Ed Brubaker: Writing Noir Comics

This week, we are featuring a panel we did during TCAF. Special thanks to The Beat for recording this panel. See below for the description of the panel.

Andrew Murray and Adam Hines from Guys with Pencils podcast moderated the panel. Ed talked about how he got involved with Noir as a child. He also talked
about his past, saying one story from Lowlife was actually autobiography. He revealed that his parents worked in the Navy and when he was young he lived in Guantanamo Bay for a couple of years. He explained
what Noir means to him and if he thought Noir characters had to be bad people. He discussed what TV shows he likes (or liked), mentioning the Sopranos and a Canadian show called Intelligence that he said was
cancelled because of politics, specifically citing Prime Minister Stephen Harper as being the reason. Ed said his uncle was a CIA operative that was outed in the 70s (presumably in Inside the Company:
CIA Diary book). The Captain America: The Winter Soldier movie came up and he said what it was like being an extra on it and being happy it was a good film. Ed mentioned that he spends half his time writing
TVs and movie screenplays, saying he wrote a remake of Maniac Cop. Regarding Criminal, they are now hiring cast for it. There were questions from the audience and he told us who inspires him today to be a
better writer.

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Guys With Pencils Ep 162 - Let’s Talk About Rocket 5!
This week we got to sit down with Rocket 5 creators Cathy Feraday Miller and Tim Miller. These two have tons of experience in the gaming/animation industry. Between the two of them they have worked for Dreamworks feature animation, LucasArts, Nihilistic Software and a variety of animation houses around town. Currently working on their game Phantom P.I.
Have a listen as we geek over all the great stuff they have been involved with and also talk about the journey they took to get their gaming studio off the ground!

Check out more stuff from Rocket 5 HERE
For more on Phantom P.I. click HERE

Tim Miller’s Twitter 
Cathy Feraday Miller’s Twitter

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Guys With Pencils Ep 161 - Do the ‘Write’ Thing!

This week the boys are catching up with each other. It’s been a pretty intense week for them so they decided to just sit back and discuss how things are going. That being said, it’s not just you’re regular water cooler chit chat. These talks usually lead into a specific topic. And this week, it’s writing. Have a listen as they have a few self discovery moments during this episode.

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Guys With Pencils Ep 160 - Talking Design and Working Abroad With Cheyenne Curtis!

This week we are joined by Cheyenne Curtis! She is a French Canadian gal working down at Disney TV as a character designer! We got to catch up with her and talk about her experiences that lead her from the snowy peaks of Montreal to the sunny beaches of California. Her story is not what you would consider to be “traditional”, when it comes to landing a job at Disney. Have a listen as she dives in to the pitching process. You get to hear first hand experiences of what it’s like pitching to the big wigs!
 Afterwards, listen to Adam and Andrew ask questions about cultural differences between Canada and the US. (They do this because they both lead very sheltered lives)

Cheyenne’s Twitter
Cheyenne’s Blog 

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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

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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
Boum’s TWITTER
Boum’s FACEBOOK
 
Don’t forget to check out Michelle’s comic that was mentioned
in the opening HERE!

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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!

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