Ashod Simonian (co-owner of Imaginary Authors perfume and co-author of both the “Portland Book of Dates” and the brand new “Seattle Book of Dates”) joins Sean to talk roadside attractions, band photo cliches, and the classic dilemma of adulthood: do I get a job at the IRS or work on Scooby Doo?
- You can find more about Ashod on Instagram @ashod, or on his website, ashodsimonian.com!
- The Portland Book of Dates is out just about everywhere you can find beautiful books, and has just recently been joined by The Seattle Book of Dates! Both are gorgeous—filled with tons of Ashod’s beautiful RISO-esque illustrations. You can order The Portland Book of Dates at Powell’s, Bookshop.org, Barnes & Noble, and many other fine retailers! The Seattle Book of Dates will drop November 14th, but you can pre-orderit at Powell’s, Bookshop.org, Barnes & Noble, and many others near you as well!
- You can find more about Imaginary Authors, the beautifully packaged non-gendered perfume line Ashod co-owns and designs for, at imaginaryauthors.com. Ashod was kind enough to share a few samples with me and I can confirm that they smell fantastic and look really good on a shelf to boot!
This episode was recorded on Friday, September 22, 2023 in downtown Portland, Oregon.