Word of Mouth: Asheville Conversations—Phil Jellen, Fishing Guide Phil Jellen believes we only have one life to live and it should be spent pursuing what we love. For him, that is catching trout and teaching others how to do it. Whenever Jellen isn’t fishing he is thinking about... Continue Reading Word of Mouth: Asheville Conversations—Andie Morgenlander, Ethical Filmmaker Andie Morgenlander is the co-founder of  Justice Film Collective, a production company that makes movies in an ethical manner and gives voice to those who have been systematically oppressed. After going through her own coming out process, and hearing firsthand... Continue Reading Word of Mouth: Asheville Conversations—Morgan Albritton, Morgan's Comics Morgan Albritton, the owner of Morgan’s Comics in West Asheville, is honored to be a keeper of stories. While growing up in Gainesville, Florida, a city associated with alligators, oppressive heat, and gigantic mosquitos, Albritton found an escape in comic... Continue Reading Word of Mouth: Asheville Conversations—Brian Wall, Abstract Artist Humans are naturally attracted to uncovering what is hidden, however so infrequently do they have the opportunity to play detective. In Brian Wall’s psychedelic, dreamy worlds one is compelled to seek out something new every time. “Some long-time collectors, a... Continue Reading Sketchbook of an Artist: George Hansen and the Craftsmanship of Cartooning ... Continue Reading Sketchbook of an Artist: George Hansen and the Craftsmanship of Cartooning “This is my 60th year of being a published cartoonist. Art, and underground comics in particular where no one was editing you, is total freedom to me.” —George Hansen For quite a while, my dad, cartoonist and blues musician George Hansen,... Continue Reading Word of Mouth: Asheville Conversations—Evans Prater, Mount Inspiration Even after having his first million-dollar year, entrepreneur Evans Prater still can’t bring himself to tell his employees what to do. Instead, the extreme free spirit simply says, “Here’s what needs to get done. I’ll do whatever you don't wanna... Continue Reading Word of Mouth: Asheville Conversations—Missy Bell, Indie Film Director Missy Bell believes short films are the next big thing. “They’re just such a great way for filmmakers to get their ideas and names out there,” says the indie filmmaker, producer, and screenwriter based in Asheville, North Carolina. Plus, thanks... Continue Reading

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