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Episode #265-AJUAN MANCE!!! Comics, making comics, Living While Black & MORE. Plus: loving allyship in the wake of the Club Q tragedy.

Episode #265-AJUAN MANCE!!! Comics, making comics, Living While Black & MORE. Plus: loving allyship in the wake of the Club Q tragedy.

November 23, 2022

We are over the moon to welcome back cartoonist, professor and Jeopardy champion AJUAN MANCE to the podcast. 

Ajuan is here to celebrate the release of two books- 1001 Black Men (Stacked Deck Press) and Living While Black (Chronicle). Both of her books are out now! 

 

Also on this episode: Nicole talks about the Club Q tragedy & how to support the LGBTQIA+ community when something like this happens. 

 

Ajuan Mance is a Professor of English at Mills College in Oakland, California, a professor of comics at California college of the arts,  and a lifelong artist and writer. In both her scholarly writing and her visual art, Ajuan explores the complexities of race, gender, and identity, Ajuan’s illustrations and comics have appeared in several anthologies, including, Drawing Power, edited by Diane Noomin. 

Ajuan has TWO books out that I urge you to get right now! 1001 black men from stacked deck press, and Living While Black with Chronicle books. 

 

You can find Ajuan, her books and more at ajuanmance.com

 

Now please enjoy my talk with Ajuan Mance. 

Episode #264-PRODUCER CHRIS!! Plus Pepperoni Broccoli with Dawn Riddle!
Episode #263-UNSOLICITED VEGAN FOOD REVIEWS of New York, Matcha, Coalinga Coffee, Homemade Pasta, Astronaut Ice Cream and MORE. with DAWN RIDDLE, MORGAN, KAIA, MARISSA PATERNOSTER & MEGHAN DINEEN

Episode #263-UNSOLICITED VEGAN FOOD REVIEWS of New York, Matcha, Coalinga Coffee, Homemade Pasta, Astronaut Ice Cream and MORE. with DAWN RIDDLE, MORGAN, KAIA, MARISSA PATERNOSTER & MEGHAN DINEEN

October 20, 2022

We are over the moon today to talk to you about Nicole's favorite New York foods, turning to decaf, getting a really gross matcha, Dawn inviting us over for dinner and having a calamity, Astronaut Ice Cream, Coalinga Coffee, Unwelcoming while still being a good neighbor, and MORE. Tune in! 

Episode #262-UNSOLICITED VEGAN FOOD REVIEW EXTRAVAGANZA!!! with DAWN RIDDLE, MORGAN & KAIA WILSON. Plus Torrence!

Episode #262-UNSOLICITED VEGAN FOOD REVIEW EXTRAVAGANZA!!! with DAWN RIDDLE, MORGAN & KAIA WILSON. Plus Torrence!

August 29, 2022
We are over the moon today to bring you UNSOLICITED VEGAN FOOD REVIEWS of ants, wind, a blueberry woman's personality, Nicole's farmer's market outfit, blueberries, Beyond Jerkey, Sesame Milk, Not-Burgers, Tofurkey Sandwiches, Cauliflower Tahini Prune ICE CREAM and more. 
Tune in! 
Ep 261: MICHELLE TEA!!! Advice on publishing, exes, ethics, copycats & more.   Plus- Unsolicited Gluten Free Pretzels with DAWN RIDDLE

Ep 261: MICHELLE TEA!!! Advice on publishing, exes, ethics, copycats & more. Plus- Unsolicited Gluten Free Pretzels with DAWN RIDDLE

August 6, 2022

MICHELLE TEA!!! Advice on publishing, exes, ethics, copycats & more. 

 

 

We are over the moon to welcome back very special guest MICHELLE TEA, to dole out advice on publishing, weathering copycats, bad exes, bad dreams, writing ethics, writing practices, and more. 

 

Go see me & Michelle LIVE, August 6th at Powells City of Books in Portland, Oregon, where we will be talking about her new book, Knocking Myself Up. 

 

 

 

Michelle Tea is the author of over a dozen books, including  ValenciaAgainst Memoir, and Black Wave

She is also the co-creator of Sister Spit and Drag Queen Story Hour. 

 

Michelle’s new book: Knocking Myself Up, is out now. 

 

DAWN RIDDLE is our roving unsolicited vegan food reviewer. She is also a wonderful artist! Today she brings us GF Snyders of Hanover pretzel rods. 

find her here: Dawnriddle.com 

 

Episode #260-BETH PICKENS- Advice on Art, Opportunities, Problematic Friends & MORE! Plus- vegan food reviews w DAWN RIDDLE, and Nicole mentions COVID.

Episode #260-BETH PICKENS- Advice on Art, Opportunities, Problematic Friends & MORE! Plus- vegan food reviews w DAWN RIDDLE, and Nicole mentions COVID.

June 28, 2022

We are over the moon today to have honored Capricorn BETH PICKENS on the show to dole out advice on accepting opportunities and making time for your art practice. PLUS we answer a couple vintage advice questions about problematic friends and how to accept your character assets that have gone out of wack. 

 

PLUS beverage reviews from DAWN RIDDLE & friends, and Nicole tells you how she got the novel CORONAVIRUS 19. 

TUNE IN!

 

Beth Pickens is the author of the books Your Art Will Save Your Life and Make Your Art No Matter What.

Beth is an arts consultant, a CAPRICORN, and an esteemed friend to the show. 

You can join her homework club RIGHT NOW at bethpickens.com .

Episode #259-VEGAN FOOD REVIEWS with MORGAN!!

Episode #259-VEGAN FOOD REVIEWS with MORGAN!!

June 6, 2022

We are over the moon today to welcome friend to the show morgan back to the show, PLUS unsolicited vegan prune review from dawn riddle! 

 

We talk about 

Spanish prunes 

Trader Joe’s Cashew Ravioli 

Miyokos pourable pizza cheese 

Vegan smoked salmon 

Chickpea tofu 

Strawberry prices 

Snacklins

New Farm Cookbook 

Middle aged Hummingbird feeder tips and more 

Episode #258-JESSICA CAMPBELL! Facebook animal drama, falling in the spirit, speaking in tongues and drawing comics!

Episode #258-JESSICA CAMPBELL! Facebook animal drama, falling in the spirit, speaking in tongues and drawing comics!

May 23, 2022
Dramatic Facebook comment-reading, the plague of the scrub jay, and Christian damage! 

 

We are over the moon to welcome artist Jessica Campbell to the show this week!

 

Jessica Campbell is an interdisciplinary artist originally from Nanaimo, British Columbia. She is the author of three graphic novels, including Rave, out now with  Drawn & Quarterly. Her work has been exhibited at museums and galleries throughout North America.

Episode #257-EMILY CARRINGTON! Comics, Healing, Grief & Survival

Episode #257-EMILY CARRINGTON! Comics, Healing, Grief & Survival

April 25, 2022

We are over the moon to have cartoonist Emily Carrington on the show today. Her debut graphic memoir, Our Little Secret, is out now with Drawn and Quarterly.  

 

Our Little Secret is a testament to survival and to the importance of telling your story your way

 

 Tune in to hear about comics, writing, healing, and how to support survivors of childhood abuse in your life. 

 

Content warning, we are going to discuss abuse and particularly childhood sexual abuse.

 

Now please enjoy my talk with graphic memoirist, Emily Carrington

Episode #256-LAGUSTA YEARWOOD talks BAD VEGAN. PLUS! An Unsolicited vegan food review by DAWN RIDDLE

Episode #256-LAGUSTA YEARWOOD talks BAD VEGAN. PLUS! An Unsolicited vegan food review by DAWN RIDDLE

April 12, 2022

We are over the moon to have Lagusta Yearwood back on the podcast! We talk about the latest Netflix swindler show, the raw movement of the early 2000s, RAW by Juliano, and more! PLUS! An Unsolicited vegan food review by DAWN RIDDLE, Nicole steps into her country hearth destiny, and MORE. Tune in!

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