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November 8, 2023 107 mins

On this episode of "So What Do You Really Do?" Deadair Dennis Maler welcomes renowned artist Ellie Erhart. Discover Ellie's evolution from a Texas-based queer kid to an acclaimed illustrator, and explore her freelance artistry, pandemic survival, and award-winning book, "Blue & Red," recognized at MICE. Dive deep into the art world's inner workings, from illustrating children's books to the highs and lows of being a freelance artist. Expect a vibrant, laughter-filled conversation delving into Ellie's imaginative universe, promising inspiration and colorful insights. Don't miss this lively, paint-splattered chat sure to reveal the secrets behind Ellie's creative chaos! Ready to dive into the colorful world of art and storytelling? Share your thoughts, stories, and favorite sketches in the comments! 🎨✏️

Ellie Erhart a cartoonist, illustrator, and designer passionate about making stories for kids (and adults with a good sense of whimsy).
Her work focuses on subtly magical moments; she loves to play with feelings of wonder or catharsis, especially in the context of coming of age stories. Ellie creates a personal, handmade feel with nerdy, passionate characters.
Recent projects include Blue & Red, a memoir comic about emotional abuse (which won a 2023 MICE Mini-grant award ( for excellence in mini-comics from Massachusetts Indie Comics Expo), illustrating the Adventure College Student Handbook (a Kickstarter project that made over EIGHT TIMES its original fundraising goal!), drawing and co-writing I Feel Fine (an Instagram webcomic about a high-schooler growing up with chronic illness, inspired by her co-writer’s own experience with EDS), and creating pieces for Rotary Arts (a multimedia arts collective of queer artists). Ellie also frequently vends at art markets around Boston, MA.
During the day Ellie is a graphic designer assistant at Charlesbridge Publishing. She graduated with a BFA in Communication Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University and is originally from around Dallas, Texas. She loves reading indie comics, connecting with other LGBTQ people, and traveling, especially by train.
Purchase Ellie’s books here.
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🎤 Creator & Host: Deadair Dennis Maler
🌟 Presented By: Big Comedy Network
🎶 Music: Scott Lester & The Dirty Dottys
🎨 Cover Art: April Richelle
🙌 Special Thanks: Ewan Gotfryd
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