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Sunna Wehrmeijer is an Emmy-nominated composer based in Los Angeles. Her music credits include Prometheus, Nightcrawler, The Hunger Games and most recently Netflix's She-Ra and the Princess of Power. In this episode, Sunna talks about creating She-Ra's transformation theme, mixing synths with live instruments, and working with some of the best composers in the world. 

You can follow Sunna on Twitter @sunnamusic. 

Photo credit: Timmy Vatterott

Show Notes: 

Website

Twitter

She-Ra

James Newton Howard

 

Direct download: Ep_119_Sunna_Wehrmeijer.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 10:52am EST

 

Lindsey Phillips is a documentarian based in New York. I first came across her work this past year at Fantastic Fest and fell in love with her short documentary My Name is Marc. Her 13-minute documentary profiles the legendary owner of Cleveland's Norton Furniture and his wacky and often infamous commercials. In this episode, Lindsey and I chat about the history behind Marc's commercials, covering controversy, and her upcoming projects. She is a talent to watch! You can follow Lindsey on Facebook

**ADD IN MARC INTRO!

 

Show Notes: 

Website (Hayward Films)

Facebook

Vimeo

Fantastic Fest

My Name is Marc

 

Direct download: Ep118_Lindsey_Phillips.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 12:49pm EST

Jessica Leski is the director of I Used to Be Normal, a documentary following four women who are obsessed with their boyband of choice. I Used to Be Normal was my number one film at Fantastic Fest. Leski and her producer Rita Walsh take you deep into the world of boyband fandom, and they don't stop there! This documentary is full of surprises that will make you reflect on your own passions afterwards. In this interview, Jessica and I talk about the inspiration for the film, deleted scenes, and documenting the featured girls for over five years. You can follow Jessica on Twitter. You can also follow I Used to Be Normal the documentary on Twitter (@boybandfangirl_), Facebook, and Instagram (@boybandfangirl)

Show Notes: 

I Used to Be Normal Website

Jessica's website

Trailer

Fantastic Fest

Kickstarter

Bay City Rollers

Direct download: Ep117_Jessica_Leski_I_Used_to_Be_Normal.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 12:28pm EST

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 3:47pm EST

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 1:34pm EST

In this Lizzie Special, I talk about dealing with being a workaholic. It's something I've been address since the start of 2018. I'm finally at a spot where I feel like I've grown enough to share my story. I'd love to hear your take on workaholics—being one, living with one or all of the above! Send me a note on Twitter @cuddlesandrage

Direct download: Lizzie_Speical_Confessions_of_a_Workaholic.mp3
Category:Lizzie Special -- posted at: 12:25pm EST

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

 

Jordan Perme and Christopher Lees are the husband and wife team behind Horrible Adorables. Their strange and beautiful creations can be seen at galleries, boutiques, and indie craft fairs across the globe. In this episode we cover their new toyline with Kidrobot, their first  DesignerCon, and growing a small business together. 

 Show Notes: 

(@horrible_adorables)

Instagram

Pinterest

Facebook

Website

Kidrobot

Etsy

 

Direct download: Ep_113_Horrible_Adorables.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm EST

Benjamin Wynn, aka Deru, is an Emmy Award winning composer, sound designer, and music producer. In this episode, we discuss writing music for YouTube Red’s new series Impulse, composing the Marvel podcast Wolverine: The Long Night, spectral music, and his next album. (@_deru)

Show Notes: 

Impulse

Wolverine: The Long Night

Website

Twitter

Soundcloud

Facebook

Documentary: A Life in Waves

Spectral music

Microtonal music

Gèrard Grisey

Baschet Brothers

 

 Photo credit: Tim Navis

Direct download: Ep_112_Deru_V2.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 4:45pm EST

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 EST

 

Brad Gullickson is a writer, podcaster, and film critic. This is Brad's second visit to the podcast. Our very first chat was on ep. 36 in May 2015! Hopping forward to today, Brad has accomplished so much. We pack a lot into this interview from quitting his day job and writing full time for Film School Rejects to interviewing folks like Vince Vaughn, S. Craig Zahler and Jim Gaffigan. You can follow Brad on Twitter @mouthdork. 

Show Notes: 

Brad's TwitterInstagram 

In the Mouth of Dorkness Podcast

Non Fics

Film School Rejects

 

Photo credit: Casey Yoshida

Direct download: Ep_110_Brad_Gullickson.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 6:00am EST

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 EST

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 EST

Mike Owens is the co-creator of the Amazon show Danger and Eggs. The cartoon is hilarious and heartwarming. It’s received rave reviews and was nominated for a Critics Choice, GLAAD, and Annie Award. I had the pleasure of talking to Mike about his career in animation, the original short Danger and Eggs is based on, and what it’s like to create a show for Amazon. You can follow Mike on Twitter (@mowensanimation) and Instagram (@therealmikeowens)

 

Show Notes: 

Danger and Eggs

Mike's Nice Moves Talk

Mike's Website

Direct download: Ep_107_Mike_Owens_Edited.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 11:14am EST

Welcome to part two of my chat with Dallas & Leigh Taylor of Defacto Sound. This episode focuses on their podcast Twenty Thousand Hertz. Dallas and Leigh shared with me how they make the podcast and all the planning that went behind its launch. You can follow Dallas on Twitter @d_llas & Leigh @perfythegreat.

Show Notes: 

Twenty Thousand Hertz Podcast

Defacto Sound

Dallas Taylor website

 

Direct download: Ep_106_Defacto_Sound_Dallas_and_Leigh_Taylor_Part_2_V2.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 2:22pm EST

 

Meet Dallas & Leigh Taylor. They are the husband and wife team behind the award winning sound studio Defacto Sound. They've worked with tons of cool names including Netflix, Discovery, and Bethesda.

Dallas and Leigh also created one of my all time favorite podcasts Twenty Thousand Hertz. Their podcast explores the stories behind the world’s most recognizable and interesting sounds.

This interview is a two-parter. Part 1 focuses on starting your own creative business and the joys and stresses around taking that leap. 

You can follow Dallas on Twitter @d_llas & Leigh @perfythegreat.

Show Notes: 

Twenty Thousand Hertz Podcast

Defacto Sound

Dallas Taylor website

Entreprenuer.com feature

Direct download: Ep_106_Defacto_Sound_Dallas_and_Leigh_TaylorV2.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 9:11am EST

Allison Black is an illustrator and designer. She's worked with tons of companies including Target, Oh Deer, Chronicle Books, Google, and Nick Jr. If you are a fan of everything holiday themed at Target then you've probably seen Allison's work. Her designs are so fun that it is hard to pick just one illustration to highlight for this blog post! In this interview, Allison shares a few little stories behind her designs, what it's like to create designs for a corporation, and how to not think too hard about trends. You can follow Allison on Instagram (@allisonblackillustration)

 

Show Notes: 

Allison's Website

Barnyard Boogie

Target Halloween Bat (my favorite!)

Hip-Hip

 

Direct download: Ep_105_Allison_Black.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:27pm EST

Andrea Tsurumi (@AndreaTsurumi) is a writer and illustrator AND our first repeat guest! Her debut picture book Accident! just came out with HMH Books and it's magical. I remember talking to Andrea right when she got the book deal in episode 75 of People I Think Are Cool, and it's amazing to see where the book is now. I definitely recommend checking out both episodes to get a feel for the huge and talented range of Andrea's humor. Accident! is getting rave reviews, and Andrea shares all of her delightful storytelling secrets with us! 

 

Show Notes: 

Buy Accident!

Tumblr link to Accident storyboards

Buy Why Would You Do That?

Website

Ep. 75 interview with Andrea

 

Andrea's Social Media: 

Twitter

Tumblr

Instagram

 

 

Direct download: Ep_104_Andrea_Tsrumi.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27am EST

Deborah Haywood (@blytheface) is a UK based filmmaker. She is the writer and director of Pin Cushion. I caught Pin Cushion at Fantastic Fest, and it is my number one film of the year. Deborah's voice is so unique. She knows how to tell a story with heart, raw emotion, and humor. Go see Pin Cushion if it is playing at a festival near you, AND definitely check out her short films on Vimeo. In this interview, Deborah shares her experience with personal storytelling, the need for more female narratives, the fashion in Pin Cushion, and audience reactions. You can follow Deborah on Twitter, Letterboxd (@dollipop), and Instagram

Show Notes: 

Pin Cushion

Emily Sears Birth.Movie.Death piece on Pin Cushion

Deborah's short films on Vimeo 

Deborah Haywood on Letterboxd: @Dollipop

Raw

Fantastic Fest

Direct download: Ep_103_Deborah_Haywood.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 12:48pm EST

Damien James Webb (@damienjameswebb) is a model maker & miniature artist based in Canada. His work has been featured in gallery shows across Canada and the US. In this episode, we explore using found objects for art, the techniques behind his mini replica of Monica's apartment from Friends, and making art for fun vs art as a career. You can follow Damien on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube

 

Show Notes:

Damien's Website

Damien's Daily Mini Interview

Miniature Replicas: 

Monica's Apartment

Mulder's Office

Up!

Bluth's Banana Stand

 

 

Direct download: Ep_102_Damien_James_Webb.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:41pm EST

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 EST

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 EST

Orli Zuravicky (@ozsaidso) is a writer and a senior editor of children's publishing at Scholastic. This episode we dive deep into her charming new middle grade series Happily Ever Afterlife. In this interview, Orli and I explore her writing process, how to create natural sounding dialogue, writing for middle grade, her editing process, and the future of Happily Ever Afterlife. You can follow Orli on Twitter and Instagram.

 

Show Notes

Website

Happily Ever Afterlife Facebook page

Happily Ever Afterlife: Ghostcoming

Happily Ever Afterlife: Crushed

Book activities 

Stories Unbound Interview

Direct download: Ep99_Orli_Zuravicky.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:54pm EST

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 EST

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

Kris PHZ-Sicks is a hip hop artist based in Alexandria, VA. He's released multiple albums including The Laws of PHZ-Sicks, The Moment, and his latest single Hurts. In this episode Kris talks about the early days of online battle rap, opening up through his music, and being a perfectionist. You can follow Kris on Bandcamp, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter (@PHZ_Sicks).

 

Shownotes: 

Go vote for Kris on Feedbands.com (let's make this vinyl happen!)

The Moment Mini Doc

People I Think Are Cool ep. 22 Tonedef

 

 

 

Direct download: Ep94_Kris_Phz-sicks.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 9:56am EST

William (aka Billy) Dass writes for Film School Rejects and also hosts weekly interviews with indie filmmakers on ITMODcast's CHATCast series. In this episode, we talk about how to introduce classic films you love to your children, the lack of male nudity in film, and what led to him podcasting. You can follow Billy on Twitter (@WBDass), read his work on Film School Rejects, and check out his Chatcasts on ITMODcast Podcast.

Direct download: Ep93_William_Dass.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 1:55pm EST

 

Emily Sears is a writer based in the DC area. She currently writes for Alamo Drafthouse's site Birth.Movies.Death. and for her blog My Verse (EmilyDawnWrites.com). In this episode, Emily talks about how to write for film beyond just a synopsis, her love of YA, and her ability to share herself in her writing. You can follow Emily on Twitter and Instagram @emily_dawn. 

 

Show Notes: 

Before I Disappear

Emily's Blog

Raw

Birth.Movies.Death

Emily's thoughts on writing

Fantastic Fest

 

Direct download: Ep92_Emily_Sears_Final.mp3
Category:Culture -- posted at: 12:09pm 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

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 EST

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 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. 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 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. 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 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

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 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

Ep. 80 Emily Whitten

Emily Whitten is a lawyer by day and a writer for ComicM!x by night. I caught Emily right after Comic Con, and she had so many great pro tips to share! In this episode, we talk about how to stay professional while interviewing celebrities, the weirdest things fans have sent to her friend Neil Gaiman, and how she got into writing. You can follow Emily on YouTubeComicM!X, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

Show Notes: 

Emily's Interview with Nickelodeon's TMNT Part 1

Emily's Interview with Nickelodeon's TMNT Part 2

Animaniacs Live Panel

Nerd HQ

What Not to Send Neil Gaiman

Direct download: Ep80_Emily_Whitten.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 8:26am EST

Ep. 79 Kat Molesworth

Kat Molesworth is the founder of the blog Housewife Confidential and the Blogtacular conference. I discovered the awesomeness of Kat through her Blogtacular Podcast. She has been blogging and inspiring others for over a decade. Kat is one of those people who you feel at home with right away. In this episode, we talk about the importance of being genuine, how to keep your blog fresh, and how to stay confident in intimidating situations. You can follow Kat on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

 

Show Notes: 

Grace Bonney Blogtacular Keynote

My Dad Wrote a Porno Podcast

Made It My Own with Annie Sloan: Kat's Story

 

Photo credit: Wil Ireland & Xanthe Berkeley for Blogtacular

Direct download: Ep79_Kat_Molesworth.mp3
Category:Culture -- posted at: 6:58pm EST

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 10:51am EST

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 5:31pm EST

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 10:19am EST

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 11:42am EST

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 9:23am EST

Ep. 73 Blake Hamilton

Blake Hamilton is the co-founder of All the Wonders, a site celebrating everything children's literature through author/illustrator interviews, podcasts, behind the scenes videos, and more. In this interview, I talk to Blake about his career in film and television, the importance of storytelling, and the conversation that sparked All the Wonders with co-founder Matthew Winner. You can follow Blake on Twitter and check out All the Wonders on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Direct download: Ep73_Blake_Hamilton.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 8:18am EST

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 10:38am EST

Ep. 71 Lizzie Special

It's a Lizzie Special! In this episode I interview 10-year-old Maryn and 88-year-old Eileen on all things life. We talk about how opportunities for young woman have changed, the time Eileen got kicked out of a candy store for supporting FDR, and the good and the bad that comes with technology. The idea for this interview came from my annual Lizzie Special back in December where I outlined people I'd like to interview. Thank you so much to my friend Anna who connected me with the sweet and funny Maryn and Eileen. 

Direct download: Ep71_Lizz_Special.mp3
Category:Lizzie Special -- posted at: 7:46am EST

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

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 10:48am EST

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 9:56am EST

Ep. 67 Angela Epley

Angela Epley is a financial advisor based in Austin, Texas. She left her career in creative marketing a few years ago to follow her passion to help others get financially stable. In this episode, we talk about how to plan for leaving your day job to pursue a new career, best practices for freelancers, and most importantly how to manage your spending when your monthly income fluctuates. You can follow Angela on Twitter and Instagram.

Please note:

These videos are not intended to be used as individual advice. For individualized advice, please speak to the appropriate tax, attorney, or financial professional.  For more information about Per Stirling’s team of Financial advisors, please visithttp://perstirling.com/team/.

 

Investment Advisory Services offered through PER STIRLING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC., an SEC Registered Investment Adviser. Brokerage services and securities offered through B. B. GRAHAM & COMPANY, member of FINRA / SIPC.

 

Direct download: Ep67_Angela_Epley.mp3
Category:Culture -- posted at: 10:25am EST

Ep. 66 Nasir Sobhani

Nasir Sobhani is The Streets Barber. During the week he cuts hair in a barbershop in Australia and on the weekends he offers haircuts to the homeless. His #CleanCutCleanStart movement went viral in 2015, leading to features on BuzzFeed, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, and more. In this episode, we talk about his journey into working with the homeless, how anyone can use their talent to contribute to their community, and the importance of connecting with people. You can follow Nasir on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter

Direct download: Ep66_Nasir_Sobhani.mp3
Category:Culture -- posted at: 10:01am EST

Ep. 65 Bryan Young

Bryan Young is a co-host on In The Mouth of Dorkness, a podcast covering all things geek and movies. In this episode, we talk about embracing what you love even when others don't, why our favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles change with age, and taking the leap into starting your own business. Also, I try and get Bryan to break down his obsession with the Power Rangers. You can follow Bryan on Twitter, Letterboxd, and Instagram.

 

AND if you love movies, you have to check out ITMODcast. I've interviewed all four co-hosts because I love ITMODcast so much. These guys dig deep with their love of film and share their personal stories at the same time. It's very addictive. Trust me. 

Direct download: Ep65_Bryan_Young.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 7:38am EST

Lizzie 2015 Special

It's a Lizzie Special! It's like a year-end recap, but way cooler. In this episode, I give you updates on past guests from 2015 - they did a TON of amazing stuff - AND I tell you ten people I'd love to interview in 2016.

 

GUYS! Thank you for an wonderful year of podcasting. You're the best. This will be the last episode of 2015. I can't wait to share some new cool people with you next year.

 

HUGS!

Liz

Direct download: Lizzie_2015_Special.mp3
Category:Lizzie Special -- posted at: 7:00am EST

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 11:12am EST

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Ep. 62 Chris Lantinen

Chris is the founder of Modern Vinyl, a website and podcast dedicated to all things vinyl and music. In this episode, we talk about Chris' experience hosting a panel at MondoCon 2015, the weirdest vinyls in his collection, and Modern Vinyl's newest addition to their podcast family, Pilot Study. You can follow Modern Vinyl on Facebook and Twitter and Chris on Twitter (He's private on Twitter but will totally add you. We talk about that too!).

Direct download: Ep62_Chris_Lantinen.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:45pm EST

Ep. 61 Esther Kim

Esther is the manager of Fantom Comics in DC. In this episode, we talk about leading and creating the programming for Small Press Expo, women in comics, and how animated Batman films aren't so kid friendly. Follow Esther and the adventures of Fantom Comics on Twitter and Facebook

Direct download: Ep61_Esther_Kim.mp3
Category:Culture -- posted at: 5:37pm EST

Ep. 60 Darren Smith

Darren is the founder and co-host of the geek and movie podcast ITMODcast, aka In the Mouth of Dorkness. I listen to ITMODcast religiously and had to have Darren on the show. In this episode, we talk about starting a podcast, our love for the Alamo Drafthouse DC, and the time he asked Patton Oswalt to be a guest on ITMOD (there is a good chance it might happen too!). Follow ITMODcast on Facebook and Twitter.

Direct download: Ep60_Darren_Smith.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 12:40pm EST

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 4:26pm EST

Ep. 58 Jonah Matranga

Jonah Matranga (aka onelinedrawing) is a musician based in California. He's fronted bands like Far, Gratitude, and New End Original and contributed to releases by Thursday and Deftones. In this episode, we chat about the importance of being genuine with your work, how creative innovation can lead to sustaining your passion, and the importance of community. You can follow Jonah on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube

Direct download: Ep58_Jonah_Matranga.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 9:34am EST

Ep. 57 Greg Sahadachny

Greg is the host of Debatable Podcast and All the Pieces Matter, a podcast about HBO's The Wire. In this episode, we talk about why it's important to have a creative outlet, landing interviews with big directors, and his comfort with tackling controversial topics. Follow Greg on Twitter @mistergreggles.

Direct download: Ep57_Greg.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 11:04am EST

Ep. 56 Allison Marshall

Allison is the founder of the creative business blog Wonderlass. In this episode, we talk about defining your blog's voice, growing an audience, and how to fully utilize Pinterest to promote your work. You can follow Allison on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest

Direct download: Ep56_Allison_Marshall.mp3
Category:Culture -- posted at: 11:06am EST

Ep. 55 Kenny Caperton

Kenny is a filmmaker and major horror fan! He loves horror so much that in 2008 he built a replica of the iconic Myers house from John Carpenter's Halloween. He and wife Emily documented the construction of their dream home and now share life in the Myers house on their site. In this episode, we talk about recreating the blueprint for the Myers house from scratch, finding distribution for his film Honeyspider, and planning a 300+ Halloween party for horror fans. You can follow Kenny on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Facebook

Direct download: Ep55_Kenny_Caperton.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 12:31pm EST

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 9:54am EST

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 10:03am EST

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 10:07am EST

Ep. 51 Lisa Gullickson

Lisa is a co-host on the movie and geek podcast In The Mouth of Dorkness. In this episode, we talk about her wife-dork nickname, her extreme emetophobia, and owning a snake out of spite for an ex-lover. You can follow Lisa on Twitter and Instagram.

Direct download: Ep._51_Lisa_Gullickson.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 8:11am EST

Ep. 50 Nick Marinelli

Nick Marinelli is the chief operating officer for the music and gaming festival MagFest. In this episode, we talk about running an event with over 17,000 attendees, gaming culture, and video game music. Stay up to date on all things MagFest on Facebook, YouTube & Twitter

Direct download: Ep._50_Nick_Marinelli.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 12:01pm EST

Ep. 49 Matthew Winner

Matthew Winner is the host of the kidlit podcast Let's Get Busy and the creator of The Busy Librarian blog. He is an actual teacher librarian on top of hosting two of the top resources for authors and illustrators in the children's literature industry. In this episode, we talk about giving a voice to the kidlit industry through podcasting, the increased popularity of graphic novels for children, and controversial children's books. 

 

You can follow Matthew on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest

Direct download: Ep._49_Matthew_Winner_LetsGetBusyPodcast.mp3
Category:Culture -- posted at: 8:33am EST

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 12:39pm EST

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 7:00am EST

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 8:03am EST

Ep. 45 Aaron Prescott

Aaron is the creative manager at the Alamo Drafthouse in Ashburn, VA. In this episode, we talk about landing a film lover's dream job, creating those hilarious pre-shows, and teaming up with Patton Oswalt for a night of double features. 

 

You can check out the latest events for the Alamo Drafthouse in Ashburn, VA on Twitter and Facebook, AND you can check out Aaron's amazing adventures on Twitter and Instagram

Direct download: Ep._45_Aaron_Prescott.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 11:16am EST

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 11:52am EST

Ep. 43 Steve Anderson

Steve is the founder of Third Eye Comics, a comic book store based in Maryland. In this episode, we talk about the evolution of comics, creating Awesome Con DC with Ben Penrod, and what makes a great comic store.

 

You can follow Third Eye on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook

Direct download: Ep._43_Steve_Anderson.mp3
Category:Culture -- posted at: 12:49pm EST

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 EST

Ep. 41 Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood

Jennifer is the host of the popular crafting podcast Craftsanity. She and a few of her journalism students recently created a documentary following the stories of two people in hospice care. Their short documentary gives audiences an intimate look on how we reflect on life and its meaning during our final moments with loved ones. 

 

Watch the documentary for the "Live Your Best Life" project here

 

You can also check out Jennifer's crafting adventures on her podcast Craftsanity and follow her on Twitter and Instagram

 

As promised, here is a link to my guest appearance on Jennifer's Craftsanity podcast. 

Direct download: Ep._41_Jennifer_Ackerman_Haywood.mp3
Category:Culture -- posted at: 10:59am EST

Ep. 40 Rich Vreeland

Rich, aka Disasterpeace, is a composer and musician based in California. He recently scored the film It Follows directed by David Robert Mitchell. In this episode, we talk about how his music on the game Fez led to working on It Follows, being a minimalist, and how many plays it actually takes for musicians to get paid from streaming sites like Spotify and Rdio.

 

You can follow Rich on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. He also has a really great blog where he talks music and life. You can stream and own all of Disasterpeace's amazing music from Bandcamp.

Direct download: Ep._40_DisasterPeace.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 8:44am EST

Ep. 39 Erin Gleeson

Erin is the NY Times Best Selling Author of The Forest Feast, a cookbook based on beautifully simple healthy eating. The Forest Feast started as a blog for Erin to share her photography work and grew into an internet sensation. In this episode, we talk about her two new books coming out in 2016, living out in the woods, and thrifting for unique set props. 

 

You can follow Erin on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook

Direct download: Ep._39_Erin_Gleeson.mp3
Category:Food -- posted at: 6:00am EST

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 EST

Ep. 37 Stephen Graham & Seth Casana

Stephen Graham & Seth Casana are the co-founders of WHURK, a free montly magazine dedicated to the creative communities in Virginia. In this epiosde, we talk about their creative partnership, asking strangers for money, and The Hard Whurk Challenge (seriously, it's super hard). 

 

Follow WHURK on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Also, WHRUK is always looking for new comics, photography, poetry, short fiction and more. Check out their contribute page for details. 

Direct download: Ep37__whurk.mp3
Category:Culture -- posted at: 8:42am EST

Ep. 36 Brad Gullickson

Brad is the co-host of the popular all things geek podcast In the Mouth of Dorkness. He is a walking encylopedia for film. Seriously. Name a movie and he will tell you the director, the year it was made, and the lead actors. 

 

In this episode, we talk about interivewing The Blair Witch director, Eduardo Sanchez, the importance of watching movies made before your generation, and how Twitter landed ITMOD Podcast an interview with one of their favorite screenwriters. 

 

Follow Brad's adventures into geekdom on Twitter and Instagram

 

 

You can also listen to ITMOD podcast on iTunes or stream it directly form their blog. Follow the geeks on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to stay up to date on the latest geek trends. 

Direct download: Ep36__Mouthdork.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 6:08am EST

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 EST

Ep. 34 Biju Sukumaran

Biju Sukumaran is a freelance travel writer and photographer. His stories have been featured on Esquire, CNN, National Geographic, and Vogue. I've know Biju for years and was so excited to catch up with him on his travels. In this episode, we talk about how traveling became his passion, exotic food, and how to order a pizza in Korea.

 

You can follow Biju's travels on Twitter, Instagram, and SnapChat (nagavanshi). 

 

Direct download: Ep34__Biju_Sukumaran.mp3
Category:Culture -- posted at: 4:50pm EST

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 EST

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 EST

Ep. 31 Kio Reed (April Fool's Day Special)

Kio Reed is someone I've known for over 13 years. Her fierce independence and work ethic are what inspired me to sit down and interview her. Her answers are concise and to the point, which I think is a common goal amongst all professionals. She is also a master at work/life balance. If you are interested in reaching out to Kio, send her an emailHappy April Fool's Day!

Direct download: Kio_Reed_2015.mp3
Category:Lizzie Special -- posted at: 6:09am EST

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 EST

Ep. 29 AwwSam (aka Sam Ushiro)
Sam is a product designer based in Brooklyn. She is working on a book all about decorating donuts as other foods. Check out her Instagram to see some of her awesomely delicious designs. 
 
In this episode, we chat about branding yourself, photography, and internet friends. You can follow Sam on Instagram and Facebook
Direct download: Ep29__AwwSam.mp3
Category:Food -- posted at: 6:26am EST

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 EST

Ep. 27 Sean Weber

Sean runs the food blog Snack Fixation where he reviews snacks, creates new recipes, and inspires people to try new things. In this interview, we talk about food photography, how to get a recipe just right, and his favorite places to eat. You can follow Sean's food adventures on Instagram, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and Facebook

Direct download: Ep27__Snackfixation.mp3
Category:Food -- posted at: 10:06am EST

Ep. 26 Lee Hardcastle

Lee Hardcastle is a writer, director, and animator. He is best known for his awesomely gory claymation shorts. I first saw his work in Alamo Drafthouse's ABC's of Death. His short films are the perfect mix of blood, guts, and humor. In this episode, we talk about his career, film festivals, and his bad a** name. You can follow Lee on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Direct download: Ep26__Lee_Hardcastle.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 9:13am EST

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 EST

Ep. 24 Taylor Barnes

Taylor Barnes is the co-founder of Denizens Brewing Co located in Silver Spring, MD. In this episode, we talk about making beer, being a female based business, and her career change from politics to beer. You can follow Denizens beer making journey on Twitter and Facebook

Direct download: Ep24_Taylor_Barnes.mp3
Category:Food -- posted at: 5:04pm EST

Ep. 23 Michael David Thomas

Michael David Thomas is the assistant director for the Small Press Expo. SPX is one of the best indie comic fests in the nation! SPX 2015 is September 19-20 in Bethesda, MD. The show is so big that they have a lotto system for tables. Lotto registration is going on now until Feb. 15.

 

If you are a fan of SPX or are thinking of signing up then this is a must listen. We talk indie comics, the history of SPX, the lotto system, and the awesome people who make up this amazing event!

 

You can follow the latest updates for SPX on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Tumblr AND you can check out what Michael David Thomas is up to when he's not running one of the best shows of the year on Instagram and Tumblr

Direct download: Ep23_MDT.mp3
Category:Culture -- posted at: 1:48pm EST

Ep. 22 Tonedeff

Tonedeff is a rapper, producer, and singer-songwriter based in New York. He is also the founder of the hip hop label QN5. We sit down and talk cats, rap battles, gaming, and Andy Warhol. He's a deep dude, and I love that about him. You can check out his latest album Polymer on QN5's site and follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @tonedeff. 

Direct download: Ep22_Tonedeff.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 9:15am EST

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 EST

Ep. 20 Rachael Berkey

This week I chat with writer Rachael Berkey. She's written for sites like Nerdist, Playboy, Huffington Post, and HelloGiggles. She also has a long running love affair with all things books. I've known Rachael for a few years now from our days at Hellogiggles. She tells her story about transitioning from writing articles for free to building up her resume and making it as a paid contirubuting journalist for Nerdist and Playboy. You can pretty much find Rachael on every corner of the internet. Check her out on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram as @bookoisseur.

Direct download: Ep20_Rachael_Berkey.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 9:46am EST

Ep. 19 Debbie Lee

Debbie Lee is a DC craft legend. She's co-created multiple craft communities including Hello Craft and the Fenton Street Market. She is also one of Crafty Bastards elite jurors. In this episode, she takes us behind the scenes on what it's like to select vendors for a major indie craft show and talks about her experience working with talent like Doctor Who's Billie Piper for Awesome Con DC. You can follow Debbie on Instagram @rocknromp.

Direct download: Ep19_Debbie_Lee.mp3
Category:Culture -- posted at: 10:05am EST

Most Influential People According to Liz Part 2!

Part 2 of 2! We know you've been biting your nails to hear the top 10 most influential people according to Liz. The list is full of some of our favorite, most inspirational people. Enjoy! 

Direct download: 2014_Part_2.mp3
Category:Lizzie Special -- posted at: 10:12am EST

Most Influential People According to Liz Part 1

It's almost the end of the year!! That means you'll start seeing a gazillion lists on what happened in 2014. I saw a magazine cover awhlie back with the title "The Most Influential People of 2104" and it was covered in actors. This inspired me to make my own list of people from all different backgrounds (not just one!) who have influenced me throughout the year. It is a two part series. Here is part one of 2! 

Direct download: 2014_Part_1.mp3
Category:Lizzie Special -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Ep. 18 SJ Murray

Sarah-Jane (Ph.D, Princeton) is an EMMY-nominated screenwriter and producer. She studied screenwriting at UCLA and is associate professor of creative writing and great texts at Baylor University. SJ is a passionate abolitionist and advocate for the arts. As a story designer, she believes stories, when they are well-told, can change the world. Originally from Northern Ireland, SJ lives in Austin, TX.

Direct download: Ep18_SJ_Murray.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 12:02pm EST

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 EST

Ep. 16 Sean Saley

Since 2012, Sean Saley's been the drummer for the legendary heavy metal band Pentagram. In this interview we journey back through his long career in music. We talk about drama from past bands, what it's like to be on the road, and being a rockstar with a 9 to 5 day job on the side. 

Direct download: Ep16_Sean_Saley.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:27pm EST

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 6:05pm EST

Ep. 14 Erin Mallory Long

 

This week I talk with pop culture guru Erin Mallory Long. Erin's been noted by Huffington Post, Funny or Die and Thought Catalogue as one of the funniest women on Twitter. She also writes for HelloGiggles and is a published author. Seriously, this lady does everything. We chat a lot about her career and love of pop culture, but we also get to the root of her childhood crushes. It gets super juicy towards the end there.

Direct download: Ep._14_Erin_Mallory_Long.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 10:06am EST

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
Category:Art -- posted at: 10:38am EST

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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
Category:Art -- posted at: 10:30am EST

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This week I got to hangout with comedian Christian Spicer. He co-hosts SketchMelt at the Nerdist showroom every month, and he also co-hosts the weekly live podcast DLC on 5by5. Christian and I talk about what it's like to be a writer and a comedian and how he got his start. You can follow Christian on Twitter at @spicer.

Direct download: 2014-10-31T06_11_41-07_00.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 9:11am EST

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I sit down with self-proclaimed burger pervert, Mathew Ramsey. He is the genius behind the site PornBuger.me. Mathew creates beautiful, delicious burgers that you could stare at for hours (trust me, I have!). You can learn more about Mathew's passion for food on Twitter and Instagram. Follow him @mathewramsey.

Direct download: 2014-10-24T09_30_12-07_00.mp3
Category:Food -- posted at: 12:30pm EST

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This week I interview film journalist, Courtney Howard. She takes me behind the scenes of what it's like to get paid to watch movies and share your thoughts with the world. Also, I hit her up on the best swag she's ever received. You will be surprised! You can check out Courtney's awesomeness on Twitter and Instagram @Lulamaybelle.

Direct download: 2014-10-17T07_01_09-07_00.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 10:01am EST

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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!

Direct download: 2014-10-10T06_12_08-07_00.mp3
Category:Art -- posted at: 9:12am EST

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Rebecca is the founder of The Women Take Over, a website dedicated encouraging women to talk about feminism. She's interviewed tons of fantastic people ranging from the lead singer of Chvrches, Lauren Mayberry, to activist and co-founder of Bust, Marcelle Karp. Rebecca and I sat down and talked about some myths behind feminist history and about some good ol' fashion public access television. You can follow Rebecca on twitter @parksfernandez.

Direct download: 2014-10-03T10_22_46-07_00.mp3
Category:Culture -- posted at: 1:22pm EST

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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.

Direct download: 2014-09-26T04_47_16-07_00.mp3
Category:Art -- posted at: 7:47am EST

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This week I interview Nancy Kerschen of Cave Julien Cecillon. It was amazing catching up with her and hearing about her journey from growing up in Texas to making wine in France.

Direct download: 2014-09-19T05_59_36-07_00.mp3
Category:Food -- posted at: 8:59am EST

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This week I interview Ashley Walsh. She is a special effects and make-up artist for the entertainment industry. Ashley has worked on True Detective, The Walking Dead, and a bunch more. There are too many awesome shows to list because she's that amazing. You can see a full list of her work at walshmakeup.com. I've known Ashley for a very long time so it was great to catchup and hear about the craziness of being a make-up artist.

Direct download: 2014-09-12T07_22_37-07_00.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 10:22am EST

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This week I spoke with vintage clothing storeowner, Leslie Torbett. She runs a fabulous blog and Etsy store called Dalena Vintage. Her shop focuses on dresses and accessories from the 1900s to the 1960s. I’ve known Leslie since high school so it was really great to catch-up and talk about owning a small business.

Direct download: 2014-09-05T05_52_14-07_00.mp3
Category:Culture -- posted at: 8:52am EST

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I sat down on vacation and had a little chat with animal behaviorist, Mary Huntsberry. We talked about how she started her business and some hot tips on how to pick out a new pet for your home. Mary is an adorable little treat to talk to. You will seriously want to stick her in your back pocket and take her home after hearing this.

Direct download: 2014-08-28T15_18_41-07_00.mp3
Category:Culture -- posted at: 6:18pm EST

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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.

Direct download: 2014-08-08T08_35_31-07_00.mp3
Category:Art -- posted at: 11:35am EST