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

 

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 EST

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 EST

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 1:11pm EST

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 EST

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 EST

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. 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. 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

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