Tuesday, October 23 : : : Episode 99Grady Hendrix

…on the twisted history of horror paperbacks.

Grady Hendrix is an inventive author responsible for some of the most original horror novels in recent history and he’s chronicled the history of the horror paperback publishing boom of the seventies and eighties, celebrating the authors and artists that brought tales of horny Bigfoots, Nazi Leprechauns and KGB demons to drugstores and supermarket paperback shelves across the country. Grady talks about why writing is the loneliest art form, zombie stress dreams and why horror is a woman’s genre.

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November 1Eligio Sgaramella & Anthony Groves

Back to where it all began, I reconnect with the first guests I ever had on the show to catch up with what they've been up to since they took a chance on being on my fledgling little podcast…

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October 2Sam Heimer

It's our Halloween episode with illustrator and horror-enthusiast Sam Heimer! We talk pumpkin beers, head wounds, Hitchcock movies, the movie Sam has to watch every Halloween, why Alien 3 is an underrated movie and the current state…

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September 4Mario Zucca

We're back this month with friend of the show Mario Zucca discussing his new illustration series, how he's secretly a sports fan and the upcoming PhilaMrkt. Plus, Mario plays a spirited round of "You Mean You've Never..." and Ryan gives…

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Tuesday, October 9 : : : Episode 98James Heimer

…on why it’s important to step back.

James Heimer is an illustrator, printmaker and educator who loves blotted lines, hardboiled crime and sci-fi paperbacks and the grit and grime of handprinting. His clients include the Boston Globe, The LA Times, Live Nation, the National Constitution Center and The New York Times, just to name a few. He joins the show for a conversation about one of his first memories of Halloween, how screen printing influences his work and why taking walks around his neighborhood helps his creative process.

Episode 97Jay Roeder

Jay joins the show for a conversation about his book on hand-lettering, where he gets his inspiration for the phrases he hand-letters and embracing imperfection.

Episode 96Margo Hurst

Margot joins the podcast for a conversation about letting go of perfection, the challenge of drawing hands and finding the pinkest pink.

Episode 95Emily Cohen

Emily talks about growing up in a bookstore, why it’s important to be a specialist and what opportunities and evils are plaguing the design community.