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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

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 9:52am EDT

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 8:42am EDT

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 11:48am EDT

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 5:38pm EDT

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 6:38pm EDT

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 4:19pm EDT

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 1:31pm EDT

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 11:03am EDT

 

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 9:35am EDT

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 10:45am EDT