I’m not the only person taking part in this year’s Art Soundoff challenge, although judging by the hashtag feed on Twitter, there aren’t that many. I don’t know if people are just not posting the #ArtSoundoff hashtag in their tweets or if the turnout this year is really that low. I’m writing this on the Friday before this goes live so I’m hoping by then I can add more to the BW article that will be on Patreon but as of this writing only four of us seem to be taking part this year and that kind of disappoints me.

For the newly arrived who haven’t watched my videos the past two mornings, Art Soundoff is audio or video blogging challenge where comic creators discuss their art day and things that interest them in the world of indie comic creation. As a media critic as well, I post from the perspective just getting in as well as things that I realize just as a critic or as a fan of the comics medium. My entries can be seen here of course, or on my YouTube channel since I’m one of the vloggers. But tonight let me introduce you (or reintroduce if this isn’t your first exposure to Art Soundoff) to this year’s participants. Hopefully more will show up since you don’t have to start right on November 1st or even do the whole year.

For some reason everyone else did an additional “preview” post, which is odd because I’ve been known to do that but for me the first post was the intro, and I talked about the Worldbuilding Project I was doing for Captain Yuletide and need to finish once this year’s comic is done. Of course I’m going to start off with the hosts of Lean Into Artcast, the creators of the challenge. First up is Rob Stenzinger, a comic and video game creator and a UX designer (I admittedly don’t know what that is). I’m going right to the official first post, as Rob discusses what he hopes to do with this year’s Art Soundoff.

Unfortunately I can’t embed his actual audio file so you’re going to have to go to the page itself.

Next up is Jerzy Drozd. He’s doing something a bit different this year in that he’s using his Thunder Punch Daily podcast to not only do Art Soundoff but to set up an audiobook for another project.

Finally (although hopefully not the last participant this year) we have Owen Jollands, a comic colorist from the UK. He’s also doing something different this year and doing his Art Soundoff in video form. And if you’re reading this Owen you forgot to post updates to Twitter. But I will link to his YouTube channel if you folks want to see more.  His first video Art Soundoff goes over his hopes and fears for this and other projects.


Where did he get a drawing monitor that huge? I’d be jealous if I had a place to set that up.

I’m hoping I’ll be re-editing this article with even more participants. Stay tuned to Jake & Leon for updates. And if you want to take part yourself head to the official Art Soundoff page to learn how you can join us.

About ShadowWing Tronix

A would be comic writer looking to organize his living space as well as his thoughts. So I have a blog for each goal. :)

2 responses »

  1. Hey Troy,

    Thanks for the article. It’s actually not a drawing monitor but just a bog standard 23″ monitor turned on its side that I use as a second screen for reference. I have very limited space to record in so given the angle I thought it would be nice to put up some old work when I do a post just for some visual interest.

    I’ve had trouble getting posts onto twitter so far due to teething problems with youtube linking. I think I have it sorted now though 🙂


    • I’ve seen digital easels given away on Let’s Make A Deal so one thought was that’s what you had, but I don’t know if you can load software on those. And you were right about it being a good background for the v-logs. If I could set up in the art corner easily I’d probably use that as my backdrop.


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