We Asked Lynn: 3 Interview Questions

As part of our ongoing “We Asked Lynn” series of blog entries, we asked Lynn a few questions — the topics of travel, imagination, and animation are always safe bets, because we know we’ll get interesting responses!

We asked Lynn 3 interview questions 1. What have you learned from all your travels around the world? Is
there anyplace you still really want to go, where you haven’t yet visited?

I’ve learned from my travels that people are all the same, no matter where you go. We all want to be safe and happy; to provide for our families; to have meaningful work; to laugh and play music; to belong and to love. We are all the same.

The barrier for me has always been language. When you talk to someone, a relationship happens.  Learning Spanish has been life-changing for me. I no longer go to Mexico, Cuba and Peru as a tourist — I can get to know people; really connect with them. In my opinion, our inability to understand each other is what separates us, not our clothing or our colour or our beliefs. It’s easier to think the worst of someone if you can’t understand them!

Where do I want to go next? Australia beckons, but first, my partner and I are going to England, to celebrate our 70th birthdays. In October, we’ll be attending a comic art festival in the town of Kendal [the Lakes International Comic Art Festival], before going on to see friends and relatives here and there.

2. Do you still spend a lot of time “living in your imagination”?

Yes, I still spend a lot of time in my imagination. I can go anywhere I want to go and it’s free! Not having to write and draw the strip makes my mental forays less focused and less productive, but I still go drifting off into my own thoughts. Really…isn’t this something we all do?

3. Have you seen any really good animated films lately? What are some of
your favourites?

Yes, I’ve seen some amazing animated films. The new CGI techniques blow me away. The one show that stays in my mind, however is Pixar’s “Inside Out” — directed by Pete Docter and Ronnie Del Carmen. It has a wonderful premise, great story arc, was ingeniously storyboarded and beautifully animated. It’s both entertaining and ingenious, so in order to appreciate the truly important content you should see it twice!

St. Patrick’s Day Fun in our Zazzle Shop!

Lynn’s drawn some brand-new, St. Patrick’s Day artwork for our Zazzle shop. We’ve got shamrock stuff, leprechauns with squeeze boxes, magical harp players, pots of gold, happy fiddlers, pints of cheer, and plenty of clean green fun. Check out our St. Paddy’s Day collection today!

As always, look for the information bar at the top of Zazzle’s site, to see what discount codes are currently available.

Here’s a St. Patrick’s Day Sampler:

Valentine’s Day Contest, and Some Fun Stuff!

Our Annual Love Struck Contest is Back!

Every year, we invite you to play Cupid – if you can hit 15 falling hearts with Cupid’s bow, you can enter to win a copy of our Love Just Screws Everything Up collection book, and a plush “Lizzie’s Bunny”, pictured below. Both of these would make great Valentine’s Day gifts!

Lizzie's Bunny is a prize in our Love Struck contest this year. Celebrate Valentine's Day with us!

Lizzie’s Bunny!

Some More Fun Stuff:

Play our Perfect Match game for a limited time, or read 30+ years of Valentine’s strips in our strip database!

Valentine’s Day Treats from our Zazzle Shop:

We’ve made some custom items, featuring Lynn’s art, for the occasion – check out our Zazzle shop for fun gifts.

Valentine’s Day Has Come to our Zazzle Shop!

valentine's day hugs and hearts

Valentine’s Day Treats Are Here!

Are you looking for a unique Valentine’s Day gift for someone special? We’ve just added our Valentine’s Collection to our Zazzle store. Check out some of the fun items we’ve got available, and use the coupon code ZVALENTINE17 to get discounts (today only, but check back for Zazzle’s next round of coupons soon):

Lynn Interviewed by Gruppeteer Hansen

What’s a “Gruppeteer”, you ask? According to his various online profiles, he’s a young guy from New Hampshire, who hosts a YouTube show called Cartoons VS Cancer, and who “likes wearing pants”.

Gruppeteer Hansen invites people from the cartooning and animation industries to join him for interviews on his YouTube channel (Gruppet Studios); the Cartoons VS Cancer series is a fundraiser for his friend Maddie, who’s fighting Ewing Sarcoma.

He contacted us and asked to speak to Lynn, who agreed — below you can watch their interview, which they conducted via Skype.

We hope you enjoy it!