Give thanks, it's a new episode of Monstark & Me! California is on fire again, and everything is in shambles. Somehow, we soldier through and manage to record our longest episode yet, and I think one of the better ones. This one goes deep. Sorry for the lack of an intro, it's late and I'm tired.
It’s the return of artist Dave Correia! We discuss the making of our Elder Thing sculpture, which was featured at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival. We talk through the process, challenges and lessons that came with making a ten foot tall tentacle monster on a tiny budget.
This week features writer Kira Cul'tofay, who may or may not be an elf. We discuss creating fantasy worlds, human society, Fairie lore and how today's fantasy story could become tomorrow's worldwide religion!
Mark's had a tough couple of weeks, and he's boiling mad (almost literally). Bryan debuts his super evil new voice which hurts after a few minutes. We talk about disappearing cat poop, tulpas, aliens, and movies.
This week features visual artist and graphic novelist Natalie McKean! We talk art, origins and the fascinating reasons Natalie creates "metaphysical sci-fi". Prepare to follow us through some strange and unexpected wormholes as we get into the nature of reality and creativity!
This week features multi-tentacled visual artist, artrepreneur and storyteller Rick Kitagawa! We hit you with art talk and inspiration for when your art becomes business, and even preview Rick's alter ego as a robotic Cthulhu crimefighter!
This week's episode features 11-string bassist and composer Jean Baudin! We discuss his musical evolution, his strange and wonderful gear, video game inspiration and secrets of Nuclear Rabbit. Sprinkled in for flavor are songs from his album "2600" and the Nuclear Rabbit album "Intestinal Fortitude".
All music by Jean Baudin (Mechanical Fairies, Uncanny Valley) and Nuclear Rabbit (It's My Birthday!). Buy it all at jeanbaudin.com.
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This episode is an Ouroboros. Somehow, everything winds up full circle. Fleas have Bryan questioning his very sanity, Monstark wants people to use critical thinking on Social Media, and we respond to a message from a listener. Buckle up, it's a long, bumpy ride.