Picture it: exhausted, I am saying my last goodbyes at the closing party for Patrecon. There’s my pal Science Mom chatting in the stairway. I decide to quickly interrupt to say a quick goodbye, only to realize that the person she is talking to is cartoonist Jason Porath, whose creative work celebrates “women of history and myth who were too awesome, awful, or offbeat for the animated princess treatment.” We need to talk.
So here’s that conversation, and it’s a good one! I am fascinated with self-taught artists, and Jason’s work is so detailed and thorough, too. He worked with DreamWorks on such films as How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Kung Fu Panda 2, and then went on to carve his own fascinating path with Rejected Princesses.
I open the show with some musings on the holidays, and how to cope with having the blues around this time of year. Trying to keep it positive, as usual, but man…this time of year can really get to me. Maybe you can relate.
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