TGIFF! 13Sep13

Happy Friday the 13th!  It’s thank goodness it’s Friday favorites day!  I’m excited to post my favorite of the voices sent to me for last week’s Saturday Sketches, so let’s jump right in!

Twis'mah TunicHere is the little guy that everyone was submitting character voices for this week.  He’s from a strange alien world and his name is Twis’Mah Tunik.  Twis’Mah is a character from Roshambo Comics first issue, The Horror of Hopscotch.  It is written by Michael Dismuke and illustrated by Susan C Tsui.  Thanks to Michael and Susan for letting us borrow their character for inspiration.  Book one is available as a free download on thier website, but soon will be for sale in full color.


I’m pleased to announce that my favorite voice this week came from John Gale!  Saturday Sketches asks for the first voice that comes to mind when looking at the picture of the character.  Here is his first take:

This also made me realize, I probably shouldn’t have assumed everyone knew how to pronounce Roshambo.  Whoops!  I don’t count it against him, but in case you’re curious, it’s roe-sham-bow.

The next take I usually give three facts about the character to keep in mind and see how it alters your voice choice for the character.  This time, since the character is from a complete comic, I chose to add another frame describing who he is.  This is how John varied his character voice:

Yes, the directions were to read the same line again, but since it was another panel, I probably confused things.  Isn’t it interesting how his voice changed subtly after the new facts?  I love this exercise.  I hope you are all having fun with it.  Remember, a new one will be up tomorrow.

Well, that was my favorite of the voice submissions, now here are a few favorite links from the Twitterverse.

Hope you enjoyed TGIFF!  Check back tomorrow for another Saturday Sketches.  Keep sending in those voices!


VoiceOver Virtual- Interview with John Florian

John FlorianI had a lot of people ask if there would be a podcast of the interview with John Florian about the upcoming Voice Over Virtual Online Conference.  While the website for Hollywood & West Napa St is updating fast, we’re not quite up to date.  For those interested, I’m posting a podcast of the interview here.  Enjoy!  And click any of the links to explore their site and sign up for the September online conference.




Original air date of interview was August 20, 2013 on Sun FM 91.3 KSVY Sonoma.


TGIFF! 23Aug2013

I debated posting the voice from the last Saturday Sketches this week or next.  Next week won.  Mostly because I want to use it as an auditioning process lesson.  Also because I wasn’t able to get the next Saturday Sketches posted and I’d like to keep them together.

I have many lovelies for everyone to check out this week from the Twitterverse.  Let’s start by reminding you all that if you haven’t listened to podcast of my interview with John Florian about Voice Over Virtual, what are you waiting for??  Go on.  I’ll wait.

Voice Over VirtualAfter you’ve listened to that and are ready to register, follow this link to sign up!

Now that your education is out of the way, let’s have a little fun.  I found a new site called “Scoop It!”  According to my blog’s traffic reports, someone came to my site through a link there, but I couldn’t find it.  If you see it, leave a comment.  This site is pretty cool and it’s really just a collection of blog posts that you can find by subject.  Type in “voiceover” and there is a wealth of knowledge to be had.  You can also type in someone in the industry you admire and find what they’re sharing.  For example, it’s fun to follow Derek Chappell.

Speaking of Derek Chappell, he also shares in his blog every week his favorite blogs.  This week there are 15 and all worth taking a look at.  Read his blog here.

Twitter lesson of the week:  On Fridays, when you see #ff, your friends are sharing with you people on Twitter they suggest you follow.  It means “Follow Friday.”  Thank you to the Word Mice for giving me that information!  And if you need a social media presence, but don’t like the task, hire these ladies and the word about you or your event will be out in no time!

Also, a lot of people ask me where I get my auditions living in a small town.  I mainly use Voice 123.  I’m experimenting with others right now, but if you’d like to get going and want to try one, I suggest signing up with them today.  Let me know what you think in the comments below after you’ve given them a try.

More thank goodness it’s Friday favorites next week!  For now, enjoy the Blogoverse!


Announcement: John Florian will be on Hollywood & West Napa St

DSC01488I’m blogging this a little late, but I wanted to let my readers know that the fantastic John Florian will be on my radio show, Hollywood & West Napa Street tomorrow morning.  The show begins at 10 am Pacific time and he will be phoning in at 10:25.  I hope you all will listen in to hear about Voice Over Virtual, an online voice over convention happening next month.  Here is a link if you want to check it out on your own.  By the weekend, I will share the podcast in the blog as well for those who can’t tune in.  If you’re local, 91.3 FM, or you can listen to the live stream at or through the smart phone app, TuneIn Radio.




TGIFF! 16Aug13

Welcome!  I’m going to keep this a bit short as I’ve got an article I’m writing for the Geek Girl Project as well as an essay to write for a scholarship to Voice Over Virtual, an online voice over event with tons of training!    By the way, if you’d like to hear more about it, the amazing John Florian will be on Hollywood & West Napa St next Tuesday morning at 10:25 am PST to discuss all the details!  Listen to my show either locally at 91.3 FM, or stream it via SunFM online or TuneIn Radio on your smart phone.

Voice Over Virtual

Hopefully, you all saw last week’s Saturday Sketches and submitted an entry for the sketch.  This week, I just had to post a man doing the voice for basball girlie-girl.  I wanted to prove that you shouldn’t be afraid to try the exercise no matter what the sex of the character.  Have you seen Bob’s Burgers?  A lot of those females are voiced by men; interesting fact.

1079375_10151784439307264_238603024_nThis sketch was drawn specifically for Saturday Sketches by my amazing artist friend, Chad Welch.  Here is another good friend, Andy Boyns giving his first take on the character.  (WordPress added a new audio player, so forgive my blog if it comes out a little weird design wise.  I haven’t found if I have control over it yet.)



And here is the second take after learning 3 facts about the character.  This one is funny to me because he says he has no idea what a New Jersey accent sounds like and that he felt it came across as “like the character is lurking in the corner in a dirty raincoat.”  I laughed.

At any rate, tomorrow will be a male character and I want the women to remember, one of the top 10 wealthiest cartoon voice actors is the voice of Bart Simpson.  And she is Nancy Cartwright!  Check back for Saturday Sketches and I expect even more voices turned in this week!

Here are some links to my favorite things this week from my Twitter feeds:

  • Disney Bound, a site dedicated to putting together wardrobe ideas based on Disney characters.  I’m all for living a Disney life.
  • Robapalooza Atlanta- An intensive voice acting workshop with Rob Paulsen & Maurice LaMarche.  I’m jealous of everyone going, so if you’re near the area, be one of those people.
  • Vox Daily posted a blog on Victorian Thaumatrope Animation which I think is another fun exercise in coming up with new voices.  Make your own today thanks to instructions from Stephanie Ciccarelli!

See you next week with more fun finds from my exploration in the Twitterverse!  And check back tomorrow for this weekend’s Saturday Sketches!  By the way, do you follow me on Twitter and “like” me on Facebook??