Ali discusses the long-running PBS series, Arthur, based on the books by Marc Brown.
Ali discusses one of her favorite episodes of the hit Nickelodeon series, iCarly, “iThink They Kissed,” written by Steve Holland and directed by Adam Weissman. She also touches on the 2021 revival, and of course she digs into the epic Creddie vs. Seddie shipping debate. “I may be an idiot, but I’m not stupid.”
Ali interviews storyboard artist, Gia Ligammari, whose credits include The Angry Birds Movie 2, Jellystone, Inside Job and the upcoming Tiny Toons Adventure reboot, Tiny Toons Looniversity. Gia shares about her creative influences, favorite things to draw, thoughts on live-action reboots, imposter syndrome and creative block, advice for young artists and much more!
Gia’s social channels:
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
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:
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: