Monthly Archives: June 2015

EPISODE 26 – AGP (Amanda Gilliam Presents) Ray Coffman

On this episode of AGP, I welcome my guest Ray Coffman to the show. Ray is life-long artist and creator, Ray has been writing and drawing about distant worlds, fantastic heroes and evil villains full-time since 2010. Ray’s art and writing style draws from a variety of diverse influences from 80’s and 90’s cartoons, comics and video games, fantasy, science Fiction, horror as well as being heavily influenced by Japanese manga and anime. Ray’s main title, “ARAURA” is enjoying immense success and readership online. You can check out Araura at as well as his art and news at!

EPISODE 25 – AGP (Amanda Gilliam Presents) Jeff Balke

On this episode of AGP, I am pleased to welcome my guest Jeff Balke. Jeff currently co-created his OWN ongoing comic book series called Urban Legends, which he is also the colorist on and is being published by his own comic book publishing company (4EP… or 4 Eyed Productions). By the end of 2015, he will have 2-3 ongoing comic book series out. In addition, Jeff freelance colors for comic book companies such as Zenescope, Image, After Hours Press, Antarctic Press, Storm King Productions and many others. In just a short 5 years, he’s colored just about 200 comics (which he will be celebrating this year), and still going. He’s also an award winning colorist, winning the 2011 Shel Dorf Award for’Colorist of the Year’ and has been nominated a few times for an Eagle Award for ‘Favorite Colorist’. Jeff created something called Sketch Coloring. This is where you bring him anything b/w, and he’ll color it up by hand with markers right there on the spot. This is how he as a colorist, creates a sketch to make it a one of a kind, unique item for you. No two Sketch Coloring will ever be alike. You can give him anything from b/w sketch covers, b/w prints, clothing and pretty much anything markers will stick too and he’ll bring it to life just by adding markers to it. To check out more of Jeff’s work and his updated ‘ARTageddon’ 2015 tour, go to his website at:, FaceBook fan page JbalkesCOLORS and twitter Jbalke08.