Creator Forge Podcast
About This Show
"What forges great professional artists?"
That's the simple question we try to answer every episode as we interview professional artists and promising young art students about what they do, how they do it, how they got to where they are now, and what advice they have for anyone who wants to do what they do.
We post interviews on the Second Monday of each month. Long interviews may be posted it in two parts on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. Extra materials, like Geek Talk about movies and comics may be released on any Monday of the month.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 8 - Goni Montes: Freelance Editorial Illustrator
Originally from Puerto Rico, Goni Montez is a prolific Atlanta-based freelance editorial illustrator. His client list includes Men's Health, Rolling Stone, BOOM! Studios, The New York Times, Playboy, Tor, and many many more. Goni discusses how he discovered his passion for illustration, how he first broke into the industry, his creative process, and what his daily work life is like.
The Creator Forge Podcast will be back on the 2nd Monday in March, when we'll be interviewing Fernando Vazquez, Lead Illustrator on FX's Archer.
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*Opinions expressed by guests are their own, and not necessarily endorsed by Creator Forge.*
Men's Health: www.menshealth.com (http://www.menshealth.com/)
BOOM! Studios - Power Rangers: http://www.boom-studios.com (http://www.boom-studios.com/)
D&D - Dragon+: http://www.dragonmag.com/5.0/#!/article/107437/101582050?loadFresh=true&title=07_01_Issue%207%20cover
Rolling Stone: http://www.rollingstone.com (http://www.rollingstone.com/)
Next Testament by Clive Barker: http://blog.directoryofillustration.com/goni-montes-illustrates-cover-artwork-for-clive-barkers-next-testament/ on Amazon: amazon.com/Clive-Barkers-Next-Testament-Vol/dp/1608863670/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486951602&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=next+thestament (https://smile.amazon.com/Clive-Barkers-Next-Testament-Vol/dp/1608863670/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486951602&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=next+thestament)
Irene Gallow: http://igallo.blogspot.com (http://igallo.blogspot.com/)
Sea Grant of Puerto Rico: http://seagrantpr.org (http://seagrantpr.org/)
**Networking and Industry Events:**
Society of Illustrators: https://www.societyillustrators.org (https://www.societyillustrators.org/)
American Illustration: http://www.ai-ap.com/events/theparty/
Workbook: https://www.workbook.com (https://www.workbook.com/)
Illuxcon: http://www.illuxcon.com (http://www.illuxcon.com/)
Spectrum: http://www.spectrumfantasticartlive.com (http://www.spectrumfantasticartlive.com/)
Promethia: amazon.com/Promethea-Book-1-Alan-Moore/dp/1563896672 (http://amazon.com/Promethea-Book-1-Alan-Moore/dp/1563896672)
University of Puetro Rico at Mayagüez: http://www.uprm.edu/about/indexen.html
Bill Mayer: http://www.thebillmayer.com/galleries/
Rick Lovel: http://www.rickl