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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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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.

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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

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Guys With Pencils Ep 154 - From Peanuts to Predators

Talking movies is what’s happening this week. The new animated feature version of ‘PEANUTS’ was debuted and there is a lot of talk back about it. So of course, you’re two favorite cartoon nerds weigh in with their thoughts. It’s a discussion starting from the basics of the comic strip to the styles that were chosen with this new feature film.

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Guys With Pencils Ep 153 - Where Do We Go From Here?
As the seasons change, so do the jobs. It’s a fact of life having to work in this type of business. This week the Guys talk about the transitions that need to be made when adapting to a new job. Sometimes their are risks that have to be taken which can cause a lot of uncertainty. Other times there are periods where one job will end and another will start up and not a bit of effort was used to look elsewhere. It’s just the way it goes…But it’s not all serious business..Adam goes on a joyous recap of the film JASON X!

HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY!

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Guys With Pencils Ep 151 - As Time Goes By

This week the Guys are talking about the future! With some contracts coming to a close and new job possibilities on the horizon, They have a little discussion about the work that is to come. But it’s not all about work! They also take the time to reflect upon the personal impact that creative people have in their lives.

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Guys With Pencils Ep150 - The Force is Strong With Jason Reeves!

You’ve never heard of Jason Reeves? … He  made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs. duh! Well that’s actually a lie..but Jason did work for George Lucas. Which is pretty damn cool. We got to talk with Jason recently about what it was like working for Lucas Arts in its final years before being bought by Disney. One of the really interesting aspects about his job was that Jason had already been working in the Toronto Animation scene for over a decade. So this was a pretty big move to uproot his family from Toronto to LA for a job. Have a listen as we dive into the aspects of what it took to make this move possible and the experiences he gained while working for Lucas Arts.

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Guys With Pencils Ep - 148 - TCAF’s Chris Butcher Part One!
This week we finally got to chat with the creator of the Toronto Comics Art Festival (or TCAF as it’s known) Chris Butcher!
Chris manages at the Beguiling Comic shop in Toronto and has now been running TCAF for over ten years! Chris is an overly nice guy and he was a fantastic guest to talk to. In this first part of a two part episode, we go on to discuss the festival origins along with the work that was involved into setting it up and making it one of the premiere comic art festivals in the world.

Tune in next week for Part 2 of this episode!

Chris Butcher’s Twitter
The Beguiling
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Guys With Pencils Ep147 - Kneel Before Zub!
We got everyone’s favorite comic book guru JIM ZUB back in the chair this week! For those of you who are unfamiliar, We spoke with Jim Zub before in a two part episode a few years ago. We brought Jim back to talk about his work on his series SKULLKICKERS and his most recent work for IDW on the new SAMURAI JACK comic!
Grab a coffee, plug in your headphones and get ready to be motivated by the overly talented incredible nice guy, Jim Zub!

Check out these links;
Jim’s previous episode on GWP - CLICK HERE
Jim’s Twitter - CLICK HERE

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