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Rough Sketch is a Podcast that is designed to explore creativity. We talk to creative people about their process and set them an improv drawing challenge. Scheduled to release one episode a month on the first Friday of the month.

Rough Sketch is a Podcast that is designed to explore creativity. We talk to creative people about their process and set them an improv drawing challenge. Scheduled to release one episode a month on the first Friday of the month.


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Rough Sketch is a Podcast that is designed to explore creativity. We talk to creative people about their process and set them an improv drawing challenge. Scheduled to release one episode a month on the first Friday of the month.




Emmett Nahil - Ep#44

We chat with Emmett Nahil, an editor and writer of many things including books, comics and narrative heavy games who is based in the US. Emmett goes into great detail about the upcoming game Love Shore and just completing the Kickstarter for Let Me Out and what he aims to bring to the people who consume his work. Emmett Nahil links Shore on SteamLove Shore on Contact Us We encourage...


PhaseChan - Ep#43

PhaseChan is another of those artists we found at True Believers (2020) and when we saw the Kraken T-Shirt she had (but sadly sold out of our size) we knew we had to talk to her at some point and here is that chat. We dig into PhaseChan's work a fair amount, how birds are basically dinosaurs, Twitch, conventions and once again sing the song of praise around the world of fan art. We also chat about her delayed upcoming appearance at Upfest this year! PhaseChan links...


Chris Baldie - Ep#42

In this episode we chat to comic maker, storyteller and Design Director at Papertank Chris Baldie. Back in November 2020 Chris released a Kickstarter to fund his comic "We Said Goodbye to Gravity" and it was more successful than he imagined. We had a lovely chat with Chris about his Space Captain series, being his own sales person and his disapproval of the Adobe subscription model. During our creative bit we build an intergalactic library run by a generation of beetles, during which...


Shazleen Khan - Ep#41

We kick off May with another fantastic artist, illustrator and award winning comic maker Shazleen Khan. We took a bit of a whirlwind tour through their history in the comic industry and how they get actual pleasure from the physical act of drawing. Shazleen has been working on their web comic BUUZA!! since 2019 and is enjoying using actual time as an element and making the reader commit in the long haul. For our creative section we come up with a rhythm based game loosely connected to Pa...


Gustaffo Vargas - Ep#40

We met Gustaffo Vargas in 2019 at Thought Bubble and he is is an amazing comic book creator who has been incredibly busy in 2020. Not only did Gustaffo work on the really interesting Quarantine Comic by Jordan Thomas, he also worked on Skrawl: Comix Magazine and drew, funded, released his own work Puno. We chat to Gustaffo about his really busy year, his work, his incredible use of colour, inspirations and so much more. Gustaffo started our story telling section wonderfully and you have to...


Cooper Shaw - Ep#39

We got to chat with another creative across the pond in the form of Cooper Shaw. Cooper is an actor, director and teacher at the well known Second City training school. Chris got to know her a bit while he was taking the Dialects and Character Voices course that was run by Cooper over Zoom It was lovely to dip into Cooper' history and work and how encouraging she is when learning to use your voice as an instrument. She has an infectious teaching method which is fun and encouraging so if you...


T. W. Burgess - Ep#38

Here we are with our second producer of the occult and spooky material. Here is a chat with T. W. Burgess, a writer and purveyor of horror, especially ghost stories. We had a bit of audio difficulty with this and we hope it does not ruin your listening enjoyment. We went on a HUGE horror movie tangent and picked up on how important it is to dig into those old folk tales for more material. We dug into the success of the Early Haunts Kickstarter and what is coming up. That's all before we...


James Bojaciuk - Ep#37

We have another double episode for you for March and feature two producers of creepy, occult and that type of content. Starting off with James Bojaciuk the Chief Executive Officer Duobus of 18th Wall Productions. We talked to James about how the publishing house came about after he received a rather harsh piece of criticism on a piece of his writing. He also speaks about finding the right audience, the controversy around e-books, his love of the Hammer House of Horror series of films, what...


Lloydie James Lloyd - Ep#36

For our second episode for February we had a remote chat with Improvisor, Radio producer and Podcaster Lloydie James Lloyd. Chris has been delving into what Lloydie has been up to with his Improv Chronicle Podcast, not something everyone might enjoy but if you are interested in Improv then we would certainly recommend it for a very consumable deep dive into some very interesting topics. Lloydie was slightly reserved about the drawing section of our show but I do feel that he enjoyed...


Aaron Rackley - Ep#35

For February we bring you the first of two scheduled episodes. We managed to grab some time with the owner of Buy Small Press an Indie marketplace, Aaron Rackley. We can't thank Aaron enough for his time. He spoke to us about his day job as a Scrum Master and being a sometime developer. The publishing house that he setup to try and provide books for all ages, the charity he runs, the typography he did for Art Nine Two on GGA and more about how Buy Small Press came about. Aaron spoke openly...


Jen Rowe - Ep#34

Happy new year listeners. We start this year with an Improv bang and managed to organise a chat with performer extraordinaire Jen Rowe. Jen is multi-talented and when she is not teaching, performing or writing then she is probably out on a walk, painting or practising hip-hop dancing. We chat about how the lock down was and the new challenges that face UK performers now that the UK is no longer in the EU. Be sure to check out Jen's awesome drawing on our social media. Jen Rowe Links...


2020 in review - Ep#33

Hello there, well it's been a bit of a year huh? 2020 I think has been a bit of a trial for a lot of us, but we go through it. A huge thank you to all of the guests that we have had this year. Without them, we would have a very different show and it's been wonderful to have these lovely conversations get to create with them. This is a retrospective episode looking back on our 16 episodes this year and finding the hidden joy with links to the guests involved. Jamie IlesCBMatt...


Dan Berry - Ep#32

After listening to his podcast Make It Then Tell Everybody for the past year and consuming over 200 episodes we caught up with podcaster, maker, creator and jack of many trades Dan Berry. We talk to Dan about his 8 years in podcasting, his brief dalliance with stand-up and how that helped him in teaching. How he knows that he has an idea that he wants to draw and how words can give you various feelings when you think about them way too much. Dan Berry Links...


Andy Perry - Ep#31

As promised we set up and had a great chat with Andy Perry the writer of the Reanimator Incorporated Graphic Novel. Having already spoken to the artist Lyndon White. We dive into his writing process a fair bit and how he wanted the whole process to be collaborative with Lyndon. He does mention just how valuable the editing process was and how it reformed the story. We talk a little about a writing retreat that he went on with Arvon and as a writer just how much that improved his ways to...


Art Nine Two - Ep#30

Fantastic independent artists and comic book creators Damian and Helena make up Art Nine Two and for us, it was a huge amount of fun to sit and chat with them. Damian's recent comic GGA (Galaxy Grappling Alliance) is a huge homage to the early days of the WWE bit with the matches having a deeper meaning. He has an incredible passion for Wrestling and movies and he even runs his own podcast called Omen to That really makes the comic feel like it has motion and he goes into a bit of detail...


Lyndon White - Ep#29

After receiving the fantastic first issue of the Reanimator Incorporated graphic novel we really wanted to reach out to the creators. This is a chat with artist and illustrator Lyndon White and we have a chat scheduled with Andy Perry coming soon. Chatting with Lyndon was fascinating. He is certainly prolific with his work and if you take a look at his portfolio on his site it shows just a selected amount of what he has been up to. We chat about how he puts his work together, the work that...


Jenny Gyllblad - Ep#28

After a bit of rescheduling, we managed to have a chat with Jennie Gyllblad to talk to her about the comics that she makes, smut, art and all sorts of other things. We cover a lot of ground with Jennie from her most recent work Rough Hex to fetish culture and the state of comic book publishing in Sweden and why her living in the UK is not "A phase". We loved how when Jennie realised she didn't have to censor herself she jumped in with both feet. This does include the amazing idea she came...


Harriet Braine - Ep#27

We are super happy to bring you a chat with Harriet Braine. Harriet is the second presenter of The Design Spark Podcast that we have been lucky enough to get onto the show. We talk to Harriet about her experience of recording the podcast with Lucy Rogers and Bec Hill. Her experiences living and working in Edinburgh during the festival, as well as the highs and lows that winning awards early in your career can bring. We also learn that Harriet is not just a super talented musician and...


Joe Latham - Ep#26

At time of writing, Joe and his wife are just about to have a baby so we managed to get a chat with him before that happened. It's also a bit of luck because we were only talking about Joe in the last episode. We met Joe at Thought Bubble 2019 and Chris loved his watercolour style comic The Fox, The Wolf and The Woodsman but we didn't get much of a chance to chat to him. So it was interesting to dig into Joe's history and learn how he grew into web design. Making MySpace (remember that?)...


Graham Johnson - Ep#25

Welcome back for a rather chilled episode with the wonderful Graham Johnson. Graham is a producer, improviser and illustrator to name a few things. We chat to Graham about his early influences like the webcomics Questionable Content and Dresden Codac. It's really interesting to hear Graham talk about how these "Slice of Life" style comics appealed to him more than the more superhero/fantasy style. We dive into being able to work with the fantastic Kid Carpet and his current projects which...