July 28th, 2019


pUp to this point I’ve only talked to people that are in or around where I am in Madison.nbsp;strongMatty Sheets/strong is a musician from …

John Porcellino: Creator of the King-Cat minicomics

July 21st, 2019


pI mentioned in a previous episode of the show I had participated in an annual zine fest in Madison called a href=""Print amp; Resist/a.nbsp;One of the people showcasing his …

UnderBelly: Turning a zine into an app

July 14th, 2019


pI went to a local coffee shop to meet the people I talk with today,nbsp;strongOlivia/strong and strongElizabeth/strong from the start-upnbsp;strongUnderBelly/strong./p
pSo from time to time, I like to do a nearby …

Lacey Smith: Artist and Resident Fan

July 7th, 2019


pstrongLaceynbsp;Smith/strongnbsp;aka strongLuluweird/strong is someone that I heard about after I met a href="

SmereTactics: Woodcuts Are The Storybook

June 30th, 2019


pstrongSara Meredith/strong and I have actually tried to set up an interview several times in the past year. I don’t know why we kept having trouble doing that.nbsp;a href="

Scott Pyburn: Joining Comic-Cons and Zine Fests

June 23rd, 2019


pstrongScott Pyburn/strong a href=""emailed me after he discovered the podcast/a. He is also someone like me who decided he wanted to get back into …

The Artistry Studio & Mississippi Mayhem: Art, Trains and Online Carts

June 16th, 2019


pIn this season of the podcast, I decided to try and start my own business. It's going to be a multimedia podcast studio and retail space./p
pAnd I'm …

S04 Episode 9: Emily Balsley, Illustration, Murals and Publications.

March 3rd, 2019


pToday I get to meet strongEmily Balsley/strong. She's a full-time self-employed artist whose illustration work I really admire. We've tried to get …

S04 Episode 8: Grant Baciocco - Cartoons, Stories, Puppets, Movies & Wrestling.

February 24th, 2019


pstrongGrant Baciocco/strong is a puppeteer, comedian, writer and professional wrestling host from time to time. He also is the creator of the podcast series strongThe Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd/strong which a href="

S04 Episode 7: Ben Walker Storey, Print On Demand and Horror Flicks.

February 17th, 2019


pstrongBen Walker Storey/strong had listened to the podcast and contacted me on Instagram. The funny thing is I had actually been looking at his work online earlier that day. So I asked him if he wanted to meet with me …

S04 Episode 6: Peter Krsko, Public Art and Science!

February 10th, 2019


pstrongPeter Krsko/strong had been listening to the podcast and contacted me. And meeting him was a delight! I had checked out some of his stuff on …

S04 Episode 5: Tack Video - You're gonna make it after all.

February 3rd, 2019


pSpencer Blesi and Rob Griffen are two guys I used to work with at a corporate job. They were in the video department. Spencer even recorded a video for my band Lorenzo's Music. After I left that company I later heard …

S04 Episode 4: Steev Baker, Shauna Koszegi - Libraries and Landing Pages.

January 27th, 2019


pSteev Baker amp; Shauna Koszegi work at the library. They spend their whole day trying to get people to think about it as a place that has tons of …

S04 Episode 3: Bradley Flora - Photography, Painting & Finding Multiple Outlets.

January 20th, 2019


pThere was an art installation at a local coffee shop in the fall and the artist, Bradley Flora heard my podcast and asked if I wanted to stop by and …

S04 Episode 2: Zines & Personal Comics With Emily Mehr

January 13th, 2019


My wife and I were taking a weekend trip to Minnesota. I took that opportunitynbsp;to meet someone that lives there that I'm friends with on Instagram, Emily Mehr. Listen to the episode Listen on: Apple Podcasts | …

S04 Episode 1: Jessica Abel

January 6th, 2019


pWhat cool way to start off the new season of the show, I got the opportunity to meet Jessica Abel!! Listen: Apple Podcasts | RadioPublic | Google …

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 I posted that …

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 class at Crestwood …

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 amp; Oates she embroidered on a doily. After seeing that, I kinda …

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 million times and …

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 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 afterwardnbsp;Gavin had posted a stop-motion short he made on the meet up's Facebook event page. I've …

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 artist for game …

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 Instagram. I liked the style. It remindednbsp;me of the type of skateboard …

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.nbsp;She is a fashion designer turned embroidery artist who recently graduated with a …

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 she has been doing since 2013. She joined a Facebooknbsp;group called …

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 Amazon. As she …

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, but when you're in …

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 it? That leads to this …

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 emergencies or …

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 amp; 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 find the people they work …

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 actually do it? …

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 operate galleries, …

Salma Carreon

December 22nd, 2017


pIn this weeks episode, I meet Salma Carreon. She makes ceramics, etchings and paintings. This includes hand painted shirts and a few commissioned murals around town. But what she really wants to do is become a tattoo …

Melanie Jones

December 22nd, 2017


pThis week we get to meet photographer Melanie Jones. Melanie is an editorial photographer now based in Madison, Wisconsin, specializing in making portraits of companion animals, families, small business owners, and …

Holly Meyers

December 22nd, 2017


pI begin my quest to meet artists in Madison, WI with Holly Meyers. After moving to Madison she was inspired by life changes and her new city's …

Robin Leigh Kling

December 22nd, 2017


pThis week I meet Robin Leigh Kling. Robin is an artist that has made watercolor landscape paintings over the years. She took time off to raise her …

Philip Salamone

December 22nd, 2017


pThis week I meet painter Philip Salamone One interesting thing I find out in this conversation... my studio is literally across the street from his and we have never met before. So I'm glad I got a chance to talk to …

Chris Lester

December 22nd, 2017


pThis week I meet author, Chris Lester. Chris saw my post about looking for artists in Madison for the show. He responded with the question, “What about writers?” I thought he had a good point. Writers are creative …

Sharon Bjyrd

December 22nd, 2017


pThis 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 …

Jason Scott

December 22nd, 2017


pThis weeks episode I meet Jason Scott. Jason is a sculptor of large and small-scale pieces, which includesnbsp;jewelry. And it all seems to relate …

Colin Holden

December 22nd, 2017


pThis week I meet Colin Holden. Colin's work has a cartoon style, but he prefers to work on a large scale format, usually around five feet tall. He …

Jake Jensen

December 22nd, 2017


pThis week I meet Jake Jensen. Jake is a house painter that has the luck of being able to use an endless amount of art supplies thanks to his job. He recently changed the entire concept of what he makes because of an …

Hanifa Debling

December 22nd, 2017


pThis week I meet Hanifa Debling. Hanifa had a career in banking. During that time she went to school for Jewelry and Silversmithing. She made …

You are beautiful.

December 22nd, 2017


pI was out riding my bike the other day. For some reason, I decided to take a different path than I normally do.nbsp;/p
pI saw three people, one of them was on a ladder. They were just finishing up what looked like a …

Stephenie Hamen

December 22nd, 2017


pIn the lastnbsp;episodenbsp;this season, I meetnbsp;Stephenie Hamen. She does crafts and helps teach people how to do them. But when it comesnbsp;to her personal artwork she likes to paint and make things that are more …

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