Showing posts from 2018

Season 4, Episode 2 – Special guest Tracy-Ann Leith; Just for Laughs 2017

The top SeanGeek episode of all time is this one. Tracy-Ann Leith​, famous of Voicesbytracy joined the show for the very first time. Tracy and I have been friends for a real long time and it was an honor to have her on the show. I've loved every time she has been on the show. Season 4, Episode 2 – Special guest Tracy-Ann Leith; Just for Laughs 2017

Season 6, Episode 11 – Blizzard’s Hoarfrost Reception

Season 6, Episode 11 – Blizzard’s Hoarfrost Reception Seanorama and co-host FastFretFingers talk about the release of Blizzard’s new Diablo game, Diablo Immortal --- exclusively on mobile platforms. You could hear a pin drop when the announcement came at Blizzcon --- misfire? The duo talk about the release, why people got angry at the company, and how to move forward. #blizzard #diabloimmortal #blizzcon  Season 6, Episode 11 – Blizzard’s Hoarfrost Reception

It's good to be a Geek - By Seanorama from SeanGeek

Last night we bid adieu to 2018, as the Geeks from SeanGeek got together (minus Voicesbytracy) to talk about all the pivotal points of the last year, from great moments in each of our lives, to Meet The Geeks happenings, to the best episodes of the year on the SeanGeek Podcast. The Geeks truly are a brotherhood--- screw that a geek-hood. It is a place where I feel totally at home, able to talk about anything that comes up in the most comfortable of places. Between my blood in Todd and time served with Corey, I feel like I have some really great company, people I can implicitly trust with everything. These are great men, people that would do anything for me, and that I only want to reciprocate to. Despite the challenges we have faced over the last year, our bond reduces the bad to manageable, and brighten the good to greatness. I am truly blessed to have these two in my life. They aren't my only friends by far. Never forget those sweet things I have in my own home, my wife, a

Season 4, Episode 19 – Dome at the New Club St Boniface

Taking a trip down the top episodes of the SeanGeek podcast, this one was a post review on Dome's gig at the Club St B alongside Quoth the Sun and Willswitch Engage. In the best of all time, this episode came in at number 3. It was a monumental show that our band Dome played at the Club St B, alongside Willswitch Engage​, and Quoth the Sun​. Both bands were kind AND rocked out like crazy. It was probably my personal favorite show we played as Dome​. The venue was awesome, the crowd was good and the sound--- our best. Season 4, Episode 19 – Dome at the New Club St Boniface

Season 6, Episode 10 – Bethesda Failure to Launch

Season 6, Episode 10 – Bethesda Failure to Launch Seanorama and co-host FastFretFingers talk about Fallout76, the latest in Bethesda’ Fallout series, the lukewarm reception to the game, the ongoing bag-gate saga, and how Fallout76 mirrored their release of Elder Scrolls Online a few years earlier. #fallout #fallout76 #bethesda #bag-gate Season 6, Episode 10 – Bethesda Failure to Launch

Special Edition - Merry Christmas from the SeanGeek Podcast

Special Edition - Merry Christmas from the SeanGeek Podcast All the best in this holiday season. The duo talk about Christmas’s past and starting new traditions. #christmas #seasonsgreetings Special Edition - Merry Christmas from the SeanGeek Podcast

Season 6, Episode 9 – Meet The Geeks Podcast Edition

Season 6, Episode 9 – Meet The Geeks Podcast Edition The Boys (Seanorama and FastFretFingers) invited CoreyGeek from Meet The Geeks to the recording studio. This is what we ended up with. The discussion covers upcoming stuff with both the Podcast and the webcomic, the love of Sweden, some podcast tips for beginners (hint make sure to share your RSS feed), some Podcast players we use, what it was like playing the work Christmas party (Seanorama did), and what to expect with some future guests. #meetthegeeks #swag #sweden #ikea #zoomrecorder #singers #drummers #godaddy #workchristmasparties Season 6, Episode 9 – Meet The Geeks Podcast Edition

Season 6, Episode 8 – Special Guest Lauren Alder – The Codex of Desire

Season 6, Episode 8 – Special Guest Lauren Alder – The Codex of Desire The SeanGeek’s Seanorama and FastFretFingers bring out their big gun (that’s Corey Toews beautiful mug) to facilitate this special format episode of the show. Laurie E. Smith, writing as Laren Alder has just released the Codex Of Desire (which has not become a #1 bestseller) joins us at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Winnipeg to talk about the book. They get in depth into the novel, as well as covering some great topics including Keycon, Wild Prairie FurryCon, the Radisson Hotel, McNally Robinson and a host of other topics. But yeah, dinosaurs! #codexofdesire #keycon #Wildprairiefurrycon #radissonhotel #winnipeg #mcnallyrobinson "The Codex of Desire: A Tragic Tale of Prehistoric Love" Love and violence, war and lust, lies and betrayal — even intelligent feathered dinosaurs fell prey to such savage impulses, more than 67 million years ago.  When Raoul Deguchi, a human palaeontologist, touche

Season 4, Episode 28 – Deep Dark Cave/Disraeli Dreamers/Moon Tan show revue

Taking a trip down memory lane, the 6th most downloaded episode of the SeanGeek Podcast was this one. I reviewed the Disraeli Dreamers album release, with Moon Tan and Deep Dark Cave. It was also the show I voted for in the Uniter30. Take a listen for a review of the show, and please go check out all three of the bands that played that show. The Disraeli Dreamers are really that great a band and deserve all of the great stuff coming their way. Not as great a review as you might expect from a professional like Ticketmomster​, but I try. Thanks to Ryan Sorensen​ and Peter Vander Hout​, who have always been more than generous to myself and the boys in Dome​. Disraeli Dreamers​ Moon Tan​ Deep Dark Cave​ The Uniter​The top 6 episode of all time. Season 4, Episode 28 – Deep Dark Cave/Disraeli Dreamers/Moon Tan show revue

Season 6, Episode 7 – Cheech and Chong and snowblowers

Season 6, Episode 7 – Cheech and Chong and snowblowers On the way to the Cheech and Chong show, Seanorama and FastFretFingers talk about snowblowers, Black Friday, gas prices, Sweden, winter, CAA, and of course Cheech and Chong. They review the show, the legalization of marijuana in Canada, their Canadian ties, signing to Motown, being mistaken for driving high, the smell of Archibald, changes to Netflix, and their typical driving shenanigans. #cheechandchong #snowblowers #legalization #caa Season 6, Episode 7 – Cheech and Chong and snowblowers

Season 6, Episode 6 – Stan Lee (Extra Episode)

Stan Lee. What more can be said about the legend? He was Marvel Comics. He co-created Spider-Man, Dr Strange, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and a host of others. He ran Marvel Comics. He was the pitchman for comic books as an industry and was integral to bringing it to the masses. Without his tireless plugging, and without his rich and deep comic work, he is the most prolific writer of the 20 th century, the most influential man in comics, and the best pitchman for the underdog. We talk about his influence, his wife Joan, his importance to society, and the moral compass that came with his work. #stanlee #stanleeforever #marvel #writing #comicbooks #comics #mcu Season 6, Episode 6 – Stan Lee (Extra Episode)

Season 6, Episode 5 – How to Buy a Car and Handle the Canadian Winter Seanorama and FastFretFingers talk cars. What kind of tomfoolery is this? The duo educates and tells stories (in their own inimitable way) how Canada in the winter is, including temperature, car care, add-ons to our cars, and the general problems we go through. They also share their stories of purchasing their own vehicles, and the pitfalls they went through, on what to look and ask for. Want to advertise on a Podcast with global exposure. We have a listenership with strong exposure in Canada, Sweden, the UK and the US. Contact us to advertise with us. Zohar at A-Z Electronics

Early episode: Season 6, Episode 5 – How to Buy a Car and Handle the Canadian Winter

Want to hear the latest episode of the show before your neighbors do? Want to be talk on the block with spoilers? Make a donation on Patreon and be cool.

The latest on Sweden: the Novel - SeanGeek

There has been a lot of work going on behind the scenes here at For those unfamiliar with NaNoWriMo, it is a yearly tradition where writers across the globe spend 30 days writing a novel. That's 50,000 words in 30 day. This time out I wanted to do something a little different. I wanted to take the book I had been working on (working title: Sweden) and get close to that final edit. This meant going back to a book I put a hold on when the kids were born. I have been spending my days and nights working through it, reworking parts, changing the sequence of the book around, and writing new sections. I am hoping to get the majority of the work done in 30 days. So far I have worked through over 35,000 words. A lot of the things that seemed thin were beefed up, some of the action was tightened up, some things have been trimmed down to keep up the pace in the story. I have to admit, the changes have been worthwhile. It took 4 years, but it really seems like daddy brain

Season 6, Episode 3 – Kiss versus Kiss, featuring Danny Roy

In this all-star episode, Danny Roy and Seanorama talk about their top 5 Kiss Albums. With moderators CoreyGeek (from Meet The Geeks) and regular co-host Todd FastFretFingers, the boys talk about their love of Kiss, their introductions to Kiss and their top 5 Kiss Albums. Special thanks to Decibel Geek for the germ of this idea. #kiss #thunderfunk #dannyrocks #decibelgeek #thedivorcees #melaniemorgan #top5 Danny Roy – A musician formerly from the East Coast, he has been in the bands Thunderfunk, The Divorcees and the Melanie Morgan Band. Most notably for this episode, he is a member of the Kiss tribute band The Love Guns. Thunderfunk The Divorcees Melanie Morgan FastFretFinges – Todd is the man. Period. CoreyGeek – Corey is the genius behind Meet T

Season 6, Episode 2 – Halloween 2018

Season 6, Episode 2 – Halloween 2018

Season 6, Episode 1 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Process

Season 6, Episode 1 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Process

That Laugh

I have been blessed in my life with some of the best of friends. My friends are always there for me. They are incredibly loyal. I can count on them at any and every time. I had a fun evening recently with some of those friends, and I let out a familiar laugh. It isn’t one that comes out all the time, but it comes out at special times. We all are capable of that laugh. Everyone’s laugh may sound a little different from each other, but the intensity of that laugh is the same. The laugh is the one that you make when you are surrounded by people you are so comfortable with, that you can be sincere with, that you aren’t worried about being judged by, that you can simply ‘be’ with. It is the laugh that comes out when your every guard and defense is let down and the laugh simply happens. Mine comes out as a “tee-hee”, that my wife equates to the Pillsbury Doughboy. It is a silly sound, that comes from my gut. Being a geek back then, meant that I got picked on, teased, and taunte

What Happened to Matt?

What happened to Matt? The answer is both simple and not-so-simple. Matt, when he first joined us back in the long past days when we were filming Clayton's fan film Star Wars: The Evil Within, was at that time a young man with ADHD and a sheltered and naive outlook on life. We delighted in shocking him. Through us he witnessed his first transaction for sexual services, never believing that it happened outside of television and, one fateful Sunday morning he discovered that some of those "ladies of the night" were not as they seem. The Matt that was introduced into the comic was that young and naive Matt. However, as time went on Matt was suddenly not that young and naive man anymore. He got a job with crown corporation and was suddenly doing some especially dangerous work for some very good money and subsequently became quite the stable and steady man. We still see Matt at Keycon  but rarely beyond that. As time

And we are on Patreon - SeanGeek

So why did we do it? As a youngling, I plied my art, certain I would be doing this as a career. I was writing and drawing my own original comic books and man I was good at it. As all artists do at some point, I started to question my abilities, and the drive required to make it. I was living in a small town, on Canada's East Coast. The logistics of getting to New York from there, getting my work in front of the right set of eyes, of scrounging by until that could happen--- If I got my work in front of the right eyes, was my work good enough? As I watched my own father struggle to feed his family, I started to wonder if I could make it, hit the big time and work for Marvel or DC. Practicality set in. I really got hung up. In the "regular" world, any one can get a job and if you worked reasonably hard you could get work. I wouldn't get rich but at least I could make some money. University came around. The drive to create was ever-present. But I took practical co

I gots to play with Todd again

In 1978, I heard Kiss Alive II. I was nothing but a babe at the time, but the sonic bombast of the album forever changed my life. In 1982-1983, Todd was playing guitar, and blew my mind. From that point on I vowed to share a stage with him. While I was waiting for that dream to happen, I had hooked with Dan Saltel in a band we would call Salty Bear. It was this garage-y thing that I was quite proud of. But it was nothing quite approaching the technical ability of what Todd was doing with his band MiToMa. I mean, hell, they were playing Rush and Van Halen. Dan and I were getting better as musicians with a lot of hard work, but Todd was Todd. Todd was shredding. I was writing. Salty Bear was pure songwriting. What we were missing in musical ability we made up with in sheer integrity and experimentation. We might not have had the chops to play along with these technical bands, but we were crafting some different rock and roll. I will be honest, I don't think I

Sandra Stewart

Many of you have heard the story of how the Geeks got together, but there is a huge part of that backstory that needs to be told. Everything that became Meet The Geeks, the SeanGeek podcast, Star Wars The Evil Within --- all of that had it's start with Sandra Stewart. I met Sandra sometime after I auditioned for Clay's Star Wars The Evil Within film. I had likely gotten in by the skin of my teeth on the audition. And now here I was at a reading surrounded by these professional actors, writers, and Star Wars enthusiasts. I was nervous, out of place, and overwhelmed by what I was getting into. At some point, I was to meet Clay at his home. And there was Sandra. We spoke as I waited for Clay. In minutes she made me feel at home. She was able to break through the layers of fear and anxiety I had and make me feel worthwhile. I deserved to be on this film. As the filming schedule was in full effect I visited many more times and really got to know Sandra a lot better. I le

Back in the Saddle now with Video!

On Friday, July 27th, 2018, I filmed my second (third?) live feed via the Meet the Geeks Facebook  page while I was working on a comic. The comic is a re-do of one that had been previously published back in 2007. I was originally going to re-scan and re-colour the original one but since I was already working on new strips I figured I would draw it again in the updated style. Re-drawing the comic also gave me a chance to address some continuity errors regarding the clothing that the characters were wearing and keeping everything in line. So here you can see a scan of the original comic. The comic also features what will be the first of a look between Corey and Clayton that will mean that trouble lies ahead. The Script Panel 1 Corey: Hey Clay! Check it out! We have a flagpole! Clayton: Huh! Too bad we don't have anything to hoist up it. Panel 2 No Dialogue Panel 3 Matt:(off panel) What? Hey! Wait! What are you... AHHHHHHHHHHH! SFX: R

The Importance of Being Ernie (or why Bert is so important) - By SeanGeek

Bert and Ernie are probably the greatest comedy team in history. Their lasting legacy built on their puppeteers  Jim Henson and Frank Oz was pure genius. But what made this duo so special and why is their legacy so enduring? Ernie was the troublemaker, the instigator, the chance-taker, the silly one, the crazy one, the one swirling in chaos and a lack of rules. Bert was all about rules, routine, safety, taking care of things and being reliable. The were the perfect foils for one another, the ying to the yang, the order to the chaos. They each brought out the best of each other. Ernie taught Bert to be adventurous, to take chances, to laugh out loud, the skip the chores from time to time, to break routine. Bert grounded Ernie, teaching him to be reliable, to take the time to look after things, to be responsible. They were polar opposites but it was that middle ground that made each of them better, and provided the true comedy of their pairing. They weren't the first pairing to

Back in the Saddle

Yesterday was productive. Yes friends and geeks yesterday good ol' CoreyGeek was kicking ass and taking names. Let me tell you a story. It began with a simple comment to the WifeGeek that I wanted to spend a couple of hours sequestered in my basement studio working on a strip. The plan, or so I hope, is to get new comics going up weekly starting on the seventh of August, returning to putting new strips up on Tuesdays. The WifeGeek agreed on one condition, that I have a new comic up by the end of the day. Well friends, sometimes that's easier said than done but I figured, I can do this. I spent the afternoon working on a revamp of a previously existing strip, updating the artwork and working at my craft. By five I had managed to finish the four panel strip and just needed to come up with another strip by the end of the day. Fortunately I had a plan. Going back to December, the wife bought me a cell phone. She had been playing Pokemon Go since it's release back

Sean on Ditko

Steve Ditko. Despite his most famous co-creator credit, the creation of Spider-Man, Ditko never really seemed to really get his due. At Marvel, there was Stan Lee, almost single-handedly writing most of their books, and there was Jack Kirby who was drawing most of the titles. Ditko had always been “the other guy”. When I started reading comics, Spider-Man had already gone through Romita Sr, and Andru on the art chores, and Stan Lee wasn’t even writing the book anymore. I was introduced to John Byrne and Chris Claremont’s run on the team-up Spider-Man book called Marvel Team-Up. Sure I had read Spider-Man’s first appearance a bunch of times in various re-prints, but I had largely been unaware of Ditko or his influence. I was aware of Stan Lee and his larger than life writing ability, as it was often talked about reverently by everyone in the industry. Because I had been groomed on John Byrne’s Spider-Man, I was very receptive to John Buscema and John Romita Sr’s version of the hero. An

My introduction to the Scumdogs of the Universe and seeing them live.

Back in 1990 I came across a band and album that would eventually change my life and outlook on the way that things could be. That band of course was the immortal GWAR and the album was that bands second release: Scumdogs of the Universe.  On the cassette cover stood five grotesque monsters brandishing outrageously oversized and bloodstained weapons. Clad in armor that Warhammer Orcs would find impractical they dominated the cover under the bands name, rendered to look like cartoonish blood. The band stood on what I now know is the bleak, fissured landscape of Antarctica, the location of the bands fictional home (they really hail from Richmond, Virginia) but what, for the longest time, I thought was a sunny beach in front of a lake or sea. Equally bizarre were the creatures names, Oderus Urungus: lead singer. Balsac the Jaws of Death: guitarist. Flattus Maximus: another guitarist. Beefcake the Mighty: Bass. And last but certainly not least was Jizmak the Gusher: Drummer. Mon

Coming Back To Me... SeanGeek

When it comes to playing music, I have a fair amount of insecurity. It still feels like a fallacy when I say that I am a musician. I see musicians as true royalty. They create emotions and feelings, or more properly, turn our own emotions and feelings on. They concisely shape stories, crafted in small dense time capsules of 2½ to 5 minutes long. Each of these songs have the ability to take you back in time, to key moments in our lives, awakening all our senses in pure recollection: your first crush, your first rebellion, your first adult moment, your first win, your first loss. The pure craft of creating all of those moving parts and making them fit together into that perfect song that can purely capture a single moment in your life, is pure genius and pure madness. Am I a musician? I sure hope so, but those are lofty heights. (And please don’t get this confused with the other “musicians” out there that are created, packaged, produced and put out there, that have all of their pa

Introductions to Music Part Two - SeanGeek

During the year 1983 something was happening. This guitar player named Eddie Van Halen had been making headlines all over the world with his band Van Halen. However, in our neck of the woods, stuck with AM radio, we’d never heard of Van Halen. Glen Campbell, Anne Murray, and Gordon Lightfoot were all the radio would give us. When Van Halen’s 1984 came out, it revolutionized the music industry. Seriously. In our neck of the woods, the album broke open what we could listen to the radio. I mean Kiss never got radio play. But Van Halen was getting a lot of radio airplay. And a lot of other bands were getting airplay too. All of a sudden, hard rock was now being made available to the masses. Music with searing guitars, monster drums, pounding bass, and wailing vocals was now on the radio and I couldn’t be happier. Kiss had been my only island amidst all that AOR (Adult Oriented Rock) that saturated the airwaves. Now I could take my pick. It was my brother who glomed on Van Hal

Looking for a place to happen...

“I’ve got a job, I explore I follow every little whiff And I want my life to smell like this” I remember listening to the radio when that song, “Looking for a Place to Happen” by the Tragically Hip came on. As I listened I realized that it summed up everything I’ve ever wanted for and from the Geeks. For me Meet the Geeks has been a journey towards the savage heart of my dream: The idea of one day becoming a cartoonist of note, joining the ranks of the likes of Berkley Breathed, Jim Davis, Bill Watterson and the new crop of web cartoonists such as Jennie Breeden and Lar DeSousa. The thought of traveling down an unknown road and finding fortune at its end. Exploration and discovery. The two works I come back to on a regular basis during this journey is that song, sung to perfection by the late and great Gord Downey, held with reverence in my heart, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson. That book/comic/movie explores the search for the American Dream, found in La