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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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT