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Anna Hrachovec is the creator of Mochimochiland, a miniature knitted world full of cuteness. Not only does Anna knit beautiful miniatures, she also brings them to life through animated gifts. Anna's innovation with the craft has led to some major collaborations, including Nickelodeon and Penguin Random House. In this episode, we chat about storytelling with gifs, simple stop motion techniques, and her new Vogue Knitting Live project. Follow Anna on Twitter (@mochimochiland), Facebook, and Instagram (@mochimochiworld)

 

Show Notes: 

Website

Shop

Tutorials

Sesame Street segment

Nickelodeon Bumpers

Gnome Gif

Books

Vogue Knitting Live

Pop Mom Podcast

 

Direct download: ep116_Anna_MochMochiland.mp3
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Michelle Romo is the creative genius behind Crowded Teeth. She's collaborated with a wide variety of artists and companies, including The Flaming Lips, Disney, Abrams Kids, and Sanrio. Michelle also has a successful product line at Crate and Barrel through Land of Nod. In this episode, we chat about getting into licensing, her upcoming gallery show, and learning how to tell stories for kids. You can follow Michelle on Instagram (@monstromo). crowdedteeth.com

 

Website

Instagram

Facebook

Crate and Barrel

Shop

Frankie's Magical Day

Gallery Nucleus Show

 

Direct download: Ep115_Michelle_Crowded_Teeth.mp3
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Josie Rhodes is the co-owner of the Red Canoe Cafe & Children's Bookstore located in Baltimore. Josie has a sharp eye for art and storytelling. When you browse her highly curated offering of children's literature at Red Canoe, you can feel her passion for books leap off the shelf. In this episode, we talk about wild, sexist kid books from the fifties, what draws her to specific books, and her take on the future of brick and mortar bookstores. If you're ever in Baltimore, the Red Canoe is a must stop for book and coffee lovers of all ages. You can follow the latest happenings at Red Canoe's Instagram @redcanoe4337 and Facebook page

 

Show Notes:

Red Canoe Website

Brain Pickings

Bees: A Honeyed Story

The Crows Pearblossom

Harriett Gets Carried Away

The Rabbit Listened

Cry, Heart, But Never Break

Orphan Island

Magical Do Nothing Day

The House That Once Was

Godine Publishing

Flying Eye Books

Omnibus Publishing

Direct download: Ep_114_Josie_Red_Canoe.mp3
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Kate Unver is the founder of The Daily Mini, a website and wildly popular instagram featuring all things miniature. When Kate isn't riding her motorcycle or working her day job, she dedicates her time to featuring artists and collectors of miniatures, ranging from the adorable to the unique and rare. In this episode, we talk about promoting artists, the mini community, and the importance of having multiple passions. You can follow Kate on Twitter (@thedailymini), Facebook and Instagram (@dailymini). 

 

Show Notes: 

The Daily Mini website

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

Submit a mini!

New York Times Feature

Direct download: Ep_111_Kate_Unver.mp3
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Aaron Hartline is an animator at Pixar Animation Studios. He’s been animating for over twenty years and has worked on films like Up!, Inside Out, Toy Story 3 and more. Aaron and I sat down to chat about his debut picture book Box Meets Circle, working for Pixar, and following his dream. You can follow Aaron on Twitter (@boxmeetscircle) and Instagram (@aaron.hartline). 

 

Show Notes: 

Box Meets Circle

Aaron's Website

Blog

Post-It's 

Direct download: Ep_109_Aaron_Hartline.mp3
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Chogrin is an illustrator, writer, and curator. He’s worked on shows like Adventure Time and Regular Show. Chogrin currently works at Disney. When Chorgrin isn’t  working in animation, he is curating gallery exhibits for some of the best pop culture galleries around the world. In this episode, we talk about how Chogrin got into curating shows, what he looks for in an artist, working on his book Kid Del Toro, and his latest animation project. You can follow Chogrin on Twitter (@chogrin) an Instagram (@chogrin). 

 

Show Notes: 

Chogrin's Website

Kid Del Toro

Fake Theme Parks

 

 

Direct download: Ep_108_Chogrin.mp3
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Luke Flowers (@lafcreative) is a writer/illustrator based in Colorado. His latest book in the Scholastic series Moby Shinobi: Ninja in a Pet Shop is available now for preorder. In this episode, we talk about writing for level one readers, making deals without a literary agent, and our love of creative communities. Follow Luke on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook

 

Show Notes

Website

Moby Shinobi

SquaredCo Podcast interview

Creative South Podcast interview

Art of Show Podcast interview

 

Direct download: Ep101_Luke_Flowers.mp3
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Jimmy Reed is a writer, illustrator, and musician based in DC. He is also my creative partner, husband, and the co-creator of Cuddles and Rage. I saved my very favorite person in the whole wide world for episode 100! Jimmy is a creative force who inspires me every day. In this episode, we go deep into how we work together and open up on some of the challenges we faced early on in our creative partnership. We also explore how even the smallest goals can push your art further and the importance of having a creative community. You can follow Jimmy on Instagram (@lamarocket) and follow all of our work on Cuddles and Rage (@cuddlesandrage). 

 

Show Notes: 

Steal Like an Artist

Mondo

Sweet Competition

Cuddles and Rage

James Iha

The Secret Society of Film Masons (aka our Alamo Film Club)

 

Direct download: Ep100_Jimmy_Reed.mp3
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Edwardian Taylor is an illustrator, character designer, storyboard and concept artist based in Texas. He's worked with tons of big name brands like Hasbro, Nickelodeon, Dreamworks TV, and National Geographic. In this episode, we talk about his long journey into landing an illustration agent, his two new picture books Race! and It's Not Jack and the Beanstalk, freelance lifeand working with children's author Josh Funk. You can follow Edwardian on Instagram and Twitter (@edwardiantaylor). 

 

Show notes: 

Website

It's Not Jack and the Beanstalk

Race!

Blog

His portfolio

His interview on Comics Coast to Coast

 

Direct download: Ep98_Edwardian_Taylor.mp3
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Dave is an illustrator and animator based in Chicago with over 25 years of experience. He's animated some of the most beloved shows in TV history, including Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, and Histeria.  I caught Dave right before his trip to San Diego Comic-Con. In this episode, we talk about working on Animaniacs, his creative process, and the hardest scenes to animate. You can follow Dave on Instagram (@davepryor72), Facebook, and Tumblr

 

Show notes: 

Then and Now Kickstarter

Leftovers (aka Pie Bunnies)

Dave's site

Dave's shop

Dave's Squared Co Podcast interview

Direct download: Ep97_Dave_Pryor.mp3
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Josh Funk is a kidlit writer based in New England. He's written multiple top selling picture books including Lady Pancake and Sir French ToastThe Case of the Stinky Stench, and Dear Dragon. In this episode, Josh shares his theory on a new genre of picture books, working in rhyme, the kidlit community, and why using a pseudonym isn't such a great idea. You can follow Josh on Twitter, his blog, Instagram, and Facebook (@joshfunkbooks). 

  

Josh Show notes: 

SCBWI

The Picturebooking Podcast

It's Not Jack and the Beanstalk

The Case of the Stinky Stench

Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast

Pirasaurs 

Dear Dragon

 Josh's interview on The Art of Show

Liz Show Notes: 

Awesome Con's Atomic Smash

Writing with Purpose - Awesome Con Panel

Direct download: Ep96_Josh_Funk.mp3
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Susie Ghahremani is the illustrator and designer behind BoyGirlParty. Her illustrated stationary and gift collections are available not only on her popular Etsy shop but also at amazing stores like Mod Cloth, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters and Nordstrom. In this episode, Susie talks about her new picture book as writer & illustrator Stack the Cats, protecting your art, and the early days of selling art online.

 

You can follow Susie on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram.

 

Shownotes:

Stack the Cats

Stack the Cats Book trailer 

What Will Grow?

What Will Hatch?

 

Direct download: Ep95_Boygirlparty.mp3
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Alex Pearson is the founder of Familytree, a creative design studio based in Nashville, TN. Alex's work has been featured on Design Sponge, OMG Posters, and Apartment Therapy. In this episode, we talk about his vintage inspired print series the 50 States of Beauty, using your talents to give back to your community, and finding your own signature style. You can follow Familytree on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram


Show notes: 

Familytree website

50 States of Beauty

Fairy Tales

Direct download: Ep91_Alex_Pearson.mp3
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Ep. 64 Abby Howard

Abby Howard is the creator of the webcomics The Last Halloween and Junior Scientist Power Hour. She was also a finalist on Penny Arcade's webseries Strip Search. In this episode we talk about making a career out of webcomics, future plans for The Last Halloween, and running a successful Patreon. You can follow Abby on Twitter and Tumblr

Direct download: Ep64_Abby_Howard.mp3
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Ep. 63 Blain Hefner

Blain Hefner is a mixed media artist based in Texas. His work can be seen in gallery shows across the nation, including Hero Complex Gallery and Gallery 1988. In this episode, we talk about the inspiration for his sculptures, connecting with other artists, and the different mediums he uses for his amazing pieces. You can follow Blain on Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter

Direct download: Ep63_-_Blain_Hefner.mp3
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Ep. 59 Erica Williams

Erica is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Minneapolis. I first met Erica at MondonCon 2015 and was mesmerized by her work. Some of her past clients include The Black Keys, Dave Matthews Band, and Surly Brewing. In this episode, we talk about her creative process, working long hours, and the need for more female designers. Follow Erica on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram

Direct download: Ep59_Erica_Williams.mp3
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Ep. 54 Nan Lawson

Nan is an artist based in Los Angeles. She's worked with awesome clients like The Academy Awards, Warner Brothers, Sony, and Harper Collins. In this ep, we talk about leaving a career in TV for art, changing her style over time, and her upcoming solo show at Gallery 1988. You can follow Nan on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram

Direct download: Ep._54_Nan_Lawson.mp3
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Ep. 53 Joe Mochove  & Rusty Rowley

Joe Mochove and Rusty Rowley are Small Press Expo royalty! They've been attending the indie comic show for over 20 years and started hosting their own interviews outside the exhibit hall in 2012. If you attend SPX then you can't miss these guys. In this episode, we talk about the early years of SPX, the importance of creating something and putting yourself out there, and their most awkward interview experience ever

 

In preparation for SPX on September 19 and 20, follow Joe and Rusty on Twitter and watch all of their riveting SPX interviews from the past four years on YouTube.

Direct download: Ep._53_Joe_and_Rusty.mp3
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Ep. 52 Tracie Ching

Tracie is a graphic designer based in DC. She's worked with AMC, Sony Pictures, Marvel, Google, and more. In this episode, we talk about the strong female characters, working with Google, and the early days of Kickstarter. You can follow Tracie on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Direct download: Ep._52_Tracie_Ching.mp3
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Ep. 48 Scott Derby

Scott is an illustrator based in Philadelphia. His work can be seen all across Teefury and galleries across the nation. In this episode, we talk about the upcoming group show at Gallery 1988 for Mattel, finding your own style, and how he got the name NakedDerby. 

 

You can follow Scott on Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram

Direct download: Ep._48_Scott_Derby.mp3
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Ep. 47 Reza Farazmand (aka Poorly Drawn Lines)

Reza is the creator of the popular webcomic Poorly Drawn Lines. In this episode, we talk about his new book, pregnant hamsters, and the webcomic community.

 

You can pre-order his new book, Poorly Drawn Lines: Good Ideas and Amazing Stories, before its October release!

 

Stay up to date on Reza's latest comics & adventures on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Direct download: Ep._47_Reza_PDL.mp3
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Ep. 46 Scott C

Scott C is a writer and illustrator based in New York. His work ranges from art directing video games like Psychonauts to capturing epic battles in watercolor with Great Showdowns to teaching kids how to embrace everything in the picture book Hug Machine. In this episode, we talk about how food tastes better on airplanes, loving people, and his upcoming Zombie in Love 2 + 1 exhibit at Gallery Nucleus

 

You can follow Scott C and his amazing work on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Direct download: Ep._46_Scott_C.mp3
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Ep. 44 Kristin Tercek

Kristin, aka Cuddly Rigor Mortis, creates adorable happy food and animal paintings. In this episode, we talk about her past career in animation, what it's like to prep for a solo gallery show, and her lifelong battles with depression. 

 

Follow Kristin's super cute creations on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram

Direct download: Ep._44_Kris.mp3
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Ep. 42 Laura Gehl

Laura Gehl is the author of the children's book One Big Pair of Underwear. In this episode, we talk about how to get into children's literature, writers' relationships with their illustrators, and the complications behind writing a book that rhymes. 

 

Follow Laura's adventures in literature on her site and Facebook

Direct download: Ep._42_Laura_Gehl.mp3
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Ep. 38 Kim Welling

Kim is an illustrator based near Amsterdam. Her tiny comfort boxes caught my attention on Etsy, and I had to talk with her! In this episode, we discuss paying it forward through art, balancing everyday life while blocking out time for creativity, and people getting tattoos of your art. 

 

You can follow Kim on Facebook and Pinterest

Direct download: Ep38__Kim_Welling.mp3
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Ep. 35 Drew Brockington

Drew is an illustrator and writer based in Minneapolis. He is currently working on his first graphic novel, Cat-Stronauts, which is set to release in 2017. In this episode, we talk about what it's like to work with a publisher, the science behind Cat-Stronauts, and his writing process. 

 

 

You can follow Drew on FacebookTwitter, and Tumblr

Direct download: Ep35__Drew_Brockington.mp3
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Ep. 33 Hannah Benbow

Hannah is an animator and illustrator based in DC. She is best known for her project 365 Days of Cats! In this episode, we talk about different types of animation, drawing cat commissions, and keeping your illustration game sharp! 

 

You can follow Hannah on Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter

Direct download: Ep33__Hannah.mp3
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Ep. 32 Christiann MacAuley

Christiann MacAuley is the creator of Sticky Comics and a cartoonist for Cosmopolitan. In this episode, we talk about creating edgy content geared towards women, how to pronounce her name, and women in comics. 

 
You can follow Christiann on Twitter and Facebook
Direct download: Ep32__Stickycomics.mp3
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Ep. 30 Jannie Ho

Jannie Ho is the creative force behind ChickenGirl Design. She is a product designer and illustrator from Boston. She's worked with HarperCollins, Target, Scholastic, Toys R Us and so many other companies (seriously the list is long!). In this episode, we talk about the author-illustrator relationship when making a book, how she got her name, and the future of illustration. 

 

You can follow Jannie on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Direct download: Ep30__Jannie_Ho.mp3
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Ep. 28 Carolyn Belefski

Carolyn Belefski is a writer and illustrator. She runs her own comic, Curls, and has created illustrations for the White House and BOOM! Studios (specifically an amazing comic cover for Carton Network's Adventure Time). She is a huge part of the DC comic community through her work with comics newspaper, Magic Bullet, and Cartoonists Draw Blood. She also runs the podcast The Carolyn and Joe Show with her partner Joe. 

 

Carolyn is currently running a Kickstarter to create one big anthology of all her awesome comics. In this episode, I talk with her about how to plan for a Kickstarter, designing characters, and her love for Siamese fighting fish.

 

You can follow Carolyn on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Direct download: Ep28__Curls.mp3
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Ep. 25 Mike Bromage

Mike is the mastermind behind the webcomic Dustpiggies. He is best known for his wickedly dark humor and unique style.

In this ep, we talk about making comics (of course), how dark is too dark with humor, and what our families think about this weird comic thing we call a career. You can follow Mike on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Oh, and if you need to kill an afternoon then check out his awesome YouTube channel. I could watch him draw for hours. 

Direct download: Ep25__Dustpiggies_.mp3
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Ep. 21 Jess Petyo

This week I chill with Octopus Tree House co-founder, Jess Petyo. She started her own print making company with her husband Paul a few years ago. Jess is seriously my little lady-geek soulmate. We talk about so many amazing things like 3D printing, vinyl toys, comic cons, and being lazy about showering every day (when you work from home these things happen!). You can check out all of Jess's awesomeness on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Direct download: Ep21_Jess_Petyo.mp3
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Ep. 17 Twinkie Chan

Twinkie Chan is a San Francisco based crochet designer. Her delicious food accessories grew from a small business out of her house in 2005 to book deals and a clothing line. In this interview we discuss leaving her career in the publishing world to follow her love for creativity in the form of crochet. We also talk about her wildly fun fashion sense and love of sharing her craft. You can follow Twinkie on Instagram and Twitter @TwinkieChan. 

 

Oh and if you wanna see the crochet lipstick that left me cracking up at how awesome Twinkie is at not taking herself too seriously then click HERE

Direct download: Ep17_Twinkie_Chan.mp3
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Ep. 15 Ian Glaubinger

Ian is a pop culture illustrator and graphic designer. He's created eye catching images for Star Wars, Gallery 1988, and Teefury. In this episode we talk about what it was like creating licensed work for Star Wars, managing his own work hours, and why he's strictly a PC man! 

Direct download: EP15_Ian_Glaubinger.mp3
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Ep. 13 Tina Henry

Tina Henry is the mastermind behind Tina Seamonster and also the creator of the indie craft and comic shows Grump and Smudge at Artisphere. She's been making and selling crafts for over 10 years. You can find her work in Books a Million stores across the nation and also around local stores in DC. She just recently said goodbye to crafts and hello to a new career in writing. I sat down and talked with her about this next phase in her life. You can follow Tina on Twitter @tinaseamonster

Direct download: Tina_Henry_Final.mp3
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This week we get crafty with Derek Sanchez-Hoeksema of Oh Sew Nerdy! Derek is best known for his edgy pop-culture cross stitching. His work has been showcased in gallery shows across the nation. You can check out his shop, Oh Sew Nerdy, on Etsy and see what new designs he's working on on Oh Sew Nerdy's Facebook and Instagram.

Direct download: Derek_Final_Revised_Audio.mp3
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Today we have the wonderful, talented Dave Perillo. He is seriously one of those dudes that you want to sit down and have a beer with instantly when you meet him. He is one of the best known pop culture artists in the biz, and he just wrapped up his solo show at Gallery 1988 titled Squares 4 Squares. He is currently at NYCC if you want to stop by and see him. Also, he has a limited edition Frozen print out today. This guy is everywhere!

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This week I sit down with illustrator, writer, and sculptor Patt Kelley. We caught up on his latest graphic novel, Scout, and we talk about the awkwardness of interacting with people at comic conventions. Patt is a super cool dude. You can check out his work and comic What's for Breakfast on pattkelley.com.

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In this episode we kick off the series with animator, Heather Larkin. We talk about how she jumped career paths from biology to animation and her fearless interactions with pitching ideas to media executives.

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