Did an interview with the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles about life, the universe, and everything! If you’re interested in hearing me yammer for an hour or so about going from being a gainfully-employed animator to a questionably-employed bum, this is the place to go!(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmf-0R5BcRg)
Artgasm: Rejected Princesses and Tough Mothers with Jason Porath
I went *deep* on this podcast with my friend Allison Moon. I think it turned out pretty great.
RP on Refinery29!
Refinery29's piece on the RP book reveals the illustrations for several of the book-only entries, including by far the most elaborate one of all.
RP on WGN-TV's Midday Fix!
Got to appear on a great segment for WGN-TV's Midday fix! Way fun!
RP on Pajiba!
Got a great writeup in Pajiba, an awesome website well worth following.
RP on Biography.com!
Biography.com has a guest piece today by yours truly, with brief blurbs about several of the women covered on this site and in the book.
Recruited widows, orphans, and prostitutes into an all-woman ninja spy group, the largest in Asia at the time.
When this Spanish merchant went out to pick cabbages, she stumbled upon an unusual kind of pest: a French knight.
This stubborn empress led her native Ethiopia to do the unthinkable - defeat one of the major European powers in war.
Turned into a revolutionary in middle age, this mother became one of the Philippines most heralded women.
When invaders threatened her island home, she declared herself a living god, raised an army, and fought them tooth, nail, and occasional grenade.