Giuseppe Castellano talks to folks in illustration, graphic design, publishing, animation, and other creative fields about the ups and downs of their careers.
Giuseppe Castellano talks to Vanessa Dina, Design Director at Chronicle Books, about some of Chronicle’s historical milestones, including how the iconic glasses logo came to be; how she finds and works with illustrators; why emailing art directors is easier than some illustrators think; and more.
Giuseppe Castellano talks to Stephanie Plunkett, Chief Curator at The Norman Rockwell Museum, Annie Lionni, granddaughter of Leo Lionni, Leonard Marcus, children’s book historian, and Steven Heller, design historian, about how and why they curated Between Worlds: The Art and Design of Leo Lionni; what Lionni was like outside of his work; what creatives today can learn from Lionni’s work and life; and more.
Giuseppe Castellano talks to Janine Le, founder and agent at Janine Le Literary Agency, about how she became a literary agent; how the process of querying agents is far from ideal; what illustrators should do if they’re struggling to find an agent; and more.
Giuseppe Castellano talks to Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator and author, Matthew Cordell, about why it took some persuading for Matthew to embark on a career in children’s books; why he was thinking about his father on the night of his Caldecott acceptance speech; why it’s okay if your illustrations are a little rough around the edges; and more.
Giuseppe Castellano talks to #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, Tony DiTerlizzi about how Dungeons & Dragons helped him along his journey as a professional creative; how other artists and illustrators guided his visual voice; why—no matter what challenge you face—you have to keep rolling the dice; and more.
Giuseppe Castellano talks to Manchester’s best known illustrator, Stanley Chow, about how fan art and Myspace helped kickstart his career; what challenges illustrators can face when raising a family; what it feels like to have your work criticized by a future President; and more.
Best podcast out there for me
I sit working on illustrations listening to Guiseppe talking to so many people. I am binge listening. He is such a good interviewer and unlike what some might say he lets everyone talk. I feel better working towards my goals as an illustrator. I joined as a Patreon because I enjoy it so much. I have never done Patreon for anyone before. Just listen you will get so much information. Love it
Inspiring & Upbuilding
We artists and writers live on little islands of our own creativity without much direct mentorship or community. I’ve found many “mentors” through each interview and through Giuseppe, this podcast is a bridge into that world. Thank you so much! (Not that you need ideas, but I’d love to hear Chris Raschka, Mary Engelbreit, a Tasha Tudor or Brian Wildsmith family member). I really appreciate the variety of guests you host.
So informative and interesting
I just listened to the Jaleen Grove episode and I knew I had to leave a review! It was informative and interesting. I loved hearing her take on the history and future of illustration. I’m an older concept art student with knowledge gaps about past illustrators and industry trends so this podcast was fantastic to find. I’ve listened to a few episode so far and they haven’t disappointed. I hope to hear more from female illustrators in the future, and the expectations of artists within their fields as a whole.