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Giuseppe Castellano talks to folks in illustration, graphic design, publishing, animation, and other creative fields about the ups and downs of their careers.

The Illustration Department Podcast Giuseppe Castellano

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 246 Ratings

Giuseppe Castellano talks to folks in illustration, graphic design, publishing, animation, and other creative fields about the ups and downs of their careers.

    Tom Lichtenheld

    Tom Lichtenheld

    Giuseppe Castellano talks to picture book illustrator and author, Tom Lichtenheld about why and how he works in so many different styles; why not having enough time to draw or paint or write may not actually have anything to do with time; how illustrators can approach composition; what advice you should not follow from Mem Fox; and more.

    • 41 min
    Jacqueline Lipton

    Jacqueline Lipton

    Giuseppe Castellano talks to Jacqueline Lipton, founding agent at Raven Quill Literary Agency, and faculty member at The University of Pittsburgh’s School of Law. Among other topics, she explains what copyright is and isn’t for creators; how artists can legitimately protect their work; why “fear of the law” shouldn’t stop one from being creative; and more.

    • 54 min
    Rivkah LaFille

    Rivkah LaFille

    Giuseppe Castellano talks to illustrator, author, and educator, Rivkah LaFille about the sequence of events that led her to becoming a graphic novel creator; why many illustrators find it difficult to believe in themselves and their work; three misconceptions people have about the creation of a graphic novel; and more.

    • 54 min
    Emma D. Dryden

    Emma D. Dryden

    Giuseppe Castellano talks to Emma D. Dryden—founder of drydenbks, a children’s editorial and publishing consultancy—about what it was like to work alongside one of the great children’s book editors of all time, Margaret K. McElderry; what led Emma to forming drydenbks, after an illustrious career as an editor and publisher; why we should separate our job title from our identity; why you CAN write children’s books in rhyme; and more.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Richard Borge

    Richard Borge

    Giuseppe Castellano talks to illustrator, animator, director, and educator, Richard Borge about choosing a freelance life over something more (ostensibly) stable; why illustrators should embrace their work’s evolution; how to conceptualize an editorial illustration; why some great pieces of advice for illustrators aren’t that great; and more.

    • 42 min
    Victoria Kann

    Victoria Kann

    This episode is sponsored by Wacom.

    Giuseppe Castellano talks to New York Times Best-selling illustrator and author, and creator of Pinkalicious, Victoria Kann, about how Rolling Stone helped kickstart her illustration career; how a made-up disease led to her popular Pinkalicious franchise; why we shouldn’t have just one favorite color; what it means to fear success; and more.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
246 Ratings

246 Ratings

SamRodriguezArt ,

Shop Talk for those of us who work alone!

I love this podcast. It is educational to hear the many perspectives of people working in illustration. There are so many kinds of journeys and it makes me feel less overwhelmed about whether or not I’m doing illustration the ‘right way’. Also working alone in the studio most times, there aren’t many others I can talk shop with, so this is a good supplemental. Thanks for sharing!

thegreatpatate ,

A great peak into the world of illustration

I can never get enough of other illustrators insights into the industry, but I also especially appreciate the insights brought by the agents, editors etc… as that is a side you don’t often hear. I have gone through and listened to every episode and I can’t get enough! Thank you!

IllustratorEric ,

Fills a gap that I need filled

Thank you for providing the insight and encouragement I need to realize my career as an illustrator! I devour every episode.

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