The Jonathan Belle Show

An Interview with Neeks

An episode of The Jonathan Belle Show

By Jonathan Belle
I left the railroad to pursue a creative career. And this podcast is to document that journey. I want to combine the four things I love the most to make a living. Photography/creativity. Traveling. Inspiring people. Superman. This podcast is meant to document that journey.
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Getting over myself with SEO keywords
Today I spent all day learning and redoing my website for SEO, had to face the music on a couple issues.
June 17, 2019
11 Months in Montana
Going over the past month in Sidney, and what I plan to do this month.
June 16, 2019
An Interview with Cup of Rad
Cup of Rad Podcast, a geek podcast that brings RAD popculture vibes to your ears, came on the show to discuss the ins and outs of successfully keeping their show going. We talk about what led to the idea, what’s keeping them going, and the learning curves they have faced while podcast. You can find more about them here
June 10, 2019
An Interview with Simon Ellerd
A lover of beer, pop culture and podcasting, Simon and I talk about his projects that combines his interest into YouTube and podcast mediums. He also shares his advice and experience about what he’s learned from starting. For people that wanna get started, take a listen. You can find more about him here
June 3, 2019
An Interview with Ben Becker
A sophomore year art student studying in Baltimore, Ben and I talk about the pros and cons of going to art school; as well as his advice on anyone leaning on making a decision to go. You can find more about him here
May 28, 2019
An Interview with Octavia Reese
Octavia is the founder of Tavinda Media, a podcast network that host of variety of shows about different topics. An Author, artist, dancer, musician, and mother; we talk about what it takes to get her company off the ground while still finding time for her other passions. You can find more about her here
May 20, 2019
10 Months in Montana
A quick update
May 17, 2019
An Interview with Keenen Baker
A cosplayer from Atlanta, Keenen and I talk about how he got into cosplay, advice on builds, and shares his experience about the cosplay community. You can find more about him here
May 15, 2019
An Interview with Robin Towle-Fecso
A geeky mom that decided to follow her life long dream to illustrate/draw anime/comics, Robin shares with us how she made the jump to start her own business, the moment she decided to start, and advice she gives for anyone wanting to do the same. You can find more about her here
May 6, 2019
An Interview with JV
JV is the the creator of RedWing: The Audio Drama Podcast. It centers on the story of a queer black superhero. Jv and I talk about how the idea came to mind. And the ins and outs of producing their show. You can find more about him here
April 30, 2019
An Interview with Mathew Sydney
Singer/Songwriter Mathew and I talk about his latest EP release, which is inspired by comic book characters! Self produced, we talk about the road that got him here, and some advice for musicians who want to get their music off the ground. You can find his work here
April 25, 2019
An Interview with Anime Dunn
Anime Dunn opens up about her depression an anxiety. She also gives great advice for anyone going through the same, as well as how she plans to shine a light on the stigmazations surrounding both topics. You can find more about her here
April 22, 2019
An Interview with Carl Olson
A Christian, philosopher and RPG blogger with a focus on D&D, Carl and I talk about how he incorporates all three of these aspects into writing his D&D worlds. You can find more about him here
April 19, 2019
9 Months in Montana
Super proud
April 10, 2019
An Interview with Abraham Alexander
Singer/Songwriter Abraham Alexander comes on the show to talk about his music career so far, how he got started, and what he has learned from releasing two singles. Pretty solid convo for any creative to listen to. You can find more about him here
March 27, 2019
An Interview with Darrel Mundel
An illustrator who had to switch mediums do to an accident, Darrel is a visual artist in the U.K. We talk about what’s inspiring his creativity now, and the challenges and advice he gives for going in a whole different artistic direction. You can find out more about him here
March 25, 2019
An Interview with Christina P.
A maker of comics, Christina makes mental health comics centering around P.OC. and is starting another comic on her transition to going vegan. We talk about what gave her the courage to start sharing something that personal to the world, as well as her advice to people that might want to start as well. You can find more about her here
March 24, 2019
An Interview with Dennis Salvatier
Full time art director and freelancer, designer/illustrator Dennis Salvatier talks about his 20 year journey so far. He gives GREAT advice for anyone that is looking to get into freelancing, and shares his overall knowledge of his creative career thus far. You can find him online here
March 23, 2019
An Interview with Micah W.
Micah is a comic artist and illustrator working on his comic The Sparrow. From the moment he conceived the idea five years ago until now. We talk about his learning curve and advice for persevering when it gets tough. His story is a great example of “Write the work you want to see”. You can find more about him here
March 22, 2019
Seattle Trip Recap
Went to Seattle for Comic-con
March 21, 2019
An Interview with Weston Humphreys
A self taught artist, primary using watercolors and inking, we talk about how he chose to get started on a path to use his creativity. Weston and I also talk about his self taught learning curve, and offers advice for anyone that wants to get started drawing. You can find more about him here
March 18, 2019
a new opportunity 
March 15, 2019
An Interview with Brie Marie
Briana is a spoken word artist from Texas. We talk about her writing process, as well as what finally pushed her to start open mics; and what she has learned so far from putting herself out there.  You can find out more about her here
March 13, 2019
An Interview with Matt Taylor
Matt is a comic artist and illustrator working on a retelling of the Titanic from the perspective of the ship designer. From writing the script, inking, coloring, thumbnails and lettering, we talk about the learning curves and process for getting his comic out. You can find out more here
March 12, 2019
8 Months in Montana
Quick update of what's going on.
March 11, 2019
An Interview with Richard Brown
A self taught drawer, Richard and I talk about what started him on the path to drawing. We also talk about what finally inspired Richard to put his art out in the world, and how he got over his fear to start. You can find his work here
March 10, 2019
An Interview with Sheryl Dee
Voiceover artist, actor, writer, drummer, and singer; Sheryl started the jump to a full-time creative one year ago. We talk about her journey so far, and she gives great advice and insight on her first full year of a full-time creative. You can find more about her here
March 9, 2019
An Interview with Indy
A photographer and traveler, and bit of a van-lifer, Indy is from the midwest currently living in the country Jordan. We talk about what her experience has been so far in Jordan, as well as travel and photography tips. You can find more about her here
March 8, 2019
An Interview with Derek Lipscomb
A comic artist, writer, and illustrator, Derek and I talk about his comic 'The Maroon', which is a hybrid of history, mythology, and American folklore. A solo artist with issue 10 just coming out, we talk about how his process producing comics on his own. You can find out more here
March 7, 2019
An Interview with Reni K. Amayo
A writer based in London, Reni’s upcoming novel “Daughters of Nri” comes out this summer. We discuss what her novel is about, how she got it published, and gives solid advice on her journey so far. You can find her online here
March 6, 2019
An Interview with Joe Corallo and Liana Kangas
The Creators of She Said Destroy, Joe and Liana talk about how they got their comic off the ground, and what its like being a co-creator on a project together. Really insightful interview for anyone working on a project with a partner. You can find more about it here
March 5, 2019
An Interview with Rose Skye
A Poet, Rose and I talk about what finally pushed her to start sharing her work, which eventually led to her releasing a collection! She was also kind enough to share one of her poems on the podcast, you should check her out here
March 4, 2019
An Interview with R.A.D.I.C.
R.A.D.IC. Is a songwriter, composer and guitarist. Also a philosopher, we talk about how he incorporates philosophy and geek fandom into his music and song lyrics. You can find him here
March 3, 2019
An Interview with Kiki (DragonflyHooks)
Kiki owns a geek fandom soap company. We talk about how she got the idea and what it takes, and still taking, to continually run her business. You can find her here
March 2, 2019
An Interview with Beth Barnett
Beth makes history and mental health comics, we talk about how she got into that genre, and what inspires her creativity and research while making them.  You can find her online here
March 1, 2019
An Interview with Misslividoll
Opening up about her eating disorder of 28 years, we talk about how she has dealt with it in every aspect of her life. And the challenges she still faces on a day to day basis.  You can find her online here
February 27, 2019
An Interview with Playing With Issues
A Gamer and a YouTuber, we talk about how he got started, and some tips and tricks for editing and uploading gaming videos. You can find him here
February 27, 2019
An Interview with Kaitlyn Andersen
A newly published writer, Kaitlyn's fantasy novel Reliance comes out later this year. Basically superheroes in space, we talk about how her ideas came about, and what it took to get published. You can find her here
February 26, 2019
An Interview with Project Savior
Craig is a comic book artist who writes a comic titled "Project Savior". We talk about what it took to get it off the ground, and some challenges he's faced along the way. You can find him here
February 25, 2019
An Interview with Yarn Goddess Cosplay
Yarn Goddess recently made the jump to doing cosplay full-time. Making her cosplays primarily from crochet, we talk about what it is like to make the transition full time, while balancing her personal cosplays, commissions, and touring schedules.
February 24, 2019
An Interview with Neeks
Neeks is a writer, actress and model. We talk about what it is like juggling all those hats, and how she handles being able to do so. You can find her work here
February 23, 2019
An Interview with Kristin Stahlman
Recently moving from Oklahoma to Los Angeles, to pursue a career in stand-up comedy, Kristin talks about how her life has been so far. As well as giving great advice for anyone wanting to start a career in stand-up.  You can find a link to her comedy here
February 22, 2019
An Interview with Mak
Mak is a percussionist who has been playing drums for 12 years now and an electrical engineering student. Here we talk about what its like to drum for a band while going to school as a music recording/production student. You can find a link to his social media profile here
February 21, 2019
An Interview with Melissa Drew
Melissa runs her own business as a Fetish Model, while simultaneously dealing with her diagnosis of Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis, which is an autoimmune disease. Here we talk about what it is like dealing with that ailment, while running a business. You can find her here
February 20, 2019
Expanding the Show
I would like to start interviewing people and trying to figure out the best way to do that.
February 19, 2019
Superboy Chronicles
explanation of what I'm trying to accomplish.
February 17, 2019
Van Life Tips
Somethings that came to mind while vanlife-ing in Seattle.
February 14, 2019
How much do you think I'm paying for commissions?
I just realized how much money I am spending for Superman artwork. 
February 13, 2019
on the brain
testing out the new mic by telling a story.
February 13, 2019
7 months in Montana
Here’s what’s going on.
February 8, 2019
Goal three accomplished
January 22, 2019
6 months in Montana.
Some goals for this year and what’s happening.
January 9, 2019
Recap 2018
Accounts of what has happened.
December 31, 2018
New van.
Finally got another van.
December 15, 2018
Five months in Montana
The story so far.
December 4, 2018
Four months in
Fourth month in Montana
November 11, 2018
Update into October
How the last couple weeks have been.
October 5, 2018
2 Months
Two Months in Montana
September 10, 2018
The Van
Getting to the point where i need a new one.
August 27, 2018
Interview from Spot Light with Sebastian Garcia
My friend Sebastian host an Instagram Live show where he talks to other artists. I had the pleasure of being interviewed on his show. Here is the Audio from it.
August 11, 2018
Episode 28
July 23, 2018
Chapter 3 part II
Starting the next part of my journey in Montana.
July 10, 2018
Episode 26
June 19, 2018
Episode 25
June 13, 2018
Why I don't want a Patreon.
discussing with myself and sharing why I don't think a Patreon is for me.
June 7, 2018
June 1, 2018
June 1, 2018
Car Confessions 1
Sometimes I think a lot when I drive. I decided to start recording audio while doing so.
May 25, 2018
Ignite Seattle Talk
Audio is taken​ from my Ignite Seattle talk. Highlighting why I choose to move to Seattle and be Superman
May 18, 2018
Finding that ideal job
May 16, 2018
April 2018
Recap of the month
May 1, 2018
So long dishwashing. Part 2
April 25, 2018
So long dishwashing
Today has been a day
April 25, 2018
Everything I’ve been doing so far in April
April 14, 2018
First day of spring 2018
March 20, 2018
Deviating from instagram aesthetics
Why I choose to not have “the perfect grid” anymore.
February 25, 2018
Instagram algorithm 2018
My thoughts on the latest algorithm on instagram.
February 20, 2018
Realizing what the thing I’m most afraid of is. And how it’s holding me back from my goals.
February 16, 2018
Room vs studio space
Weighing the pros and cons of getting either a room to live in. Or stay in the van and get a studio space.
January 30, 2018
My 33rd birthday
A reflection of the last year and what I want to do differently.
January 23, 2018
Picking a social media manager
Comparing and figuring out which company to choose from so I can get details analytics from hashtags.
January 15, 2018
Ads manager mobile
Learnt a lesson about using the mobile version
January 4, 2018
Starting the job hunt.
Getting over the mental road blocks that kept me from looking for a job.
January 4, 2018
Hope campaign 1 fb ads
Started a week long boost on a fb post and here are the parameters.
January 1, 2018
Just talking 12-30-17
Thinking out loud.
December 31, 2017
Learning FB ads 2
Second ad running trying to pinpoint a comic con
December 30, 2017
Learning Facebook Ads 1
The Journey of learning FB ads
December 30, 2017
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