Adam and Andrew are two nice guys who just wanna make cool art things for a living. So follow them as they succeed in animation, comics and video games or fail spectacularly. Either way, you will hear them talk about their experiences, what they learned and what they wanna do next. You will also hear them talk about nerdy stuff and argue. Occasionally, they have guests that are smarter and more talented then them.


  • Episode - 176 - The Reunion

    Episode - 176 - The Reunion

    19/08/2015 Duración: 01h13min

    The boys are back for one last chat to let you know what they've been up to for the past year and what the plans are for the future of the GWP archive.   ADAM'S NEW PODCAST! COLLEGE SNAKE! ANDREW'S TWITTER ADAM'S TWITTER

  • Episode - 175 - Thats All Folks!

    Episode - 175 - That's All Folks!

    25/08/2014 Duración: 53min

    photo credits in banner: Grayden Lang, Mark Mayerson, Caroline Gauthier.   Well It's finally come to the end of the Guys With Pencils Podcast. Thank you all for listening to us over the last 4 years as we have talked about our experiences. Going from fresh green grads to hosting panels at some awesome animation festivals. Learning and sharing with you, our listeners. A big thank you to all of our guests we have ever had on the show. We hope you've enjoyed recording with us as much as we did with you! Big thanks!!!! -Andrew & Adam.      

  • Episode - 174 - Creating Support Where Its Needed

    Episode - 174 - Creating Support Where It's Needed

    17/08/2014 Duración: 01h05min

     It's been one hell of week. A lot of stuff has gone down in the world and now a days we are more of a global community than ever before. So a lot of social issues that happen in one part of the globe and it becomes something that everyone else is witnessing. So there is a lot of stuff they talk about regarding what's been happening lately. Which leads into the topic of well being and taking care of ones self mentally plays a hand with the supportive community you build around yourself.

  • Episode - 173 - The Insanely Awesome Kelly Smith!

    Episode - 173 - The Insanely Awesome Kelly Smith!

    10/08/2014 Duración: 54min

    We had the good fortune to talk with the talented Kelly Smith! Kelly works for Capybara Games! IF you haven't heard of either her or Capy, then you must have take your head from out of the sand and start getting informed! Start by listening to this podcast where we dive into the really awesome path that took Kelly from being an animation grad working in a box factory to kickass artist working for Capy! Check out more about Kelly HERE And don't forget to check out her shop HERE ALSO! Check out Adam's guest appearance on another podcast CANADALAND! As he talks about the animation business in Canada.

  • Episode - 172 - vAnimatic

    Episode - 172 - vAnimatic

    03/08/2014 Duración: 55min

    This week, We're joined with our friend Wayne Michael Lee! Wayne works for Titmouse Vancouver and has been working on setting up a west coast lecture series titled "vAnimatic" If you're familiar with Animatic TO, the premise is the same but just out on the west coast for the animation community to enjoy! Have a listen as get a first taste if you will of what vAnimatic will have in store! For more info on Wayne - check out the links below. vAnimatic Wayne's TwitterWayne's Tumblr 

  • Episode - 171 - MONSTROSITY II with Brian Evinou!

    Episode - 171 - MONSTROSITY II with Brian Evinou!

    27/07/2014 Duración: 51min

    This week we are joined by Brian Evinou. Brian's been busy working on the promotion of the newly announced MONSTROSITY II ! We got to sit down with him and go over the ins and outs of having to create this second installment of the graphic novel. We cover everything from the origins of his career in the animation industry to his work on the first Monstrosity book. Lot's of interesting tidbits to listen to! With the Kickstarter in it's final days, go help fund this project with the link provided above!

  • Episode - 170 - Guys With Coffee

    Episode - 170 - Guys With Coffee

    20/07/2014 Duración: 46min

    It's been a busy work week, so the boys are just having a nice conversation about their favorite drink - COFFEE. It's a "let's talk about comics/horror/ and all the different kind of ways you can drink coffee" kinda chat. So we encourage you to grab a cup of your favorite brew and relax and enjoy the ramblings of to overworked animation dudes. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode - 169 - Were Sooooooo Sorry

    Episode - 169 - We're Sooooooo Sorry

    13/07/2014 Duración: 48min

    Saying you're sorry can be the hardest thing to do. Especially if you are a corporation. What are the implications of public apologies? Are they handled in the best manner?  This week the boys chat about some recent events that make them question these sorts of public relation tactics.For more information regardin the topics discussed in this episode. Follow this link --> HERE

  • Episode - 168 - Theyre Back! Alex  Lindsay Small-Butera!

    Episode - 168 - They're Back! Alex & Lindsay Small-Butera!

    07/07/2014 Duración: 01h07min

    We've brought back two of our favorite guests Alex and Lindsay Small-Butera! The creators of BAMAN PIDERMAN! If you havent heard our first episode with these two awesome folks, Check it out HERE!  Since we last spoke to them they were able to get their Baman Piderman Kickstarter off the ground! Within hours the goal was met and Baman Piderman would be returning with a set amount of episodes! But with 30 days still left to go on the Kickstarter page, the funding continued! Now they have exceeded their original goal, Alex and Lindsay are hard at working getting ready to ramp up on this chapter that will bring the story to a close.     Have a listen as we talk to them about their experience bringing their project back to life!        Alex's Twitter Lindsay's Twitter 

  • Episode - 167 - A Collection of Name Tags  Hairnets

    Episode - 167 - A Collection of Name Tags & Hairnets

    29/06/2014 Duración: 59min

    So here's a question..What will you be doing down the road? Sure you may be a student with the desire to work in the animation industry. Or maybe you're an industry pro who has been working for 20 years or more. But what will you're next job be? If there's anything that has been learned in the last few years doing this podcast is that you need to open to the option of changing careers. This industry has changed drastically and who knows where it will be going. Will there be room for you in the future? Maybe what excites you now, wont be so interesting down the road.Have a listen as the Boys chat about the long road it's been and the future that lies ahead.

  • Episode - 166 - With A Focus On Our Values

    Episode - 166 - With A Focus On Our Values

    23/06/2014 Duración: 01h03min

    This week Andrew takes a break while Adam fills his empty seat with Henry Faber. Henry runs Bento Miso with Jennie Faber and has a lot of insight on what its like to help manage projects as well as excellent events and spaces. Henry also has a lot of insight on what it means to work with a focus on your values, and how doing so can be very meaningful to others and help create a less toxic environment in the mediums we work in.

  • Episode - 165 - The TAAFI Talk!

    Episode - 165 - The TAAFI Talk!

    16/06/2014 Duración: 35min

    This weekend was TAAFI! Toronto Animation Arts Festival International! We hosted 3 panels and got to meet up with a lot of friends and colleagues who work in Toronto. Lots of great times were had by all and the TAAFI crew did a phenomenal job putting everything together! This episode is just a taste of what we did at TAAFI. In the weeks to come we will do a follow up episode with the folks behind the event. But for now, Have a listen to the awesome things that we got to witness!

  • Episode - 164 - I Guess Its Good Enough?

    Episode - 164 - I Guess It's Good Enough?

    08/06/2014 Duración: 01h08min

    So is it good enough? What sets apart someone's work opposed to another? What are the qualities that a production team look for when hiring? Is there more to just being a good drafts person? How does something terrible get green lit and continue to be broadcast? We fumble around these questions as we talk about what makes something good enough to be shown on TV.  It's not really the kind of talk where you can pin point the exact answers, but none the less it's still a good discussion to have. Remember! This is your LAST WEEK to win tickets to our TAAFI PANELS! Just draw a funny picture of Adam and Andrew then tweet it with the hashtag #gwpcontest to @guyswithpencils & @andrewmurrman Winners will be informed by email and you'll get 2 tickets to 1 of 3 panels we will be hosting at TAAFI!

  • Episode - 163 - Being Responsible!

    Episode - 163 - Being Responsible!

    01/06/2014 Duración: 51min

    So there have been a lot of stories in the media about the responsibilities creators have over the content they create. Each decade you'll hear things like; " A kid broke his arm while trying to fly like Superman" or "Kids go into sewers looking for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." Sometimes these stories end with sad note, where the kids mimicking  these things accidentally die. This week Adam and Andrew discuss the roles and responsibilities creators have and should have when it comes to these kinds of situations. NOTE: This episode is a discussion between two friends and their thoughts. Their opinions are on the spot and it's not a debate. So there is no right or wrong answer in the end. But have a listen if you wanna hear them work through their process. Sincerely, Adam and Andrew!  

  • Episode - 162 - Lets Talk About Rocket 5

    Episode - 162 - Let's Talk About Rocket 5

    18/05/2014 Duración: 01h52s

    This week we got to sit down with Rocket 5 creators Cathy Feraday Miller and Tim Miller. These two have tons of experience in the gaming/animation industry. Between the two of them they have worked for Dreamworks feature animation, LucasArts, Nihilistic Software and a variety of animation houses around town. Currently working on their game Phantom P.I. Have a listen as we geek over all the great stuff they have been involved with and also talk about the journey they took to get their gaming studio off the ground!Check out more stuff from Rocket 5 HERE For more on Phantom P.I. click HERE Tim Miller's Twitter Cathy Feraday Miller's Twitter

  • Episode - 161 - Do The Write Thing

    Episode - 161 - Do The 'Write' Thing

    11/05/2014 Duración: 01h03min

    This week the boys are catching up with eachother. It's been a pretty intense week for them so they decided to just sit back and discuss how things are going. That being said, it's not just you're regular watercooler chit chat. These talks usually lead into a specific topic. And this week, it's writing. Have a listen as they have a few self discovery moments during this episode.

  • Episode - 160 - Talking Design  Working Abroad with Cheyenne Curtis!

    Episode - 160 - Talking Design & Working Abroad with Cheyenne Curtis!

    05/05/2014 Duración: 01h05min

     This week we are joined by Cheyenne Curtis! She is a French Canadian gal working down at Disney TV as a character designer! We got to catch up with her and talk about her experiences that lead her from the snowy peaks of Montreal to the sunny beaches of California. Her story is not what you would consider to be "traditional", when it comes to landing a job at Disney. Have a listen as she dives in to the pitching process. You get to hear first hand experiences of what it's like pitching to the big wigs! Afterwards, listen to Adam and Andrew ask questions about cultural differences between Canada and the US. (They do this because they both lead very sheltered lives)   Cheyenne's TwitterCheyenne's Blog

  • Episode - 159 - Life Beyond The Light Table

    Episode - 159 - Life Beyond The Light Table

    27/04/2014 Duración: 48min

    This week we are joined with the talented Nicole Kozak. Nicole is a animator who attended Sheridan College and is now working on a variety of TV projects and personal ones. We brought her in to chat about the personal work she does outside of her 9-5 job. Her personal work revolves around her love for design and clothing. Have a listen as we talk to her about the ins and outs of getting her own line of clothing off the ground while still working her animation job to pay the bills. *Apologies for the abrupt ending in the episode. Our batteries died before we could wrap it up.*   Check out Nicole's Tumblr HERECheck out Nicole's Hilltop Shop HERE

  • Episode - 158 - Quand notre coeur fait Boum!

    Episode - 158 - Quand notre coeur fait Boum!

    20/04/2014 Duración: 57min

    Joining us this week is comic artist Boum! Also goes by the name Samantha Leriche-Gionet. Working out of her apartment, she posts her comic 'Boumeries', based on her life, every Monday/Wednesday/Friday. We got the chance to talk about her career and all the aspects involved with making  her web comic. This episode is filled with lots of fun, mispronunciations, and dreams about toilets. Check out more of Boum's work at her site, HERE Boum's TWITTER Boum's FACEBOOK   Don't forget to check out Michelle's comic that was mentioned in the opening HERE!  

  • Episode - 157 - Behind The Magic: Game Genie

    Episode - 157 - Behind The Magic: Game Genie

    13/04/2014 Duración: 54min

    This week the Guys get to chat about their upcoming jobs. Surprisingly, both start on the same day. Joining them is their friend Eric Gauthier (background painter and Art lead extraordinaire) They chat about the workloads that lie ahead along with the upcoming game that Adam is writing. With deadlines that are looming, They all look for a solution. If only there was a Game Genie for real life!

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