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We're almost at the end of the kickstarter campaign for The StarWell Foundation audio drama Season 1 so here's a bit of an update.
We made the initial funding AND the first stretch goal of an additional special episode!
There is still time to share and promote and possibly get the 2nd stretch goal so backers can see a map of Brava City!

I connected with some other podcasts to promote the campaign, talk villains, podcasting, audio drama making and more!

Mt Rushmore podcast with Alex talking about reformed Villains!

Go Fund This interview with Alex about the StarWell Foundation

Updated! With new links!

Excelsior Journeys on Spotify with George Sirois

Two Dimension Podcast with Don and Rook

Deconstructing Comics with Tim


And since we're so close to the end of the kickstarter campaign it's time to start casting the new characters and roles for the new season!

Google drive for Audition Info and Lines!

Direct download: End_of_Kickstarter_StarWell_Season_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:52pm EDT

The StarWell Foundation Season 1 Kickstarter!

The campaign goes live on Tuesday February 7th!  I'll be trying to raise $1,500 to produce a 6 episode season following the events of StarWell itself, it's brand new facilitator Mary Dare, her first Villain that agreed to visit children at a hospital Malvarmo along with new heroes, villains, places, challenges, threats and obstacles to overcome. 
Please consider backing so I can make this story a reality. 
If you can't help by backing you can always still help by sharing! Share the campaign page, share the pilot episodes, tell people about it, because once produced all the episodes will air right here as all our past episodes have. 

Thank you everyone for the positivity and encouragement to press on with this endeavor and especially thanks to my wife Danielle who has been supporting me through so many silly and intense ideas for this season to get made. 

Direct download: Kickstarter_launch_episode_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:44pm EDT

Here is the Kickstarter link so we can make new episodes!

If you liked this audio drama please check and follow our Link tree for all our pages and socials   to keep updated on the upcoming kickstarter to make more episodes of The StarWell Foundation.

"The StarWell Foundation" is an audio drama set in a city of Super Heroes. Through the Foundation children make requests to meet famous athletes, movie stars, or even their favorite heroes... But the kids have started to request something new:  they want to meet their favorite villains and up to the newly promoted Meredith Dare to make their dreams come true.

This is the combined episodes 1&2 of the pilot season.

This episode features the voice acting talents of:
Kae Giroux
Bob Savage
Brett Kelley
Sarah Gherri
Mike Davis
Joe Van Allen
Steph MacGillivary
Colin Vigneault
Michelle Arslan
Babs Daniels
Kristen Blakely Chesler
Colin Allen
Ed Gogolski
Milta Vargas
Alex Squiers

Featuring music clips by Kevin Mason.

Additional sound effect and other music from:
BBC Sound Effects   http://bbcsfx.acropolis.org.uk
Incompetech.com -- "carefree" Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License


Direct download: StarWell_Pilot_Season_rerelease_ep_12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:23am EDT

Hi everyone, It's time I checked in to make a few announcements and say sorry that I've been busy since March... But
As of this update I'm combining the 2 episodes of the pilot season of The StarWell Foundation into one and will be re-uploading it for anyone who missed it the first time around and as a fresh start because
Next month, January of 2023 I plan on launching a kickstarter for Season 1 of The StarWell Foundation.
I'm very excited for that, I hope you stick around and I mention some other podcasts here for listening in the meantime.
Thanks again!


Direct download: Late_december_2022_update.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:20pm EDT

This episode was a ton of fun to record for a couple reasons. The main one being we got to chat with a local artist who specializes in illustrating watercolor fantasy, dabbles in archery, and is a champion of expressing yourself and living your best life. She's also a friend and former co-worker of one of our best pals in the whole, wide world (unbeknownst to us, we had no idea until after we had reached out to her).

Her name is Amanda Putnam and when she isn't educating today's youth in the ways of the arts at her day job, she's bringing incredible fantasy illustrations to life. With a degree in Children's Book Illustration from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, Amanda has put together a mindblowing portfolio of work including some of the tightest, most detailed watercolor pieces I've ever seen.

Take a look at her Instagram and you'll see what I'm talking about. I straight up didn't believe those were watercolor the first time I saw them.

Anyway, check out our chat with Amanda. We talk about her art, her job as a teacher, and the importance of being your best self both in the world of art and in every day life.



Direct download: 1.13.2022_Episode_442.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:28pm EDT

Any collector will tell you that proper comic book storage is right up there with eating and drinking on the priority list. It's pretty simple: If you want to keep your stuff in order and in good condition you're going to need comic boxes. Most of the time these boxes are white cardboard and while they're essential they're also plain and boring.

But what if...they weren't that.

Did you catch that? It was the perfect segue.

Because our guest Chris has a company called Boxes in Action that specialize in taking the ordinary comic box and turning it into a work of art. Click that link and you'll see what I mean. Want more? Click the play button and check our chat with Chris to learn all about it. 


Direct download: 8.11.2016_Episode_230.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:49pm EDT

Longtime listeners of the show might recall the last time Tom was our guest. After meeting him at the 2014 Boston Comic Con it was evident from the get-go that Tom was a great dude with some brilliant ideas for putting on shows at conventions. See, for me it can be standard practice to write off panels at certain conventions especially when they're just "Q+A with Celebrity A" and "Q+A with Celebrity B". The fact of the matter is 99% of the time I just don't care about that kind of stuff.


Sometimes at shows you get the good stuff. The fresh and original stuff doesn't make you regret losing hours of valuable show floor browsing time. The kind of show that makes you declare "I need to see that!" after reading about it in the program. If you haven't guessed it by now I'm talking about Tom's shows: Comics & Comics and Sketch Fighter. Join us this week to learn all about Tom and his brand of comic themed comedy shows and be sure to check them out at a convention near you. (Like Boston Comic Con. Next week. Do it.)

Oh, and while I'm at it. Did I mention Boston Comic Con is next weekend? For those wondering: The answer is Yes. We're totally tabling again this year. This will be our third year in a row rocking a table with the incredible Brett Kelley and with each passing day our excitement grows tenfold (maybe even twelvefold). If you're in the area, specifically the World Seaport Trade Center in Boston next weekend, stop by table D414 and say Hi! We'll have pins for sale and Brett will be doing his arts in exchange for various amounts of moneys. I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say "It's gonna be somewhat of a good time." Don't miss out!


Direct download: 7.21.2015_Episode_175.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:14am EDT

Hey everyone!

Exciting news! The amazing Brett Kelley from BK Endeavors came all the way from Cape Cod to join us this week.

In light of Wrestlemania happening as I type this we took some time to discuss our favorite wrestlers of wrestling past.

Next, we touch on the highly anticipated Avengers vs. X-Men crossover coming up later this week..warning: Some opinions may vary....(awful..)

Also, we discuss our favorite childhood cartoons as well as any guilty pleasures we've never told anyone about until tonight...

Finally we end it with some good 'ol videogame discussion. You don't want to miss it!

Thanks again to Brett Kelley for joining us and being our very first guest. Hopefully he'll be back many times in the future!


        Jayare, Justin, Alex, & Brett.

Direct download: 4.1.2012_Episode_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:09pm EDT