PPP 20: Dungeons & Doggies

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Pug Party Podcast - a creative podcast hosted by artist Roxanne Coble and writer James Siciliano

After eating too much Thai food, we discuss creative exercises, talk about our first Dungeons & Dragons game, get sassy with Sassique, and tell the tale of the doggie d*ck pic.

Mentioned in this episode:
+ here’s the photo we took during the podcast
+ it’s official, we’re keeping him
+ Gravity Falls: Journal 3 and The Art of Over the Garden Wall
+ keep an eye out for the latest ArtSnacks Box Breakdown here
+ art auction for Hurricane Harvey
+ painting patterns (and more patterns)
+ Netflix original series Ozark
+ Nerd Writer on YouTube (here’s the first video mentioned: Handmaid’s Tale & Shallow Focus)
+ the horror flick It Comes at Night
+ binge Friday Night Lights on Netflix
+ Invincible comic by Robert Kirkman
+ we played Dungeons & Dragons for the first time ever
+ during shitty pitches, we forgot to mention that we watched Barbarella and loved it (oh Pygar!)
+ the original doggie d*ck pic post

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PPP 19: Two Claws, Way Up

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Pug Party Podcast - a creative podcast hosted by artist Roxanne Coble and writer James Siciliano

Oh snap! James runs the Creative Breakdown for the first time (talking about rewrites), we cut deep into the Game of Thrones season finale, and Roxy loses it for iguanas.

Mentioned in this episode:
+ The notorious Great Cheeto Debate podcast episode
+ TGIF theme song (roxy was clearly wrong)
+ delicious Pilsner Urquell beer
+ Honey script cover doodle
+ the original Nutty Professor (movie trailer // scene james loved)
+ Dumb and Dumber (James and Roxy // family pic with our pugs Behr and Wendee)
+ Tootsie movie trailer
+ Gremlins 2 inexplicable fourth wall break
+ The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
+ game of thrones season 7 finale

+ Jenn and Alan’s secret margarita recipe [Recipe for two: juice of a lime, 2 packs of Splenda, ½ tsp agave nectar, 3 ½ oz. of tequila, ¾ oz. Cointreau, 1 tsp. St. Germain Elderflower, shake w/ice and pour quickly into salted glasses, no blender necessary, shake 12 times]

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Hurricane Harvey Artwork Auction!

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original artwork by Roxanne Coble, 100% of proceeds goes to Austin Pets Alive! for #hurricaneharvey relief

original artwork by Roxanne Coble, 100% of proceeds goes to Austin Pets Alive! for #hurricaneharvey relief

original artwork by Roxanne Coble, 100% of proceeds goes to Austin Pets Alive! for #hurricaneharvey relief

to help in the Hurricane Harvey relief effort, I’m auctioning off this original art journal spread (literally cut right out of one of my altered book journals!) and donating 100% of the money Austin Pets Alive!

I really wanted to support an organization that is helping in the rescue, transportation, and care of animals impacted by Harvey. after some research, Austin Pets Alive! is in need of financial donations most right now and are preparing themselves for a huge influx of animals (both from shelters and people surrendering their pets). check out their fb page for videos & live streams on the incredible work they are doing!

you can hop on over to the ebay listing here to place a bid. again, 100% of the money will be donated and the winning bid will probably get a few little by bun goodies in their package too 🙂 the auction closes Wednesday, Sept 6th @ 11am pst.

I know it’s not much, but I want to do what I can to help. thank-you in advance, and see below for additional info!

+++ UPDATE – the art auction is now closed! thanks to those who bid, the winning bidder, and an anonymous donor – we raised and donated $750 to Austin Pets Alive! THANK-YOU!! <3 +++

xo

+ here’s the original blog post when I created this journal spread
+ check out Austin Pets Alive! website, Facebook page, and an update on what they’re doing to help
+ I also want to give a shout out to Way Art Yonder Studio, who is donating $25 of every class registration to relief efforts (until Aug 31st). if you were planning on signing up for either of my workshops happening there…now would be a great time to do so!!

Studio Playlist: August

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Creative Spotify Playlists curated by artist Roxanne Coble (aka By Bun!)

this might actually be one of the longer monthly playlists I’ve put together! it’s an easy task to accomplish when you end up spending so much time in your studio…

there’s definitely some random stuff this time around, but somehow it all works together. everything from holy ghost!, the velvet underground, neko case, and even youtuber dodie (it’s the last track on the playlist, just trust me and give it a listen). I’ve listened to this playlist several times through now, and would definitely recommend listening to it in order.

enjoy! 🙂

+ need more tunes? be sure to follow me on spotify so you can stay up to date on what I’m jamming to, including these monthly playlists! you can also check out last month’s playlist here.

PPP 18: Meet Lurch

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Pug Party Podcast - a creative podcast hosted by artist Roxanne Coble and writer James Siciliano

We share what we listen to while working, geek out over animated stuff, hear a ‘Tina Salami’ pitch, and then talk about our new foster pug Lurch.

Mentioned in this episode:

+ LeVar Burton Reads – a podcast recommended by listener Melissa S.
+ here’s the photo we took while recording
+ James’ ‘Honey’ playlist on Spotify
+ Rox’s monthly playlists on Spotify
+ Gravity Falls animated show on Disney
+ Wet Hot American Summer 10 Years Later on Netflix
+ last weekend we saw Washed Out live at the Wiltern (check out their new album here)
+ Monster House movie
+ Radiolab podcast
+ The Art of Rick and Morty book
+ send us your shitty pitch for “Iguana Buddies”!
+ meet our new foster pug Lurch (and he looks pretty cute here too)
+ our local pug rescue: Pug Nation Rescue Los Angeles

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Workshops at Way Art Yonder in 2018!

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Fantastical Fauna workshop taught by artist Roxanne Coble

as I finalize in-person workshops for 2018, I’ll be keeping you guys up-to-date here on the blog! be sure you’re on my email list (sign up on the right sidebar) to be notified when I put up a post 🙂

I’ve got two workshops that I’m teaching at Way Art Yonder Studio next year, and I’m thrilled to finally share them with you! Way Art Yonder is one of my favorite SoCal studios to teach at…so if you’re in the San Diego area or want to make a trip out of it, I would love for you to join me.

first up is a brand new class I can’t wait to teach…Mixed Media Mini Zines! here’s a bit of info about the workshop:

Mixed Media Mini Zine workshop with artist Roxanne Coble!

+ Mixed Media Mini Zines // Saturday, Feb 24th 2018, 10:00am – 4:00pm +
This brand new class will take you through the process of creating a single-page, 8-fold mini zine … but with a mixed media twist! Completed in Roxanne’s illustrative and detailed style, we will create a zine that features both imagery and text. Through step-by-step instruction, you’ll learn how to apply various illustration and mixed media techniques for each page. You’ll also learn how to plan and add text, and assemble the final product. At the end of the workshop, you’ll have a completed one-page zine, ready for photocopying and distribution!.
Learn more & register here.

FANTASTICAL FAUNA art journal workshop with artist Roxanne Coble in San Diego!

the second class I’ll be teaching is a personal fav and one of my most popular art journal workshops…Fantastical Fauna! this is the second time I’ll be teaching this workshop at Way Art Yonder, because the first time around it sold out. so, if you missed out last time, here’s your second chance :). here’s a bit more about that class:

+ Fantastical Fauna // Saturday, June 16th 2018, 10:00am – 4:00pm +
This popular art journal class takes you through the process of creating a two-page journal spread that includes an illustrated animal. What makes these animals unique however, is that they are in a state of transparency; completed with bones, organs and unique illustrative details. Through guided step-by-step instruction, we will build up an initial background layer using a variety of mixed media techniques. With our background layer complete, you will then learn how to plan, draw and fully illustrate your own fantastical fauna. Learn more & register here.

I’ll be announcing more 2018 workshops in the next couple of weeks or so…so stay tuned 🙂
xo

PPP 17: Huevos (w/ Ariel Alter)

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Pug Party Podcast - a creative podcast hosted by artist Roxanne Coble and writer James Siciliano

With our (first-ever) special guest Ariel Alter, we discuss deadlines, James pitches a movie about ham, and then we all answer the ‘Inside the Actor’s Studio’ questionnaire.

Mentioned in this episode:
+ meet our special guest Ariel Alter! she’s a motion graphics artist & illustrator (and our neighbor!) and you can follow her on Instagram.
+ Ariel’s animation reel!
+ Spinster Sisters web series
+ Rox’s latest mini zine “Pools” and “Messages” video
+ The Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2 (and here’s Rox’s sketchbook done while watching)
+ ‘Game of Jones‘ segment on Late Night With Seth Meyers
+ You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine book by Alexandrea Kleeman
+ new tracks by LCD Soundsystem: American Dream & Call the Police
+ Chasing Coral documentary on Netflix
+ …we forgot to take a group photo, but here’s a picture of Geebs during the podcast instead
+ fan art of our pug Olive (aka GEEBS)

Inside the Actor’s Studio Questionnaire
1. What is your favorite word?
2. What is your least favorite word?
3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
4. What turns you off?
5. What is your favorite curse word?
6. What sound or noise do you love?
7. What sound or noise do you hate?
8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
9. What profession would you not like to do?
10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

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“pools” mini zine

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"Pools" mini zine by artist Roxanne Coble, aka BY BUN

"Pools" mini zine by artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

mini zines from artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

I’m thrilled to say that I’ve added yet another issue to my ongoing series of mini zines! and this one, is titled “pools”…

this third issue is about the summer after high school, when my best friend and I used to sneak into swimming pools. this particular memory is very personal, and something I’ve always wanted to incorporate into some sort of creative project. no joke, I’ve dabbled with illustrating and drawing this idea for years. I’m so happy to have captured it in a zine – a format I’ve become quite in love with over the past few months…

much like my other mini zines, you can take a video tour of this one over on my youtube channel! “pools”, along with a restock of “two weeks in may” and “things I’ve buried“, is available now in my etsy shop!

xo

***UPDATE: all mini zines are now SOLD OUT! thank-you so so much to those who grabbed one! if you missed out, I’ll be doing a restock in September…so stay tuned 🙂 ***

messages: “the collector”

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"Messages" short film series created by artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

"Messages" short film/creative journal series by artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

"Messages" short film/creative journal series by artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

"Messages" short film/creative journal series by artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

it’s been a while since I worked on this project, but a new video as part of my “messages” short film series is now up on my youtube channel. I think you’ll find this one to be particularly personal – but I want to share it with all of you…

xo

+ learn more about the messages project here. 

+ watch more messages here.