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Ep. 86 Pranas T Naujokaitis

Pranas T Naujokaitis is a writer, illustrator, and cartoonist based in Chicago. He's worked with Kaboom! Studios on Adventure Time, Bee and Puppycat, and Regular Show comics. He's also published multiple children's books including The Radically Awesome Adventures of the Animal PrincessThe Totally Awesome Epic Adventures of the Brave Boy Knight, and Dinosaurs in Space. In this episode, we talk about finding themes in your work, his first gig in comics, and the inspiration behind his super villain characters. You can follow Pranas on Tumblr and Twitter (@pranas).

Direct download: Ep86_pranas_t_naujokaitis.mp3
Category:Art -- posted at: 4:58pm EST

Ep. 85 Michael Valentine

Michael Valentine is a documentary filmmaker based in California. His latest film Comix: Beyond the Comic Book Pages is available now on iTunes and Amazon (on DVD & Amazon Prime streaming). The film features interviews from comic creators and fans, including Stan Lee and Frank Miller. In this interview, we talk about his 13 year journey into making Comix, marketing a film, and finding distribution. You can follow Michael on Twitter and Facebook

Direct download: Ep85_Michael_Valentine_2.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 9:51am EST

Ep. 84 Kinoko Evans

Kinoko Evans is a writer/artist/educator based in the Pacific Northwest. In this episode, we talk about inspiring others to create, the importance of color, and Inktober. You can follow Kinoko on Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr (@kinokogallery).

Direct download: Ep84_Kinoko_Evans.mp3
Category:Art -- posted at: 1:13pm EST

Ep. 83  Nick Patton

Nick Patton is the host of The Picturebooking Podcast. He is also a published author and illustrator. In this episode, we talk about the early days of podcasting, becoming a major resource for children's literature, his collaboration with All the Wonders, and his love for self help books. You can follow Nick on Twitter

Direct download: Ep83_Nick_Patton.mp3
Category:Culture -- posted at: 3:33pm EST

Ep. 82 Steff Bomb

Steff Bomb is a plush artist based in California. Her work has been featured on Modcloth, Etsy, TLC's Craft Wars, and Martha Stewart. In this episode we talk about taking risks with your career, working too much, and how Steff creates her unique designs. You can follow Steff on Twitter & Instagram

Direct download: Ep82_Steff_Bomb.mp3
Category:Art -- posted at: 1:30pm EST

Lizzie Special 2

This week is a Lizzie Special! In this bite-sized PITAC, I share with you my past experiences and initial fears of reaching out to people I admire for this podcast.

Contacting the people you look up to can be so scary, but I'm here to tell you it's totally worth it!

Direct download: Lizzie_Special_2.mp3
Category:Lizzie Special -- posted at: 9:26am EST

Ep. 81 Brad Hill

Brad aka SirCreate is a sculptor based in Michigan. His work can be seen in pop culture galleries across the nation, including Gallery 1988, Hero Complex Gallery, and Spoke Art Gallery. In this episode, we talk about making sculpting into his full-time career, his Off the Wall solo show at Gallery 1988, and artists he admires. You can follow Brad on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram

 

Show Notes: 

Brad's Off the Wall Solo Show at Gallery 1988

Peeks

Helen Violet's Sculpts

Stay Puft Marshmallow Sculpt on Reddit

 

Direct download: Ep81_Brad_Hill.mp3
Category:Art -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Ep. 80 Emily Whitten

Emily Whitten is a lawyer by day and a writer for ComicM!x by night. I caught Emily right after Comic Con, and she had so many great pro tips to share! In this episode, we talk about how to stay professional while interviewing celebrities, the weirdest things fans have sent to her friend Neil Gaiman, and how she got into writing. You can follow Emily on YouTubeComicM!X, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

Show Notes: 

Emily's Interview with Nickelodeon's TMNT Part 1

Emily's Interview with Nickelodeon's TMNT Part 2

Animaniacs Live Panel

Nerd HQ

What Not to Send Neil Gaiman

Direct download: Ep80_Emily_Whitten.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 8:26am EST

Ep. 79 Kat Molesworth

Kat Molesworth is the founder of the blog Housewife Confidential and the Blogtacular conference. I discovered the awesomeness of Kat through her Blogtacular Podcast. She has been blogging and inspiring others for over a decade. Kat is one of those people who you feel at home with right away. In this episode, we talk about the importance of being genuine, how to keep your blog fresh, and how to stay confident in intimidating situations. You can follow Kat on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

 

Show Notes: 

Grace Bonney Blogtacular Keynote

My Dad Wrote a Porno Podcast

Made It My Own with Annie Sloan: Kat's Story

 

Photo credit: Wil Ireland & Xanthe Berkeley for Blogtacular

Direct download: Ep79_Kat_Molesworth.mp3
Category:Culture -- posted at: 6:58pm EST

Ep. 78 Brooke Barker

Brooke Barker is the creator behind Sad Animal Facts, a wildly popular site that takes funny sad facts about animals and turns them into comics. In this episode, Brooke and I talk about her background in advertising, Sad Animal Facts' unique origin story, and her new book! You can follow Brooke on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram

 

Preorder a copy of Sad Animal Facts here!

Direct download: Ep78_Brooke_Barker.mp3
Category:Art -- posted at: 10:51am EST

Ep. 77 Ryan Monahan

Ryan Monahan is an artist based in the suburbs of Chicago. His work ranges from illustrations to graphic design to super detailed mixed media sculptures. His miniature cityscapes have been featured on BuzzFeed and The Daily Mini. In this episode, we talk about using found materials to make miniatures, where he pulls his inspiration, and the preparation that goes into each piece. You can follow Ryan's work on Instagram (@what_thehell) and on his site

Direct download: Ep77_Ryan_Monahan.mp3
Category:Art -- posted at: 5:31pm EST

Ep. 76 Jennifer Olivarez

Jennifer Olivarez is the creator of the popular site Squirrel Picnic. Her unique style infuses amigurumi with storytelling. She has a new book out called The Big Acorn Race, which tells the tale of two squirrels named Hodge and Podge. In this episode, we talk about self publishing through Createspace, the art of marketing, and mixing the genres of crafting and kidlit. You can follow Jennifer on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Direct download: Ep76_Jennifer_Olivarez.mp3
Category:Art -- posted at: 10:19am EST

Ep.75 Andrea Tsurumi

Andrea Tsurumi is an illustrator and cartoonist based in Philly. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Bleeding Cool, and 99U. Andrea has a new book out with Hic & Hoc called Why Would You Do That? It's a hilarious collection of comics that will take your imagination to quirky new places. In this interview, we talk about where she pulls inspiration for comics, working in publishing, and the weird things that go on in community pools. You can follow Andrea on Twitter & Tumblr, and grab a copy of Why Would you Do That? from Hic & Hoc's shop.

Direct download: Ep75_Andrea_Tsurumi.mp3
Category:Art -- posted at: 11:42am EST

Ep. 74 Leigh Luna

Leigh Luna is an illustrator/writer based in LA. She is currently working as a colorist for Amazon's animated show Danger & Eggs. Leigh has also done color and lettering for the Steven Universe and Adventure Time comics. In this episode, we talk about life as a freelance artist, how getting hit by a car inspired her to create the comic Canning Season, and what it was like working on Steven Universe with Boom!. You can follow Leigh on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.

Direct download: Ep74_Leigh_Luna_Rev2.mp3
Category:Art -- posted at: 9:23am EST

Ep. 73 Blake Hamilton

Blake Hamilton is the co-founder of All the Wonders, a site celebrating everything children's literature through author/illustrator interviews, podcasts, behind the scenes videos, and more. In this interview, I talk to Blake about his career in film and television, the importance of storytelling, and the conversation that sparked All the Wonders with co-founder Matthew Winner. You can follow Blake on Twitter and check out All the Wonders on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Direct download: Ep73_Blake_Hamilton.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 8:18am EST

Ep. 72 Anna Raff

Anna is a picture book illustrator based in NYC. She's illustrated books like World Rat Day, The Wrong Side of the Bed, A Big Surprise for Little Card, and many more. In this episode, we talk about her career change from graphic design into illustration, brainstorming puns for her Birds! project, and what it's like to illustrate a picture book. You can follow Anna on her websiteTwitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Facebook.

Direct download: Ep72_Anna_Raff.mp3
Category:Art -- posted at: 10:38am EST

Ep. 71 Lizzie Special

It's a Lizzie Special! In this episode I interview 10-year-old Maryn and 88-year-old Eileen on all things life. We talk about how opportunities for young woman have changed, the time Eileen got kicked out of a candy store for supporting FDR, and the good and the bad that comes with technology. The idea for this interview came from my annual Lizzie Special back in December where I outlined people I'd like to interview. Thank you so much to my friend Anna who connected me with the sweet and funny Maryn and Eileen. 

Direct download: Ep71_Lizz_Special.mp3
Category:Lizzie Special -- posted at: 7:46am EST

Ep. 70 Truck Torrence aka 100% Soft

Truck Torrence, aka 100% Soft, is an LA based artist. He is known for his adorable kawaii inspired style. In this episode, we talk about creating emojis for Star Wars and getting notes from JJ Abrams, his next solo show, and how he creates his adorable characters. You can follow Truck on Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram

Direct download: Ep70_100_soft.mp3
Category:Art -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Ep. 69 Mister Hope

Mister Hope is an UK based illustrator/writer who's unique style will instantly make you happy. I've been following his work for a long time and own a sweet Sylvestor Stallone Over the Top piece that Jimmy and I commissioned from him. In this episode, we touch on how Mister Hope found his signature style, having a baby at a convention, and how to say thank you on Instagram without sounding dull. 

 

You can follow Mister Hope on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

Direct download: Ep69_MisterHope.mp3
Category:Art -- posted at: 10:48am EST

Ep. 68 Hugh Crawford (aka Crimes Against Hugh's Manatees)

Hugh creates the daily webcomic Crimes Against Hugh's Manatees. The comic started in 2010 when he was a stay-at-home dad seeking a creative outlet and quickly grew into a Tumblr sensation. In this episode, we talk about following each other for so long on social media, our love of comics, and finding time to make art. You can follow Hugh on Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter

Direct download: Ep68_Hugh_Crawford.mp3
Category:Art -- posted at: 9:56am EST

Ep. 67 Angela Epley

Angela Epley is a financial advisor based in Austin, Texas. She left her career in creative marketing a few years ago to follow her passion to help others get financially stable. In this episode, we talk about how to plan for leaving your day job to pursue a new career, best practices for freelancers, and most importantly how to manage your spending when your monthly income fluctuates. You can follow Angela on Twitter and Instagram.

Please note:

These videos are not intended to be used as individual advice. For individualized advice, please speak to the appropriate tax, attorney, or financial professional.  For more information about Per Stirling’s team of Financial advisors, please visithttp://perstirling.com/team/.

 

Investment Advisory Services offered through PER STIRLING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC., an SEC Registered Investment Adviser. Brokerage services and securities offered through B. B. GRAHAM & COMPANY, member of FINRA / SIPC.

 

Direct download: Ep67_Angela_Epley.mp3
Category:Culture -- posted at: 10:25am EST

Ep. 66 Nasir Sobhani

Nasir Sobhani is The Streets Barber. During the week he cuts hair in a barbershop in Australia and on the weekends he offers haircuts to the homeless. His #CleanCutCleanStart movement went viral in 2015, leading to features on BuzzFeed, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, and more. In this episode, we talk about his journey into working with the homeless, how anyone can use their talent to contribute to their community, and the importance of connecting with people. You can follow Nasir on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter

Direct download: Ep66_Nasir_Sobhani.mp3
Category:Culture -- posted at: 10:01am EST

Ep. 65 Bryan Young

Bryan Young is a co-host on In The Mouth of Dorkness, a podcast covering all things geek and movies. In this episode, we talk about embracing what you love even when others don't, why our favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles change with age, and taking the leap into starting your own business. Also, I try and get Bryan to break down his obsession with the Power Rangers. You can follow Bryan on Twitter, Letterboxd, and Instagram.

 

AND if you love movies, you have to check out ITMODcast. I've interviewed all four co-hosts because I love ITMODcast so much. These guys dig deep with their love of film and share their personal stories at the same time. It's very addictive. Trust me. 

Direct download: Ep65_Bryan_Young.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 7:38am EST

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