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On this episode of the Cartoon Dumpling Podcast, Maria Scrivan stops by for a chat. Maria is a syndicated cartoonist and the creator of "Half Full”.
You'll learn how Maria got started in cartooning, how her miniature dachshund, Toby, is an inspiration for her work, and how Siri mistranslated what she said once and provided her with perhaps the all-time best cartoon character name ever. Maria even gives us a "virtual" tour of her studio. Nifty!
I think you'll agree, this episode has a lot of great advice and is a ton of fun.
Find Maria on Instagram: @mariascrivan
International artist and creator of "The Book of Bare Bones", Will Blood joins me from Brighton, England. Will's a talented artist and designer who's work has appeared around the world. He also knows about a kick-ass dumpling place in London.
Insects, art, and anger are the themes of this episode of the Cartoon Dumpling Podcast. (Among other things.) Sit back and enjoy.
Oh! By the way, there's some occasional salty language. Nothing too sailor-like. Parental discretion is advised, though. Just sayin'.
Find Will on Instagram: @thebookofbarebones, @willbloodartist
On this episode of the Cartoon Dumpling Podcast, I sit down with Tom Richmond. Tom is one of the "usual gang of idiots" at MAD Magazine.
You’ll how hear how Tom got started as a caricaturist, what he thinks it takes to be a successful cartoonist, and about the Hollywood star he finds the most difficult to caricature.
Find Tom on Instagram: @art4mad
On this episode of the Cartoon Dumpling Podcast, I'm joined by Jason Chatfield, the internationally-syndicated cartoonist of the comic strip, "Ginger Meggs." His cartoon work regularly appears in the New Yorker and MAD Magazine. He's also a stand-up comedian in New York City.
A native Australian, Jason let's us know how he got started in cartooning, who he thinks would win in a cage match between the funnel web spider and the pizza rat, and his never-before-revealed secret for staying on schedule with his comic strip deadline.
This is an epic episode, indeed. Enjoy!
Jason on Instagram: @jasonchatfield
"Ginger Meggs" on Instagram: @gingermeggs1921
On this episode of the Cartoon Dumpling Podcast, cartoonist Johnny Sampson sits down to discuss his craft. Johnny has worked for the New York Times, MAD Magazine, and VICE.
You'll hear about his days as a storyboard artist in Los Angeles, what his teachers thought about his paintings in art school, and the value of a stupid idea jotted down in a sketchbook. You'll learn about his technique for creating cartoons and what it was like to be nominated for not one, but two, Reuben Awards this year. You're going to enjoy this fun-filled conversation.
One program note -- there is some salty language in this episode. Not much. Just a bit. Keep those kiddies out of earshot is all I'm sayin'.
Johnny on Instagram: @johnnysampson
On this episode of the Cartoon Dumpling Podcast, I dive into the Ames Lettering Guide. I'm a huge fan of hand lettering and this little tool makes it easier. You'll learn about who invented it, why it's called the "Ames Guide", and what all the little holes on the guide are used for. If you're interested in the craft of cartooning, this short episode is sure to please. Enjoy!
On this episode of the Cartoon Dumpling podcast, you'll listen in on my chat with Duane Abel, creator of the comic strip "Zed." Duane has a real passion for the art and craft of cartooning and it shines through in our chat. You'll hear a wonderful story about his Grandma, learn about one of his favorite comic strips that some people hate, and hear why his roll-top desk has a bullet hole in it. Buckle up and enjoy the show!
Duane on Instagram: @corkeycomics
On this episoode of the Cartoon Dumpling podcast I sit down with Tim Jones, cartoonist and creator of the syndicated comic strip "Sour Grapes." You'll learn how he went about getting syndicated, what inspires him, and who he shares his studio space with. It's an informative and fun conversation. Enjoy!
Another international episode of the Cartoon Dumpling podcast! This time I chat with Nick Prodromou from England. Nick's work is influenced by street art, cartoons, and pop culture. It's also super rad! You'll learn about his technique for producing his work, how he started his own brand in 2017, and his favorite cartoon of all time. This is a totally chill conversation I know you'll enjoy.
Links to Nick Prodromou:
Ink of Mind
Nick on Instagram: @by_nick
On this episode of the Cartoon Dumpling podcast, you'll hear from Elliot Lobell. Elliot is a stop-motion animator and monster maker. You'll learn about his time working on Anomalisa, what his biggest disaster in stop-motion animation has been to date, and what makes stop-motion animation so difficult, yet so rewarding. It's a fun discussion that even touches on another favorite topic of mine--dumplings!