Back in April at Chicago’s C2E2, N4AL’s Wendy Buske chatted with voice actor Hal Lublin. A member of the WorkJuice Players, Hal is a core cast member of the acclaimed Thrilling Adventure Hour, a stage show and podcast in the style of old time radio. Hal is also known for the role of “Steve Carlsberg” on the popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale.
We talk with popular illustrator and t-shirt designer Karen Hallion about her career as an artist, the transition from her previous jobs as a school teacher and waitress, and how she has employed her family to help balance her business. We discuss the influence social media has had on her popularity, the opportunities presented by online retailers, the challenges of working conventions, and the fellow artists that still leave her starstruck.
We talk with Zach Lipovsky, director of Dead Rising: Watchtower, an adaption of the popular Dead Rising Capcom video game franchise. The film, produced by Legendary Pictures, will be released exclusively on Crackle starting March 27th.
We talk with Mark Kolpack, the visual effects supervisor for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC. Mark shares the day to day process of working on SHIELD and the career path that led him to VFX.
Sarah Marino is a character designer and background painter at Nickelodeon Animation Studios, working on the upcoming cartoon series SHIMMER AND SHINE. She was previously at animation studio Reel FX, as a visual development artist working on the stunning animated feature film BOOK OF LIFE. We talk about Sarah’s education and artistic background, and how she transitioned from an early production coordinator gig into an artistic career.
We are super excited for this N4AL podcast, because we had the chance to talk to the co-creators of the new children’s book, Archibald’s Next Big Thing, including Emmy-Award winner TONY HALE! Archibald’s Next Big Thing is a collaborative effort with co-writer Tony Biaggne, with artists Misty Manley and Victor Huckabee. We caught up with the two Tonys and Victor before their signing at Happy Up Toys in Edwardsville, IL.