069: Don’t Wait For Perfection with Cat Farris

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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 |

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


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