The Sartorial Geek Podcast

9/8/2021

Creative Whirlwind with Mallory Shoemaker

Ep. 172
If you’re looking for fun ways to sport your geekiness, may we recommend Galaxy Gear Boutique. Galaxy Gear Boutique is the place to go for ready-to-ship items like headbands, scarves, and scrunchies to custom sewn clothing items like gloves, kimonos, and leggings. Follow @GalaxyGearBoutique for the latest!Welcome to the second episode of our SG Small Business series with special guest Mallory Shoemaker!Mallory and I have been working together for years, and I’m so excited to talk with her about the behind the scenes of being a creative. We talk all about the whirlwind of doing all kinds of creative projects at all kinds of capacities: hobby, freelance, and full time!If you’ve ever been overwhelmed by creative possibility, this episode is for you. If you’ve ever felt like every other creative person must have a path straight from the heavens and you’re constantly struggling to find the way, this episode is for you. If you feel alone on your creative journey, we hope you fell less alone after chatting with us.Also! Mallory has a Kickstarter that you should absolutely check out (and share and back if you can!).Alright, friends. Have a great week, and stay nerdy.Special thanks to our executive producers for this episode Geeklery, Galaxy Gear Boutique, NW Nerd Podcast, LoganArch, Kal-Elle, and Karen Hallion.If you enjoyed this episode, you might love the rest of our episodes! Click here to browse the archives.
9/3/2021

SG Business School with Rose del Vecchio

Ep. 171
This week’s episode is sponsored by the wonderful geeky illustrator Karen Hallion. Click here to check out her beautiful art and her Patreon!This episode marks the beginning of a special series dedicated to our geeky small business owners.Each week for the next (?) weeks, we’re chatting with fellow nerdy business owners about the behind the scenes of running their brands. Our hope is to help each other prepare for the holiday season and feel less alone in this chaotic journey of entrepreneurship.First up is Rose del Vecchio, co-founder of FanMailBox and Charmed: Box of Shadows.In this episode Rose and I discuss the different forms our business ownership has taken: as a hobby, as a full time job, and as a side gig while working various hourly/salaried positions.We talk about the difficulties in trying to have enough time and energy to do *everything* as well as the perceived shame in not running your business full time.I hope this conversation is helpful to anyone trying to navigate how to pay themselves while also following their dreams. And if there’s anything specific you’d like us to cover in this series, please let me know!Have a great week, and stay nerdy.Special thanks to our executive producers for this episode Geeklery, Galaxy Gear Boutique, NW Nerd Podcast, LoganArch, Kal-Elle, and Karen Hallion.If you enjoyed this episode, you might love the rest of our episodes! Click here to browse the archives.
7/8/2021

The Shepherd with Andrea + Roberto Molinari

Ep. 170
Thank you, NW Nerd, for sponsoring today’s episode! NW Nerd is a podcast chronicling the people and the passions that make geek life so great. These are the stories that make us nerds. Listen wherever you listen to podcasts and follow online at @nw_nerd.This week we have a special thank you for our Patrons: Laisea, Paula, Jess, Audrey, Wendy, and Julia. We appreciate you so much and all you’ve done to support The Sartorial Geek. To join them, head to patreon.com/sartorialgeek.This week we have our first father/son guest duo: Andrea and Roberto Molinari!Andrea is a comic book writer and creator, co-creating and writing (along with his son, Roberto) The Shepherd series. In addition, he is an editor with Scout Comics, Caliber Comics and has also worked with Amigo Comics in this capacity.The Shepherd is a supernatural thriller comic book series set in the afterlife. Prof. Lawrence Miller falls into a dark vortex of guilt and anger after enduring the tragic death of his teenage son. He cannot shake the sense that his son is now a lost soul, wandering between heaven and earth. Grieving and profoundly disturbed, he pursues his son into the afterlife.Once on the other side, he encounters his deceased father and is given a mystical pendant of great power. Unfortunately, in Lawrence’s hands it becomes a weapon that allows him to unleash his fury on those who caused his son’s death, leaving a trail of insanity and chaos in his wake. His existence becomes a terrifying conflict between his unchecked anger and his dawning understanding that he has lost his way.If you’d like to read The Shepherd yourself (and we highly recommend you do), you can head to theshepherdcomic.com. You can also follow along on Twitter!Thanks so much for listening, and stay nerdy!Special thanks to our executive producers for this episode Geeklery, Galaxy Gear Boutique, NW Nerd Podcast, LoganArch, and Karen Hallion.If you enjoyed this episode, you might love the rest of our episodes! Click here to browse the archives.