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Podcast Episode 18 – Gary Taxali

January 19, 2010

Episode 18 of the Escape From Illustration Island Podcast features an audio interview with Gary Taxali, a prolific and well-known Illustrator whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Esquire, Newsweek, and countless other major publications.  Together we discuss his distinct style, his adventures in creating a new children’s book, his new vinyl toy company called Chump Toys, and how looking at things differently can make you a more dynamic artist.  Join me in this rich and varied conversation with Gary Taxali.

I also announce Dripbook’s sponsorship of the EFII podcast and a new giveaway brought to you by FreshBooks.

Here are links to some of the things mentioned on the show: – Gary’s Illustration site – Gary’s Fine Art site – Gary’s Print shop
This is Silly
Chump Toys
Cuppa Coffee Studios
Bigshot Toyworks
Kid Robot
Shephard Fairey
Gary Baseman
The Creative Process

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. January 20, 2010 1:01 PM

    thanks for another amazing podcast!

    • January 20, 2010 1:16 PM

      You bet Claudine! Glad you liked it. Gary had a ton of inspiring things to say about his work and the industry. Thanks for your comment.

  2. January 21, 2010 10:15 PM

    pleased to have some light shed on things i have been curious about regarding taxali’s work. great podcast!

  3. February 19, 2010 9:19 AM

    I really enjoyed this interview Thomas, thanks. Gary sounds really down to earth. Interesting to hear how he creates his work by hand – he sounds like a real analogue-head!

  4. August 31, 2010 6:16 AM

    This site has grown a lot since I last accessed it.
    Great work!

  5. October 12, 2010 4:55 AM

    Not exactly sure how I’ve never come across this site before, but I’m glad I did :) Loved this podcast – now to go back and listen to all the others ;P

  6. December 2, 2010 5:18 AM

    “Silliness is Creativity”
    well said (^@@^)

    • December 3, 2010 10:16 AM

      Agreed. I have since bought his Children’s Book, “This is Silly”, and my kids love it.

  7. March 6, 2011 7:43 AM

    Great cast! Thomas, I’m impressed with your listening skills as well as your ability to ask the right questions in the right moment. You always ask the question I’m thinking. Great work!

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