008: Don’t Stop Believing with Eddie Pittman

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Click to Tweet: Eddie Pittman shares his journey and inspires the Dream Team on Comics Manifest Podcast. Listen Here



There’s never any reason to give up hope, there’s always the possibility that if you give up right now, the goal that you were looking for was just around the corner.


Eddie Pittman has been a professional cartoonist for 25 years who has worked on animated features such as, Disney’s Mulan, Tarzan, and Lilo and Stitch, he is the writer and story artist for the Disney hit series Phineas and Ferb, and the creator of the award-winning comic series Red’s Planet.


I am so happy that I had the chance to talk with Eddie Pittman. Our interview was amazing and after the show, we talked for what seemed like an hour about the podcast and ways I can go about building an audience of my own. He is an amazing creator and after our podcast, I went on Amazon and picked up a hardcover copy of Red’s Planet (a wonderful book by the way) and I can’t wait for book 2. 


Episode Outline


Hey, Dream Team! As I mentioned our interview was amazing, full of great insight that I know that you will find useful. After the interview, Eddie gave me such amazing feedback on my project and was really an experience that gave me such positive reinforcement and gave me the rockets that have kept me going and building this podcast into an amazing resource. Eddie puts it all on the line on this interview, going into the mindset, why webcomics work, and why you should always chase your dreams. Hope you enjoy and click to tweet to let Eddie know you heard him on the show.


The Deep Dive


  • Making a living in comics isn’t easy
  • It is the pioneer days of new media
  • Why creating today is easier than it has ever been
  • Why webcomics work
  • Proof of concept: The step that most people miss
  • Talk about your project and begin building a community
  • Be prepared to throw everything out and start over
  • Impostor syndrome
  • Read graphic novels
  • How to break the ADD mind and FOCUS


The Quick Round


  • A creator that Eddie is really enjoying right now | Mike Maihack – Cleopatra in Space
  • A habit that contributes to Eddie’s success | Perseverance
  • Eddie’s app/program/tool recommendations | Sketchbook Pro / Photoshop / Illustrator / Manga Studio
  • Eddie’s book recommendation | The Illusion of Life Frank and Ollie Johnson
  • What would Eddie say to his younger self | Don’t look back and keep going


Final Piece of Advice


Don’t give up.


Links and Resources




Major Themes


Don’t give up on chasing your dreams

You need a proof of concept

Talk about your project and build an audience around it



Connect with Eddie


Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Website


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


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