Welsh born Freelance Cartoonist Andrew Charles Griffiths drops by the Studio to talk about his new Children’s Book Eddie the bad tempered Teddy. We talk Animation, Comics, Cartoons, Illustration and there’s even a cameo by Alan Moore!
On Today’s show I talk to Webcomic Diva Onezumi Hartstein and her husband/producer James Harknell. We talk about how the Con has grown as well as helped so many artists. Plus we talk about my involvement in the 2013 show. That’s right! I will be attending the show as a featured guest and speaker with 3 panel discussions scheduled for me to host!
Luis is an old friend of mine from my art school days. We both got jobs in the animation business at about the same time in 1994. I went to Walt Disney Feature Animation and Luis got on the Simpsons where he still works today as a storyboard artist. Luis is obsessed with drawing and has developed his own theories about drawing at his new site The Drawing Website www.thedrawingwebsite.com , a place specifically created to help teach people how to draw. Then the next segment of the show is the story of a young artist in search of the answer to the eternal question of every artist. How do I become a better artist? His journey takes him to the ends of the globe where he meets the Old Wiseman of Art Mountain. Finally I wrap the show with a story about a bad experience I recently had on Facebook.
I’m going to make a big sweeping generalization right now. I’m going to “paint with a broad brush” so to speak.
It’s tough being an Artist.
It always has been I suppose. There’s a bunch of crap we have to put up with! But you know which artists have it the worst I think?
Little kid artists. Especially lower income little kids. In the hood there is no support for the arts. The kids have no access to supplies, equipment, training, mentors, books, or even a place to sit down and draw. Luckily for the young artists in El Monte California there is a guy like Enrique Diaz, a wonderful and generous man driven by a great passion for the arts!