Mark Malkoff is a comedy filmmaker/online personality. He has been featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Huffington Post, USA Today, Mashable and more….
Some of his stunts include
Visited and consumed purchases at all 171 Starbucks locations in Manhattan in less than 24 hours
Lived and slept in an IKEA store in Paramus, New Jersey for an entire week
Recently I was having a discussion with a fellow artist related to originality.
When I was a child, if I created a good drawing I would run up to my dad and try to show it off. His first question was always,”Did you trace that”. The second question was, “Where did you come up with the image”.
If, for instance, I drew an image of Spider-Man. An original image, not traced. He would tell me that it wasn’t my drawing because that character was someone else’s. If I drew a drawing while looking at a real photo he called it copying… Copying, tracing, borrowing from other people’s work all meant I didn’t get the praise I was so desperate to have.
The result is I have a hard time creating art without feeling like I am doing something wrong. Trying to find a project that feels completely original is an impossibility and therefore it is better to embrace the fact that we can not create anything that is 100% original.
Side Note: My dad was a loving and supportive father, he just didn’t understand art.
I am excited to welcome to the show Jennie Wood. She is the writer and producer of the Graphic Novel Flutter (named one of the year’s best LGBT graphic novels by The Advocate). She is a talented musician, Song writer, author, artist, and more…
We talk about the benefits of having a comic book publisher, how she found her book agent, transmedia storytelling, LGBT in mainstream comics, and more…
This week we have special guest Michael Corley. Michael is a webcomic creator, voice actor, magician, podcaster and more…. all while holding down a day job.
Michael is one of those guys who is amazing at getting his name out there. He kept popping up on my radar every few days until I decided I needed to bring him on the show. We talk about ways he uses to market his webcomic, ethics of being a magician, and a peak into what it is like to do voice acting.