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Vintage Barbie dune buggy and more - What sold! - Tom Ray's Retro Vlog

I take a look at some of the things that sold from my vintage collection today. One of them is this vintage Barbie dune buggy and camper. Plus other toys, children's books, and games that I have. And at the end, I show one of my webcomic diary pages. This is a video of my daily life since I decided to sell collectibles and pop-culture items I collect on eBay, Mercari, and Facebook Marketplace to help support my art career instead of taking on freelance work. More vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store https://ebay.to/2vMYStC Check out the other things I do too! :) - Tom Ray's Art Podcast (interviews with artists) - Daily webcomic - My webcomic eBooks "Then This Happened..." on Amazon - https://amzn.to/3cQa0bz Music at the end of this video by my band Lorenzo's Music , listen on Spotify https://spoti.fi/2JJF39Q Subscribe to Tom Ray on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tmray

Snow.

I just stared angrily at it for a while.

Lighting.

All the people I talk to always look great and I either look like I'm recording on the sun or in a dungeon?

Promoting my webcomic and drawings with google ads - Tom Ray's Art Podcast

In the previous episode of the podcast, I talked about how I used Facebook ads to find people that might be interested in the things I make. This time I wanted to tell a story about something I tried after using Google ads to find people to read my autobiographical webcomic I draw that ended up not costing that much.  It started with promoting a physical book I made of the webcomic and then pivoted into a separate website that people could flip through to read it. Listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS Links View the website I created for the webcomic here Podcast Music by Tom Ray's band Lorenzo's Music , listen on Spotify https://spoti.fi/2JJF39Q Subscribe to Tom Ray on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tmray

The other smoke detector.

They're hardwired in so we can't do it ourselves.

Xylus and Dexter in Space! "Laser tag" Episode 5 - Cartoon animation

Episode 5 - of my animated cartoon series Xylus and Dexter in Space! Here is episode 5 of my animated cartoon Xylus and Dexter in Space! Concept In this Episode: The boys search the castle and meet the "The Ghost". ( Related post: Xylus and Dexter in Space! "Finder's Creeper" Episode 4 - Cartoon animation ) Art The "ghost" uses a giant ray gun in this episode. The gun is a drawing that was based on an old toy that I have from the Mars Attacks! movie . The toy gun is called the Martian Brain Disintegrator . Mars Attacks! Martian Brain Disintegrator Ray Gun Toy Ray gun artwork screenshot from this cartoon I also started drawing the backgrounds in the animation software using a Wacom tablet instead of inking them on paper and scanning them.  I had not really captured the grit of drawn backgrounds yet doing this. I learned from this episode that I needed to work on how to translate the detail from the drawn backgrounds to computer-only drawings.  The cha

Harmonies.

It sounded neat but didn't work with the song. Wish I would have figured that out sooner. 

Drawing backgrounds.

I kinda enjoy drawing backgrounds now and then.

3 Facebooks ads I used to grow my audience, including one I'm trying now - Tom Ray's Art Podcast

On this podcast, I wanted to talk about how I've used Facebook ads to promote what I create This week I was unable to book an artist in time for the podcast. So I thought I would try something different. I've been working on ads to promote the podcast and some of the art and music I create too. So I thought I would share how I've been using Facebook ads up until now to promote what I do. Plus I wanted to share a new type of ad style for me that I've really been happy with. I talk about my objectives for these ads, the interests I use to find the audience, and the type of ad sets that worked best for me on Facebook. If you've been curious about creating Facebook ads I thought maybe this might spark some ideas and possibly help inspire others who want to try to do ads in the future. I don't know I just wanted to try this format on the podcast and see. Can't tell if it's a dumb idea or not but thought what the heck! 😊 Listen to the podcast on Apple Podc

Smoke detector.

I was able to block it out for quite a while actually.

Tessie talk doll and more! - What sold! - Tom Ray's Retro Vlog

I take a look at some of the things that sold from my vintage collection today. I got this Tessie Talk ventriloquist doll from my collection that sold online. Plus some Garfield stuff, illustrated children's books from the 50s and the 60s, a Roy Rogers Rodeo program, Woody Woodpecker doll, and many more vintage toys and things I got in my quest for items I can flip for a profit. And at the end, I show one of my webcomic diary pages . This is a video of my daily life since I decided to sell collectibles and pop-culture items I collect on eBay, Mercari, and Facebook Marketplace to help support my art career instead of taking on freelance work. More vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store https://ebay.to/2vMYStC Check out the other things I do too! :) - Tom Ray's Art Podcast (interviews with artists) - My webcomic eBooks "Then This Happened..." on Amazon - https://amzn.to/3cQa0bz - Music at the end of this video by my band Lorenzo's Music , listen on Sp

Solo episode?

Or maybe I'll just skip a week. I'll see how it goes. 

80s college rock.

What about the weather would make my mind go to that genre of music?

Walmart.

I thought it was a pretty witty response. And the employee said it so nice to them. 

Fun retro games books and prints - What sold! - Tom Ray's Retro Vlog

I take a look at some of the things that sold from my vintage collection today. A lot of aeronautical-themed items that I didn't realize I had so many of. Some illustrated children's books and a few print popcorn boxes from the 60s. And at the end, I show one of my webcomic diary pages . This is a video of my daily life since I decided to sell collectibles and pop-culture items I collect on eBay to help support my art career instead of taking on freelance work. More vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store https://ebay.to/2vMYStC Check out the other things I do too! :) - Tom Ray's Art Podcast (interviews with artists) - My webcomic eBooks "Then This Happened..." on Amazon - https://amzn.to/3cQa0bz Music at the end of this video by my band Lorenzo's Music , listen on Spotify https://spoti.fi/2JJF39Q

Droidcam plugin.

It's a plug-in for the obs streaming software we use called droidcam . It actually looks better than the webcams we were using.

Terry Huddleston: Comic book art, pop art and pinups - Tom Ray's Art Podcast

Terry Huddleston is an artist living in Indiana who has been making comic book pinup posters and more. I saw his work at a ComicCon that came through town. One of the things that was really cool about what he was doing is he was printing these posters he was selling right there at his booth.  We talk about how Terry started out making comics and then realized that he could be making fan art more quickly and sell more of it to people.

New scammer.

After about the fifth try they just give me a thumbs-up emoji.

Talking elevator.

It said it real slow. Almost like it should have gone "Mmm lobbyyy"

Review.

But it was five stars so I don't think they were being sarcastic?

Craig Hutchinson: YouTube Cartoon Animator - Tom Ray's Art Podcast

Craig Hutchinson is a YouTube cartoon animator living in Jamaica . Craig contacted me after seeing one of my animated cartoons I posted online . I had checked out his YouTube and he has been posting his own cartoons for the past year.  One thing I found really interesting about them was that he was doing a thing called "storytime animation", animated stories about his life. Not only that but I find out during the interview that Craig makes these cartoons using only his phone!

So many retro things I found today - What I Got! - Tom Ray's Retro Vlog 211203

I had a pretty good haul during this hunt for retro and vintage things to add to my collection Looking for retro illustrated children's books and toys today. I planned on stopping at a place in town then traveling to another town to get more - What happened? The first place was so filled with cool pop-culture items from the 50s and 60s I spend the whole day there instead and filled up the car. After that, I headed home to take a look at what I got!  Here’s some of the cool stuff I check out in my quest for items we can flip for a profit and add to my collection. And at the end, I show one of my webcomic diary pages . This is a video of my daily life since I decided to sell collectibles and pop-culture items I collect on eBay to help support my art career instead of taking on freelance work. More vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store https://ebay.to/2vMYStC Check out the other things I do too! :) - My webcomic eBooks "Then This Happened..." on Amazon - https

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