Meet Ginny Tonic and Charlie



I grew up in southern Ohio. I owned seven comic shops called Chuck’s Comics in the 80’s. I moved to Lexington, KY in 1988. I ran WRFL 88.1 FM and did an alternative music show in the 90’s. I traveled and did press work for the unlimited hydroplane racing series and ESPN in the 00’s. In 2004, I started Comic Related. In 2008, I started podcasting doing 300 episodes of the Related Recap podcast. In late 2011, I moved to Cincinnati, OH putting on small conventions and music events. In 2012, I began co-hosting the Charlie Tonic Hour podcast. That same year I also purchased Derby City Comic Con. In 2013, I began working with Tonic Tours and put on my first full comic convention. In 2014, I unveiled a second convention, my Cavalcade of Comics. In 2015, I became the Business Development Manager at CompleteSet. I would go on to be a Senior Archivist and settle into my role there as a full time writer. What’s next? Only time will tell but I promise it will be a fun ride! Follow me on twitter at @charlierambles.

Ginny Tonic

I am a Cincinnati native who moved back to the area after living in California and England for a few years. Bourbon is my drink of choice and where I geek out the most but I honestly enjoy all aspects of drinking. The way it brings people together, the way it combines art, science, and culture, the way a nice drink at the end of the day can make the world seem so much better than it did a few minutes before. I am curious about the world around me, read avidly, and love a good heated discussion. This interest in the world inspires a lot of the topics here on the show. When I’m not podcasting I write for other websites such as Bourbon & Banter, Queen City Drinks, Comic Related, and Make Cincinnati Weird. I am also the main owner and operator for Tonic Tours, where we offer small group alcohol-based tours that focus on craft producers as well as hosting classes, tasting and other events. Check us out at and you can also follow me on twitter @ginnytoniccincy.