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The Pencil Pushers Podcast celebrates the hand-drawn arts. Hosted by Mike Rosado, and artist, musician and designer, Rosado will be interviewing friends and idols in illustration, animation, comic-art, and more.

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    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

The Pencil Pushers Podcast celebrates the hand-drawn arts. Hosted by Mike Rosado, and artist, musician and designer, Rosado will be interviewing friends and idols in illustration, animation, comic-art, and more.

    Lauren Hom’s Recipe for Success

    Lauren Hom’s Recipe for Success

    Welcome folks to another fine episode of the Pencil Pushers Podcast. I’m your humble host, Mike Rosado and we have got another gem today with creative mastermind, Lauren Hom.
    Lauren is a highly prolific illustrator, lettering artist, foodie, and more with a massive social media following that’s hit meteoric heights through her persistence to pave new paths of creative expression beyond her lettering style, and in turn, invited others to do the same.What I love about her story is that she works from her gut - never afraid to listen to her intuitive muse, even at the cost of potential “failure”.
    She pulls from the paths of the likes of a Picasso, one who’s never satisfied with status quo, and not relying on style to define her as an artist in movement - and she works from a state of passion and curiosity that is refreshing in an era where it can be tough to pull away from what people know of your work. I found Lauren to be an absolute delight and a true dynamo who’s in her element and full of pearls of wisdom.
     highly recommend you slide on over to her instagram @homsweethom to be a part of her community of creatives while you sit back, relax and enjoy our chat with Lauren.
     
    The Pencil Pushers Podcast is a celebration of the hand-drawn arts. I’ll be interviewing friends and idols in illustration, animation, comic-art, and more.
    - Mike Rosado 
    Post production and editing by Trujillo Media
    Additional music provided by Epidemic Sound

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Wisdom from the Next Generation with Hayley Barry

    Wisdom from the Next Generation with Hayley Barry

    The Pencil Pushers Podcast is a celebration of the hand-drawn arts. I’ll be interviewing friends and idols in illustration, animation, comic-art, and more.
    - Mike Rosado 
    Post production and editing by Trujillo Media
    Additional music provided by Epidemic Sound

    • 44 min
    Freelancing with Ms. Jordan Kay

    Freelancing with Ms. Jordan Kay

    Welcome folks to another episode of The Pencil Pushers Podcast. I’m your humble host, Mike Rosado. I come to you from Fresno, California as I’m in the middle of a road trip across America, but I’m too excited to share my chat with Jordan Kay - a super talented illustrator, animator and designer who’s worked with everyone from Starbucks to Penguin Random House. Jordan’s work has a joyous exuberance, filled with color and energy that showcases her extreme talent for a variety of styles and subjects. Listen in as we talk about how she worked her way from working as a lead designer at Starbucks into making a life as a successful freelance designer. If you’re looking for inspiration, good feels and just an overall great chat with a couple of design geeks, this if the episode for you. So do yourself a favor and head to her Instagram account @msjordankay while you sit back, relax and enjoy our chat with Jordan.
    The Pencil Pushers Podcast is a celebration of the hand-drawn arts. I’ll be interviewing friends and idols in illustration, animation, comic-art, and more.
    - Mike Rosado 
    Post production and editing by Trujillo Media
    Additional music provided by Epidemic Sound

    • 53 min
    100 Year Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre

    100 Year Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre

    Today, we have a very special episode where we invited my good friend Dameon Williams back to the podcast along with fellow illustrator Josh Lewis as we discuss their new creative collaboration, marking the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre. If you’re not familiar with the incident, well you’re most likely not alone. It’s an unfortunately darker part of American history, where an entire thriving black community was attacked by its fellow citizens. A part of our history that I knew nothing about just a few years back. Beautifully illustrated, this six part series told on Instagram alone is a great reminder of the powers we artists hold in helping us all better understand the human condition, heal our wounds and bring us closer together.
    Follow the storyline with their miniseries on instagram here:
    @dameon_williams & @joshllewis
    Join us as we discuss how the project came to be, what the story meant to them individually and what they hope the project will spark for the future. I really enjoyed my time them and hope you will too as you sit back, relax and enjoy our chat with Dameon and Josh.
    The Pencil Pushers Podcast is a celebration of the hand-drawn arts. I’ll be interviewing friends and idols in illustration, animation, comic-art, and more.
    - Mike Rosado 
    Post production and editing by Trujillo Media
    Additional music provided by Epidemic Sound

    • 42 min
    Blue Collar Artist, Joseph Giampino

    Blue Collar Artist, Joseph Giampino

    Welcome folks to another episode of the Pencil Pushers Podcast and I’m your humble host Mike Rosado. Today, we speak with my good friend and go-to creative partner for all signs hand-painted, Joseph Giampino. Joseph is what one might call a blue collar artist. A sign painter that gets the call for virtually every new hot retail shop, restaurant, brewery and more. Hand painted signs have been around for millennia, reaching it’s height during the industrial age, but had a steep decline with the advent of vinyl lettering, causing the near death of one of the great artistic trades. Joseph is one of the artists that have felt a deep and profound passion for the storied craft and it shows in his stellar work around the state of North Carolina. We talk about what it takes to make it as a commercial sign painter, the history of the craft internationally and how he used his talents to contribute to the powerful street art that was born out of the tragedy of George Floyd’s death. Do yourself a favor, head over to Instagram and find him @spclsigns - while you sit back, relax and enjoy our chat with Joseph.
    The Pencil Pushers Podcast is a celebration of the hand-drawn arts. I’ll be interviewing friends and idols in illustration, animation, comic-art, and more.
    - Mike Rosado 
    Post production and editing by Trujillo Media
    Additional music provided by Epidemic Sound

    • 59 min
    Why does Matt Lesniewski draw?

    Why does Matt Lesniewski draw?

    Welcome folks to the pencil pushers podcast, where I, your humble host, Mike Rosado talk to some of the movers and shakers in the hand drawn arts about their craft, their careers and then some. Today we speak with uber talented Eisner Award nominated independent comic book artist, Matt Lesniewski. Listen in as we talk about his brand spanking new graphic novel, STATIC, which I got an early copy of in advance of our chat and let me tell you - it does not disappoint. We also talk about what it’s like to work as an indie comic artist, tips on how to stay motivated, how he approaches his craft and even got deep about what it’s like living the life of an artist in todays world. It’s something we all know about way to well, so it was great to connect so openly about it. Matt was a blast to chat with and I’m already looking forward to our next hang. So, without further ado, do yourself a favor: find him NOW on instagram @mattdrawscomics while you sit back, relax and listen in on our chat with Matt.
     
    The Pencil Pushers Podcast is a celebration of the hand-drawn arts. I’ll be interviewing friends and idols in illustration, animation, comic-art, and more.
    - Mike Rosado https://www.instagram.com/ekimodasor/
    Produced and edited by Trujillo Media
    Additional music provided by Epidemic Sound

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

diwitman ,

A must-listen for artists & illustrators

Found the podcast thanks to Mary Kate McDevitt and I’m so glad I did! As a full-time graphic designer and freelance illustrator & letterist it’s crucial to know how others are balancing their creative lives. I especially love the talk about burn-out, mental health, and how thriving as an artist can continues despite them. Mike is a great host that prompts guests at the right moment and can carry on a natural and easy to listen to conversation.

Joey aka baseballst4r ,

A Must Listen!

The Pencil Pusher’s podcast is the best new podcast I’ve found covering the creative field. With guests ranging from the Milton Glaser to Disney animators to local artists, host Mike Rosado asks the right questions to get his guests to open up and share great insights. Highly recommend giving it a listen.

djsquid5000 ,

Tapping into a new genre

I’m not an artist but have a huge interest in how artists hone their craft. After listening to the first episode, I’m hooked.

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