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Guys With Pencils Ep175 - That’s All Folks!
Well It’s finally come to the end of the Guys With Pencils Podcast. 
Thank you all for listening to us over the last 4 years as we have talked about our experiences. Going from fresh green grads to hosting panels at some awesome animation festivals. Learning and sharing with you, our listeners.

A big thank you to all of our guests we have ever had on the show. We hope you’ve enjoyed recording with us as much as we did with you!

Big thanks!!!!

-Andrew & Adam.

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Guys With Pencils Ep 174 - Creating Support Where It’s needed.

It’s been one hell of week. A lot of stuff has gone down in the world and now a days we are more of a global community than ever before. So a lot of social issues that happen in one part of the globe and it becomes something that everyone else is witnessing. So there is a lot of stuff they talk about regarding what’s been happening lately. Which leads into the topic of well being and taking care of ones self mentally plays a hand with the supportive community you build around yourself.

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Guys With Pencils Ep 173 - The Insanely Awesome Kelly Smith!

We had the good fortune to talk with the talented Kelly Smith! Kelly works for Capybara Games! IF you haven’t heard of either her or Capy, then you must have take your head from out of the sand and start getting informed! Start by listening to this podcast where we dive into the really awesome path that took Kelly from being an animation grad working in a box factory to kickass artist working for Capy!

Check out more about Kelly HERE

And don’t forget to check out her shop HERE

ALSO! Check out Adam’s guest appearance on another podcast CANADALAND! As he talks about the animation business in Canada.

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Guys With Pencils Ep 172 -vAnimatic!
This week, We’re joined with our friend Wayne Michael Lee! Wayne works for Titmouse Vancouver and has been working on setting up a west coast lecture series titled “vAnimatic”
If you’re familiar with Animatic TO, the premise is the same but just out on the west coast for the animation community to enjoy! 

Have a listen as get a first taste if you will of what vAnimatic will have in store! 

For more info on Wayne - check out the links below. 

vAnimatic

Wayne’s Twitter
Wayne’s Tumblr 

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Guys With Pencils Ep 171 - Monster II With Brian Evinou!

This week we are joined by Brian Evinou. Brian’s been busy working on the promotion of the newly announced MONSTROSITY II ! We got to sit down with him and go over the ins and outs of having to create this second installment of the graphic novel. We cover everything from the origins of his career in the animation industry to his work on the first Monstrosity book. Lot’s of interesting tidbits to listen to! 

With the Kickstarter in it’s final days, go help fund this project with the link provided above!

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Guys With Pencils Ep 168 - They’re Back! Lindsay and Alex Small-Butera!

We’ve brought back two of our favorite guests Alex and Lindsay Small-Butera! The creators of BAMAN PIDERMAN! If you haven’t heard our first episode with these two awesome folks, Check it out HERE! 

Since we last spoke to them they were able to get their Baman Piderman Kickstarter off the ground! Within hours the goal was met and Baman Piderman would be returning with a set amount of episodes! But with 30 days still left to go on the Kickstarter page, the funding continued! Now they have exceeded their original goal, Alex and Lindsay are hard at working getting ready to ramp up on this chapter that will bring the story to a close. 

 Have a listen as we talk to them about their experience bringing their project back to life! 

 Alex’s Twitter

Lindsay’s Twitter 

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Guys With Pencils Ep 167 - A Collection of Name tags and Hairnets!

So here’s a question..What will you be doing down the road? Sure you may be a student with the desire to work in the animation industry. Or maybe you’re an industry pro who has been working for 20 years or more. But what will you’re next job be? If there’s anything that has been learned in the last few years doing this podcast is that you need to open to the option of changing careers. This industry has changed drastically and who knows where it will be going. Will there be room for you in the future? Maybe what excites you now, wont be so interesting down the road.

Have a listen as the Boys chat about the long road it’s been and the future that lies ahead.

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Guys With Pencils Ep 165 - The TAAFI Talk!

This weekend was TAAFI! Toronto Animation Arts Festival International! We hosted 3 panels and got to meet up with a lot of friends and colleagues who work in Toronto. Lots of great times were had by all and the TAAFI crew did a phenomenal job putting everything together! This episode is just a taste of what we did at TAAFI. In the weeks to come we will do a follow up episode with the folks behind the event. But for now, Have a listen to the awesome things that we got to witness!

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Guys With Pencils Ep 164 - I Guess Its Good Enough?
So is it good enough? What sets apart someone’s work opposed to another? What are the qualities that a production team look for when hiring? Is there more to just being a good drafts person? How does something terrible get green lit and continue to be broadcast? We fumble around these questions as we talk about what makes something good enough to be shown on TV.  It’s not really the kind of talk where you can pin point the exact answers, but none the less it’s still a good discussion to have. 

Remember! This is your LAST WEEK to win tickets to our TAAFI PANELS! Just draw a funny picture of Adam and Andrew then tweet it with the hashtag #gwpcontest to @guyswithpencils & @andrewmurrman 

Winners will be informed by email and you’ll get 2 tickets to 1 of 3 panels we will be hosting at TAAFI!

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Guys With Pencils Ep 163 - Being Responsible!

So there have been a lot of stories in the media about the responsibilities creators have over the content they create. Each decade you’ll hear things like; ” A kid broke his arm while trying to fly like Superman” or “Kids go into sewers looking for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” Sometimes these stories end with sad note, where the kids mimicking these things accidentally die.

This week Adam and Andrew discuss the roles and responsibilities creators have and should have when it comes to these kinds of situations.

NOTE: This episode is a discussion between two friends and their thoughts. Their opinions are on the spot and it’s not a debate. So there is no right or wrong answer in the end. But have a listen if you wanna hear them work through their process. 

Sincerely, Adam and Andrew!

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