• 00:23

    Meet Bob Staake, illustrator, designer, creator and idea guy

    in Podcasting

    [PROGRAM NOTE: We were just informed that Mr. Staake can't make program today!]

    On the Thursday July 24th 2014 broadcast at 4PM Pacific/7PM Eastern our special guest is illustrator, designer, creator and idea guy Bob Staake.

    More about Bob:

    'In a recent online interview, Drawn.ca suggested that "to say Bob Staake is just an illustrator is like saying 'The Beatles' were just a bunch of musicians; the title doesn't do the artist justice" and Publisher's Weekly commented that "Bob Staake's modern, crisp illustrations ... practically jump off the page."

    'One of the nation's most successful illustrators, his clients have included The New Yorker, TIME, McDonald's, Vanity Fair, Amtrak, Young & Rubicam, American Express, Sony, United Airlines, Nickelodeon, Sports Illustrated For Kids, Ralston Purina, Hallmark Cards, Kenner Toys, US News and World Report, Fortune, The Washington Post, AT&T, Sega, TWA, Dr.Pepper, The Chicago Tribune, Good Humor, Warner Books, Kellogg's, Cartoon Network, Turner Broadcasting, The Wall Street Journal, AOL/Time Warner, Forbes, Simon and Schuster, The Ren and Stimpy Show, MAD, USA Today, Children's Television Workshop, Blockbuster Video, The Walt Disney Company, Anheuser-Busch, Doubleday, Klutz Press, Hershey's, Target Stores, Miami Herald, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Fleishman-Hillard, DMBB, and countless others.

    Join us for a fun and informative chat!


  • 00:43

    Children's Illustrator Teaches Children the Fundamentals of Drawing

    in Lifestyle

    A NAPPA, Parents’ Choice and Creative Child Magazine award winner, Drawing with Mark is hosted by Mark Marderosian, a respected professional cartoonist and former Disney illustrator with over 25 years of experience Drawing with Mark teaches children of all ages the fundamentals of drawing.  

    The series discusses shapes, parallel lines, shading, dimension, stick figures and action lines so a budding artist can feel comfortable moving forward and expanding his/her creativity. Each DVD consists of two 30-minute episodes that combine a field trip to a cool destination with two drawing lessons relating to the field trip, colorful animation, fun facts, trivia, and suggested reading books. The Drawing with Mark series is targeted to children ages 5 to 9 years old. 

    Join us on The Shift this week as we talk illustrating and making art fun for everyone with Mark Marderosian. Check out a quick video on drawing Saturn here.


  • 00:31

    A Moment with Award Winning Writer & Illustrator Ann Grifalconi

    in Entertainment

    Winner of both Jane Addams Awards & the Caldecott Honor Award, Author-Illustrator Ann Grifalconi has illustrated over 75 books for other authors and has also illustrated a dozen or more picture books of her own. She works in many media for publication and has exhibited her drawing, prints and paintings regularly in galleries and traveling shows. After working for a few years in advertising and display, Ms. Grifalconi taught art and design in the NY Public High Schools for several years.  She would leave to produce films and write & illustrate books--all of which meant much research & travel (Africa, The Americas, Pacific), Over the years she has collected thousands of photographs of her extensive trips around the world.


    Jane Addams Awards for “Patrol & Village That Vanished”
    Caldecott Honor Award, for "Village of Round and Square Houses"
    Corretta King Award, for "Everett Anderson’s Goodbye,” by Lucille Clifton
    New York Times Best Illustrated Books, "The Jazz Man", by Mary H. Weik
    American Library Association for "The Jazz Man” & "Village of Round & Square Houses"

    In the 1960s and 70s Ms. Grifalconi was very involved in the womens rights in New York City.  She illustrated works of art which continue to be recognized and identified with the woman's movements.  In addition she was a founding member of the Feminist Credit Union in NYC.

    For more about Ms. Grifalconi visit www.AnnGrifalconi.com. 


  • 00:09

    Children Author and Illustrator, Elisa Kleven, Gets Cozy

    in Moms and Family

    Elisa Kleven, author and illustrator produced over thirty picture books.  She shares her inspiring stories and experiences by visiting schools, libraries and bookstores.

    Her books have received awards and honors from the American Library Association, The New York Times, The Junior Library Guild, School Library Journal, The American Booksellers Association and the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Her pictures from Abuela are part of "Storyland," a traveling, interactive exhibit of seven classic children's books featured at Children's Museums nationwide and her story, The Paper Princess, has been adapted for two theater productions, one at the world's largest arts festival in Edinburgh, Scotland and the other in Northern California. 

    Join Elisa Kleven and me on Tuesday, December 17, 10-11 A.M. CT US for a conversation about her latest American Booksellers’ Association Best Book for Children titled, Cozy Light, Cozy Night. 

  • 00:52

    Illustrator Mark Wayne Adams joins Behind the Scenes on Behind the Words

    in Books

    Week three of Behind the Scenes on Behind the Words brings you an exciting and talented illustrator of children’s books. Join us for this exciting conversation on Saturday, January 18th at 2:00 EST.

    Born in Dawson Springs, Kentucky, Mark Wayne Adams graduated college with a BFA in Drawing from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. He then moved to Central Florida, and has called Florida home for over twenty years. His work experience includes Walt Disney World Company, SeaWorld Orlando, Art Director for GSI Architectural Sign Company, and store manager for Sprint Print, Inc. Mark is now CEO of Mark Wayne Adams, Inc. and serves as President Elect for the Florida Authors and Publishers Association. 

    Mark has illustrated over thirty children's books in six years winning numerous children's book awards. An unexpected reward in his publishing journey has been public speaking. Whether at professional organizations or elementary schools, Mark offers valuable insight, inspiring presentations, and a voice that reaches audiences across the United States.

    Mark Wayne Adams can be reached at www.markwayneadams.com or via email at mwa_Inc@icloud.com. Follow him on Twitter: @markwayneadams 

    For more information on the network, please visit www.authorsontheair.com

    This is a copyrighted broadcast of the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network, LLC owned and produced by Pam Stack.

  • 00:29

    The Author/illustrator team, the Hobsons, joins the Back Porch

    in Books

    About the Author:

    Mr. Hobbs (Mark Hobson) is from Lincoln, NE, where he competed on the University of Nebraska men's gymnastics team. Following graduation, he coached club level children's gymnastics, where he discovered their love for stories. The name "Mr. Hobbs" comes from a stuffed frog that Mr. Hobson played with as a child at his grandmother's hosue. Mr. Hobbs now resides in a place of honor in the author's home. Mr. Hobson currently lives in Omaha, NE. with his wife Ann and their youngest daughter, Sarah, who paints beautiful pictures with her music. He enjoys continuing to share his love of stories with all ages.

    About the Illustrator:

    Molly Hobson studied art education at the University of Nebraska where she developed her talent for interpreting children's stories through her illustrations. This is her second book collaboration with her dad, Mark Hobson, and she is currently working on her own writing projects. Ms. Hobson enjoys creating beautiful images that encourage children to both follow and never give up on their dreams.

  • 00:31

    Graphic Novel Author & Illustrator Che Gilson jons Kori on the Back Porch

    in Books

    Che Gilson is the author of several graphic novels including “Avigon: Gods and Demons” from Image Comics, and “Dark Moon Diary” from Tokyopop. Her short stories have been published online in Luna Station Quarterly issue 14 and Drops of Crimson.

    Her most recent book, Carmine RojasL Dog Fight, was published by Black Opal Books in August.

    She draws copious amounts of Pokémon fan art which can be found with her original work at http://spiderliing666.deviantart.com

    Prose work:

    “The Last of Artie”, published in the March, 2006 edition of the on-line magazine, Crime and Suspense.
    “Birthday Girl”, Second Place winner in the 1st Annual Clued-In Press Award for short mystery fiction. April, 2006.
    “Perfect Angels”, also in Crime and Suspense
    “Got Milk2 + Homework = Magic”, Drops of Crimson
    “Fight and Flight”, Luna Atation Quarterly Issue 14

    La Vie en Rose issue 1
    La Vie en Rose issue 2


    Caine Dorr launches his new podcast, Adventure Frequency, on iTunes today. Subscribe and help him get the word out! 

    Use this link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/adventure-frequency/id918376079?mt=2

    The author media kit templates are at: www.bookdesigntemplates.com/mediakit

  • 01:38

    Mark Slade and Stephen Cooney

    in Books

    Mark Slade has appeared in Diabolic Tales III, We Walk Invisible, Dream Walkers and Nightmare Stalkers 1 and 2. Last year A Six Gun and The Queen of Light and the Shared-World Anthology Blackout City, both published by Horrified Press. This year Hellspeak was published by Death Throes, and Electric Funeral was published by Sunbury Press, He is co editor of Nightmare Illustrated with Nathan Rowark. He lives in Williamsburg, Va with his wife and daughter. http://www.horrormetalsounds.com/from-the-grave-daughters-of-darkness.html

    Illustrator/ Artist, Stephen Cooney will chat about his work. (We are HUGE fans!) Both Stephen and Mark have a book coming out for Rogue planet press/Horrified Press called BLACKHAND SUPREMACY, a shared world anthology set before, during and after WW 1. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cooney-art/486537701468676

  • 03:02

    The Wacky World of Sal Lizard

    in Entertainment

    My guest tonight will be Rusty Gilligan,  Rusty is an artist and the owner of Rusty Ink. I last saw Rusty at In-CON-Ceivable, in Massachusetts and look forward to catching up with this funny illustrator.

    Join us tonight and feel free to call in with your thoughts and questions at (646) 668-8612

    I'm Sal Lizard.  I am an actor, an author, a media personality, a comedian, and a professional Santa. I have traveled over a good portion of the planet, and have had a myriad of interesting jobs.  I consider myself a Renaissance man -- a philosopher and a fool, a poet and a pirate, a scholar and a scoundrel, a life-long adventurer and a lover of women and animals.

    Join me weekly. as I introduce some of the wacky and interesting people that I've met on the Inernet, on film sets. at horror conventions or through chance meetings in my day-to-day activities.

    Note: The Wacky World of Sal Lizard is a weekly unscripted, unrehearsed, and uncensored entertainment show presented through the BlogTal kRadio network. Due to language used and content of an adult nature,it is not generally appropriate for all audiences. Callers are recorded and the recordings are available in the show archives. Callers may receive cash and merchandise prizes for their participation in the show or its contests.


  • 00:59

    Guest:Ray Lai/Concept Illustrator/Fifty Shades Of Gray/WarCraft

    in Movies

    Ray Lai is a concept illustrator and prop designer working in the film industry with a special knack for and love of sci-fi and fantasy projects. He has worked on many features films such as Neill Blomkamp's Elysium, Joseph Kosinski's TRON Legacy, José Padiha's Robocop, Zack Snyder's Watchmen, Catherine Hardwicke's Red Riding Hood, Miguel Sapochnik's Repo Men, both Fantastic Four films, X-Men 2 and X-Men 3, Night at the Museum 1, 2 and 3, Underworld Awakening, Underworld Evolution, The A-Team, The Core, Thirteen Ghosts, I Spy and I Robot. And the upcoming features, Duncan Jones's Warcraft, Sergey Bodrov's Seventh Son, Sam Taylor-Johnson's Fifty Shades of Grey and Chris Wedge's Monster Trucks. Has also designed key props for Cabin in the Woods,  Mission Impossible 4, Percy Jackson 1 and 2. Ray is a big fan of practical visual effects and miniatures. His approach to designing props is not unlike an industrial designer, except that his designs might exist in a future world or a fantasy world. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 01:02

    The Speculative Fiction Cantina with Tina Field Howe and Logan l. Masterson

    in Books

    The Speculative Fiction Cantina: your weekly hypodermic injection of science fiction, fantasy, horror, alternate history, and things weird and wonderful in the world of books and writers. You'll hear from writers who bend the rules and drive the narrative.  Join S. Evan Townsend on this journey over the rainbow and through the looking glass.

    Today's Guests are Tina Field Howe and Logan l. Masterson

    Tina Field Howe

    Tina’s first book was “Snailsworth, a slow little story,” a children’s picture book which she wrote and illustrated in 2004.

    In addition to writing books and screenplays, for many years Tina has been an illustrator and her day job is in corporate communications.  

    Tina holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology and a Minor in Art. Tina lives in Waverly, New York. She “gives back” by speaking at career seminars at public schools, meeting with creative writing classes, and speaking to individual aspiring writers.

    Tina's books include:

    Alysa of the Fields, Book One in Tellings of Xunar-kun
    The TrailFolk of Xunar-kun, Book Two in Tellings of Xunar-kun


    Logan l. Masterson

    Born in southern Missouri, and traveling the American southwest throughout his early life, Logan L. Masterson rooted himself in ideas rather than places. His world is a place of wonders, where words are magic and anything is possible. It’s also a place of darkness: good things happen to bad people and the best intentions can go terribly awry.

    Logan's books include:

    Ravencroft Springs

    The Wheel of the Year: Samhain


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