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Teaching Illustrators

This podcast is for student illustrators and the illustrators who teach them. Also art directors and other professional creatives will be featured. Discussions for emerging illustrators.

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Season 2, Episode 3: The Solo Roths, Artists and Teachers

In this episode I speak with Rob Lynch and Matthew Sagurney who together make up The Solo Roths. Thanks so much both of you for a great discussion on art, inspiration, and being a contributing member of our communities as artists. In our discussion we talk about the Artpark mural recently completed over the summer of 2020. https://www.artpark.net/parking-lot-mural Some other links to their work: https://www.matthewsagurney.com/copy-of-paintings https://www.matthewsagurney.com Article in Buffalo Rising: https://www.buffalorising.com/tags/rob-lynch/ https://www.buffalospree.com/features/local-heroes-rob-lynch/article_ca3c8ab4-3ad5-5a98-a2e8-437eadf3d8e9.html Thanks for listening!


29 Nov 2020

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Season 2 Episode 2 Interview with Illustrator and Educator Paul Zdepski

Thanks Paul Zdepski, illustrator and educator from Northern Virginia for a discussion on illustration and teaching illustrators. You can see some of Zdepski's work on instagram @paulzdepski and his website http://zillustration.com.  Visit patreon where he promotes his illustration project dealing with the collective COVID-19 quarantine experience called Sequestered with Noelle and the Dog. His page is https://www.patreon.com/zillustration


20 Oct 2020

Rank #2

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Season 2 Episode 1, Interview with Illustrator Dennis Brown

Its a new semester and so Season 2 begins with our first episode with San Francisco illustrator and designer Dennis Brown, aka Bagger43. Check out his instagram @bags43 and website https://cargocollective.com/bagger43. Dennis talks about his point of view of making illustrations, pattern work, and the value of sketchbooks.


2 Sep 2020

Rank #3

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Episode 13: Reducing Zoom Fatigue for Illustrators

Already missing out on online events because of zoom exhaustion? Me too. Going into another semester with the certainty of a lot of online content, maintain energy with some simple ways of regulating digital communication.


10 Aug 2020

Rank #4

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Episode 12 Interview with Community Beer Works Brand Manager Chis Groves

Chris Groves is the brand manager for Community Beer Works in Buffalo, NY. In addition to visual branding and social media promotion, Chris is also responsible for all can artwork for Community Beer Works. Thanks Chris!


15 Jul 2020

Rank #5

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Episode 11, Interview with Illustrator and Designer David Cabassa

It's episode 11 of Teaching Illustrators Podcast! This episode features a conversation with Tampa illustrator and designer David Cabassa. David has done work for iHeart Radio, Harley Davidson, UFC, Nascar, Whole Foods, NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL and much more including murals and protest art. You can see some illustration samples at megasupremo.com and his instagram, megasupremo Also check out his community group Sketch Night Tampa at sketchnighttampa.com


1 Jul 2020

Rank #6

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Artist Talk with Chad Grohman and Bradley Butler from Main Street Arts

This episode is a recording of an artist talk for my current solo show at Main Street Arts. We are joined with the RIT Alumni Association and the dean of the College of Art and Design, Todd Jokl who speaks about RIT's support of social justice. Take a virtual tour of the show here: http://interactive.mainstreetartscs.org/uptonow.html


19 Jun 2020

Rank #7

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Episode 9 with Artist Atlan Arceo-Witzl

A great conversation about community artwork, Black Lives Matter, visual activism, and much more. Take a look at Atlan's work at his site, https://www.atlanaw.com and check out his instagram @atlanaw.


13 Jun 2020

Rank #8

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Interview with tattoer Joel Menter

Episode 8 of Teaching Illustrators Podcast features Joel Menter. Joel talks about his 15 years experience in tattooing and how his illustration and drawing practices contributed to his work.Check out Joel's work on instagram: #bflojoeland Divine Machine Tattoo in Buffalo NY where he works:instagram, #divinemachinetattoo, website, https://divinemachinetattoo.comThanks for a great talk @bflojoel. I appreciate you taking time out to share your views!


30 May 2020

Rank #9

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Interview with illustrator Doug Chayka

Doug Chayka joins Teaching Illustrators Podcast to talk about his experience as an editorial illustrator, teaching illustration, and some of his professional views and strategies. Some of Doug's clients include The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, The Nation, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New Republic, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, NBC News, Politico, Pentagram, and Wired.See some of Doug's recent work at https://dougchayka.com/


23 May 2020

Rank #10