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:

Television

Episode 152 — Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Pilot + Finale

Ali discusses the pilot and the two-part series finale, “The Last Day,” of the police procedural comedy, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, created by Dan Goor & Mike Schur.

Read two different drafts of the Brooklyn Nine-Nine pilot:

Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Television

Episode 151 — Kevin Can F**k Himself

Ali discusses the groundbreaking dark comedy, Kevin Can F**k Himself, created by Valerie Armstrong and starring Annie Murphy and Mary Hollis Inboden.

Read an earlier draft of the Kevin Can F**k Himself pilot.

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.

Television

Episode 143 — Victorious: “The Breakfast Bunch”

Ali discusses The Breakfast Club parody episode of Victorious, “The Breakfast Bunch,” written by Dan Schneider & Jake Farrow and directed by Steve Hoefer.