Episodes and musical aftershows play on Crater Radio
every Saturday morning 10 am
and Sunday evenings at 6 pm
Welcome to ‘Mary Farfisa’s Outer Space Radio Theater,’ a series of half-hour radio plays for kids, created and written by cartoonist Jim Cheff. The show follows the adventures of Mary Farfisa, an eight-year-old space girl who travels the Universe on her space horse, Briscoe — searching for songs and sounds and music and noise to catch in her audio lasso and share with the Universe!
“I’m very enthused about the series, and about making fun, positive and smart stories and programming for kids,” said Cheff. “Mary Farfisa’s Outer Space Radio Theater depicts Outer Space as a fun, creative place, full of artists, poets, musicians and dreamers. There are no space battles and very bad villains. Characters might behave badly, but there is no violence, and no problems that can’t be solved through peaceful measures. And Outer Space is a place where the imagination has room to stretch out, and grow as big as it needs to be.”
“I was determined not to take the aggressive and hyper-active approach you find in a lot of children’s programming. I wanted to make a gentle, thoughtful show that was fun, but not frantic. My models for the tone of Mary Farfisa were shows I remembered from my own youth, like The Friendly Giant, Davey and Goliath, and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”
Cara Alboucq stars as Mary Farfisa. The series also features the voice talents of Katie King, James Hasapis, Nancy Andrews, Leslie Baker, Miranda Marie, April Stalder, Frank Furtado, Isaac Andrews and many more. Video produced by Firewatch Media, directed by Nicholas Geib. Mary Farfisa is ©2018 by Jim Cheff.
Come Explore the World of Mary Farfisa!
Outer Space is a big place, and there is so much to find! In addition to the half-hour radio series, explore our site to find children’s music shows (curated by Briscoe the space horse’s exquisite taste), original songs from Mary and her friends, exciting videos, coloring books, and even a Mary Farfisa comic strip!
Jim Cheff is an artist and writer specializing in illustration for children’s entertainment and comics. He is the creator of ‘Mary Farfisa’s Outer Space Radio Theater,’ a series of musical comedy sci-fi radio plays for kids. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read his graphic novel ‘Vaino’ at 96thofoctober.com. Explore Jim’s portfolio at jimcheff.portfoliobox.net
Continually fascinated by the sounds we can coax out of the world, and what we can do with them. Jim blogs about the music I make and the music I listen to at roughwindows.blogspot.com. “Collection,” a 22-track, digital album of his work can be downloaded at jimcheff.bandcamp.com.