Episode 34: Jessica Cockerill, Mandurah, Dwellingup Pumpkin Festival

The Take Away Special returns with a special guest - writer, illustrator, photographer Jessica Cockerill. Poised to move to Melbourne, we catch the talented Jessica before she leaves, discussing all manner of things including: finishing up working at the Mandurah Mail, the unique position of local community newspaper in the changing media landscape, considering the dual qualities of Mandurah as a place, and offering up a unique entry into the 'Secret Perth' pantheon, expressing her love for the people and pumpkins at the annual Dwellingup Pumpkin Festival. We also discuss how Jessica works on her art and her illustrations, providing some useful insights into techniques, influences and instant coffee! We also run through new segments growing in popularity such as 'Perth After 10pm' and 'Community Messageboard'. Find Jessica's art here (https://www.facebook.com/jess.ica.grace.art/) and here (http://jessicagraceart.bigcartel.com/). Photograph by: Fiz Eustance