Note: This interview originally aired on July 18, 2014
He created the conceptual characters for the Disney/Pixar's feature films Toy Story and A Bug's Life; he's an Academy and Emmy-award winner; and he has written and illustrated over fifty children's books. Now from William Joyce, co-founder of animation and visual effects studio MOONBOT Studios, comes TheNUMBERLYS, the tale of a time when there were only numbers - orderly, dull, numbers. Until the book's heroes get to work and create letters, 26 beautiful letters, that bring wondrous things to the world. William Joyce talks about his work and latest book.
John A. Ruthven is a naturalist, author, lecturer, and internationally acknowledged master of wildlife art, often called the 20th Century Audubon. In 1974, he led the effort to save the last of the Cincinnati Zoo's 19th century bird pagodas the one where Martha, the last of the passenger pigeons, had once lived. Mr. Ruthven is the final speaker in the Cincinnati Zoo's Barrows Lecture Series this year (the event is sold out). The Zoo's Thane Maynard talks with John Ruthven, who is the recipient of the 2014 Cincinnati Zoo Wildlife Conservation Award.
In January of this year, Thane Maynard spoke to Joel Greenburg, author of A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction. You can hear that interview by clicking here: Thane and Joel Greenburg
Laurie Niles, editor of violinist.com, has published a new book, a collection of more than two dozen exclusive interviews with top violinists that she's done over the past six years. She sat down to talk with Mark Perzel about her website and the new book, Violinist.com Interviews, Vol. 1.