Dirty Old Ladies: The Podcast

Podcast hosted by three comic professionals, two of which make erotic content - listener discretion advised (or at least wear headphones!)
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Apr 27, 2017

In this episode, the ladies discuss Comixology -- what it is, and how to use it!

Feb 2, 2017

WE'RE BACK, IT'S BEEN SO LONG! We sound different this time, there's been some recording changes, and more are coming. In this episode, we play catch up and talk about what we've been up to since the last episode.

Next episode will be our recordings from the floor of SPX comics back in September!

Sep 9, 2016

Note: This episode was recorded way back in January, and it shows.


In this new episode we talk PACING comics... aaaaand other things, since we were terrible and had a hard time staying on track, lol. 

Sep 1, 2016

Note: This episode has a special guest, Amanda's cat, who yelled in the background in a way that couldn't be edited out. She has a lot of important opinions about comics, y'all.

Today's episode is about doing comics Full-time vs Part-time, pros and cons of both, and our experiences. Plus we dunk on some dumb fallacies, and reveal ourselves to be the worst girl gang.

Aug 18, 2016

Whoops sorry for getting busy again, but we have a backlog of episodes recorded. Today's episode was recorded a few months ago, so there are some audio footnotes at the end.

In Episode 20 we talk about our experiences publishing porn with our special guest Erika Moen!

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May 14, 2016

Production note: For the first 10 minutes, Spike sounds like she's in a tin can. This is a problem we've since fixed, but there was no way to up the quality this time. Sorry!

We're back! For real! In this episode we answer some listener mail and talk about, among other subjects, pitches, taxes, impostor syndrome, and a subject of seething, passionate disgust.

See you next week! Also be sure to see Amanda and Kel at Vancaf!

Jan 22, 2016

In this episode we loosen our ties and get comfy while we talk about taking care of yourself, at home and at conventions. Should you bathe from head to toe in lemon-scented antibacterial hand sanitizer? The jury is split.

Jan 1, 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Today's episode is about making and selling merchandise, specifically with conventions in mind.

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Some behind-the-scenes for this episode: Spike was late to recording, so when we started, Amanda was high. That's why they are both fired. We had a good run!

... but for real, see y'all in 2016 with more episodes!

Dec 22, 2015

Come, friends, listen to us informally shoot the shit about scripting comics, featuring special guest host: Amanda's barely-audible but no-less-distracting cat, Meato.

Dec 21, 2015

In a special live-from-Kel's-living-room episode, we spoke with frequent collaborator and friend Rhiannon about the nitty gritty of PREPRESS. Scared about getting your comic print-ready? Don't worry, Rhi is here to help!

Interested in learning more about and/or hiring Rhiannon? Visit their website:

Dec 1, 2015

In this episode recorded around October, we discuss DISTRIBUTION, from shipping inventory out of your bedroom to getting a graphic novel into major bookstores. 

Nov 2, 2015

After a short hiatus, we're back! In this self indulgent update we talk about what we're working on, what we want to work on in the future, and even take a break for Spike to explain a special kink called "pedal pumping."

Amanda also apologizes for her cat yelling. She tries to edit that out.

Sep 12, 2015

In this week's episode we break down this "MY BRRAAANNDDDDD" thing we're always croaking about, what it means and how we apply it practically.

Sep 5, 2015

Each of the hosts has a webcomic, so why not talk about 'em? Join us for a very loose history lesson about slapping comics on the internet and making money off them.

Aug 26, 2015

In this casual episode we talk about fatigue as a comicker, and how it's pretty much inevitable at some point. We discuss our lowest points, grumpy convention stories, and the highlights that make it worth it.

Aug 18, 2015

We're answering listener mail! Our rambling spans across commissions, Chinese New Year, Kickstarter fulfillment companies, our gross desks and how Spike tortures us with recipes.

Aug 10, 2015

Get ready for salt, the ladies have opinions about characters and writing them. Apologies in advance. Spike goes on a roll.

Aug 5, 2015

Prepare to hear us gurgle-hiss the phrase "MY BRAND" multiple times like withered little comic witches as we discuss selling at conventions

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Further listening: If you're interested in the perspective of organizing conventions, and a large publisher's convention experience, check out the episode of Inkstuds called "The Butcher, The Brothers and The Brandon."

Jul 20, 2015

Gather 'round the campfire with Amanda, kids, cuz Gramma Spike and Aunt Kel are gonna tell us horror stories of (web) comic publishing, and maybe even how to avoid reliving the nightmare yourself.

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You can now subscribe to the show in iTunes!

Jul 14, 2015

In this episode, we discuss our creative process! From editing to burning out to solutions for those little scraps of ideas you don't know what to do with... we discuss it all. And Sims 4.

Disclaimer: In terms of recording time, this is one of the earliest episodes we recorded, even though it's the 4th episode uploaded. Consequently there were some problems that do not exist in recent episodes, like Spike's volume came in extremely quiet , and attempts to raise volume resulted in amplification of weird artifacts and background noise.

So sorry for the weird quality of this one, we have a much better setup now and editing knowledge.

Jul 7, 2015

In this episode, we talk about our varied experiences in art education, the lessons we learned and how we've applied that to our careers. Also the ending's editing is a bit raw to keep in tact that chaos that recording with Spike can be.

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Jun 30, 2015

Today we utilitize our varied Kickstarter experience levels to give helpful advice and tell some crowdfunding horror stories -- boo!

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Amanda, the editor, also apologizes for odd noises. She takes notes during the episodes and ususally mutes herself, but goofed up a few times. We're learning!

Jun 22, 2015

The soft reboot to Dirty Old ladies is live! Get reacquainted with C. Spike Trotman, Kel McDonald and Amanda Lafrenais, along with what they've been up to that's been SO DANG IMPORTANT that they neglected Dirty Old Ladies!

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