Sep 122012

Photo by Shannon Cottrell

Have you ever wondered how Adult Swim’s Emmy and Annie-winning hit series Robot Chicken is made? Hard Road to Rad correspondents Liz and Shannon did, so they headed down to Stoopid Buddy Stoodios last week  to learn more. Stay tuned because this Friday, Hard Road to Rad goes behind-the-scenes of Robot Chicken.


Mar 072012
Liz Ohanesian and Shannon Cottrell at Anime L.A., 2010 (Photo: Shannon Cottrell)

Hi, we’re Liz Ohanesian and Shannon Cottrell and we’re pleased to announce our new collaboration with Meltdown Comics. Once a week, we will bring Meltdown visitors a unique glimpse into the lives of people who create pop culture through interviews and photo shoots.

For the past four years, we’ve worked together to dig deeper into a side of entertainment that often eludes the mainstream. We have covered comic book conventions, cosplay meet-ups and even a Star Wars-themed burlesque show. We’ve interviewed and photographed a wide range of creative people, from artist Shag to The Venture Bros.‘ Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer.

We have contributed extensively to L.A. Weekly, where Liz writes the twice-weekly column, Cult Stars, and Shannon frequently photographs events. Liz has also written for Boing Boing, Topless Robot, FEARnet, Vegas Seven and many other publications. Shannon’s work has appeared in BlackBook Magazine,, Hollywood Style Scene and UnseenSouthLAnd. Shannon has also been featured in the recent shows, “Sweet Streets,” “Em & Co: Discarded” and “L.A. Art in Numbers.”

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