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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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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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