4/8/16

speech bubbles: anime boston 2016 [interviews]

As I mentioned in my recap of Anime Boston 2016, I did a test run of interviews during the convention for Speech Bubbles. Speech Bubbles will be a series of fun micro-interviews that I will conduct at conventions with artists, writers, cosplayers, attendees, and more; the interviews will be collected on my blog alongside my general convention recaps. Since Anime Boston is an incredibly lively (/crowded & busy) convention, I wasn't able to conduct as many interviews as I hoped; however, I was still able to get some face-time with some incredibly talented folks. I hope to fine-tune and improve this feature at future conventions (and maybe even film some interviews?), but for now, I hope you enjoy the first installment of Speech Bubbles!

Who are you? 
Arielle Jovellanos
What is your profession?
 Illustrator, comic artist, freelance magical girl
Where can we find you? 
 What are you currently working on? 
A secret project about secret things from Stela! Written by Jeremy Lambert and colored by Kelly Fitzpatrick. Coming soon to a phone near you. 
What inspires you? 
All the clothes I can't afford and 1960's lifestyle illustration. 
Five favorite things at the moment:
1) The "Reply All" podcast and Email Debt Forgiveness Day
2) The 2015-16 Broadway season. Thanks, Lin Manuel.
3) Steve Rogers, haha.
4) Grilled cheese.
5) Movies about zoo animals, apparently.

 Who are you? 
Jonathan Adrian
What is your profession?
Freelance illustrator
Where can we find you? 
 What are you currently working on? 
Self-publishing a set of tarot cards and a series of zines and maybe a webcomic!
What inspires you?
Fantasy, gaming, comics, other artists, children's books, old school cartoons, disney, and fashion. 
Five favorite things at the moment:
1) Dungeons & Dragons
2) The Magicians
3) Paper Girls
4) Andrew MacLean's art
5) Sailor Moon Crystal

Who are you?
Janet Sung
What is your profession?
Day-job designer, night-time illustrator, weekend art educator, full-time cool person
Where can we find you?
janetsungart.com 
· tumblr · twitter · instagram
 What are you currently working on? 
I just wrapped up a group zine I put together called Quarter Life Zine. It’s 28 pages of comics and illustrations about being a young adult and I’m really excited for it to come out! I’m also working on a few smaller projects including a book cover, pieces for a gallery, some new patch designs, and a piece for a coloring book about Tina Fey/Amy Pohler!
What inspires you?
The internet, youth culture/my childhood, angst, my friends, and daily oddities
Five favorite things at the moment:
1) the felt brush pen by Platinum (so fun to mess around with)
2) 80’s/90’s anime
3) smoked salmon
4) Van Leeuwen ice cream (it’s dairy-free!!)
5) Game Grumps (hahaha)
Who are you? Lisa Kurth Quinn
What is your profession?Graphic Designer + Illustrator at Mimoco and Dreamii (my new brand!)
Where can we find you?
smallwish 
· dreamii · twitter · dreamiishop twitter
What are you currently working on?
Working on my first tees & patches for Dreamii and new licensed projects at Mimoco!
What inspires you?
Cute 80s stationery, Japanese streetwear, bootleg toys, 90's nostalgia, and 25¢ machines!
Five favorite things at the moment:
1) Listen Flavor's spring line
2) the first looks at the third season of Sailor Moon Crystal
3) my new pink diy angel wing headphones
4) Bei Badgirl x Sugarpill's lipstick “Trinket” (my go-to!)
5) planning my upcoming trip to Japan!

1 comment:

  1. This is so cool! I'd never seen Janet Sung's art before and I love it so much! Definitely following her tumblr and instagram now <3

    -- Sofia

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