Guys With Pencils Ep 159 - Life Beyond The Light Table
This week we are joined with the talented Nicole Kozak. Nicole is a animator who attended Sheridan College and is now working on a variety of TV projects and personal ones. We brought her in to chat about the personal work she does outside of her 9-5 job. Her personal work revolves around her love for design and clothing. Have a listen as we talk to her about the ins and outs of getting her own line of clothing off the ground while still working her animation job to pay the bills.

*Apologies for the abrupt ending in the episode. Our batteries died before we could wrap it up.*

Check out Nicole’s Tumblr HERE
Check out Nicole’s Hilltop Shop HERE


Guys With Pencils Ep 158 - Quand Notre Coeur Fait Boum!
Joining us this week is comic artist Boum! Also goes by the name Samantha Leriche-Gionet. Working out of her apartment, she posts her comic ‘Boumeries’, based on her life, every Monday/Wednesday/Friday. We got the chance to talk about her career and all the aspects involved with making  her web comic. This episode is filled with lots of fun, mispronunciations, and dreams about toilets. 

Check out more of Boum’s work at her site, HERE
Don’t forget to check out Michelle’s comic that was mentioned
in the opening HERE!



Guys With Pencils Ep 157 - Behind The Magic: Game Genie! 

This week the Guys get to chat about their upcoming jobs. Surprisingly, both start on the same day. Joining them is their friend Eric Gauthier (background painter and Art lead extraordinaire) They chat about the workloads that lie ahead along with the upcoming game that Adam is writing. With deadlines that are looming, They all look for a solution. If only there was a Game Genie for real life!


I absolutely love you guys! I'm listening to you for last few weeks, and every page is see it's "OMG they did interview with THIS artist I have to listen to this!!" Thank you for your awesome work! I listen to shows older than year now and some artists links don't work or overall there is something interesting that I can't catch from listening (I'm not English native speaker). Did you think maybe to add extension for commenting to make life easier? :D

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Thanks so much for sending this message, I’m really happy to hear you like the show!

I don’t know how to add a comment extension but I can look in to it. Sorry some of the links don’t work, Andrew and I both suck at running the site and try to keep it as simple as possible. I will do my best to make sure links are better maintained in the future. I will also go through the old links and try to get them to work when I get some time.

On a side note, your work is so AMAZING! I love all the Dota 2 stuff. I am a big Dota 2 fan and I think I have some of the items you have worked on! I’m going to make sure to follow your work!

Thanks again!

- Adam 


Guys With Pencils Ep 156 - A Mayerson For All Seasons!
This week the Guys got to chat with their former professor Mark Mayerson. Back in March Mark did a lecture at the monthly Animatic TO series. His talk was titled “Don’t Pitch To the Buyer, Pitch To the Audience”. If you missed out on his talk, this episode will be sort of an epilogue on the points he had when it comes to pitching your concept. 

Here’s a link to a MovieBob video Andrew rambled on about regarding Hollywood & Destiny.


Guys With Pencils Ep 155 - Prepare for Battle!
This week we got to talk with Illustrator/Character Designer, Chris Battle!
Chris has been working for over 20 years in the animation business working on such projects as; Powerpuff Girls, Dexter’s Lab, Teen Titans GO! Chris joined us this week to chat about his work as a designer and the advice he shares for newer generations of artists who are looking to get into the same field.
Check out his stuff below!

Chris Battle Blog

Chris Battle Tumblr