Optic Media is open for Business by Bryan West

Well, after over a year the Optic Media shop is finally up and running! 


In the shop you will find a selection of Original Art by Bryan E. West, including commission booking.

You can even book Bryan to draw you a cool Cartoon Portrait, 20 bucks gets you a physical ink sketch as well as a digitally colored version that you can use on social media. 

 Be the envy of all your friends with a cool cartoon portrait!

Be the envy of all your friends with a cool cartoon portrait!

The store will also feature ways to support the Optic Blast Podcast! Right now, a donation of 1 DOLLAR will give you a link to download every episode of the Optic Blast Podcast from 2013 in a handy dandy zipped folder.


Check the page regularly for new artwork and merch.



Issues with the RSS feed have been resolved. by Bryan West

We had some issues with our RSS feed last month, but everything has been resolved. If you are subscribed to the feed you should change your feed subscription to the the following url: http://feeds.feedburner.com/Podcasts-OpticBlast

If you listen to the show on the website that is awesome, but subscribing to the feed will make sure you never miss a show, and it helps us out a lot. 

On another note, I would really like to do some sort of "Holiday Special" podcast, and I'm looking for ideas. I'm looking for any ideas that might be fun, different, interesting, etc. If you have any suggestions please email OpticBlast.Podcast@gmail.com


Bryan E. West

Optic Media is looking for Podcasters, Comics Creators, and other Creative Types by Bryan West


I started Optic Media as a company to focus my creative efforts, but I always wanted to use the company to deliver content from other people as well. While I’m not plotting world domination just yet, I would like to see Optic Media grow beyond myself. Ideally, Optic-Media.com would function as sort of a hub for Web Comics, Podcasts, Articles, and other features. The idea being that everyone’s content helps to promote other features on the site. For example, visitors to the website might come for a particular podcast, but stay for the web comics.


Any content you provide would still be your property. Optic Media would claim no ownership of your creation. What I am providing is a place to publish your content, and hopefully gather a community of creative people.  To be frank, I am currently paying for unlimited storage for the website, and while I have plans for more content in 2014, I feel like I am not taking full advantage of the website.


I want 2014 to be an eventful year for Optic Media, and I hope that taking this step to work with others will lead to rewarding relationships, and a strong creative community of motivated individuals.


What I am looking for is more interesting content for the website. I am mainly interested in Web Comics, Podcasts, and Articles focusing on Comics and Comics craft. I am of course, open to any ideas. If you have an idea, please email samples or descriptions to OpticMediaContact@gmail.com


For more details, or answers to any questions you may have, please email me at the address above.



Bryan West, founder


PodCast News! by Bryan West

2 is a company, 3 is a better company!

We have some exciting PodCast news. We didn't get a lot of feedback from our first episode, but there were some people who felt it was just damn long. So we are breaking up the podcast into 3 different podcasts.

“Optic Blast!” will still be the main attraction in which we discus news, reviews, play games and other nonsense.

“The Chronicle of SAGA!” will be a podcast all about Saga by the lovely Brian K. Vaughn and the lovelier Fiona Staples.

And finally…

“Optic Blast! Book Club” that’s the show where we have in-depth discussions about Graphic Novels and Collected editions, perfect for casual fans and new readers.

To clarify  instead of one 2 hour PodCasts, you will get 3 PodCasts spread out through the month. Optic Blast!  will come out the 2nd Friday of the month, The Chronicle of Saga will come out the 3rd Friday of the month, and the Optic Blast Book Club will drop on the 4th Friday of the month. Get it? Got it? ...GOOD!

 Our Pal, Sly is STOKED!

Our Pal, Sly is STOKED!

Our Very First Podcast! by Bryan West

In case you haven't noticed, we have uploaded our very first podcast. Right now it is available on our website at www.optic-media.com/podcasts. The show is pending approval on iTunes and Sticher, so stay tuned to our twitter for updates. Please give the show a listen, we'd really love to get some feedback. If you enjoy what you hear recommend the show to your friends, leave us a review on iTunes, or just leave us a comment on our page. Thanks! 

 Miguel Silva, keeping his spirits up during technical difficulties.

Miguel Silva, keeping his spirits up during technical difficulties.

Optic Media 1.0 - Beta by Bryan West

Release the hounds! Looks like the Optic Media site has been set free onto the World Wide Web, but for the time being this site is considered "under construction". We have some big plans for Optic Media, so please check back frequently for News, Galleries, Podcasts, Gear, and hopefully some damn fine comics. Until then, relax, make yourself at home. Check out the "About" page for more information about Optic Media, and please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns.


Bryan E. West