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Hangin' Out Podcast

Bear and Allen

Hangin' Out with Bear and Allen is a weekly art and illustration web show that aims to bring you the concepts, processes, and habits that create happiness and success in the lives of creative individuals. We feature popular studio artists and illustrators, covering varying topics each week. Come hang out with us while you work.



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Apr 25, 2018 Bear and Allen
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Promoting yourself, your art, your ideas, your crowdfunding project . . . there's a million ways to do it all. We're hanging out and talking self promotion, art, and every thing in between.
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Apr 10, 2018 Bear and Allen
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In episode 35 we hang out with Katie Croonenberghs, artist of Kamakru art. She describes her leap of faith into illustration, and provides a breakdown of her business model and convention experience.
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Apr 6, 2018 Bear and Allen
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Episode 34 is live and we're hangin' out. Join in and listen as we breakdown current projects, processes, and business plans .
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Mar 26, 2018 Bear and Allen
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In episode 33 we talk to Stephen Najarian! He brings some serious insight to conventions and taking the leap as an artist. There are some audio issues, despite editing, but they clear up after the 10 minute mark. Hang out with us!
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Mar 14, 2018 Bear and Allen
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Here's the audio from our latest bonus episode. Check out our YouTube channel to watch Allen paint while you listen! This is a real hangin' out episode, so prepare to listen to two guys talk at length about art and art accessories.
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Mar 8, 2018 Bear and Allen
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Allen's back from Emerald City Comic Con and he's got a ton of convention tips and tricks to share as we discuss the madness of a con, breakdown current commissions, and talk about running a quick-stop.
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Feb 25, 2018 Bear and Allen
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We made it to 30 episodes. Thanks for hangin' out all this time. In this episode we cover our progress since a year ago, the practices we've found most effective, avoiding pitfalls, social media sucking you dry, and lot of other stuff.
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Feb 15, 2018 Bear and Allen
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Episode 29 - It's all about finding real jobs that don't suck, finding real jobs that boost your creativity, finding real jobs that support your art, the pros and cons of the Surface Book 2, Allen's admiration of Wacom, why you shouldn't buy a Cintiq, and much more.
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Feb 5, 2018 Bear and Allen
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Start your week off right with a discussion featuring one of the best. Bear and Allen hang out with the kind and talented Dave Rapoza in episode 28. Dave talks working with huge clients like Marvel, remaining relevant through honesty, making fun of art, publishing his own book alongside Dan Warren, remaining disciplined as an artist and human being, and how he manages to balance and conquer all these things. It's a great episode, and we encourage you to check out Dave's work online, support him...
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Jan 31, 2018 Bear and Allen
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And we're live with Episode 27! It's a great hang out this week, with two paintings behind our boys and two more already started. Bear and Allen discuss the challenges and triumphs of these works along with the motivation and inspiration that keeps them pushing forward.
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Jan 24, 2018 Bear and Allen
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Bear and Allen won't shut up about digital illustration and design in this weeks busy episode. Come hang out, and look forward to information on our Patreon and how you can support the show and future guests.
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Jan 18, 2018 Bear and Allen
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This episode is all about meditative breaks in life, searching for art shows, applying to conventions, challenging yourself in new work, Patreon, portraits, and pricing your art. Come hang out!
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Jan 12, 2018 Bear and Allen
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We ring in the new year with a heated discussion on everything. Gen-Con, approaching family and art, getting drunk in Oxford, MS, and our current projects are all up for grabs in the first episode of 2018.
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Dec 20, 2017 Bear and Allen
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It's the final Episode of the year and a Holiday special featuring beer breakdowns from Caleb E Anderson of Wicked Weed in Asheville, N.C. Caleb tells us the nitty-gritty on why beer is so great, offers wisdom as an art appreciator, and breaks down he's latest illustrated enjoyments. Come hang out, and look forward to 2018, the year of Hangin' Out.
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Dec 13, 2017 Bear and Allen
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Episode 21 includes a discussion over our series on education plus how Bear and Allen are approaching their current bodies of work. Come hang out!
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Dec 4, 2017 Bear and Allen
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Closing out our education series, we sit down with the great Donato Giancola. Known for his outstanding illustration career and superb talents as an oil painter, Donato blows our minds with his education experiences and motivations as a teacher. Do not miss this one!
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Nov 28, 2017 Bear and Allen
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Moving forward in the spirit of education, Bear and Allen sit down with the legendary Todd Lockwood, discussion his experiences as a student and teacher, and the importance of paying it forward.
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Nov 22, 2017 Bear and Allen
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Continuing our series on education, Bear and Allen look back on their own art school experiences, and share insight gained in the years after.
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Nov 13, 2017 Bear and Allen
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Continuing our series on art education, we talk to Pete Mohrbacher about his experiences in art education and his personal passions as a painter. Find Pete's work through Angerlarium or listen to him every week with fellow illustrator Sam Flegal on the One Fantastic Week webshow.
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Nov 10, 2017 Bear and Allen
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We kick off our series on art education with our personal mentor, Duncan Baird. A successful studio artist and lifetime educator, Duncan brings a guru like wisdom to teaching. He offers the perspective of a college professor, granting some insight on his methods and motivations.
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Oct 31, 2017 Bear and Allen
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Happy Halloween! Building a web portfolio is necessary to getting work these days. Come hang out while we share details on how to look professional on the web and the tips and tricks to driving a little traffic your way.
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Oct 26, 2017 Bear and Allen
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You don't need a muse to find creative inspiration. Sometimes, you just need to walk into a Chili's and try your best to get banned from the place. Come hang out while we discuss creative influences in life.
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Oct 18, 2017 Bear and Allen
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We're back, with Episode 13! Bear and Allen get in a heated discussion about the new Blade Runner, the importance of originality, meeting your heroes, and common pitfalls of the rising artist.
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Oct 9, 2017 Bear and Allen
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Come hang out in episode 12 while Bear and Allen talk art process, composition, erotic art, and cocktail recipes. Hangin' Out with Bear and Allen is the art podcast for the developing artist. We hang out with the intent to be your working, artistic backdrop. Feel free to contact us with topics, or just to chat with either of us. Please, pick your favorite and let us know,
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Oct 5, 2017 Bear and Allen
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It's Episode 11 and Bear and Allen spend an hour talking about getting stuck. Come hang out!
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Sep 27, 2017 Bear and Allen
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In Episode 10 we hang out with illustrator Justin Gerard. It's hard to stay on your toes in the ever changing world of art. Justin Gerard tells us about his experiences and tips to staying sharp in your work, even when life gets busy.
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Sep 20, 2017 Bear and Allen
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In Episode 09 we catch up with Alex Shanks-Abel and have a more relaxed conversation about building a personal, creative business and how to create interactive art. This means you can look forward to VR episodes of Hangin' Out in the near future.
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Sep 15, 2017 Bear and Allen
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The guys hang out in Episode 08 while discussing conventions, new projects, and ramble about whatever else. It's a Bear and Allen episode!
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Sep 7, 2017 Bear and Allen
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We talk with up-and-coming artist Bruce Brenneise about his journey to the heart of the illustration genre. From world-traveler to student to professional, Bruce is becoming a recognizable figure in the industry and we want to know how it's done.
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Sep 6, 2017 Bear and Allen
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This week the boys get personal, talking about how they've managed their personal and professional lives, and the ways the two interact.
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Aug 26, 2017 Bear and Allen
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In episode 04, we sit down with long time friend Alex Shanks-Abel, to talk about his publishing company, Flaming Crab Games, and the work behind establishing your own business, managing Kickstarter campaigns, and hiring freelancers to dish out work. Come hang out!
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Aug 26, 2017 Bear and Allen
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In Episode 05, the boys talk about opportunity. Deciding when to say yes, when to say enough, and when to make your own opportunity can be challenging, especially for the amateur artist. Bear and Allen share their successes and shortcomings, and hang out a little. Come Join!
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Aug 10, 2017 Bear and Allen
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In Episode 03 we talk with Josh Hass about developing a thriving career as an illustrator while working full time and supporting a family. Now a successful illustrator for the ever popular Magic the Gathering, Josh pulls insane weekend hours to knock out great work, and still finds time to entertain his son and take his wife on dates. Come hang out with us!
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Aug 1, 2017 Bear and Allen
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In episode two of Hangin' Out with Bear and Allen. Get to know your hosts and hang out for awhile! We also map out the future format for the show and what goals we want to move towards for the community.
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Aug 1, 2017 Bear and Allen
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We hosted our first episode with Marc Scheff on Freelance Fitness. Look forward to some great resources and full workout plans for at home and the gym in the near future! We'll have another great episode with a brand new topic coming at ya next week. Tell all your friends, and know how much we appreciate the support!