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Click to Tweet: Kean Soo inspires comics creators on Comics Manifest podcast!

 

Kean Soo joins us on the show today! He is an award winning cartoonist and creator of the graphic novels Jellaby and March Grand Prix.

 

Jellaby and March Grand Prix are incredible and in this chat I ask kean questions to try and dissect what makes him so passionate, motivated, and determined.

 

He shares so much insight but the one thing that really stood out for me was when he talked about the ability to LET GO.

 

I think that today, it is so much easier to get your work seen with outlets like, Twitter, YouTube, Podcasts, Tumblr, Blogs, etc… but with that there is also the fear of being judged or criticized for what you post.

 

Perfectionism is a crippling thing for creators and Kean dives into this topic and tells us exactly what led to him to finally decide to let go!

 

So if you are struggling with perfectionism, I suggest you open your mind and give Kean a chance to inspire you.

 


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What you will learn during this interview

 

  • The benefit of treating comics like a job
  • The battle against perfectionism
  • The art of letting go
  • All that matters is putting up great work

 

Closing Piece of Advice

 

Start small.

 

Links and Resources

 

 

Connect with Kean

 

| Twitter | Instagram | email |


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

 


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Click to Tweet: Matt Hawkins inspires creators on Comics Manifest podcast

 

 

Matt Hawkins is a writer, producer, and the president/COO of Top Cow Comics. Matt has written and created titles including Think Tank, The Tithe, Postal, Lady Pendragon and Aphrodite Nine.

 


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Matt packs a punch in this interview and I am so glad that I was able to connect with him. During this chat we dive into his journey and coming from a totally different trajectory Matt literally walked into the comics industry.

 

Over the years and his experience as the COO/President of Top Cow, the lessons that he’s learned are incredible and so inspiring for those who are wanting to build their career in this industry and carve out a niche for themselves.

 

So, one thing that I think will hit home for many of you is how he talks about success, it’s not about the talent it’s about the work. With that, success in comics isn’t something given to you through the ether but something that you build, craft, mold, and develop yourself. I’m super excited for you to listen to this conversation and I know that this episode will get you motivated to take action.

 

  • What was Matt’s worst moment?

 

  • Are there struggles he is overcoming currently?

 

  • What does he think the digital age will do to comics?

 

All that and more in this interview.

 

Closing Advice

 

Be realistic about your goals and don’t give up.

 

Links and Resources

 

 

Connect with Matt

 

| Twitter | Facebook | Instagram |

 


Thanks For Listening

 

Thank you for joining me today. Any feedback that you would like to share? Leave a message in the comments section below.

 

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

 


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Click to Tweet: Michele Foschini inspires creators on Comics Manifest podcast

 

 

Michele Foschini is the Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder of BAO publishing.

 


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I am so excited to bring you this interview. Michele is incredibly passionate about his work and driven to bring incredible book to Italy. He shares his journey and gives us the mindset he had to create a successful business in the world of comics.

 

Closing Advice

 

You don’t have to explain yourself to anyone but yourself.

 

Links and Resources

 

Connect with Michele

 


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

 


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Click to Tweet: Cat Farris inspires comics creators on Comics Manifest podcast

 

Don’t worry if it’s not perfect now.

 

Cat Farris is a cartoonist and illustrator who has done work through publishers including OniPress, IDW, and Darkhorse. Cat is also the creator of the mini comic series Flaccid Badger and the popular webcomic series The Last Diplomat.

 


Episode Outline

 

I had a great time connecting with Cat. She is at a very interested point of her career and is just about to come out with a few huge projects. Very exciting. I think that she has some really great insight for us on the show and we dive into many different topics.

 

Is art school worth it?

 

A huge question and a hot topic for people who are looking to go to college next year. It’s expensive to go but Cat has a very refreshing take on art school and what you can expect from it.

 

How do you find readers for your web comic?

 

Cat gives us a couple huge tips to make sure you find and keep a readership engaged and interested.

 

How to manage the financial aspect of comics?

 

Let’s be honest. The financial aspect of comics is tough and Cat shares with us what she does to generate revenue and some insight for those of us who are just starting to take our first steps.

 

Should I say yes to everything that comes my way?

 

Cat shares a story that changed her outlook on this question.

 

And so much more!

 

Final Questions

 

A personal habit that contributes to Cat’s success.

 

  • Draw every day

 

Cat’s book recommendation.

 

  • The Expanse

 

Cat’s comic recommendation.

 

  • Harrow County
  • The Sixth Gun

 

What would Cat say to her past self?

 

  • Don’t stop drawing, you’re going to be okay.

 

Links and Resources

 

 

Connect with Cat

 

| Tumblr | Twitter | Website |


Thanks For Listening

 

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

 


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Click to Tweet: Terry Moore inspires comics creators on Comics Manifest podcast

You have to be fully devoted to it.

Terry Moore is an award winning cartoonist. He is the creator of “Abstract Studios”and the books Strangers in Paradise, Echo, Rachel Rising, and Motor Girl.

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Thanks For Listening

 

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

 


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