Musician Marian Call appeared on New Disruptors back in October 2013. Her home was in Alaska, but she spent a lot of time away from it touring. With six more years under her belt, she’s trying to stick closer to her community in Juneau. One of the reasons? Her husband Pat Race, an illustrator, gallery owner, videographer, filmmaker, and part-time adult camp operator.
We talk about their independent careers and where both find themselves—besides in Alaska—and how they converge and diverge with their work. Also, we learn just how hopping a town Juneau is for creative people!
Marian on the universe of entertainment now available and what we contend for as artists: “I can’t place too many demands on people’s attention knowing they have all the options in the world.”
Find them both on Twitter: @mariancall and @alaskarobotics.
This episode is also brought to you in part by Disruptor-level patrons Charles Arthur, M. E. Achterman, Nic Barajas, and Dylan Wilbanks. You can become a patron of the show on a one-time or recurring basis, and get rewards like an exclusive enamel pin and being thanked in this fashion!
Alaska Robotics Gallery is both a physical place in Juneau and an online store
Pat’s I Voted stickers made a splash
Marian’s Firefly album that helped start it all
Marian’s Bandcamp page
The interactive Casablanca experience in Juneau
If you don’t know Kate Beaton’s work, please seek it out
Pat’s shop was nominated for the 2019 Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award