023: Be Confident and Go For Your Passion with Tom Nguyen

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Learn by necessity


Tom Nguyen is an author, visual artist, and photographer who started his freelance career at the age of 19, he has worked on titles including, Batman, Green Lantern, JLA, and Superman: The Man of Steel. He’s the creator of two instructional books for creating comics, the co-creator of the successfully kickstarted hit comic, the switch, and in his spare time, teaches art via his online workshop Art Samurai!


Episode Outline


I am thrilled to have Tom on the show today, we have an incredible conversation full of advice and inspiration. We dive into his journey and discuss, the power of mentors, coping with rejection, work ethic, learning, and pursuing your passions. It is a jam packed episode and you may just want to take some notes. Tom is an incredible guy and you can check out all his work in the links below. Get ready to fly Dream Team!


Deep Dive


  • Going for it
  • The power of mentors
  • The importance of networking
  • Dealing with rejection
  • Work ethic
  • Learn smarter
  • Time management


Quick Round


  • A creator Tom is loving right now | Doug Mahnke
  • Personal Habit | Work Ethic
  • App/Program/Tool recommendation | Photshop
  • Book recommendation | The Mad Art of Caricature! – Tom Richmond
  • What would Tom say to himself | You are still working


Closing Advice


If you have a passion that you want to pursue, have some confidence and just try it


Links and Resources



Contact Tom


| Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Website |


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Thank you, Tom, for joining me on this episode of Comics Manifest

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