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Lucy Bellwood

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Cartooning Ocean SciComm with Lucy Bellwood | Beach Shack

American Shoreline Podcast Network

On this special rerun of the Beach Shack (recorded on New Year's Day 2020), Tyler sits down with Lucy Bellwood at his favorite beach shack in Ventura, CA to discuss the power of cartoons in education, in particular in the areas of science and maritime culture. Lucy is a professional Adventure Cartoonist, author, and educator based in Portland, Oregon. Her work brings enthusiastic tales of exploration to thousands of readers online, in print, and in person.  At 17, Bellwood fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming a sailor by joining the crew of the tall ship Lady Washington. Three years later she fell in love with making comics at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont and began aligning her passions for art, storytelling, and the natural world. Since then, Bellwood has brought humor, generosity, and an irrepressible lust for life to a wide variety of projects. Her comics are often written and drawn in the field, leading to immersive snapshots of tall ship sailing and cutting-edge ocean science. Her first graphic novel, Baggywrinkles: a Lubber’s Guide to Life at Sea, collects educational stories from her time aboard the Lady Washington. The book received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly and opened the door for a new generation of mariners to find their place at sea.  Learn more about Lucy at lucybellwood.com.

1hr 11mins

26 Jun 2021

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One Thousand (And One) True Fans with Artist Lucy Bellwood

Ojai: Talk of the Town

Lucy Bellwood, adventure cartoonist and artist extraordinaire, has accomplished significant feats for someone still so young, including developing a loyal and devoted fan base. She is currently working on a book project with Kate Milford about a seafaring adventure graphic novel series with kind and cuddly capybaras.  We talk about the eternal artistic hustle, about Kant's admonition "to not number voices, but instead weigh them." Lucy talks about the famous blog post from Kevin Kelley's "1,000 True Fans," and how to develop and sustain enough people who will stick with an artist through thick and thin and allow them to achieve artistic freedom. We talk about earlier pre-Patreon and Kickstarter artists, Robert Musil and Harry Partch, who were free to create as they chose through the patronage of a small but dedicated group of fans. Featured in a prior issue of the Ojai Quarterly by Kit Stolz for her "100 Demon Dialogues" book, Bellwood has just signed a contract for 750 pages of drawings over the next six years. An Ojai native, Lucy talks about connectedness and being known through several generations, an experience rarely duplicated outside your hometown, even as she's been in Portland, Oregon for the past decade. Always innovative and forward-thinking, one of Lucy's news projects is the "Right Number," an anonymous confessional phone line where callers can leave messages and know that only one person will hear them. Her experience at Reed College was formative and unusual, prompted by an influential teacher in Ojai, and which has led to her prolific and unusual career path. We conclude with Lucy's perceptive insights into the social unrest in Portland, and how it does not line up with right-wing narratives, because the protests are limited to a small, six-block downtown zone and whatever rare acts of violence happens can be laid at the feet of police overreach. We did not get around to talking about the 1908 Tunguska explosion, Sumerian cuneiform or the Antarctic expeditions of Ernest Shackleton. A partial list of references is herein ... - 100 Demon Dialogues (100demondialogues.com) - XOXO (xoxofest.com) - C. Spike Trotman of Iron Circus Comics (https://ironcircus.com, and her XOXO talk: https://xoxofest.com/2015/videos/c-spike-trotman) - Dialup (https://dialup.com) - Danielle Baskin's service that pairs random people. - My Patreon page (patreon.com/lucybellwood) - My general website (lucybellwood.com) - The Right Number (therightnumber.tel) — Lucy's project - PostSecret (https://postsecret.com) - Reed College (reed.edu) - Bookends (http://www.bookendsbookstore.com) - Rebecca Solnit's River of Shadows (https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780142004104)

1hr 6mins

12 Oct 2020

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Ep.5 Lucy Bellwood revisits My Family and Other Animals

This Book That Book

Portland-based Adventure Cartoonist Lucy Bellwood shares insight and anecdotes on how Gerald Durrell's book My Family and Other Animals planted the seeds of curiosity and wonder that she still carries with her today. Hear Lucy's thoughts on having a weird internet career, her early love of boats, and reflections on caring for the world!More about Lucy Bellwood:twitter @lubellwooinstagram @lubellwooPatreonMentions and References:100 Demon Dialogues by Lucy BellwoodFrom Rim to River by Lucy BellwoodDeviced! Balancing Life and Technology in a Digital World by Doreen Dodgen-Macgee"Part I - What is a Weird Internet Career?" by Gretchen McCullochMore about This Book That Bookinstagram @thisbookthatbookpodcast #thisbookthatbookpodacstemail: thisbookthatbookpodacst@gmail.com

45mins

1 Oct 2020

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Lucy Bellwood pt. 2

Make It Then Tell Everybody

Lucy Bellwood and Dan Berry continue chatting about burnout, imposter syndrome and mid-career slumps. Support the show on Patreon!

46mins

21 May 2020

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Lucy Bellwood pt.1

Make It Then Tell Everybody

Lucy Bellwood returns to talk to Dan Berry about woodwork, letting people in and running away to the woods to get strong. This is the first part of a two-part interview. Support the show on Patreon!

46mins

21 May 2020

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A New Municipal Politics w/ Lucy Bellwood

Our Portland with Sarah Iannarone

Sarah joins Lucy Bellwood / @lubellwoo on Instagram Live to discuss building a new accessible, inclusive municipal politics.Here's how you can help get Sarah elected Portland's next mayor on May 19th:Tell us you will vote or have voted for Sarah at sarah2020.com/voteSign up to phone bank at sarah2020.com/volunteerPaid for by Friends of Sarah for PortlandDominant contributors: Open and Accountable Elections, Dr. Julian Bell (Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists))

34mins

13 May 2020

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Lucy Bellwood on Ocean Science Education with Cartoons | Beach Shack

American Shoreline Podcast Network

On this episode of the Beach Shack (recorded on New Years Day), Tyler sits down with Lucy Bellwood at his favorite beach shack in Ventura, CA to discuss the power of cartoons in education, in particular in the areas of science and maritime culture. Lucy is a professional Adventure Cartoonist, author, and educator based in Portland, Oregon. Her work brings enthusiastic tales of exploration to thousands of readers online, in print, and in person.  At 17, Bellwood fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming a sailor by joining the crew of the tall ship Lady Washington. Three years later she fell in love with making comics at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont and began aligning her passions for art, storytelling, and the natural world. Since then, Bellwood has brought humor, generosity, and an irrepressible lust for life to a wide variety of projects. Her comics are often written and drawn in the field, leading to immersive snapshots of tall ship sailing and cutting-edge ocean science. Her first graphic novel, Baggywrinkles: a Lubber’s Guide to Life at Sea, collects educational stories from her time aboard the Lady Washington. The book received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly and opened the door for a new generation of mariners to find their place at sea.  Learn more about Lucy at lucybellwood.com. 

1hr 11mins

3 Jan 2020

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Surviving Indie Comics with Lucy Bellwood - CAL #026

Creator At Large | The Business of Comic Books

Lucy Bellwood is an independent artist and self-described “adventure cartoonist.” She’s built a career for herself independently through the clever utilization of social media and crowdfunding platforms. In this episode she joins me to discuss the road she’s walked in building her career and some of the harsh realities and obstacles creators deal with, including burnout, earning a living, and more.

1hr 22mins

12 Mar 2019

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Our Inner Critic - Cartoonist Lucy Bellwood

Mental Illness Happy Hour

The cartoonist (100 Demon Dialogues) delves into her struggles with the mean/critical voice in her head and how she is confronting the lies it tells her about herself. She also shares about her dad, the author of The Highlander, and their complex relationship.   More About Our Guestlucybellwood.com100demondialogues.compatreon.com/LucyBellwood www.twitter.com/LuBellWoo www.instagram.com/LuBellWoo Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18. This episode is sponsored by Third Love clothing/bras.  For 15% off your first order go to www.ThirdLove.com/Mental This episode is sponsored by MadisonReed Hair Coloring Kits.  For 10% off your first kit (plus free shipping) go to www.Madison-Reed.com and use offer code MENTAL This episode is sponsored by the podcast Phil In The Blanks.  Find it wherever you listen to podcasts. WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-illness-happy-hour/id427377900?mt=2 ————————————————————————— Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Our website is www.mentalpod.com our FB is www.Facebook.com/mentalpod and our Twitter and Instagram are both @Mentalpod  Subscribe to Stitcher Premium for back catalog (& much more) -Older episodes can be found ad-free exclusively at Stitcher Premium for $4.99/month.  Get one month free with offer code MENTAL at signup at www.StitcherPremium.com/mentalpod -Subscription includes all episodes, ad-free, going all the way back to ep #1 in 2011, plus back catalogs of tons of other great podcasts, standup albums, original content and more. Become a much-needed Patreon monthly-donor (with occasional rewards) for as little as $1/month at www.Patreon.com/mentalpod Become a one-time or monthly donor via Paypal  or Zelle (make payment to mentalpod@gmail.com) Try Our Sponsor’s Products/Services See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 52mins

11 Jan 2019

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180 Lucy Bellwood on Sailor Tattoos

The Weird History Podcast

Lucy Bellwood is a cartoonist and author in Portland, Oregon. Last year her illustration of sailor tattoos went viral. We talked about nautical tattoos, their meanings, and what it means to get well-known on the Internet very quickly. We also touched on how one researches and studies history, especially in the context of tattoo myths about James Cook and a book Bellwood recommends, The Discovery of Jeanne Baret. Letterpress versions of Bellwood’s print are available here, and regular prints are here.

44mins

4 Nov 2018

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