Knights of the Light Table
Each week these two professional, and broke, but not professionally broke artists discuss art, animation and everything that comes with being a professional dreamer!
info_outline KOTLT 048: MIA No More 08/01/2016
KOTLT 048: MIA No More After another. long unscheduled hiatus, Pablo and Trevor are back at it! Again! We avoid talking about animation and instead get existential about being an artist. OH MY! - Seriously, we really want hear your thoughts and keep the conversation going! You can reach us on Twitter! @KOTLTpodcast Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or each of us individually at @ArtsyPabster, @FuzzyPuppets, @HappyQuips Tumblr:
info_outline KOTLT 047: East vs West Coast Animation 05/23/2016
KOTLT 047: East vs West Coast Animation In today’s episode, we talk and contrast some issues between the East and West coast animation industries, and the questions that come up most with East Coast artists, "Where are you working now?", or even more frequently, "ARE you working?" - Seriously, we really want hear your thoughts and keep the conversation going! You can reach us on Twitter! @KOTLTpodcast Email us at email@example.com or each of us individually at @ArtsyPabster, @FuzzyPuppets, @HappyQuips Tumblr:
info_outline KOTLT 046: Zootopia’s Anti-Racism Fable 05/09/2016
KOTLT 046: Zootopia’s Anti-Racism Fable In this episode, Pablo, Rebecca, and Trevor get together to talk about their thoughts on Zootopia and the racial and prejudicial issues that it presented. We chat about how we thought they handled such a massive and difficult topic, what we thought they did right, and what we thought they might have done better. We also chat about the behind-the-scenes documentary from Fuzion and the alternate versions of the story that Disney explored before landing on Judy Hopps and the main plot devices. Links mentioned: - Blue Eye Brown Eye Experiment (There are a bunch of videos of Jane Elliot out there but this is a good starting point.) - Seriously, we really want hear your thoughts and keep the conversation going! You can reach us on Twitter! @KOTLTpodcast Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or each of us individually at @ArtsyPabster, @FuzzyPuppets, @HappyQuips Tumblr:
info_outline KOTLT 45: Interview with Mila director Cinzia Angelini and producer Andrea Emmes 05/02/2016
KOTLT 45: Interview with Mila director Cinzia Angelini and producer Andrea Emmes In this episode, we had the unique pleasure of speaking with
info_outline KOTLT 043: Dissecting The Annie Awards 02/08/2016
KOTLT 043: Dissecting The Annie Awards The week of the 43s! On our 43rd episode, we go over not only the 43 Annie Awards (aka Pixie Awards), but a bit of the history and controversy between the major studios on previews years. We go a bit into how some of these awards are nominated and the voting system, as well as the pros/cons that come when a selected few dominate the award show. This is an opinion-heavy episode!
info_outline KOTLT 042: Space Jammin 02/01/2016
KOTLT 042: Space Jammin This week Pablo and Trevor dribble down memory lane and review Space Jam! We discuss our thoughts on the storytelling and animation, and even stumble across a few new fan theories. Is the movie a slam dunk, or did it miss the free-throw? Join us on the court and find out!
info_outline KOTLT 041: A New Form of Animation 01/18/2016
KOTLT 041: A New Form of Animation This week we’re rejoined by Marty Walker, animator extraordinaire, to discuss the emergence of an entirely new type of animation! Not quite 2D not quite 3D, cut-out animation has taken the best of each and evolved into something completely original in both aesthetic and approach.
info_outline KOTLT 040: Future Goals Two Thousand Sixteen 01/07/2016
KOTLT 040: Future Goals Two Thousand Sixteen In this episode Pablo and Trevor reflect on 2015, the good, bad, and the ugly, and they set some future goals for 2016. We also talk about Blackwing pencils, the importance and danger of following trends, shifts in the animation industry and Prismacolor marker hacks!
info_outline KOTLT 039: Go Outside! 12/14/2015
KOTLT 039: Go Outside! In this episode the gang talks about the importance of taking breaks and avoiding over-work. We share our stories from when we pushed ourselves too far, and the tough lessons we had to learn. We chat about how putting your pencil down sometimes can improve your art career and keep you healthier and happier while you work toward your dream.
info_outline KOTLT 038: CTNx 15 Review 11/30/2015
KOTLT 038: CTNx 15 Review This week Pablo and Rebecca return from their adventure in the west, CTNx. They review the good, the bad, and the ugly side of the convention and share their thoughts on what could be improved, and where they might go next year. Also in this episode, we talk about the news of the failed Kickstarter, and upcoming IndieGoGo, campaign for Dragon’s Lair: The Movie.
info_outline KOTLT 037: CTNx Do’s & Don’ts 11/16/2015
KOTLT 037: CTNx Do’s & Don’ts This week is CTN! In preparation for the big event we asked exhibitors what they think are some “do’s” and “don’ts” to keep in mind while walking around the show; and we share our own tips for how to get the most out of the new connections you’ll make! Trevor also talks a bit about his recent experience building a website and following a few key rules, and Pablo shares a great article about how to tell amazing feature animation stories on a budget.
info_outline KOTLT 035: Analyzing Don Bluth 10/19/2015
KOTLT 035: Analyzing Don Bluth In this episode we talk about the man, the myth, the legend, pioneer Don Bluth! A hero to some, and villain to others, this man went toe-to-toe with the top dogs and won in the 80s and 90s. Where do you stand on the man’s mark in animation history? Let us know!
info_outline KOTLT 034: Interview with Nilah Magruder 10/05/2015
KOTLT 034: Interview with Nilah Magruder Nilah is a writer and sequential artist working in TV, comics, and kid’s lit. By day she’s a storyboard artist at Dreamworks Animation TV, by night she’s creating the amazing webcomic MFK, and by who-knows-when she’s also working on the upcoming kids book “Fox Hunt.” Previously she worked as a storyboard artist and lead concept artist for Soapbox Films - working on a number of commercial projects including promos for feature films for the likes of Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks and Bluesky, and an outspoken voice on gender and race topics in the comics and animation industries.
info_outline KOTLT 033 - The Question 09/28/2015
KOTLT 033 - The Question In this episode we talk a little bit about Bianca Majolie, Disney’s first female story artist. We spend time trying to answer the question, "What brush do you use," and more importantly, "does it matter?" We also throw our two cents in on the iPad Pro and Pencil after Apple’s big announcement recently.
info_outline KOTLT 032: An Extremely (disappointing) Goofy Movie 09/14/2015
KOTLT 032: An Extremely (disappointing) Goofy Movie In this episode, we review the Extreme Goofy Movie! We’re split on our like and dislike for what may or may not be a classic - lots of rapid fire venom shots!
info_outline KOTLT 031: Interview with Mike Collins 08/31/2015
KOTLT 031: Interview with Mike Collins If you’ve been watching cartoons for the last 10 years, you’ve seen Mike’s work. Mike is a digital cleanup artist at Dreamworks Animation and Co-Owner/Artist of TikiMachine LLC where he self publishes collaborative art books and children’s books. Mike also has a long list of credits as a digital cleanup artist and sometime color stylist working on properties for companies like Cartoon Network, Bento Box, and Oddbot!
info_outline KOTLT 029: Lets Talk Comics 07/20/2015
KOTLT 029: Lets Talk Comics In this episode, I'm joined by Chris Scott and James Rambo and we discuss a range of topics regarding comics, Comic Con, comics-based films, the culture, and more. Heads up, the conversation is a few notches above PG-13!
info_outline KOTLT 028: An Intro to Freelance 06/29/2015
KOTLT 028: An Intro to Freelance This week the gang chats about Freelance; what are the different types, how they’ve gotten gigs, what to remember going in, and how to keep being successful. Trevor shares some of the introductory insights he’s learned over the years and tries to offer some encouraging words to anyone looking to get started!
info_outline KOTLT 027: With Slightly More Realistic Proportions 06/15/2015
KOTLT 027: With Slightly More Realistic Proportions Hey everyone! A more relaxed episode this week. We lightly covered a number of topics.
info_outline KOTLT 026: Interview with Genevieve FT 05/18/2015
KOTLT 026: Interview with Genevieve FT This week we’re joined by the ever extraordinary Genevieve FT! Genevieve is a cheerful artist with a fantastic style and flare, and is working in comics, games, and illustration. She shares with us some great stories, tips and insights into how she has found career growth and mobility; as well as what she looks for in a job opportunity and the benefits of experimenting and challenging yourself!
info_outline KOTLT 025: Stay or go now? 05/04/2015
KOTLT 025: Stay or go now? This week Pablo and Trevor try to tackle some big questions; when is it the right time to move on to a new job, what’s most important in a job, what sacrifices are you willing to make, and what are your realities of life? We dive into our career fears, what causes them, what we think we should come first instead, and what we think the future may hold. Strap horses to your cowboy boots, this one is getting heavy!
info_outline KOTLT 024: Interview with Vince Aparo 04/20/2015
KOTLT 024: Interview with Vince Aparo Vince Aparo is an illustrator and concept artist. He’s experienced in digital and traditional design development for games, comics, animation and film; and he’s currently working at Disney Interactive/Playdom drawing people in stretchy pants in Marvel Avengers Alliance. Vince is a father of two and famously loves noodles.
info_outline KOTLT 023 : Backbones and Macaroni 04/06/2015
KOTLT 023 : Backbones and Macaroni We return to our beloved Table as we began it: with some introspection, arguments about nothing/everything, thoughts on how the old school handled business, delusions of grandeur, and deep conversation about the wonders of Macaroni.
info_outline KOTLT 022 : Age Does(n't) Matter 02/23/2015
KOTLT 022 : Age Does(n't) Matter This week we talk about how much, and how little, age matters to your career in art. We dive into the roots of the “too old” fear, the damage it can cause, and how to prevent it from paralyzing your life. We share our thoughts on the advantage of youth and how to stay fresh and relevant in the ever changing media landscape.
info_outline KOTLT 021: Interview with Angelica "Jelly" Russel 02/16/2015
KOTLT 021: Interview with Angelica "Jelly" Russel Hey everyone, in this special episode we sat down and talked with Angelica Russell (aka Jelly on the interwebs), a storyboard artist currently at Nickelodeon, and an overall super-charming person. We chat about
info_outline KOTLT 020 : Annie Awards Pt.2, Drunken Edition 02/09/2015
KOTLT 020 : Annie Awards Pt.2, Drunken Edition We're rejoined by Nneka in part two of our coverage of the 42 Annie Awards. We talk about the the lag, the twitter parties, the awkwardness and the good times that were had this year. We also share our thoughts on the winners, the shoulda winners, and the hosts. Congratulations to everyone for an amazing year!