103 The Tune of Your Dreams with Derek Kirk Kim

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What to do when you find early success?


Alright Dream Team this episode is a big one, award winning cartoonist and film maker Derek Kirk Kim sits down with us to talk all about creativity, success, and expectation.


Derek has such an amazing journey to share and it’s not one that you hear very often, usually people work for years to find success and recognition but for Derek, his debut graphic novel Same Difference was met with both success and grand recognition winning Eisner, Ignatz, and Harvey awards.


With those awards being something that most creators aspire towards and would love to obtain, what happens when a creator reaches the top of the mountain on their first try?


This is Derek’s story. So get ready for this one Dream Team, Derek has so much insight to share! Comics Manifest Episode 103 with cartoonist and film maker Derek Kirk Kim!


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What You Will Learn


  • Why you should find your community
  • To experiment with telling stories using other mediums
  • What to do if you find success early
  • To adopt the mantra, never give up
  • Why you should keep writing


Links and Resources



Connect with Derek


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Music Attributions

George Street Shuffle Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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