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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
Category:Art -- posted at: 6:19pm EDT

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 8:16am EDT

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 10:50am EDT

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 2:57pm EDT

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 8:40am EDT

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 10:01am EDT

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 8:14am EDT

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 11:15am EDT

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 7:44am EDT