Wednesday, August 26, 2020

On the Beat With Sara Richard

Monday evening, I had the pleasure of doing a Skype interview with Sara Richard, one of my absolute favorite artists. Sara recently announced she did the artwork for Greek Mythology: The Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes Handbook, to be released in March 2021, but available for pre-order now.
I have interviewed Sara several times, starting in 2012 at C2E2. Over the years, I've gone back to Sara for updates and she always has something cool in the works. For one of our interviews, my teenage cousin handled the questions and Sara was great with him. 
I love Sara's artwork, but I also think she is just a very cool, very sweet person. She always seems to be doing interesting things, like cosplaying as the WWE's Becky Lynch and cleaning gravestones with her mom (both of which we discuss in the interview below).
A few years back, Sara was kind enough to do her take on The Johngy character, which now hangs on my "Wall of Johngy," which is partially visible behind me. I never give the artist any direction, because I want to see their creativity and Sara delivered big time.
My wall features Sara's art and my bookshelf features her books. I'm ordering it now, but in March, I will add Greek Mythology: The Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes Handbook to my shelves. I am very excited about seeing Sara's artwork tied into Greek Mythology. Her style will beautifully match and complement the Greek heroes. I'm sure my many Greek friends will be ordering the book, too.
In the interview below, Sara talked about Greek Mythology: The Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes Handbook, her creative process, Becky Lynch, grave sites, travel and more. It was a lot of fun. The cancellation of conventions has limited my interviews, but in this case, it allowed me to do a longer, more-in depth interview with Sara. Hopefully, I will see Sara in person in 2021, but if not, I will be asking for an update Skype interview.
I really appreciate Sara's time, consideration and friendship, as much as I appreciate her wonderful creations. I encourage everyone to check out her work.

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