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Fay Robles is a Los Angeles based filmmaker and founder of Mer Docs, a production company and site featuring short documentaries on creative women. In this episode, we talk about discovering new artists, what makes a good documentary, and the future of Mer Docs. You can find all of Mer Docs' short documentaries on Merdocs.tv. Follow Mer Docs on Twitter (@merdocstv). 

 

Show Notes: 

Steff Bomb documentary

Steff Bomb People I Think Are Cool Interview

Carlie Trosclair

BFGF

Lorien Stern

 

Documentary recommendations:

Tarnation

The Cove

Cutie and the Boxer

Billy the Kid

 

Direct download: Ep90_Fay_Robles.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 8:46am EDT

Ep. 89 Ruth Clark

Ruth Clark is the creator behind Mid-Century Menu, a blog dedicated to recreating the best and the worst dishes and cocktails from 1933 to 1965, and No Pattern Required, a blog featuring vintage designs, home decor, and history. In this episode, we talk about the history behind cooking, why gelatins were so popular, and delicious recipes with ingredients that may surprise you. You can follow Ruth on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest

 

Show Notes: 

Beef Fudge

Grapefruit Pie

Black Magic Chocolate Cake

Something from the Oven

 

Direct download: Ep89_Ruth_Clark.mp3
Category:Food -- posted at: 12:02pm EDT

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. 85 Michael Valentine

Michael Valentine is a documentary filmmaker based in California. His latest film Comix: Beyond the Comic Book Pages is available now on iTunes and Amazon (on DVD & Amazon Prime streaming). The film features interviews from comic creators and fans, including Stan Lee and Frank Miller. In this interview, we talk about his 13 year journey into making Comix, marketing a film, and finding distribution. You can follow Michael on Twitter and Facebook

Direct download: Ep85_Michael_Valentine_2.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 9:51am 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. 83  Nick Patton

Nick Patton is the host of The Picturebooking Podcast. He is also a published author and illustrator. In this episode, we talk about the early days of podcasting, becoming a major resource for children's literature, his collaboration with All the Wonders, and his love for self help books. You can follow Nick on Twitter

Direct download: Ep83_Nick_Patton.mp3
Category:Culture -- posted at: 3:33pm 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

Lizzie Special 2

This week is a Lizzie Special! In this bite-sized PITAC, I share with you my past experiences and initial fears of reaching out to people I admire for this podcast.

Contacting the people you look up to can be so scary, but I'm here to tell you it's totally worth it!

Direct download: Lizzie_Special_2.mp3
Category:Lizzie Special -- posted at: 9:26am EDT