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Ep. 76 Jennifer Olivarez

People I Think Are Cool

Release Date: 06/24/2016

Lizzie Special Where Have I Been? show art Lizzie Special Where Have I Been?

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It's been a VERY long time since I've done a Lizzie Special—or really any episode updates. This episode I open up and share what's been going on while I've been away.

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Gemma Files is a Canadian horror writer, journalist and film critic. I met Gemma when I was moderating a virtual panel for Fangoria. She's smart, funny, and knows her horror! In this episode, we discuss her latest horror anthology In That Endlessness, Our End, how publishing has changed over time, and her past job as a film critic. You can follow .   Show Notes:  Website https://amzn.to/3kvt160 https://twitter.com/gemmafiles https://youtu.be/RQX2wd0xNmI Movie Recommendation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC38BqP2_fI  

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Ep. 158 Dave Perillo is back! show art Ep. 158 Dave Perillo is back!

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Illustrator Dave Perillo is back! I caught up with Dave during pandemic times to talk about the fate of comic conventions and how managed work during the pandemic. It was great to have him back on the show. If you want to catch Dave's first appearance on the podcast then check out (wow he got on early!) You can follow Dave on I and !  

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Ep. 157 Noodle and Bun Creators Gottfried Roodt + Lloyd Wilgen show art Ep. 157 Noodle and Bun Creators Gottfried Roodt + Lloyd Wilgen

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Gottfried Roodt + Lloyd Wilgen are the creators of the wildly popular series Noodle and Bun (). I discovered Noodle and Bun on Tiktok and instantly fell in love with the expressive CG animation. Noodle and Bun got major traction on TikTok and now has over 4.3 million followers. In this interview, I discover how Noodle and Bun came to life, what it takes to create merchandise for your brand, and how to grow your audience after going viral. Check out Noodle and Bun on , , and . AND go grab some new   Show Notes: Noodle and Bun Store https://www.noodleandbun.com/collections/plush Cartoon...

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Ep. 156 Katie Skelly show art Ep. 156 Katie Skelly

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Katie Skelly is a writer and illustrator based in New York. She's best known for her brightly colored graphic novels with strong giallo vibes. Her book Maids came out in 2020 from Fantagraphics and explores the true crime story of the Papin sisters. In this episode, we explore her film influences, the history behind Maids, and the indie comics community. You can follow Katie on Instagram (@skellyskellyskelly) and Twitter (@nurse_nurse). Like this ep? Check out ep. 143 with Small Press Expo Executive Director Warren Bernard.   Show Notes: Website Buy Maids Twitter Instagram  

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Ep. 155 Ray Harkins show art Ep. 155 Ray Harkins

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  Ray Harkins is the host of the podcast 100 Words or Less. He is also the lead singer for the melodic hardcore band Taken. I discovered Ray's podcast while looking for a show that covered creative collaboration. Ray's interviews with indie musicians and artists was just what I needed. His interviews are more like casual conversations that dive into the stories behind each guest's profession. With every episode, I find something to take away and apply to my own creative career, which is rare when you work in a creative partnership with you spouse!   You can follow Ray on...

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Ep. 154 Jen Gubicza show art Ep. 154 Jen Gubicza

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Jen Gubicza is an artist and designer best known for her faux taxidermy pieces. I first met Jen years ago at a craft show where she was vending with her shop Zooguu. I’m a huge fan of her work. I talked to Jen in the middle of the pandemic when all the shows were going online. We had a great chat about pivoting during a pandemic, how creators are finding new ways to collaborate online, and her work on the X-Men New Mutants movie.   SHOW NOTES:     @zooguu @zooguu  

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Ep. 153 Jane Friedman show art Ep. 153 Jane Friedman

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Jane Friedman is the author of The Business of Being a Writer. With over 20 years of experience in publishing, she is an expert in business strategies for writers. I discovered Jane's work through her blog years ago when I was about to publish my first book with HarperCollins. Her site was the only place that answered questions on every scope of being a writer, from getting your book sold, what to expect when working with an editor, and the concept of literary citizenship. I often find myself revisiting Jane's books every year as a reminder on what I can do as a writer to push forward when I...

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Ep. 152 Jess Guise show art Ep. 152 Jess Guise

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Jess Guise is the lead singer for the folk-pop band . When I discovered her music, I fell in love with her lyrics, humor, and charm. In our chat, Jess shared her writing process and shifting gears as a creative during the pandemic. Definitely check out her video for   It's one of the most clever music videos I've ever seen, and it truly showcases her eye for storytelling. You can follow Jess on Instagram @jess.guise.   Show Notes  

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Ep. 151 Clay McLeod Chapman show art Ep. 151 Clay McLeod Chapman

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Clay McLeod Chapman is one of my favorite writers. His stories are weird, wonderful, and creepy. I first discovered his writing through past guest as I was binging . Clay's episode will make your skin crawl. Clay is a fellow Quirk Books cousin. His new book with Quirk, Whisper Down the Lane, is out April 6. You can it now (which I totally did and can't wait!).   Show Notes

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Jennifer Olivarez is the creator of the popular site Squirrel Picnic. Her unique style infuses amigurumi with storytelling. She has a new book out called The Big Acorn Race, which tells the tale of two squirrels named Hodge and Podge. In this episode, we talk about self publishing through Createspace, the art of marketing, and mixing the genres of crafting and kidlit. You can follow Jennifer on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram