Corella — two interviews

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As part of the blog tour for Corella Press‘s launch of their first two publications, I (as illustrator) was interviewed by two lovely review blogs:

The Book Muse (blog; twitter) — Corella Press Blog Tour: Interview with Kathleen Jennings

Genie In A Book (blog; twitter) — A glimpse into the life of an illustrator – Interview with Kathleen Jennings

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Bambi in the Jungle

Michael Mackenzie of ABC Radio National interviewed Kim Wilkins, Namila Benson and me about the curse of distraction. It was live (argh) but the edited podcast is now up online. The federal government leadership spill happened halfway through and I had a deer-in-the-headlights moment, but those have now been removed so you can pretend this all takes place in a calm and stable environment.

Are distractions stifling our creativity?

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/how-distracted-are-we/10113730

Light Grey Interview

I have a new desk, and an interview up at Light Grey Art Lab, about how I work, and new things I’ve been doing….

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Snapshot 2016: C’est moi

In which Tansy Rayner Roberts interviews me as part of the Australian SF Snapshot Project (which has some fabulous interviews).

 

2016 Snapshot: Kathleen Jennings

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Introducing Team Mist: Lana Crooks

Lana Crooks

Lana Crooks

Lana Crooks is the fifth member of Light Grey Art Lab‘s 2016 Iceland Residency: Team Mist to volunteer to be introduced. Previous interviews are all linked on this post: Iceland.

K: What lights you up about what you do?

Lana: I enjoy trying to figure out shapes and patterns and new way to build forms. I spend a lot of time researching so it makes me feel like I am unwrapping mysteries. I started out as an illustrator so I still like to bring some narrative into the works as well.

K: Do you have an example?

Lana: Snake oil was a piece for an exhibit called Zealots Elixir at Modern Eden, It was my first attempt at a snake skeleton. Each vertebrae is 7 individual pieces of fabric so it is a pretty good example of translating the flat to the 3D.

 

Snake Oil by Lana Crooks

Snake Oil by Lana Crooks

 

Snake Oil by Lana Crooks

Snake Oil by Lana Crooks

K: And where can we find you online?

Lana: I am at www.lanacrooks.com and @lanacrooks on Instagram

Introducing Team Mist: Betsy Bauer

Betsy Bauer is the fourth member of Light Grey Art Lab‘s 2016 Iceland Residency: Team Mist to volunteer to be introduced. Previous interviews are all linked on this post: Iceland.

K: What lights you up about what you do?

Betsy: I think creating concept artwork for animation is particularly exciting because you see your ideas realized by other artists.  It’s so rewarding to see a character or prop that I have designed translated into 3D by the modeling and surfacing departments.  Animation is such a collaborative medium!

K: Do you have an example?

Betsy: This isn’t really a great example of what I’m talking about because it’s hard to show that, but I do really like this image. :).

by Betsy Bauer

by Betsy Bauer

K: And where can we find you online?

Betsy: betsybauerART.com

Gobbolino interview

I have been interviewed in connection with my illustrations for the forthcoming Utz Publishing edition of Ursula Moray Williams’ classic book Gobbolino, the Witch’s Cat.

The interview features behind-the-scenes sketches, including the L’Oreal Toad and a too-pretty sea-witch.

Interview with Kathleen Jennings, illustrator of Gobbolino, The Witch’s Cat.

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