Posts By Christine Donaldson

Meet Meg and Isa, a writer and an illustrator who joined forces to create the fairy tale adventure comic, Namesake. Members: Isabelle Melancon (Quebec, Canada) and Megan Lavey-Heaton (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Patreon Page: www.patreon.com/namesake   Q+A with NameSake   Describe, in your own words, what it is that you create: Isa: Together, me and Megan make comics, often in the fantasy genre, and often inspired by fairy tale and literature. Our lead series is the fairy tale adventure comic Namesake.   How did you get your start as a creator? Isa: I’ve been interested in doing comics since I was a kid, my parents had a lot of French comics for me and my brothers to read. During college and University, I had a minimal…

Meet Cyrille Aimee, a professional jazz vocalist who, in addition to singing in 3 languages and releasing over 7 records, is making time to create online music videos. Location: Brooklyn, New York Patreon Page: www.patreon.com/cyrilleaimee   Q+A with Cyrille Aimee   Patreon: Describe, in your own words, what it is that you create. Cyrille Aimee: My main focus of creation is music, and videos to go along with it.   How did you get your start as a creator? CA: I discovered I wanted to make music when I met some gypsies in my village in France at the age of 13. One of them started to teach me the guitar and in exchange I would teach him to read.   What did it take to end…

Meet The Ginger Runner, a dream team of content creators who produce a popular blog, YouTube channel, and podcast all about their life’s passion: running. Members: Ethan Newberry & Kimberley Teshima Newberry (Yes, they're married!) Location: Los Angeles, CA Patreon Page: www.patreon.com/TheGingerRunner   Q+A with Ethan Newberry   Patreon: Describe, in your own words, what it is that you create. Ethan Newberry: This has been a pretty awesome journey to say the least! What started as a side-project youtube channel where I could spout off my opinions about various pairs of running shoes and running gear has blossomed into a full-on creative outlet for all of my passions. In addition to the unbiased and entertaining reviews of gear, I document and share some of…

Meet Monica Bryne, an American playwright and science fiction author who turned her passion into a career. Location: Durham, NC Patreon Page: www.Patreon.com/MonicaByrne   Q+A with Monica Byrne   Patreon: Describe, in your own words, what it is that you create: Monica Bryne: I make novels, stories, theatre, essays, protest, and visual art. But if I find myself alone with the right sort of person, I say I’m a servant of the other world.   How did you get your start as a creator? MB: Until age 24, I wanted to be an astronaut, and did all the “right” things--worked for NASA, got a pilot’s license, and went to MIT for graduate school. But I was really unhappy. I might have loved the work once,…

Meet Aubrey Sitterson, a podcaster and comic book writer currently running TWO Patreon pages for his separate creative projects. Location: Los Angeles, CA Patreon Pages: www.Patreon.com/Straighshoot and www.Patreon.com/SKALD   Q+A with Aubrey Sitterson   Patreon: Describe, in your own words, what it is that you create. Aubrey Sitterson: A lot of things! I’m a comic book writer currently working on the G.I. Joe ongoing series at IDW and a slew of unannounced projects. I also run two separate Patreon pages. The first page is for The World’s Smartest Rasslin Talk Show, STRAIGHT SHOOT, a podcast where we discuss everything that goes down in WWE, as well as broader topics, including representation in wrestling, wrestling storytelling theory and more. My intelligent-but-fun “let’s talk…

Meet Amanda Lee, a voice actress and vocalist known for her English adaptations and covers of anime and video-game songs.  Location: Florida Patreon Page: www.Patreon.com/LeeandLie   Q+A with Amanda Lee Patreon: Describe, in your own words, what it is that you create. Amanda Lee: I am most known for my English covers and adaptations of anime and video-game songs! Though I am currently working on an original EP, and hope to do more original work in the future!   How did you get your start as a creator? AL: I started uploading YouTube videos in 2006 just for for fun! YouTube was brand new and my friends and I loved covering songs just as a hobby - and while they’ve stopped creating, I…

Meet Zach Weinersmith, a multi-talented illustrator, writer, and comedy show producer!  Location: Houston, Texas Patreon Page: www.patreon.com/ZachWeinersmith   Q+A with Zach Weinersmith   Patreon: Describe, in your own words, what it is that you create. Zach Weinersmith: I draw a comic strip called Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. In addition, I occasionally write books, and I produce a science comedy show called BAHFest.   How did you get your start as a creator? ZW: I was working a soul-crushing job in the film business, and one day I decided I just wanted out. I started doing comics as a way to move in that direction, and pretty soon I was able to go full time.   What did it take to end up where…

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