I’m proud to share a project that I’ve been working on closely with the hosts of a new hit podcast, Friendly Fire. It’s a show in which three guys who have never been to war discuss war movies. It’s absolutely terrific, and I’m proud to share that it is launching as a part of the prolific Maximum Fun podcast network.
The show is hosted by worldly rock musician and raconteur John Roderick of All The Great Shows fame, Adam Pranica, and Benjamin Ahr Harrison (the two talented hosts of The Greatest Generation, a show which, despite their embarrassment, has become the most successful Star Trek podcast in the galaxy).
Here’s a description of the new show from them, because I’d rather not paraphrase: John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison are exploring titles from the entire history of cinema about every war, big and bigger. They discuss filmmaking, geopolitical history, nerd out about uniforms and equipment, and crack wise the entire time. To the victor go the spoiler alerts!
We were working on this for quite a while behind the scenes. Now that the show is finally launching, I can now reveal it. There was a lot of iteration in this, and because we started working on the art as they were recording their very first episodes, we were able to take a leisurely and wandering path to the final design. In the end we ordered multiple sets of green army men, Adam photographed them, and I painted them. And yes, there are a lot of layers in this file (and because I wanted them to be able to use it for any future needs they may have, including billboards and posters, the final file is over 2GB).
This was a very collaborative effort, and as usual, the end result was better for it. I’m proud of how it turned out, and I am looking forward to doing more podcast show art in the future. Feel free to reach out if you’d like to hire me.
I’ve included some of the process work as well, since we had a winding path to get there: