Episode 15

On June 25, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

015 The Functional Nerds

In the 15th episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio are joined by the latest recruit in the 3rd Nerd Army, 2001 and 2006 International Horror Guild Award winner for Best Artist, 2005 Chesley Award winner for best paperback cover & 2010 Hugo Award nominee & mega-artist John Picacio! This week we chat about: Lou Anders, Mike Resnick, Pyr, John Picacio’s beginnings as an architect, comic books, genre illustration, the design process, Michael Moorcock, Jose Luis Garcia Lopez, Dick Giordano, John Byrne, Terry Autsin, Epic Imprint, Marvel, Dave McKean, Darrell K. Sweet, Joseph Cornell, shadow boxes, mix media, physical and digitally layered art, painting, Photoshop, Jeff Ford, Del Ray, Elric, Graphic novels, the 2012 George R. R. Martin calendar, X-Men the Return, artist copyright, monetizing cover art, Paul Vaughn, Missions Unknown, Frank & Ellie Frazetta & the future of the genre cover artist and the printed book.

Featuring Music by:

John Anealio – Unicorn Pegasus Kitten

© 2010 Patrick Hester & John Anealio

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4 Responses to Episode 15

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