That Thing You Like #23 – Tavis Maiden!

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This week That Thing You Like had the absolute pleasure of being joined by webcomic creator extraordinaire Tavis Maiden. The man is one of the best cartoonists out there and we had a delightful time chatting with him about his many excellent comic strips, his time spent being the dad on Strip Search and the kickstarter for his exciting new project Tenko King. Which, coincidently, you can GO BACK RIGHT NOW! Like, right now, now.

It’s a tale about a boy and his magic frog pal and the many adventures they share. How incredible does that sound?!  Go on, the episode will be waiting for you when you get back from, uh, backing.

Click Here to Subscribe! – And share an audio adventure with us (although, full disclosure, we have no enchanted amphibians).

Or, listen to the episode here: http://bit.ly/19jh08k

Did we mention what a delightful time we had chatting with Tavis? Well, let me tell you, so delightful was this chat, that it CRUSHED our record episode length by a ridiculous margin. Clocking in at one hour, fifty-four minutes and forty-seven seconds, we are prepared to declare that this is the only episode of any podcast that you will ever have to listen to ever.

We speak about LITERALLY every subject one could possibly use human speech with which to speak about. Comics? Talked about it. Video games? Gotcha covered. Pro wrestling? We are all over that! The secret origin of Tavis Maiden’s hat? REVEALED AT LAST!

Most importantly though, we get down to the very core of why Tavis Maiden is such a brilliant webcomic creator and all around awesome guy. He offers some lovely insights into his ever so endearing slice of life strip Stranger Danger (we are seriously in love with this strip), what it has been like wrapping up his rock and roll spy-fi adventure The Konamis AND his experiences with his very own podcast actually GIANT. All of which can be found over at Thunderskull Press.

Even most-er importantly though, we talk all about his next big project TENKO KING! Tavis even shares with us some exclusive content regarding his plans for the strip and we could not possibly be more excited to see it in action!

GO BACK HIS KICKSTARTER: http://kck.st/1cqU8Yk 

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That Thing You Like #21 – Amy T. Falcone!

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AMY T. FALCONE – a name synonymous with webcomics, fingerless gloves, and ferrets. That Thing You Like was lucky enough to be joined by her for a fantastic chat about Amy’s past work, the upcoming Clique Refresh, and her perspective on Strip Search. Also you should know that Amy’s kickstarter for Clique Refresh is live. BACK IT NOW. DO IT.

Click Here to Subscribe! – And then we’ll all be internet friends.

Or, listen to the episode here: http://bit.ly/14tvaFw

So, real talk, the thing you should know about Amy T. Falcone, is that she is charming as shit. Seriously. The interview wound up being a great group chat, with topics ranging from Fleetwood Mac to Pacific Rim. Plus, Amy names her DEFINITIVE BEST VIDEO GAME OF ALL TIME. You want to know which game she picked, right? C’mon. Of course you do!

In other real talk, Amy offers up some great insight into her work on the auto-bio comic Cardigan Weatherand talks about the challenge of growing up geeky back when it wasn’t as en vogue as it is today. Naturally, there’s also a lot of talk about the upcoming Clique Refresh, and the love Amy has for online friendships.

Amy’s a gem of a person, a helluva cartoonist, and she has voice and talent in equal measure – great things are in her future, and it was a true pleasure to have her on the show. Go show her your love by CLIQUESTARTING her next comic!

DONATE TO AMY’S KICKSTARTER: http://kck.st/16ZweMe 

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Guest – Amy T. Falcone (@AmyTFalcone)

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TTYL Podcast #17 – Erika Moen!

That Thing You Like Erika Moen - Oh Joy Sex Toy

That Thing You Like continues to line up all-star guests! On this week’s episode, we were thrilled to be joined by the fantastically talented Erika Moen! Erika is legitimately one of the best cartoonists working today, web or otherwise. She is also possibly the nicest, most charming person alive. ENJOY THE INTERVIEW, BROS.

Click Here to Subscribe! – We may not be as NSFW as Erika, but we’ll try! Butts. BUTTS. BUTTS YOU GUYS.

Or, listen to the episode here: http://bit.ly/16Zc4nj

Erika is a true comics badass and recently celebrated her 15th year of putting comics on the internet! If you haven’t read her work, you’re missing out. Missing out to the point where I question your life choices. Do yourself a favour – go spend a week or two reading DAR!, Bucko and the newly launched Oh Joy, Sex Toy! It’s okay. The podcast will be here when you get back.

If you HAVE read Erika’s work (or are just returning to this blog after your two week all-Erika-all-the-time comic fest), this interview will be a treat. We talk about Erika’s early love of comics, getting started at age 15, and the way both positive and negative comments influenced her decision to move on from DAR. Of course, we also talk a TON about Strip Search, and Erika doesn’t hold back on her experiences in the house, including how she would have handled the final challenge. She also talks about a NAKED HOT TUB BRAWL.

I wonder which sentence in that paragraph grabbed your attention?

Erika also discusses her future plans to release a sex-ed book that she considers her magnum opus, plus her favourite Adventure Time character. Sex AND Adventure Time! It’s just like that creepy corner of the internet you keep having nightmares about.

Erika’s Strip Search audition videos! http://www.erikamoen.com/video/strip-search-application-videos/

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Chris Baxter – @cbax
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TTYL Podcast #16 – Abby Howard!

Abby Howard Podcast Interview

That Thing You Like has never been afraid to throw down for #TeamTangent. And, wouldn’t you know it, this week we’re happy to be joined by the cat-loving, kickstarter-crushing, webcomics prodigy Abby Howard!

Give her a round of applause, ladies and gentlemen!

[Applause.]

If you’re looking for more Abby Howard off-the-cuff hilarity, this is 100% the podcast for you! In our longest episode to date, That Thing You Like delivers the definitive Abby Howard interview. Strap yourselves in and listen as we delve into Abby’s influences, her love of horror, and get some EXCLUSIVE BEHIND THE SCENES STRIP SEARCH JUICE. Plus, some clutch, up to date info on her upcoming comic, “The Last Halloween.”

The interview wound up being incredibly warm and enjoyable, which we should have expected from the moment Chris and Abby both raced to make the same Clone High reference. Abby shares some great stories about realizing she could support herself on art, how her ‘sadness period’ on Junior Scientist Power Hour was born out of waiting to wrap up Strip Search, and what it was like to smash through her Kickstarter goal in 10 minutes.

Throughout it all, Abby is consistently honest and charming, and That Thing You Like wishes her the MOST success imaginable!

Click Here to Subscribe! – In your heart, you know it feels right.

Or, listen to the episode here: http://bit.ly/11awsTY

DONATE DONATE DONATE to Abby’s Kickstarter: “The Last Halloween.”

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