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Ep. 88 Alexis Frederick-Frost

Alexis Frederick-Frost is an writer/illustrator based in the DC area. He is best known for co-creating the popular kidlit comic series Adventures in Cartooning. In this episode, we talk about his new book Hocus Focus, making comics for kids, and breaking gender stereotypes in children's literature. You can follow Alexis on Instagram &  Twitter

 

Check out all the books in the Adventures in Cartooning series here: 

Adventures in Cartooning: How to Turn Your Doodles Into Comics

Hocus Focus

Sleepless Knight

Gryphons Aren't So Great

Ogres Awake

Adventures in Cartooning: Characters in Action

Direct download: Ep88_Alexis_Frederick_Frost.mp3
Category:Art -- posted at: 9:06am EDT

Ep. 87 Jonathan Eaton

Jonathan Eaton is a writer, illustrator, and filmmaker based in Baltimore. In this episode, I chat with Jon about creating Popsuckette Theatre, a six episode webseries featuring a group of oddball sock puppets running a theatre company.

You can watch Season 1 of Popsuckette Theatre now on YouTube. You can also follow Jon on Twitter and check out his webcomic This is 65!

Direct download: Ep87_jonathan_eaton.mp3
Category:Art -- posted at: 4:36pm EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT