Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Episode 63 - Derby City Comic Con

The cast of Beaucoup Pop is back, bringing you everything you need to know about whats going on in the pop culture world...and maybe some things that you didn't need to know, BUT WE GIVE IT TO YOU ANYWAY!!!

Derby City Comic Con 2012 is merely three days away Poppers!!! The Beaucoup Pop crew is gearing up for the show, potentially our last con for the year, with another awesome raffle and by talking to a few creators that will be gracing this years convention.

On this episode we chat with:

Andrew Heath (table 237): Andrew Heath is a graphic designer and illustrator from Lexington, Kentucky. Focusing in minimalism and modernism, Andrew draws from popular culture to produce artwork that appeals to a wide range of audiences. While primarily dealing with digital illustration, Andrew has also done design work for several Fortune 500 companies and some big name bands.
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Annie Erskine (table 322): Annie is the owner and founder of Happy Doodle Studio LLC and Ionic Comics. She is a comic artist, illustrator, graphic designer, cartoonist, and general Jill of all trades. From 2007 to 2010 she was the cartoonist for Western Kentucky University’s newspaper, the College Heights Herald. In 2011, she moved to Atlanta, GA after having been chosen for Cartoon Network’s internship program. She stayed there working for Cartoon Network until August of 2011. After it ended, Cartoon Network continued to work with her, hiring her as a professional freelance graphic designer and illustrator.
Erskine is currently working on her first comic book project, Magia High, with her partner in crime, Tabatha Hoffer. For more on Magia High, check out the show notes below!
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Billy Tackett (table 305): With humble beginnings in rural KY, award winning artist Billy Tackett freelanced tirelessly for 12 years to receive international recognition as an accomplished artist and illustrator. His work has been seen on National Geographic Channel and showcased in publications such as Horrorhound Magazine and ImagineFX.

After publishing over 200 book covers he created his signature piece, Zombie Sam, which gave birth to his Dead White & Blue series and has amassed a loyal fan base that transcends all genres and stereotypes.
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Kurt Einhaus (table 230): Kurt has always had a passion for art. Combining that with his interest of science fiction and fantasy, his work involves expressing related themes in a fine art format, contributing a new angle on the subject beloved by many. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, his influences include both classic and contemporary, ranging from the works of NC Wyeth, Jeffrey Jones, Howard Pyle, Phil Hale, Ashley Wood, Egon Schiele, and more. Kurt's work is in many private collections throughout the United States.
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We we're unable to call Kurt during our recording of the show, so we did a mini e-mail interview with him. Be sure to check it out in the show notes! Kurt will also be featured as our artist of the month in August 2012, so stay tuned for more!

Lastly, be sure to hop on over to Fandomfest this weekend! It's also  running this weekend June 29-July1 right across the street from Derby City!

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Show Notes & Links:

Photo By: Sarah Jeffers
How would you describe your artistic style and were their any influences that led to its development?
I would describe my art as lose traditional impressionistic 60 and 70 cover art. I have been influenced by many artists but the two I keep going back to a lot are N.C. Wyeth and Jeffery Catherine Jones.

What's the strangest commission you've ever been asked to do?
My art is a little dark, so strange could be consider normal for some of my pieces. I once was asked to draw Batman on a baseball which was kind of cool.

What are your favorite tools/utilities to use when you work on a piece?
Pencil, paper, oil paints, and canvas.

What types of pieces will you have for sale at DCCC and can you give us an idea of prices?
I will have prints, original sketches, sketch book, and original oil paintings. Prices will range from $15 for prints to near $1000 for original paintings.

What other conventions are you planning to attend for this con season?
Show after Derby: Otakon, Chicago Wizard Con, possibly Toronto, Baltimore Comic Con, Cincinnati Comic Expo, Mid Ohio, Detroit FanFare, New Orleans Wizard, and a few more to be added later.


Magia High follows 15 year old Megan Michaels as she wakes up one day to discover that she has wings and a halo! Turns out her father failed to mention that he’s an angel. To ensure her safety as she begins to learn more about her powers, her father enrolls her into the magical school, Magia High. Unlike most schools of the magical realm in today’s popular media, Magia High does not discriminate toward non-humans. Megan quickly learns she could be taking Pre-Calculus with a centaur and a garden gnome while a minotaur gets sent to the principal’s office for texting in class. This is no ordinary high school! Thankfully, she befriends a brash and tough troll named Tori, and a scrawny yet powerful wizard named Bernard. The three form a bond as Megan discovers that her powers are being sought after by dark forces…

This weeks episode featured music from
the album Love Tattoo by Imelda May!



1 comment:

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