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!
It’s been a busy work week, so the boys are just having a nice conversation about their favorite drink - COFFEE. It’s a “let’s talk about comics/horror/ and all the different kind of ways you can drink coffee” kinda chat.
So we encourage you to grab a cup of your favorite brew and relax and enjoy the ramblings of to overworked animation dudes.
Saying you’re sorry can be the hardest thing to do. Especially if you are a corporation. What are the implications of public apologies? Are they handled in the best manner? This week the boys chat about some recent events that make them question these sorts of public relation tactics.
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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!
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.
Guys With Pencils Ep 166 - With A Focus On Our Values
This week Andrew takes a break while Adam fills his empty seat with Henry Faber. Henry runs Bento Miso with Jennie Faber and has a lot of insight on what its like to help manage projects as well as excellent events and spaces. Henry also has a lot of insight on what it means to work with a focus on your values, and how doing so can be very meaningful to others and help create a less toxic environment in the mediums we work in.
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!
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!
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.
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!