Animation, Interview, Television, Writing

Episode 155 — Screenwriting ‘n’ Other Creative Stuff with Eric Trueheart

Ali interviews writer, story editor, producer and voice director, Eric Trueheart. Eric shares how he got his start in the industry, advice for writers trying to break in, the early days of his comedy troupe, The Ministry of Unknown Science, lots of fun stuff from his book, The Medium-Sized Book of ZIM Scripts Vol 1: Pigs ‘n’ Waffles, and how he deals with writer’s block. He also talks about writing the ZIM comics, being a script consultant on Invader ZIM: Enter the Florpus, voice directing on Yin Yang Yo!, pilots he’s written and his podcasts, The Army of Drunks and One Man Murder Maze, plus lots of great screenwriting tidbits along the way!

Visit Eric’s website: erictrueheart.com

Purchase The Medium-Sized Book of ZIM Scripts Vol. 1: Pigs ‘n’ Waffles: tinyurl.com/pigwaffles

Check out where to order Grisly’s Cosmic Black: blackyetibeverage.com

Listen to Eric and Rikki Simons’ D&D podcast, One Man Murder Maze: onemanmurdermaze.com

Follow Eric on Twitter and Instagram.

Eric Trueheart

Animation, Interview, Movies, Television

Episode 154 — A Composer’s Mindset with Kevin Manthei

Ali interviews TV, film and video game composer, Kevin Manthei. He shares about his musical influences, how he got his start composing for video games, his process for scoring an episode of TV, working as the series composer on Invader ZIM and stepping back into the world for Invader ZIM: Enter the Florpus, what went into creating “Peace Is Nice,” his thoughts on creative block, advice for aspiring composers, current projects and more!

Check out the following links for more of Kevin’s work:

Animation, Television

Episode 149 — As Told by Ginger: “And She Was Gone”

Ali discusses one of the best episodes of the profound Nicktoon, As Told by Ginger, “And She Was Gone,” written by series creator, Emily Kapnek, and directed by Mark Risley.

Animation, Television

Episode 147 — Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends: “Frankie My Dear”

Ali discusses her favorite episode of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, “Frankie My Dear,” written and storyboarded by Lauren Faust and directed by series creator, Craig McCracken.

Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: "Frankie My Dear"
Animation, Television

Episode 144 — Danny Phantom: “Fanning the Flames”

Ali discusses her favorite episode of Danny Phantom, “Fanning the Flames,” story by Steve Marmel, written by Marty Isenberg and directed by Wincat Alcala, Juli Hashiguchi & Butch Hartman.

Animation, Television

Episode 133 — The Wild Thornberrys

Ali discusses the adventurous Nicktoon, The Wild Thornberrys, created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, Steve Pepoon, David Silverman and Stephen Sustarsic, as well as The Wild Thornberrys Movie written by Kate Boutilier. Smashing!

The Wild Thornberrys