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Episode 12 - Working Abroad

February 1st, 2019

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Bryony and Gemma are up to their elbows in the animation industry for this one, folks.

If you want to make a dent in the world of animation you'll more than likely have to go international with your career. That's exactly what Gemma did last year, so she's here to share her experiences of working in Angoulême, France (a place that's also very famous in the comics community). And when you don't speak a lick of French and haven't lived outside the UK before, this is as deep as the deep end gets! 

** New to WaZ? Don't forget to pick up our comic starter pack, featuring the Wine and Zine Anthology, Swap and Our Story So Far! Available in our online shop ** 

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FEATURED FAVOURITES

I Moved to Los Angeles to Work in Animation by Natalie Nourigat (Boom! Studios)

The Mean Girls Musical

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FIND US

Bry: @Flurishingquirk

Gemma: @Amberdusty

Wine & Zine Collective

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Music by bensound.com

Episode 11 - 2018 vs 2019

January 1st, 2019

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Join your best friends Claire and Bryony as they roundup their stand out comics, films, tv shows and games from 2018, and look onwards to what awaits us in 2019! We'll talk about our own creative projects, as well as reading out what some of YOU are excited about working on over the coming year. Stick with us, kid, we'll keep you laughing well into the new year! 

Oh and listen out for the Lionel Richie cameo at the end of the episode.. 

Comic Favourites: The Thief of Tales by Zazb & Eve Bolt, Follow Me In by Kat Chapman, The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang, The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins by Carey Pietsch & the Mcelroys

Other Topics: Into The Spiderverse, Avery Hill, various Godzillas, Game of Thrones finale, Detective Pikachu, some controversial opinions about Sonic, His Dark Materials and Harry Potter, Lin Manuel Miranda, and basically everything on Netflix. 

BUY THE WINE & ZINE ANTHOLOGY HERE! (It's only £4 so go on, treat yoself)

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FIND US

Claire: @ClaireASpiller

Bry: @FlurishingQuirk

Wine & Zine Collective

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Music by bensound.com

 

Episode 10 - Art Challenges

December 1st, 2018

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When it comes to art challenges, Inktober is arguably the big daddy of them all. Bry and Jess both took up the challenge this year and are here to share their journeys with you - from tea witches to imperiled mice - and what they learned along the way.

There's also talk of a whole variety of other art challenges throughout the year, and why you should consider making some time in your life for one.

** Don't forget to pick up our WAZ comics starter pack for Christmas, featuring the Anthology, Swap and Our Story So Far! Available in our online shop **  

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FEATURED FAVOURITES

The Haunting of Hill House (TV Series)

Murder Mystery Dinner (Activity/Game)

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FIND US

Bry: @Flurishingquirk

Jess: @Jesskleslau

Wine & Zine Collective

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Music by bensound.com

Episode 9 - Thought Bubble 2018

November 15th, 2018

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We're back!

Did you miss us? Your favourite comics girl gang got sucked into inktober, so apologies for the belated episode. 

Claire, Zara and Gemma bring you our first threesome episode (calm down), discussing one of the biggest events in the UK indie comics calendar - Thought Bubble Comics Festival! From talk of panels and mentoring to gushing over our favourite purchases of the weekend, this episode is all about great comics and great artists. We also delve into the realm of the seldom discussed con anxiety and how to handle the convention circuit as an introvert. 

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MENTIONED COMICS

I Am Winter, I Am Blight! (Joe Latham

Lima (Gustaffo Vargas)

Follow Me In (Kat Chapman)

NPC Tea (Sarah Millman)

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FIND US

Claire: @ClaireASpiller

Gemma: @AmberDusty

Zara: @ZaraZukinee

Wine & Zine Collective

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Music by bensound.com

Episode 8 - Anthology Special

September 15th, 2018

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Big news, folks! Your faithful Wine & Zine ladies have only gone and made a comics anthology.

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Pretty cool, right? 

In this week's episode join our lonely old host Claire Spiller as she intrepidly wends her way through the book via interviews with each of the ladies about their individual stories. We dive deep into what makes each of the girls unique within the group, from artistic style to narrative voice. And, of course, we have buckets of fun along the way. 

We'll be at Thought Bubble in Leeds on the 22nd & 23rd September so come say hi! You'll find us at tables 57 & 58 in the Ask For Mercy Marquee where you'll be able to pick up a fully signed copy of the Anthology for only £4, as well as all our other comics, zines, art prints and more. 

Can't make it or live overseas? No worries, friend! You can pre-order a copy by clicking here

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FIND US

Claire: @ClaireASpiller

Zara: @ZaraZukinee

Jess: @JessKLeslau 

Gemma: @Amberdusty

Bry: @FlurishingQuirk

Wine & Zine Collective

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Music by bensound.com

Episode 7 - Art Careers (Part 2: The Reckoning)

September 1st, 2018

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Claire and Jess are back with the second part of a double decker episode, and guuuuys...the wine has kicked in.

Prepare yourself for a rollarcoaster of emotions as we go from mildly helpful advice to trash talking children and exploring our Oprah zine goals, before sliding right into personal stories and motivational speeches.

Talking points include - should you be a master of one or a novice of many when it comes to art skills? How can you realistically improve your drawing abilities? And is university a good choice nowadays?

#oprarch

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FEATURED FAVOURITES

Call Me By Your Name (Film) 

Dirty Old Ladies (Podcast)

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FIND US

Claire: @ClaireASpiller

Jess: @JessKLeslau 

Wine & Zine Collective

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Music by bensound.com

Episode 6 - Art Careers (Part 1)

August 15th, 2018

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We're diving into the world of artistic careers this month, a topic so big we had to split it in half (and still only scratch the surface!) 

Claire, an illustrator and comic-creator, and Jess, a London-based animator,  talk about the perks and not-so-perks of working in a studio vs. working from home, as well as sharing tales of their journeys from starry-eyed graduates to twenty-somethings in the early days of their respective artistic careers. And we may or may not be very slightly drunk. Butts!

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FEATURED FAVOURITES

Brooklyn 99 (TV series)

Overcooked (Game)

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FIND US

Claire: @ClaireASpiller

Jess: @JessKLeslau 

Wine & Zine Collective

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Music by bensound.com

 

Episode 5 - Introverts and Extroverts

August 1st, 2018

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Another of the Wine & Zine cast joins the fray! Meet Zara, who, alongside Bry, plumbs the depths of personality types and their relevance in the creative industry.

We talk about what makes you an extrovert or an introvert, how being one or the other can be beneficial or make obstacles when it comes to being an artist or comic maker, and explore some handy tips to setting yourself up for success!

Take the free test over at 16personalities.com to help you figure out whereabouts on the personality spectrum you are.

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FEATURED FAVOURITES

My Brother's Husband by Gengoroh Tagame

The Creative Introvert Podcast

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FIND US

Bryony: @FlurishingQuirk

Zara: @ZaraZukinee

Wine & Zine Collective

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Music by bensound.com

Episode 4 - Sake and Manga (WAZ in Japan!)

July 16th, 2018

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Who makes more money - western comic artists or japanese mangaka?
Are maid cafes as unsettling as you think they are?
And, more importantly, can turtles experience romance?

Bry and Claire ask all these questions (and actually answer some of them!) and more as they discuss their adventure in Japan! We look at manga, anime and nerd culture compared to our experiences in the west, reflect on gender marketing in comics and manga, and make some startling discoveries in an erotic doujinshi (self-published comics) shop.

Talk to us on Twitter @wineandzine or email us at wineandzineshop@gmail.com

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FEATURED FAVOURITES

Aggretsuko (on Netflix)

A Silent Voice (Kyoto Animation)

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FIND US

Claire: @claireaspiller

Bryony: @FlurishingQuirk

Wine & Zine Collective

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Music by bensound.com

Episode 3 - Let’s Get Animated

July 1st, 2018

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We're light on the zines but heavy on the wine this week as Bry is joined by another of the WAZ ladies, Gemma Roberts!

Did you know over half of Wine & Zine make their livings as animators? Bry and Gem talk to Lauren Orme, organiser of Cardiff Animation Nights and Cardiff Animation Festival, about establishing a community in what can often be a lonely job. There's also plenty of glorious discussion about indie animated shorts and more recommendations than you could shake your non-photo blue pencil at!

Talk to us on Twitter @wineandzine or email us at wineandzineshop@gmail.com

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ANIMATED SHORTS

Cops & Robbers (Rauber & Gendarm)

Hybrids

Nighthawk

The Green Bird

Films to Break Projectors

ISLAND

Half Wet

Grandpa Walrus

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FEATURED FAVOURITES

Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer (Album)

Wired Up Wrong by Rachael Smith (Comic)

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OUR GUEST

Lauren Orme (@LaurenOrmeFilms) of Cardiff Animation Nights and Cardiff Animation Festival

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HOSTS

Bry: @FlurishingQuirk

Gemma: @Amberdusty

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Music by bensound.com