Posts tagged illustration
Ep. 77 - Daniel H. Wilson

My longtime friend Jon Wayshak joins us this week to discuss his career as a comic artist and illustrator, his influences and how he got his start in the industry, and distinguishing a unique style, which sometimes requires pulling influence from different mediums such as music and film. Also, comics. A lot about comics.

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Ep. 115 - Mike Yamada

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.

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Ep. 99 - Alex Mandradjiev

Concept designer, illustrator, and music maker extraordinaire Alex Mandradjiev joins us this week to share some information about his influences, including David Fincher and John Carpenter, his thoughts on modern art education, and the power of nostalgia and originality.

When we reference the 'previous podcast,' we're talking about an earlier episode we recorded with Alex which got corrupted. 
Additionally, we opted not to use Lights Out as the banner image for this episode, even though we discuss it during the conversation. 

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Ep. 97 - Adi Shankar

Adi Shankar, the mastermind producer of films such as DreddThe Grey, and Killing Them Softly joins us this week to talk about his early start in the industry, the complicated business of financing a film, handling peer pressure and the importance of being your authentic self.

Adi also shares a lot of wonderful details about his Bootleg Universe, which independently recently released a very R-rated POWER/RANGERS reboot, as well as a Punisher short starring Thomas Jane, and a Dredd cartoon series.

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Ep. 96 - Noah Bradley

Legendary artist Noah Bradley joins us this week to discuss how he maximizes his productivity, the folly of modern-day art school, and shares some alternatives to learning, including some of his wonderful workshops and courses.

Plenty of wonderful tangents in this episode including the importance of exercising and being physically active, spirituality and how it influences Noah’s work, and the importance of giving back to the community.

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Ep. 95 - Tuna Bora

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.

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Ep. 93 - Ken Wong

Monument Valley lead designer Ken Wong joins us this week to discuss the current state of the video game industry and video games as an art form. We speak in depth about the process behind creating Monument Valley, and some of the challenges he and his team at UsTwo faced along the way. This eventually leads us down the rabbit hole of Ken’s creative influences, many of which are classic films.

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Adventure Time background artist GHOSTSHRIMP joins us this week to explore his journey of working remotely from the woods of Vermont.  We discuss the change of environments he’s undergone while working on adventure time in LA and his intense focus to accomplish his goals in life. Lastly we talk about what he’s up to these days with his latest passion – the GHOSTSCOUTS Training Camp.

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Ep. 89 - Olly Moss

Legendary designer Olly Moss joins us this week for the episode you've all been waiting for. Olly is an old friend of mine who I watched grow and achieve artistic celebrity status right before my eyes. Olly shares a ton of info about his upcoming game Firewatch, as well as reminisces on some good times we had at Prologue back in the day.

We talk a ton about the nuances of being a creative and the silly things we find ourselves attaching value to, as well as a ton of discussion about Batman and his recent involvement with the franchise. Last but certainly not least, Olly tells us all about his arch-nemesis – Olly Murs!

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