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Tight Pencils is a podcast about drawing, the creative process, and other junk. Hosted by Kevin Budnik

Tight Pencils is a podcast about drawing, the creative process, and other junk. Hosted by Kevin Budnik
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Tight Pencils is a podcast about drawing, the creative process, and other junk. Hosted by Kevin Budnik

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Goombo HAS Been Found (with Sara Goetter)

9/24/2018
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Sara Goetter is the author of the webcomic Boozle and co-author of Dungeon Critters (coming in 2020 from First Second). Sara joins Kevin to talk about frogs, Goombas, and Bowsette. Sara's website: http://sgoetter.com/about/ Hell Yell Comics on itch.io https://hellyellcomics.itch.io/ Bowsette: An Introduction - Petrana Radulovic (Polygon.com) https://www.deviantart.com/allthestuffilike94/art/Princess-Peach-Goomba-203588159

Duration:00:34:09

Episode Twenty-Eight: Sarah Ferrick

5/27/2016
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Sarah Ferrick’s comics are visually striking. In this episode she reveals a bit about her influences ranging from R&B to Medieval manuscripts. Her upcoming release “Sec” from is the last in a series of comic love-notes and is a prominent part of the 2d Winter Collection, currently running on Kickstarter Sarah’s work 2dcloud Winter Collection

Duration:00:41:55

Episode Twenty-Six: Liz Prince

5/27/2016
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Liz Prince is the award winning author of Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir (Zest Books, 2014), as well as copious other honest and funny autobiographical comics. In this episode, Kevin sits down with Liz to talk about the perception of memory, collaborating with writers, moving on from large projects, and gender in comics. Also, cats. Lots of cat talk in this one. Liz’s Website: http://lizprincepower.com/ Show notes: Nicole Georges Evan Palmer (Clarence is a cartoon created by Skyler Page for...

Duration:00:59:14

Episode Twenty-Five: Laurie Piña

5/27/2016
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In this episode, Kevin talks to comic artist Laurie Piña about her work. The two discuss making art about adolescence as well as the emotional significance of The Wonder Years. Laurie’s work: http://crushedpeanut.com/ Laurie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/crushedpeanut This episode is sponsored by Basecamp Visit the Chicago Podcast Co-op to find out more about our family of podcasts chicagopodcastcoop.com

Duration:00:43:44

Episode Twenty-Four: Onsmith

5/27/2016
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In this episode, Kevin sits down with Onsmith, the pen-name of chicago-based cartoonist Jeremy Smith. Jeremy shares his insights on comics, the working class, and the way his upbringing in Oklahoma influences his work. Jeremy’s Tumblr Jeremy is a contributor to many comic anthologies including the upcoming Black Eye 3 from Rotland Press notes: Onsmith & Nudd Paul Nudd Linework Comics Anthology This episode is sponsored by Busy Beaver Buttons Tight Pencils is a proud member of the Chicago...

Duration:00:49:00

Episode Twenty-Two: Laura Knetzger

5/27/2016
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In this episode we had a chat with Seattle-based Cartoonist and Illustrator, Laura Knetzger! We talked with Laura about how she got started, the struggle to be proactive, the joy of holding your own book for the first time, her comic book series Bug Boys (pre-order it now on Czap Books!!!), and about her process and materials. A huge thanks to Jackbox Games and the Chicago Podcast Coop for sponsoring this episode!

Duration:00:43:23

Episode Twenty-One: Hallie Bateman

5/26/2016
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Our guest for this episode is Brooklyn-based Hallie Bateman, an Illustrator and Writer who is a contributor at The Awl, The New Yorker, and Buzzfeed, and who’s work has been published all over the place! We spoke with Hallie over Skype about pen-pals, sketching habits, her drawing style, and about what she has been working on lately. Bonus: we took a couple of minutes to each do a quick sketch (see them below!). A big “thank you” to Emporium Arcade Bar, and The Chicago Coop for sponsoring...

Duration:00:52:14

Episode Twenty: Jeremy Tinder

5/26/2016
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Jeremy Tinder is a cartoonist, painter, and teacher based in Chicago. We sat down with him in his living room on the North Side and talked to him about how he got started in art, what some of his influences are, and about what he does and what he’s been working on lately. A special thanks to Iron Galaxy (check out their game, Capsule Force!) and The Chicago Podcast Coop for sponsoring this episode. Also, a thanks to Nate Beaty for the photo of Jeremy we used for the episode! Jeremy on the...

Duration:00:42:15

Episode Nineteen: 2dcloud with Raighne Hogan & Jake Terrell

5/26/2016
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In this episode Kevin and I interview two of the fabulous folks behind 2dcloud, a small publisher based out of Minneapolis, MN: Raighne Hogan and Jake Terrell. We talked to Raighne a bit about the inner-workings of 2dcloud, and their new fall collection (and its kickstarter campaign), and to Jake about his work and his newest book Summer Carnival. Thanks to Inventables for sponsoring this episode, and to the Chicago Podcast Coop (while you’re there check out the Making New Friends...

Duration:01:03:24

Episode 18: Miranda Harmon

5/26/2016
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In this episode we have a skype chat with Miranda Harmon, a Gainesville, Florida-based cartoonist and illustrator, and talk about how Miranda got started in comics, her experience with education, comic conventions, tools she uses, and a little about D&D too! Big thanks to Cards Against Humanity for sponsoring this episode, and to The Chicago Podcast Coop. Where to find Miranda: MirandaHarmon.com MirandaHarmony.tumblr.com @MirandaMHarmon Show notes: SAW (Sequential Arts Workshop) Aatmaja...

Duration:00:47:10

Episode 17: Krystal DiFronzo

5/26/2016
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In this episode Kevin interviews Krystal DiFronzo, a Chicago-based artist, performer, and cartoonist. We talk about choosing the right medium to express your ideas, destruction as a form of creation, and not being precious about physical art. Also lighting things on fire. This episode is sponsored by Field Notes, as well as the Chicago Podcast Co-op. Show notes: Krystal’s Tumblr Krystal’s Website Pup House additional links: a write-up of Burnout, an exhibition featuring Krystal and...

Duration:00:50:12

Episode Fifteen: Rachel Dukes

5/26/2016
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In this episode we have a chat with comics artist Rachel Dukes, who lives in Los Angeles, over skype, and boy what a fruitful chat it was! Rachel shares with us how she deals the with solitude of being an artist, working from home (and in the dead of night), how she stays productive, some lessons from a successful Kickstarter campaign, and oh so much more! A special thanks to The Lodge Management group and Wingfest.net for sponsoring this episode, as well as The Chicago Podcast Coop! We’d...

Duration:01:15:36

Episode Fourteen: Gina Wynbrandt

5/26/2016
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In this episode we interviewed the super funny and talented Chicago comics artist Gina Wynbrandt! We hung out with Gina in her room and workspace to talk about her process and what she does, what she’s been working on, and what’s ahead. Today (the day the episode was released) is Gina’s birthday, so happy birthday Gina! Thanks to Knowyourcompany.com for making this episode possible, and to the Chicago Podcast Coop for their support. Gina on the net: ginawyndbrandt.com @gwynbr ‘Big Pussy’...

Duration:00:49:18

Episode Thirteen: Nate Beaty

5/26/2016
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In this episode we had the pleasure of chatting with cartoonist and man of many talents, Nate Beaty, in his apartment as he prepared a homemade piñata for an upcoming birthday party (happy belated birthday Nate!). Nate talked about how he got into drawing and making comics, even showing us what might have been the first comic he ever made, and shared with us some of his influences and some insights about his process. A big thanks to Emporium Arcade Bar for sponsoring this episode — they’ve...

Duration:00:58:22

Episode Twelve: Corinne Mucha

5/26/2016
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In this episode we sit down with the very fun and talented Corinne Mucha, who is a Teaching Artist, Cartoonist and Illustrator currently based in Chicago. Corinne told us about her newest mini, Fixated: Three Fictional Stories About Obsession, talked a bit about her process and where she gets some of her inspiration, and taught us how to properly pronounce her name (myoo-cha). We’d like to thank IronGalaxy for sponsoring this episode, as well as to the Chicago Podcast Coop for their...

Duration:00:44:14

Episode Eleven: Rj Casey

5/26/2016
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In this episode we got on Skype in order to talk to writer, editor and co-founder of YetiPress, RJ Casey, in Seattle, Washington. RJ gave us a little back story about how Yeti was started with Eric Roesner, the origin of the name (you have to listen to find out!), answered some listener questions, and talked mascots (yeah, like sports mascots). If you’re going to be at CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo) this weekend make sure you stop by the YetiPress table and say hi to RJ (mention...

Duration:00:49:20

Episode Ten: Kat Leyh

5/26/2016
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For this episode we talked to the multifaceted illustrator and comic book artist Kat Leyh. Kat let us interview her in her work space at her Chicago Apartment (that’s the Red Line passing by in the background), which we discovered would only be her apartment for just a few more days when she moves to San Diego! Anyway, Kat talked to us about the scary and complicated word of full-time freelancing, sharing some very insightful advice for anyone else contemplating making the jump, talked a...

Duration:00:40:48

Episode Nine: Isabella Rotman

5/26/2016
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In this episode Kevin was joined by Isabella Rotman. The Two of them recorded Izzy’s interview in the car on the drive to and from the Toronto Comics Arts Festival. We talk about Izzy’s work, what to expect out of a convention like TCAF, and the world of independent comics in general. Show Links: CAH – https://cardsagainsthumanity.com/ Danielle Chenette Music – http://djchenette.bandcamp.com/ Danielle Chenette Comics – http://daniellechenette.tumblr.com/ CAKE (actually June 6th and 7th)...

Duration:00:52:49

Episode Eight: Pam Wishbow

5/26/2016
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This episode we got to chat with killer illustrator Pam Wishbow in her Seattle apartment (via Skype). After a few minutes of getting a little political we got down to talking about Pam’s process and hearing a little bit about how she works and what influences her. Among many other things Pam shared with us that a Kickstarter project that she’s a part of just launched the day of our recording — check out “Where Is Home” on Kickstarter and show your support if you can! You can find Pam...

Duration:00:58:22

Episode Seven: Heather Mahler, Ian Lawrence, and Scotty Snowden

5/26/2016
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In this episode we connected with Ian Lawrence, Scotty Snowden, and Heather Mahler through video chat to talk about the way we use the internet as a tool for art. We touch on the pros and cons of building a following, not taking yourself seriously, and maintaining discipline in your process. Follow our guests on Twitter: Ian Lawrence: @inklooseart Scotty Snowden: @swssart Heather Mahler: @heatherlime Episode Links: Heather’s Vine ‘We Draw’ artist group Dennie Bright Animation Buzzfeed...

Duration:01:09:13