Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Radio Interview

As many of you know, the Church runs a streaming radio station called the Mormon Channel. The station runs a number of programs including one called Everything Creative which interviews LDS artists of all varieties. Their latest program is on LDS cartoonists and they picked me along with Brian Crane (the award-winning creator of Pickles) and the prolific and talented Jon Clark to represent the Mormon cartoonist community.* I had a blast meeting and visiting with these two talents, although I'm afraid that I came off as a helpless fanboy a couple of times when talking to Crane in particular.

The interview was conducted by the talented singer/songwriter Nancy Hanson who, incidentally, happens to sing my favorite version of John Lennon's Grow Old with Me (with Peter Breinholt) and the classic Christmas carol Once in Royal David's City. Please check out her music, you won't be sorry.

If you have a spare hour, please listen. You can find a link here.

*I really shouldn't do this because inevitably I'll leave someone off, but here's an incomplete list of the extremely talented Mormon cartoonist community: Val Chadwick Bagley, Cal Grondahl, Pat Bagley, Adam Koford, Kevin Beckstrom, Rick and Ryan Goldsberry, Mike Allred, Ryan Stoker, Mark Harmon, Nick Perkins, Ty Harmon, William Fortune, and that kid that sits in the pew in front of you at church.


  1. Congratulations on becoming a radio "star" as well as an accomplished, published artist! I just finished listening and couldn't be more proud.

  2. That's way cool! Congratulations, superstar!

    P.S. Thanks for the mention!

  3. Arie, you talking about drawing next to the comics reminded me of when I realized you are a good artist. It was back in elementary school when your entry for a talent fair was rejected because it was so good the judges thought you traced the comic charictures instead of drawing them.

    Glad that didn't stop you from drawing.

  4. Ah yes, Jon, the third grade Reflections contest. I really nailed Garfield--Bugs Bunny and Fred Flintstone, not so much.

  5. Just listened to it. Awesome... excellent job! I'm meeting w/ Rob and Grant about the app... Sorry it took me so long. Hopefully get them on board and work it out quick!

  6. Wow, Arie. I finally listened to it all. That is so cool. I'm going to be a helpless fanboy around you now.