We had the good fortune of connecting with Patrick Joiner and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Patrick, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Initially, my goal was to simply share my hobbies and passions on social media platforms in hopes that it might provide some level of joy and entertainment. It wasn’t long after that I realized I could use my same passions for Pop Culture, as a form of marketing and visual production for other like minded companies.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I like to think of PJPopculture as my art, but it’s definitely become so much more than that over the past four years. What started as a way to share my passion for Pop Culture, Comics and Collecting on social media platforms, eventually evolved into Management, Marketing, and Production for other social media users as well. I think what makes PJPopculture unique and set apart from others is my genuine love of entertainment. As a child of the 1980’s and 90’s I was the proverbial sponge for any and all media I could reach, thus launching my career in to the ultimate Nerd/Geek. I’m very proud of the improvement in quality of work I’ve been producing; when I went to school for this kind of stuff, you needed a desktop computer and expensive equipment and software. Now, I’ve learned to create an even better quality of work on my phone! It’s crazy! I can confidently say I’ve gotten to where I am today with PJPopculture because of consistent content development. Whether I think it’s good or bad I just have to keep producing. It’s definitely not easy. I’m still learning this daily. Not being too critical of myself was the key to generating my success, although I still delete more then half of what I create, haha irony. I’ve learned many lessons along the my journey, but the most valuable has been to just keep doing what I love and to not be so hard on myself.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I am a proud Colorado Native and have a huge list of “To-Do’s” while visiting Denver and the surrounding areas. Let us begin our journey Sunday at Red Rocks followed by ice cream in the town of Morrison, Monday we could drive south to Manitou Springs and hit the Penny & Nickel arcade and local restaurants; Maybe a drive through the Garden of the Gods? Tuesday is of course for Tacos; I recommend anywhere that says “Tacos”, Wednesdays are great for trivia and an excellent day for touring some of the hundreds of microbreweries (responsibly), as well as for checking out the Comedy Works Club for some laughs. Thursday, hit the mountains; maybe some pizza in Evergreen, or BBQ in Dillon, perhaps some feeding of chipmunks in Estes Park? The options are limitless. Then of course Friday and Saturday there is Larimer Square, LoDo, RiNo, The Rockies, the festivals and of course…Karaoke.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to thank all of my family and friends who have supported and encouraged my quirks and passions throughout my life; and especially my loving wife Lindsey, who has continually supported me over the past few years of start up. Thank you for investing your time, patience, and love into helping me make my dreams a reality.
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Brennan Mejia (Actor, photo by Patrick Joiner) Mark Britten (voice actor/Comedian, photo by Patrick Joiner) Jeffrey Peterson (Artist/Comedian, photo by Patrick Joiner) 5280 Geek/ PJPopculture comic book Advertisement, by PJPopculture Productions Anja Jaeger (Artist/ Writer, photo by Anja Jaeger) Advertisement and editing by PJPopculture Productions The “Sergeant Brew” photo by Patrick Joiner The Hot Six! Logo by PJPopculture Productions