Episode 34 is the new Episode 35 on this Holiday Pre-Apocalyptic Podcastic FFAF Nod to the Mayan End. Trim your trees and set your hearths to the calming voices of Joel and Alan as they discuss our advent of doom and bourbon. Plus, Daniel Sousa drops by Canada to talk about his work, funding independent animation, animation student slave-trade, Portuguese math, and how Flash is like porn. Plus, plus, Joel sits down for a rare one-on-one bonus interview with Steven Subotnick on simplicity, family, 3-letter animation titles, and tilling your quaint.
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Joel bathes in potty-humor and Alan bleeds out of his head as they answer listener mail. Then pre-sober post-carny Lucy-Liu-love’n Jake “Bourbon-Fingers” Armstrong stops by to discuss his rags-to-riches-to-rags tale of award-winning animation success, secrets of the human nasal-cavity, and how to cheat death. The denouement will catharsisize your empathy.
Joel’s lethargy reveals his Darwinian struggle; Alan’s boredom reveals his disinterested struggle to stay awake. Then, actor, comedian, and former Russian, Eugene Mirman, alights on voice-acting, Adult Swimming, and honorary comedy kinging. [Note: Eugene is not dead, contrary to how "in memorium" the photo looks below]
On this epic-sode, Joel discovers the vast musical range of a rubber band; Alan discovers his lack of interest. Then, Dr. Janeann Dill, physician to the arts, discusses the breaking of art history, animation balm, the deep south, and legendary animation artist, educator, and innovator Jules Engel.
Welcome to 2012 with FFAF’s very special Valentine’s Day Special! Who, what, where, when, why, and how do Joel and Alan love? Then, animator/sculptor/toy-designer Gina Kamentsky joins the talk to discuss found-footage animation, kinetic esthetics, thorns in butts, and her new autobiography, Gloves and Goggles: The Gina Kamentsky Story.
It’s the FFAF Pre-Holiday Holiday Spectacular as Joel and Alan continue to bother more legends of international animation trying to eat, drink, and be wary at the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2011, Part 2. PLUS, backstage hijinks and hosting recap of the OIAF 2011 Closing Ceremonies.
Live, from the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2011, entertainment’s own comedy pangea, Dino Stamatopoulos, is paid to sit down with the very Joel Frenzer and Alan Foreman for the most overmodulated audiophonic conver-sensation* about his animated series Morel Orel and Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole. Topics include: writing for adult animated comedy while drinking, drinking for adult animated comedy while writing, star-shaped facial hair, adopting classical horror literary author names into titular innuendo forever linking them historically, and poutine.
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Alan, Joel, Dino Stamatopolous from far away.
Alan, Joel, Dino Stamatopolous – OIAF 2011 Live Podcast (photo: Michael Valiquette)