The Illustration Conversation Podcast

The Illustration Conversation is a Podcast conceived and produced by Maisie. The aim of the podcast is to explore our discipline from different perspectives in order to demystify the nature of contemporary illustration and learn more about how it can be an empowering tool for the liberation of our identities and cultures. Maisie paired up students or recent graduates with a practitioner they aspire to and then asked each of them to create an image that signifies a crucial moment on their journey to becoming an illustrator. Through meandering and organic conversation the students and practitioners untangle these images to try and understand the important moments in their lives that led them down their chosen path.

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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

Becca can be found on Instagram @rebecca.jenlin see her Whimsical Nonsense Project here: https://www.whimsicalnonsense.net and her website here: https://rebeccachang.net