The Illustration Conversation Podcast has been created and produced by Maisie Noble (Year One Leader of BA Illustration and Visual Media, London College of Communication).
It features conversations between students/recent graduates and illustration practitioners and explores how illustration practices can be a powerful tool for the liberation of our identities and cultures.
Contributors created images of a significant moment on their journey to becoming illustrator. Featured as podcast cover art, these images form the basis of meandering and organic conversations about growth, education and work within the field of illustration.
Episode 1: Welcome
In this short introductory episode Maisie introduces the project, including the story and motivation behind the podcast.
Episode 2: Fred and Catarina
In this episode we meet Illustrator and Ceramicist Fredrik Andersson, in conversation with recent Ba Illustration Graduate Catarina Bernardi. Catarina and Fred talk about applying for university, drag soccer teams, finding ceramics, going beyond pen and paper, ethical merch and plans for the future.
Fred can be found on Instagram @freddelanka and you can find out more about his work on his website: https://www.freddelanka.com/
Catarina can be found on Instagram @aka.catarina and you can see more of her work on her website: https://www.catarinabernardi.com/
Episode 3: Lorna and Fabian
In this episode we meet Virtual Reality Artist Lorna Inman, in conversation with recent Ba Illustration Graduate Fabian Sobars. Lorna and Fabian get into the nitty gritty of creating illustrative work in virtual reality, they drift through environment design, meet each others dream collaborators and talk rollercoaster design, immersive experiences, floating in a void and the power of virtual storytelling.
Lorna can be found on Instagram @lornainmanart and you can see more of her work on her website: https://lornainman.com
Fabian can be found on Instagram @stygian.aa9
Episode 4: Mushroom and Becca
In this episode we meet illustrator Liangliang Luo also known as Mushroom, in conversation with recent Ba Illustration Graduate Becca Chang Jen Lin. Mushroom and Becca explore the relationship between illustration and poetry, they talk blender and 3D illustration, tearing up books, lessons from their teachers, the life of a freelancer and the difference between drawing as a hobby and a career in illustration.
Mushroom can be found on Instagram @xmx.luo and you can see more of her work on Behance: https://www.behance.net/xmushroomx