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John Hazard & Lisa Burdige of Background Noise Comic - Tom Ray's Art Podcast 201101

John Hazard & Lisa Burdige are a couple that creates the autobiographical webcomic Background Noise Comic. John spent over a decade working at Nickelodeon where he provided game design, online animation and avatar character creation for the brand website. Lisa has published short fiction, essays, and plays. She also works for agencies and has developed award-winning ideas and content strategy for top brands.

We talk about creating their comics, promoting it, the experiences they've had since starting Background Noise Comic and more!

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Background Noise Comic on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/background_noise_comic

Background Noise Comic website - https://backgroundnoisecomic.com

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Podcast Music by my band Lorenzo's Music, listen on Spotify https://spoti.fi/2JJF39Q


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