Thursday, March 26, 2015

Part two of my interview with GHD illustrator, Nichole!

The Galactic Hot Dogs creative team!
Hey everyone! Today I’ve got the second part of my interview with one of my way-cool book illustrators, Nichole Kelley! Last time we discovered that Nichole used to design video games, digs tomato-related stuff on her hot dogs, and wanted to be an astronaut when she was little. What else does Nichole have to tell us, hmmmm?

ME: So, Nichole, tell us a little more about what you did before being an awesome GHD illustrator.

NICHOLE: Before Galactic Hot Dogs, I worked in video games — mostly web games (including Facebook), but I have also worked on a console game and iOS games. But you know, working on Galactic Hot Dogs is exciting because I'll be able to have something to put on my shelf forever. With web games, they fade away into the depths of the internet, never to been seen again.

ME: Well, I’m glad you’re working on Galactic Hot Dogs. You and Rachel’s illustrations rock!

NICHOLE: Hey, thanks, Cosmoe!

ME: Okay, next question is from Princess Dagger. She wants to know if you have any pets.

NICHOLE: Oh, I have too many pets! We have Pepper the Boston Terrier, who’s a snoring fart machine. And we also have two cats. If I could handle another pet, I would want a French Bulldog. They're so fat and cute. I think Pepper would really enjoy a friend. The cats don't appreciate her play style very much.
Nichole's dog Pepper, an expert snorer!
Nichole's dog, Pepper, an expert snorer!

ME: Yeah, I could see that! Next, let’s hear all about your favorites. Movies, TV, food…?

NICHOLE: Oh, man, there are too many good movies to choose from! Of course I love all the Pixar movies. I identify with Lilo and Stitch, and Up most — aliens, Hawaii, and adventure! But ask me this question tomorrow, and it'll probably be an entirely different answer. My favorite TV show is the X-files. And my favorite food is ice cream!

ME: You mean your favorite dessert?

NICHOLE: Nope. Ice cream is always my favorite food, dessert or otherwise!

ME: I like the way you think! Okay, Humphree wants to know what you do when you’re not working, like hobbies and stuff.

NICHOLE: I have more hobbies than I have time not working, and too many to list! I like playing board games, card games, video games, watching movies, skiing, crafting, marble making, paper crafts, sledding, boating, boogie boarding, and adventuring, to name a few.

ME: Way cool! Now I have one last question: Tell us some funny or unique that not a lot of people know about you.

NICHOLE: Oh, I am sure there are lots of things that I just don't think about, but I like going to Florida to collect shark teeth. Maybe one day I'll find one of those huge ones. And no, I can't just buy one, it's not the same!

Thanks, Nichole! It’s been fun getting to know you more, and I can’t wait to see all your new illustrations in Galactic Hot Dogs Book Two!

See you guys tomorrow,