Richard O’Connor, Animation’s Best Dressed, stops by to discuss Medieval Word-Jousting, Chelsea Clinton’s sex life, turning an animated holiday card into festival gold, the seasonal affective disorder of Bertolt “Cuckhold” Brecht, and creating an animated signal film.
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On today’s show, Joel and Alan blab out an intro. Then, animator, artist, jet/trend setter, and calming spirit, Desiree Stavracos, stops by to discuss Bill Plympton’s new feature film Cheat’n, the day-to-day of being a professional producer, pencils, and progress thermometers.
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.