Friday, August 24, 2007

Chris Merle Interviews Me

When I was Artist GOH at Conestoga last month, Chris Merle included me in his running series of podcasts with sf/fantasy creators and luminaries. I've done lots of interviews in the last several years, but to my knowledge, this is the first podcast I've ever done. So if you're interested in hearing me prattle on for 38 minutes, check it out. I think Chris did a terrific job, but admittedly, I'm not used to hearing the sound of my recorded voice and all of my vocal idiosyncracies. Yikes. Despite that, I hope some folks out there find it entertaining.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! I listened to it and it was cool. I can add your voice on the journal. :)

Byzantine... Gustav (looked him up on the Wikipedia, /duck/)... I can see the influence, I think. Neat.

You got your first cover by... luck? That's really interesting. The duology of persistence and luck shows up again!

Wow, about the Hendrix museum. That just sounds cool!

1:45 AM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Hey thanks, Ryan. Much appreciated. Glad you liked the interview.

Yeah, essentially I did get my first cover with some good fortune. The truth is if I wouldn't have done those comics first, and caught Mojo Press' attention with them, I would've never gotten the book cover gig, so the comics weren't luck. But the fact that Mojo Press saw that I would be a good fit for a book cover when I had never done one.....yeah, that's definitely a stroke of good fortune I'll always be grateful for.

And yeah....if you're ever in Seattle, you've gotta check out the EMP and the Science Fiction Museum/Hall of'll blow your mind. Wow.

4:51 PM  

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