Creative Playdate Episode 15: Interview with Jessica Abel


I can’t believe I’ve done 15 episodes of Creative Playdate! This episode is the last one for Season One and I will be back with Season Two in a couple of months.

This week’s episode features the incredibly talented Jessica Abel. Her list of accomplishments is far too long for these show notes but you may know her from her graphic novels, like La Perdida or Trish Trash: Rollergirl of Mars, her textbook Drawing Words & Writing Pictures (written with husband, Matt Madden) or she may even be your teacher. Somehow she’s been able to do all of these things all while raising two children.

We talk about moving her family to Angoul√™me, France for four years and the adjustments they’ve had to make when their children started school in the U.S. Parenting is always unexpected in different ways and it has been no different for Jessica. For those of us who find it hard to maintain our creativity while our lives swirl around us, Jessica has a book for that,¬†Growing Gills: How to find creative focus when you’re drowning in your daily life.

I suppose I say this every episode (and I don’t know how else to say it), but thank you so very much for listening and sharing the show. I love getting to have these conversations and I’ve already got a great lineup started for Season Two.

You can follow me on Twitter @MissIllustrator and Instagram @mkondrich and you can see my illustration at www.michellekondrich.com.

The show is syndicated on Illustration Age and our theme music was created by Thomas James and Jason Ritz.

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Author:mkondrich

Michelle Kondrich is a commercial artist and animator specializing in editorial illustration. She is also skilled at creating animated GIFs, storyboards, and whiteboard animation/video scribes. Her work gives a narrative feel to even the most conceptual ideas and she is passionate about solving problems in often surprising ways. Michelle is the creator and host of Creative Playdate, a podcast for people pursuing creative careers while raising children. You can find her portfolio and the podcast at MichelleKondrich.com

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2 Comments on “Creative Playdate Episode 15: Interview with Jessica Abel”

  1. February 1, 2018 at 8:34 am #

    Very cool.

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