In episode 259 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with the Creative Director for Orbit Books and Yen Press, Lauren Panepinto.
Lauren is the Creative Director for Orbit Books and Yen Press. She was in charge of Trade Paperback design at The Doubleday Publishing Group, and before that, she designed covers for St. Martin’s Press and Picador Books. She has been designing book covers for 7+ years, and been a geek forever. Lauren cut her teeth working at comic book stores in NYC (Jim Hanley’s Universe) and Boston (Comicopia) through high school and college, is a connoisseur of sci-fi and fantasy movies (Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Dune, Matrix, and any bad vampire movie are tops), books (she can name names for paragraphs here, but let’s just say she’s read all the Dune books and leave it at that), and comic books (Transmetropolitan, Sandman, Hellboy, X-Men, Watchmen, and many more.) She is very excited to finally get a chance to combine her love of this genre and her love of design.
- Lauren: Steven Universe
- Bonus Pick: The Expanse
- John: Star Wars The Force Awakens (Novelization)
- Patrick: Orphan Black
- Lauren on Twitter
- John Anealio on Twitter
- Patrick Hester on Twitter
- The Functional Nerds Patreon Page
- Patrick’s new Ebook: Cahill’s Unfinished Business
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This podcast contains original music by John Anealio.