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Episode Archive

Episode Archive

David Petersen - Creator of Mouseguard - 1FW 232

Mouse Guard is a New York Times Bestselling, Eisner & Harvey Award-winning comic book series written and illustrated by David Petersen. Digging into his love of animal stories and medieval roleplaying games, David created a fantasy adventure world of cloaked, sword-wielding mice who protect the common mouse against threats of a predator, weather, & wilderness. The stories are released as a series of mini-series available as individual comic issues first and then collected into hardcover volumes.

In the United States, Mouse Guard is published by Archaia/BOOM!.

Website: http://www.mouseguard.net

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Kiri Østergaard Leonard - Boost your Art Career with Social Media - 1FW 231

Award-winning Illustrator, Artist, and Creator Kiri Østergaard Leonard happily shares her experiences making a living as an artist and pursuing a creative life. She grew up in a tiny village in Denmark, left her country behind to pursue art in the bustle of New York City and now resides in the delightful weirdness of Austin, Texas surrounded by sunshine and felines.

Check out her YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/kirileonard
Follow her on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/kirileonard
Check out her website: https://kirileonard.com/

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Jake Parker - 1FW 228

Jake Parker is an illustrator, writer, and teacher based in Utah. Since 1999 he has worked on everything from animated films to comics to picture books. He has lived in six states, working at the best studios with the most amazing and talented people in the country. Now he freelances out of his studio in Provo Utah. Together with illustrator Will Terry, he is the founder of SVS Learn.

He also has a fantastic YouTube channel where he shares his knowledge of art.

Website: https://www.mrjakeparker.com

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Zoë Robinson - Crit Cast - 1FW 227

On today's show, we are excited to bring back Art Director Zoë Robinson for a crit cast episode! 

Zoë Robinson has vast experience as an art director having worked for Fantasy Flights Games and Blizzard among others, she has started her own company called Art Sourcing where she helps match clients with artists for their projects. She also offers portfolio reviews for artists and career reviews.

View her website here: https://www.artsourcing.org/

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Danielle Corsetto - Post Gen Con and Web Comic Creation - 1FW 226

Danielle Corsetto is the artist and creator of Girls With Slingshots. She created her first comic strip when she was 8, starting with a blatant rip-off of Garfield called Fat Cat. She started writing Hazelnuts in high school, and ran a semi-autobio comic about super-senior college kids called Ramblers in the student paper at Shepherd College (as well as Pop Image and World Famous Comics). She also briefly ran a comic called Larry and Caroline in the Hagerstown Herald-Mail newspaper.

In October of 2004, she began Girls With Slingshots, and by 2007, with the first print collection of GWS and other merchandise & art sales, she was doing the strip full-time. From then on it updated 5 times a week, always at some god-awful hour.

In addition to GWS, Danielle wrote and drew The New Adventures of Bat Boy for the Weekly World News, taking the reins from Peter Bagge. She's also written thre Adventure Time graphic novels for BOOM!

Danielle hails from Ijamsville, MD and now lives in Shepherdstown, West Virginia in a 230-year-old house with her two cats, Smudge and Ellie (aka Fluffy and Sprinkles). She loves drinking tea, hiking, traveling, cooking, gardening and eating local foods, because she is a filthy hippie. Danielle has taught illustration at her alma mater Shepherd University, and has been a guest teacher for the Graphic Storytelling students at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark. She is a lifetime Girl Scout.

See her comic here: https://girlswithslingshots.com

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A Hostful Convention Prep - Getting ready for GenCon - 1FW 225

We are checking in with our hosts to see what they have been up to during this past month and how their preparations for GenCon are coming along!

One Fantastic Week is a weekly web show where self-employed fantasy artists talk about whatever happened over the last 7 days. 

We record live every Tuesday!
Meet the rest of the community on our facebook group: http://bit.ly/1Y1dsjo

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Jack Conte - CEO of Patreon - 1FW 224

We are honored to welcome the CEO and founder of Patreon on this episode of One Fantastic Week. 

Jack Conte is an American musician, singer-songwriter, disc jockey, entrepreneur, and filmmaker. He is also one half of Pomplamoose with his wife Nataly Dawn. Pete Mohrbacher recently had the pleasure of meeting Jack in person and now we are so fortunate as to be able to welcome Jack onto our show.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackConteMusic/
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jackconte

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Sheila and Omar Rayyan - 1FW 223 - Living of Fairy Tales and Monsters

Upon graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, Omar Rayyan settled on the island of Martha's Vineyard with his wife Sheila (her work can be found at www.sheilarayyan.com). The bucolic surroundings compliment and help inspire his "old world" aesthetic toward painting. Although looking to the past for inspiration and guidance from the great oil painters of the Northern Renaissance and the Romantic and Symbolist painters of the 19th century, he has picked watercolor as his medium of choice.

Having created illustrations for many publishers, including Simon & Schuster, Random House and Hyperion/Disney, Omar's primary market is geared towards children's and young adult's magazine and books, doing cover and interior illustrations. He has also illustrated several children's picture books.

Other genres he has worked in include the gaming market, most notably for Magic: The Gathering, where he has done card art and concept work. Omar was also among the talented artists who contributed concept art and created the look for the motion picture "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe."

In addition to his commercial work, Omar's most favorite body of work is not created for publishers, but just for show.

Paintings of whim and fantasy made to indulge his own personal tastes and humors and to hopefully entertain and please the viewing public.


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Sam Guay - 1FW 222 - How to create a successful Tarot Deck

Sam Guay is an artist focused on work that explores our inner, emotional worlds. Much of her childhood was spent alone in the woods or exploring the possibilities of dreams. She has drawn on these personal experiences to create a visual language of dark nature, hypnagogic patterns, and moody atmospheres. Her intention with her work, whether it be a single painting, a story, or a large project is to invite quiet conversations with those private worlds where we can find ourselves most readily and connect more meaningfully to the world around us.

Find her work here:
Blood Moon Tarot Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/... 
Portfolio: https://www.samguay.com/
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/samguay

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Drawn + Drafted - 1FW 221 - How to get Hired As an Artist

Today we are joined by Lauren Panepinto and Marc Scheff to check in on their project Drawn + Drafted.

Think of them as translators, diplomats, even midwives. They are the defenders of both a client’s dreams and an artists' rights. They have been both clients and artists ourselves, and there is nothing more rewarding to them than fostering collaboration that is truly positive and rewarding to all parties involved.

Find more about them here: http://www.drawnanddrafted.com

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Hostful - 1FW 220 - How do successful artists make a living?

Today we are catching up with our hosts to see what they have been up to lately!

One Fantastic Week is a weekly web show where self-employed fantasy artists talk about whatever happened over the last 7 days. 

We record live every Tuesday!
Meet the rest of the community on our facebook group: http://bit.ly/1Y1dsjo

Your Hosts:
Peter Mohrbacher - http://www.angelarium.net/
Sam Flegal - http://www.fatefulsigns.com/

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Seth C. Polansky - 1FW 219 - Law for Artists, what you need to know

Seth Polansky’s career has been focused on advising high-tech startups, government contractors, and creative businesses – both in the US and internationally.

During his 18-year career, Mr. Polansky has served as General Counsel to multiple tech companies and has successfully guided his clients’ companies from startup, through rounds of fundraising, and on to the acquisition processes. Also included in his background is 5 years as CSC’s Director of Contracts for DHS and DOJ programs.

Mr. Polansky has worked with ARTPact, an illustrator’s rights organization, and regularly teaches courses about intellectual property and contract law. He is admitted to practice in Maryland, and received his JD from the Catholic University of America, and his MA and BAs from Indiana University of Pennsylvania – where he was a triple major in Philosophy, Political Science and Religious Studies.

He currently lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with his wife Kelley. In their spare time, they make independent films. (No, not that kind. Pervert.)

Website: http://sethpolanskylaw.com 

Contact: seth@sethpolamskylaw.com 

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Cory Godbey - 1FW 218

Cory Godbey creates fanciful illustrations for picture books, covers, comics, animated shorts, and films.

From commercials to documentary films, Cory has worked with a wide-ranging series of subjects and styles to create thoughtful, engaging, and award-winning art and animation for over a decade.

His work has been featured in a variety of esteemed annuals and publications including ImagineFX, The Society of Illustrators, and Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art.

He enjoys meeting new creatures and hikes through twisting paths with friends.

Cory lives with his wife, son, and a pack of stray cats in South Carolina.

Check out his current Kickstarter VISIONS OF WHENCE here:

See his website here: http://corygodbey.com

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Nen Chang - 1FW 217 - Conventions for Artists

On this week's episode Peter Mohrbacher is joined by friend of the show, co-host Nen Chang! 

Nen Chang is an illustrator and painter working in comics, gaming, and fine art. Specializing in integrating violence, gore, and horror with the beautiful and the surreal, NEN pulls an unspoken vision of the human condition from the fluidity of water, the subtlety of second glances, and her ability to pair painstaking attention to detail with the freedom of frenzied motion.

Currently, NEN works as a promotional illustrator, broadcast personality, and lecturer. She has painted for titles such as Legend of the Five Rings and Shinobi Clans and clients such as Marvel, DC, Titan, and many others. Her characters are uniquely charismatic and her figures twist and twine in rare and unseemly ways. NEN may be a painter and a designer, but her talent lies in making characters breathe.

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Loish - 1FW 215

(Edit: We, unfortunately, had some technical difficulties so the last 5 minutes of the show was cut off.)

Loish is from Holland and has Dutch nationality, she has lived all over the world, including the United States, Indonesia, France, and Belgium. Upon finishing high school in 2004, she studied animation in Ghent (Belgium) for a year and then moved back to her home country to study animation at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht (HKU) in Hilversum. She is currently a freelance illustrator and animator located in Utrecht (the Netherlands) and living with her boyfriend and fellow animator Arjen Klaverstijn.

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Will Terry - 1FW 214

Will Terry has been a freelance illustrator for 23 years. He was horrible at math, English, and science... luckily he found art. After finishing his BFA project at BYU he began working for magazines and newspapers not far from where he grew up in Washington D.C. 

His early clients include publications such as Time, Money, Wall Street Journal and ads for Sprint, Pizza hut, M&M Mars, Fed Ex, and Master Card. He has illustrated about 30 children's books for Random House, Simon Schuster, Scholastic, Penguin, Klutz, and Albert Whitman. He has created several indie ebooks that have sold tens of thousands of copies and has started a story app series with Rick Walton beginning with Gary's Place. He also co-owns www.svslearn.com - online illustration classes for children's book illustrators selling in over 80 countries. 

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Djamila Knopf - 1FW 213

Djamila is a Leipzig-based independent artist who draws character portraits and tarot cards.

She enjoys surreal and dreamlike imagery with a fragile and delicate quality to it. Her primary goal is to evoke a sense of wonder in the viewer and her drawing style is heavily influenced by both nature and Japanese animation. She mainly works digitally, but also has an ongoing series of small traditional drawings. Her work has been published by Dragonsteel Entertainment and in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, among others. Currently, Djamila is not looking for freelance work.

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