Here’s what’s new and/or exciting:
- “Stuff Said”, my podcast, has been going for one year as of today. A year ago today the first episode, part one of my talk with Chris Giarrusso, took the podcast world by storm. One year later we’re still plugging along. Check it out here.
- The SPONGEBOB COMICS train continues to roll, even faster now as the once bi-monthly comic is now monthly! Issue 10 comes out in comic shops in one week, with a cover and interior story by me. Keep an eye out for it:
- I’ve also for a good spell been doing illustrations for SPIDER-MAN MAGAZINE for Disney Publishing Worldwide. What is that magazine and where can I get it? It’s an international magazine and you can get it in Europe (Italy, France, etc…you know, Europe). Since it’s NOT something us folks stateside can see, here’s some of the stuff I’ve done for the mag:
Hey everybody…I’d say convention season was upon us, but at this point conventions run all year long and never seem to stop.
But since I don’t go to them all I’m merely gonna talk about the ones I DO attend. In this case, I’ll be at the Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, Washington, this weekend, 3/30-4/1/2012. I’ll be sitting at table C-04 alongside my pal Chris Giarrusso, and I’ll be selling stuff, drawing stuff, being chatty.
I will ALSO be hosting a panel at the show called “Super-Blank: The Game Show”. Here’s what worth knowing about that:
Super-Blank: The Game Show
Time: Saturday, 3/31 – 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Get ready to match the comics stars! Strikingly similar to the classic TV game show, The Match Game, a panel of comics “celebrities” will fill in the blanks as contestants from the audience try to match them for points and prizes. Expect humor and shenanigans with comics pros in a way they’re rarely, if ever, seen. Scheduled to appear: Chris Giarrusso (G-Man), Jay Faerber (Near Death), Jason Howard (Super Dinosaur), Brad Guigar (Evil, Inc.), Pia Guerra (Y the Last Man), Ian Boothby (Simpsons Comics), and more. Hosted by Gregg Schigiel (SpongeBob Comics). Contestants can sign up for random selection at the start of the panel.
That’s gonna be fun. Hopefully I’ll be able to get a recording of it for a future episode of “Stuff Said”, my podcast, which if you don’t listen to it…um, please do? It’s free!
Comic-Con International 2011 in San Diego, CA has passed us by, and as in years past, the show is a bear. I survived…and I’d call it successful, but for getting sick on that very last day. Suffice it to say I flew high while I flew but it was a rough landing.
That said, the show was not without highlights and plenty of sketches, so let us talk about that!
Before the show even started, as I walked to the convention center for Preview Night, I happened to see and recognize Scott Aukerman and Kulap Vilaysack, host and co-host, respectively, of the podcasts “Comedy Bang Bang:The Podcast” and “Who Charted?”, also respectively. These are both great shows to which I listen regularly, so that was, at least for me, a celebrity sighting worth mentioning. Scott’s the man behind the must-see comedy show at LA’s UCB Theatre Comedy Bang Bang: Stand-Up (formerly Comedy Death Ray). There is a definite linkage between comics and comedy, and if you listened to Episode One of MY podcast, “Stuff Said”, you’ll know it’s a thing I’m sort of fascinated by (heck, I even did this comic (contains mild language), the closest I’ll come to “performing” stand-up).
The point of all that being: hey, listen to those shows, they’re great!
But surely you’re asking, “Gregg, what’s the story with that puppet at the top of this post?”
The second episode of “Stuff Said with Gregg Schigiel”, my talk show podcast situation, is now up and available at stuffsaidshow.com and iTunes (search “Stuff Said with Gregg Schigiel”, naturally)…check it out!
I’ve gone and started a podcast. It’s called “Stuff Said with Gregg Schigiel” and it’s a show of me talking to people in and around the world of comics, cartooning, etc.
Where can you learn more and hear it? Right HERE. (where you can also follow a link to subscribe via RSS and/or iTunes)
The first episode’s available now, with more to come…enjoy!