Ninja Mountain Scrolls
By Ninja Mountain
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A group of professional artists have fun talking about the art and business of fantasy, SF and comics illustration. Useful info and opinions for Illustrators and aspiring artists of all kinds!
||ExplicitEpisode 129--- Kickstarting another episode...||In this latest episode, we join Socar Myles, Kieran Yanner, Patrick McEvoy, Drew Baker, and Jeremy McHugh as they discuss their latest goings-on. Patrick shares his experiences working on projects crowd-funded via kickstarter . Check out his new collab||3/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 128 Listener questions galore!||In this latest episode join Ralph Horsley, Socar Myles, Patrick McEvoy, Eric Lofgren, Kieran Yanner, and Jeremy McHugh as they discuss listener questions from Chantal Fournier, George Vega, and Carla Morrow! Jeremy, our chief editor, has managed to cla||12/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 127--Ninja Critique!||In this week's episode Socar, Patrick, Kieran, and Jeremy come together to critique each other's work.Conversation opens with Alderac Entertainment's recent contract change and what it means to freelance illustrators in the gaming market. Download epis||8/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 126-- Cons, art sales, and ebay! Oh my...||In this episode, listener Preston Stone has compiled interviews and his experiences at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live for your listening pleasure. Many thanks to the man! This segment is followed by Socar Myles, Eric Lofgren, Patrick McEvoy, and Jeremy Mc||5/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 125--A Mountainous Critique!||In this latest episode, The Ninjas have foiled the nefarious schemes of Dark Lord Baggadix and return to you with a series of critiques thanks to brave friends of the show, Veronica Jones, Kim Myatt (aka Ysvyri), and Denzel A Jackson! They placed their||2/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 124--To be or not to be. Is there a question?||In episode 124 we discuss a multi-part question from lister, Te Kopp, about how to determine if it is time pursue a career in illustration. Thank you, Te! Jeremy also shares an interview with artist, Dave Palumbo, recorded way back at Illuxcon 2012! Th||12/7/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 123--A convention emerges from the ether. Aethercon 2013 !||In this episode, we are joined by Stephen and Will, the coordinators of Aethercon 2013 to share the latest news on this exciting event. Artists Chris Malidore, Eric Lofgren, and Jeremy McHugh are in the show this year and join in the conversation. Spec||10/28/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 122--Kicking from the start and an interview with Eric Velhagen.||This episode opens with an interview with artist, Eric Velhagen, taken at LAST year's Illuxcon ( Jeremy's been busy).It is followed up by Ninjas Kieran Yanner, Socar Myles, Patrick McEvoy, and Jeremy McHugh with discussion about Kickstarter.The depa||9/16/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 121--Professional Artist Client Toolkit!||This week the Ninjas are joined by Aaron Miller and Randy Gallegos to learn more about PACT--The Professional Artist's Toolkit.The team at PACT reveal their plans for the site and how it hopes to better the situation for freelance illustrators everywhe||6/20/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 120-A Pact with the Fans!||In this latest episode Socar, Drew, Kieran, Patrick, and Jeremy discuss fandom in answer to a question from Chantal Fournier. They also discuss topics raised by the good people at Art Pact!Episode 120Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or be featured in||5/16/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 119---Ooooh You Deviant!||This episode opens with an interview with Fred Fields recorded while at Illuxcon 2012.Next, we discuss devious Deviance with Socar, Jeremy, Drew, and Kieran.We then take questions from artists, Allison Stanley and Jacob Walk||2/5/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 118-Bad Reviews and Good Brands||In episode 118 of the Ninja Mountain Podcast, Socar, Patrick, and Jeremy field listener questions about how to deal with poor reviews from the internet critics, the importance of defining your goals as an illustrator, and the secret to building a space||11/24/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 117 - Support your local on-line persona...||In this episode, Jeremy and Socar discuss the phrase, "Support Your Local Artist". We also briefly touch upon the maintenance of one's on-line persona. Where is the line to be drawn? We also offer humble critique of two recent pieces by the talented ill||10/17/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 116 is here! For Comparison's Sake!||In this episode, Kieran, Socar, and Jeremy discuss their latest work. Jeremy found a new toy ( a new brand of colored mud with which to play)! Socar quit her job and is now an illustrator...though we are all pretty sure she was an illustrator all along.||9/2/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 115--Panelists that always work||In this episode we join Socar, Patrick, and Jeremy as they discuss freelance rates, Wally Wood, Rob Liefeld, and bootlegging. Episode 115-- http://mchughstudios.com/ninjamountain_podcast/episode_115.mp3 Be sure to subscribe to the Ninja Mountain Podcast||7/10/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 114-- At The Edge and beyond!||In this latest episode join Drew, Patrick, Eric, and Jeremy as they discuss various and sundry. It is a testosterone-fueled joyride of epic awesomeness. God, we miss Socar. Episode 114 http://mchughstudios.com/ninjamountain_podcast/episode_114.mp3 Subsc||6/21/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 113 - A Healthy Dose of Ninja||We're back with a long, rambling, super-cool episode full of STUFF! We're not even sure all of us will survive. But one thing's for sure - Ralph, Drew, Socar, Patrick and Jeremy will do their utmost to entertain and inform, even at the cost of our very||6/9/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 112---Honey Badger don't waste no time...||This week's episode features brief and awkward discussion about a topic seldom addressed in polite society and then goes south in a hurry...At the end, we offer critique on the latest illustrative effort from listener, Gerard Regan (aka. Reggerard) Well||3/29/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 111--Let's build some character.||In this testosterone-soaked episode ( due to the marked lack of one Socar Myles)--Drew, Kieran, Patrick, and Jeremy discuss the manly topic of character design amongst other themes.We also come together in celebration of our new regular crit feature. Ma||3/2/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 110 - Son of Critiques from the Grave!||Finally! Here's the one you've all been waiting for - part 2 of our Listener Critiques. Jeremy couldn't join us this time, but Socar, Drew, Kieran and your temporary host Patrick bring you more of the insights and comments you've come to tolerate from N||1/30/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 109 - Critiques return from Beyond the Grave!||This episode we attempt to help make the world a slightly more pleasant place by providing critiques to listeners! Last episode we invited people to send in their art for us to view and discuss, and we got a lot of them, so this will be part one of a tw||12/16/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 108--influence and reference deference...||In episode 108 of the NM Podcast, Patrick, Socar, Kieran, and Jeremy once again join together on the meandering road of conversation of all things arty ( and some topics---not so much). This episode appears in two parts and features interviews taken by||12/3/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 107 - the King of France||Welcome! It's been far too long, but since we kept you waiting we've come back with an extra-short episode. Just because we love you! Enjoy as Kieran, Socar, and Patrick are back, with listener questions (well, one, at least), and some general banter. O||11/14/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 106--3 is company-7 is awesome!||In this episode, the "Ninjas" meander a river of topics provided by dutiful listeners Stef and Jan.Join Socar, Patrick, Jeremy, Eric, and Ralph as they wax poetic on topics such as juggling clients, money, and 70's television.We are also joined by the g||9/22/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
Go to the Mountain, friend.
If you are looking for an accessible, fun to listen to pcast about the trials, tribulations, and techniques of the lonely Fantasy/SciFi Artist, then you need strain your ears no longer. These guys are it. I have found their topics to be useful for anyone interested in making a life in pursuance of the arts, be it illustration or otherwise. It helps that they are also funny as hell! To be expected from anyone trying to make a living in what can be a deeply frustrating occupation. The only other option is to weep salty tears into yer stuffed hentai pillow... Great stuff, gives em a listen!
An inspiring round-table free-for-all.
I was alerted to this podcast at RPG.net and have "tuned in" faithfully every week. The artists are humorous and friendly, with an obvious rapport on both the personal and professional levels. The humor-filled discussions are full of useful anecdotal advice for artists who have an interest in striking out into the realm of fantasy art for publication. These men are talented and engaging. - the hour just flies by!
Great for aspiring artists
Third one is the best yet. Gets into some of the topics that are a bit uncomfortable to talk about publicly like the fear of naming poor clients, negotiating contracts and determining rates. Also, it's more of a fair look at those things than you might receive by posting on industry related forums.