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Judah Friedlander by Seth Olenick

Seth Olenick & ‘Funny Business’ — On The Side, They’re Just Normal People

Back when I was in the cubicle-land of the gainfully employed, I found one of the nicest things about a steady paycheck was being able to pay my bills and […]

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Playful & Pretty: An Interview With Artist Soosan Joon Silanee

Soosan Joon Silanee is a fantastic, smile promoting artist in NYC. Her illustrations go down so smooth, a Shel Silverstein/Dr. Seuss blend with a dash of fashion and a sophisticated, […]


Chelsea McLean On Joining The Circus

Remember when you were a kid and you wanted to run away to the circus? No? just me? Well for those who have entertained the idea, you’ll love hearing Chelsea […]

Andreas Nitschke

A Quick Chat With Artist Andreas Nitschke

Serial Optimist gets more artist submissions than I can count each day, and when we choose to feature one, it’s not just because we like the art, it’s because of […]

Paz de la Huerta by Darren Ankenman

Interview With Photographer Darren Ankenman

I’ve been a fan of photographer Darren Ankenman for a few years now. I didn’t know much about him, but after he did a stellar shoot with the band Other Lives, who […]

Matt Braunger, Marc Maron & Brendon Walsh by Leigh Righton

Photographer Leigh Righton Spent 72 Hours At The Vancouver Comedy Fest With Marc Maron, Matt Braunger & Brendon Walsh

For me, a photographer’s job is equal parts documentarian and storyteller, capturing the essence of a particular moment or creating one within their frame. Despite my roots shooting live music, for the […]


Artist John Sabraw

Artist John Sabraw really gets us excited. His enthusiasm and true love of art is contagious, his knowledge is vast. The guy was just born an artist, nothing was going […]


Parker Jacobs Is SO Good At…Everything

You know the guy. Coolness just oozes out of every pore. Everything he touches seems to turn to gold. Adored by everyone who knows him and, yes, even strangers like […]


Tamar Levine ’11:11′

The great thing about Instagram (aside from seeing the latest shot your Mom took of “fall foliage”) is getting to follow people that actually do the whole “photography thing” as […]


The Great Scott Campbell

Good gosh do we love Scott Campbell! What a kind, talented and all-around awesome guy. He is a maker of paintings, illustrations, comics, kids books and video games. His artwork […]

Photo by Misael Virgen

Tyler Ross Shoots The Smiles & Brings The Smiles

Tyler Ross is a man who is comfortable in his own skin, brilliantly colorful skin, as a matter of fact. This California native has carved out his own special place […]


Jensen Karp & Gallery 1988

If you live in LA and have even an inkling of what’s going on around you then you are quite familiar with the sister galleries that bear the name Gallery […]

Photo by John Sturrock

Pop Science Collective Awesomeness

You may have never heard of Super/Collider, but you may have to re-prioritize your interests after you read this little slice of heaven. Based out of East London and founded […]


Skulls & Comedy: Meet Illustrator Dave Kloc

I recall the first time I attended “The Meltdown” comedy show at the Nerdmelt theatre in Hollywood. I came away from the experience feeling extremely satisfied, but it wasn’t only […]