Tillie Walden, cartoonist of Spinning, stops by the podcast to talk about creating love and empathy with other people, the strong feeling of not wanting to be in fear of your own story, and the difficulty of defining coming out in any universal way.
Melissa Iwai, author and illustrator of Pizza Day, stops by the podcast to talk about a past life full of syllable structure, learning from Marla Frazee, and having a different world to explore.
Sharee Miller, author and illustrator of Princess Hair, stops by the podcast to talk about creating a self-affirming book, incorporating the twelve styles of natural hair, and promoting a positive representation of self image.
Duncan Tonatiuh, author illustrator of Danza!: Amalia Hernandez and Mexico’s Folkloric Ballet, stops by the podcast to talk about folkloric dances, an expression of nationalism, and important things shown in a way that feels new and interesting.
Julie Kim, author illustrator of Where’s Halmoni?, stops by the podcast to talk about being a bridge to bank of experience, the revealing nature of folk tales, and the experience of the 2nd generation immigrant.
Debbie Ridpath Ohi, author illustrator most recently of Sam & Eva, stops by the podcast to talk about figuring out how to collaborate, proving your own lightning rod, and being able to interact with people of the same interests.
Monica Brown and John Parra, author and illustrator of Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos, stop by the podcast to talk about a mother’s muse, paralleling an artist’s life with her pets, and the extraordinary life of the great artist before she was famous.
Nidhi Chanani, debut cartoonist of Pashmina, stops by the podcast to talk about working within an economy of words, the burden of the art, and never wanting to use an asterisk.
Dan Santat, author illustrator most recently of After The Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again), stops by the podcast to talk about overcoming obstacles, an obsession with negative space, and a story synonymous with falling.
Todd Parr, author illustrator of Love The World, stops by the podcast to talk about confidence, denial, and never forgetting what it means to need someone.