We talk with Drew Chapman, author of the new thriller novel The King of Fear, published by Simon & Schuster. It’s the sequel to his first novel, The Ascendant. Drew is also an established writer from the world of television and film. He co-wrote and executive produced the second season of TNT’s Legends, starring Sean Bean, as well as the ABC limited series The Assets.
Kevin Mellon, Storyboard Artist for Archer and Comic Creator
Kevin Mellon is a storyboard artist for Floyd County Productions, where he works on the hilarious animated spy comedy ARCHER, currently in its sixth season on FX. A graduate of the Kubert School, Kevin is also an accomplished comic artist. His work includes GEARHEAD and LOVESTRUCK with Dennis Hopeless, HEART with Blair Butler, and his own series, SUICIDE SISTERS.
Sarah Marino, Animation Artist – Nickelodeon Studios; Book of Life
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.
Kristin M. Burke, Costume Designer – “Sleepy Hollow”, “The Conjuring”, “Insidious”
We talk with professional costume designer and author Kristin M. Burke! Kristin just finished a two season run on the immensely popular Fox television series Sleepy Hollow. And though that show has exposed her work to a broad new television audience, she’s better known for a resume of over 50 films, including The Conjuring, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Insidious (1 & 2), Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2, Sex Drive, Crazy, Bring it On Again and many, many more.
Susan Eisenberg, the voice of Wonder Woman
We talked with voice actress Susan Eisenberg at GeekGirlCon 2014. Susan is best known as the voice of Wonder Woman from the DC animated universe’s Justice League cartoon, video games and direct to DVD movie releases. She is also an in-demand voice-over artist working in commercials, and has provided voices for video games like Skyrim and Destiny.
Tony Hale and Archibald’s Next Big Thing
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.
Jane Espenson, Television Writer – “Once Upon a Time”, “Game of Thrones”
At GeekGirlCon 2013, N4AL’s Wendy Buske had the opportunity to interview television producer and screenwriter Jane Espenson – along with Husbands director Eli Gonda, as part of a group conversation. Jane is an award winning writer whose credits include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, Game of Thrones, Once Upon a Time, Husbands and Warehouse 13. This group interview explores her entry into the male dominated world of writing for television, advice on pursuing a job in tv and film, how she juggles multiple projects, and more.