Illustrator, painter, and concept artist Atey Ghailan joins us this week to discuss his deep-rooted love of anime, where his influences come from, getting his big break working at Riot Games, and most importantly, our obsession with corgis.Read More
Comic artist and freelance illustrator Daniel Warren Johnson joins us this week to tell us his origin story, working various odd jobs, and finally taking the leap of faith to become a full-time artist. If you’re a creative on the brink of wanting change in your life, this episode is going to be perfect for you!Read More
Illustrator and art director Daniel Savage joins us this week to discuss how he got his start in the industry, the challenges of discovering his own style and how it’s led to unique community-driven projects like Yule Log, and the intricacies, benefits, and occasional downsides to freelancing.Read More
Legendary illustrator and art director Mike Yamada tells us about his education at Art Center and the decade he spent working with Dreamworks. Mike also shares his love for creative passion, some insight to the process and tools he uses, as well as some of his favorite books. We also discuss his experiences going to Comic-Con and a bit about his odd work/life balance.
This episode is sponsored by MAXON. For this month of August only, MAXON is running an online special -- If you purchase Cinema 4D by August 31, you will also get the newest version of Cinema 4D R17 absolutely free. In addition, you get FREE premium access to Cineversity tutorials and resources. Find out more by visiting maxon.net
This episode is also brought to you by Squarespace. Sign up with code TCP for a 30-day free trial and 10% off!Read More
Naughty Dog UI designer and illustrator Alexandria Neonakis joins us this week to share some stories about working on The Last of Us, her experiences in getting a visa to work in the United States, and the influence nostalgia has on her work.
There’s also a ton of pop culture talk in this episode, including some of our favorite films and games. And thanks John Sweeney for the Godfather shoutout!
** Up spoilers around 1:27:00 **
** Interstellar spoilers around 2:00:00 **
** Lost spoilers around 2:13:00 **
** Black Mirror spoilers around 2:19:00 **
London-based composer Angus MacRae joins us this week to discuss the power a musical score has in a film, an interesting look into his process, and how he deals with the incredible amount of distractions we’re all faced with on a daily basis.
Banner artwork and design by Adam FlynRead More
Nonplayer comic creator Nate Simpson joins us this week to discuss how he got his start in the industry, modern entertainment and remix culture, and the concept of ‘finding your reef.’
This episode is (not actually) brought to you by Chipotle and our good friend Steven Spielbro.Read More
Renowned illustrator and designer Tuna Bora joins us this week to share stories about her upbringing, how technology both helps and hinders her work process and everyday life, who some of her biggest inspirations are, and the challenges associated with being in a directorial position.
We dig super deep into the chaos of freelancing, and the struggles of determining the right rate, getting internships and a start in the industry, and the big headache of health insurance. Toward the end, we celebrate Chipotle and learn about Andrew's experimental holiday Chipotlent.Read More
Comic artist and illustrator John Paul Leon, most notably known for his work on the Earth X and Static comic series joins us this week for what may be our longest episode yet! We dive deeply into what his influences are as an artist, the steps of his complex creative process, and developing your own style.Read More
Artist and author of the reMIND and Sithrah graphic novel series Jason Brubaker joins us this week to discuss the tricky business of self-publishing and managing your time wisely. Jason has put a tremendous amount of time and effort into launching several unique IPs and ensuring their success by any means necessary. We go deep into the tricky territory of Kickstarter and Patreon, as well as the hardships of raising a family while trying to maintain a successful business.Read More
Prolific tattooist, teacher, and painter Shawn Barber joins us this week to share his thoughts on tattoos as an art form, his journey in the industry, and the roots of his work ethic and influences.Read More
Illustrator and tattoo artist Natalie Hall joins us this week to share her adventures as a tattoo apprentice, a ton of crazy stories from her academic career, and Comic-Con. Natalie also gives some really great insight as to what kind of artists, music, and films inspire her, as well as what her creative process is like. Toward the end, you might even learn the origin of Nickelback’s band name!Read More
Character artist and illustrator Andrew Domachowski joins us for one of our longest episodes ever, sharing many of his experiences in managing his time, experimenting with psychedelics, and where his current projects are taking him.
Later in the episode we dig super deep, discussing a wide array of topics like health, fitness, the future of humanity, and what the concept of death means to us.Read More
Globally-renowned illustrator and graphic designer Chris Thornley, otherwise known by his moniker Raid71, shares with us the source of his many different influences, how he approaches time management and productivity, and gives insight to his unique creative process. For those who stick around to the end, you may even get to hear the origins of his nickname!Read More
Melbourne-based illustrator Andrew Archer joins us this week to discuss the evolution of his work over the years, the importance of travel on his personal and professional life, and the benefits of working through an agency. Also, basketball. Lots of basketball.Read More
James Clements joins us to discuss the world of atmospheric electronic music and the stigma behind such music in the world of film. He also discusses some of his beginnings and the creative process.Read More
Kevin Tong is an ambitious freelance illustrator who I've had the pleasure to know for quite some time. In the early stages of his career, he began working on packaging and art direction for toy companies, and now works on his own commission projects. Kevin also creates spectacular limited prints for high profile films, which have been distributed through Mondo.
In this episode, Kevin & I have an open chat about how to keep the things you love in life balanced, how to establish yourself as an artist, and how to keep your creative flow ongoing.Read More