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Artist and writer Liz Reed interviews creatives on what inspires them. Her guests range from internet famous webcomic artists to writers to musicians to chefs. Following your passion can come in any form and the advice from each guest is a unique gem of wisdom that could inspire you to pursue your dreams. New episodes release biweekly.

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    • 4.7 • 15 Ratings

Artist and writer Liz Reed interviews creatives on what inspires them. Her guests range from internet famous webcomic artists to writers to musicians to chefs. Following your passion can come in any form and the advice from each guest is a unique gem of wisdom that could inspire you to pursue your dreams. New episodes release biweekly.

    Ep. 147 Final Girls Part 2: Paige Reynolds, Ellen Surrey, Zi Xu

    Ep. 147 Final Girls Part 2: Paige Reynolds, Ellen Surrey, Zi Xu

    Welcome to part two of three for our Final Girls special! Today (10/29), Draw Me Like One of Your Final Girls opens at Spoke Art's sister gallery, Recess! Tracie Ching and I joined forces to co-curate the show. Final Girls (for short) celebrates horror from a female/femme perspective. The group show includes 60 female and queer artists with wildly different styles, ranging from pure horror to spooky-cute. In this episode, Tracie and I chat about curating the show then I chat with artists Paige Reynolds, Ellen Surrey, and Zi Xu about their pieces.
    Follow @Spoke_Art on Twitter and Instagram for more updates!
     
    Paige Reynolds
    Website
    Instagram @paigereynoldsart
    Twitter @preynoldsart
    Facebook
     
    Ellen Surrey
    Website
    Instagram @yesurrey
    Twitter @yesurrey
    Zi Xu
    Website
    Instagram @ziqqix
    Twitter @ziqqix
    Tracie Ching
    Website
    Instagram @tracieching
    Twitter @tracieching
    Liz Reed
    Website
    Instagram @cuddlesandrage
    Twitter @cuddlesandrage
    TikTok @cuddlesandrage
    YouTube
    Liz Loves Physical Media Instagram
     

    • 48 min
    Ep. 146 Final Girls Part 1: Sara Deck, Allison Black, & Tracie Ching

    Ep. 146 Final Girls Part 1: Sara Deck, Allison Black, & Tracie Ching

    This episode is part one of a three part special! On October 29th, Draw Me Like One of Your Final Girls opens at Spoke Art's sister gallery Recess! Tracie Ching and I joined forces to co-curate the show. Final Girls (for short) celebrates horror from a female/femme perspective. The group show includes 60 artists with wildly different styles, ranging from pure horror to spooky-cute. In this episode, Tracie and I chat about women in horror then I chat with artists Sara Deck and Allison Black about their pieces.
    Follow @Spoke_Art on Twitter and Instagram for more updates!
    SHOW NOTES
    SPOKE ART
    Spoke Art Gallery
    Recess Gallery
    Sara Deck
    Website
    Instagram @sara_deck_art
    Twitter @thisDuality
    Facebook
    Allison Black
    Website
    Shop
    Instagram @allisonblackillustration
    Tracie Ching
    Website
    Instagram @tracieching
    Twitter @tracieching
    Liz Reed
    Website
    Instagram @cuddlesandrage
    Twitter @cuddlesandrage
    TikTok @cuddlesandrage
    YouTube
    Liz Loves Physical Media Instagram
     

    • 34 min
    EP. 145 Grant Kolton

    EP. 145 Grant Kolton

    Grant Kolton is an animator, director, writer, and so much more that my fingers might fall off if I type it all out. I discovered  Grant on Instagram while going down the animation hashtag rabbit hole. His animations first caught my eye through their loose yet controlled style. When I dove in deeper, I fell in love with his stories. They are dark, twisted, hilarious, and at times poignant. In this episode, we talk about pitching TV shows, developing shorts for FX's CAKE!, and his new animated short KILL YOUR IDIOMS (out now on Vimeo).
    You can follow Grant on Instagram (@grantkoltoons), Vimeo, & Twitter (@grantkolton)
     
    Show Notes
    Kill Your Idioms Short
    Black Hole Apartment Short for CAKE!
    Grant's Vimeo
    Grant's Website
    Grant's Instagram @grantkoltoons
    Grant's Twitter @GrantKolton
    Spoke Art/Recess Gallery - Draw Me Like One of Your Final Girls

    • 46 min
    Ep. 144 Brea Grant

    Ep. 144 Brea Grant

    Brea Grant is an actress, filmmaker, writer, and co-host of the Reading Glasses podcast. She just released her new graphic novel, Mary: The Adventures of Mary Shelley's Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Granddaughter. I had the pleasure of reading an advanced copy, and I loved it. Mary (for short) is a fast-paced read full of charm, mystery, and bada** women. In this episode, we chat Mary Shelley's life, writing love & monsters, and comics. You can follow Brea on Instagram @breagrant.
     
    SHOW NOTES: 
    Brea's Website
    Mary: The Adventures of Mary Shelley's Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Granddaughter
    Lucky
    12 Hour Shift
    Reading Glasses Podcast
     
     

    • 30 min
    Ep. 143 Warren Bernard

    Ep. 143 Warren Bernard

    Warren Bernard is the executive director for the Small Press Expo (SPX). We talk comics, collecting, the SPX lottery process, and how they're taking the show online for 2020. Don't miss the action this year with the panels & Ignatz awards streaming all weekend. Follow SPX on Twitter (@SPXcomics) & Instagram (@SPXcomics). 
     
    SHOW NOTES:
    Small Press Expo Website
    2020 Small Press Panels
    Cartoonist Kayfabe interviews with Warren
    Discussion of Master Race by Krigstein
     Warren breaking a Golden Age/WW2 Marvel out of its plastic coffin
     Jack Kirby's only work in the pulps 
    The Spirit by seeing what it looks like tabloid size
    the underground cartoonists tabloid work
    Chris Ware's work in New City get the Kayfabe treatment.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep. 142 Michael Lewis

    Ep. 142 Michael Lewis

    Michael Lewis is an American photographer. His subjects range from celebrities to business moguls to captivating self portraits and more. If you can think of the person, he's probably captured their image. I discovered Michael's work on Instagram and got lost in the endless world of images on his site. His work invites you to explore new worlds and look deeper at existing spaces. In this interview we talk about his self portrait process, photographing artists from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Key & Peele, and growing as an artist. 
    You can follow Michael on Instagram @ml_picture.
    Show Notes: 
    Website
    Things Series
    Self-Portraits
    Tales Series

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Sidewalksiren ,

A creative kick in the pants.

If Liz thinks they're cool, they are cool. She has a knack for finding really awesome and passionate independent artists and creative people and capturing their stories. She asks all the questions you would want to ask and then some. And the fact that she is a super cool artist too doesn't hurt! This podcast has become a real source of inspiration and motivation for my own creative endeavors.

MouthDork ,

Podcast That I Think Is Cool

One of my go-to podcasts for sure. I really appreciate the wide variety of personalities & art appreciation that you can find on Liz's show. Not just a love-fest, but a proper conversation into the whys of the whos involved. I listen every week & encourage you to do the same.

J Carbaugh ,

Quality audio programming

You hear the theme song and think “Okay, this is the best theme song ever, no way the podcast can live up to it” but then the show starts and it does. It lives up to and expertly surpasses all expectations. No matter the topic or the interviewees area of expertise, Liz does an amazing job of creating engaging and absorbing conversation. A must listen.

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