005: Nobody Can Tell You No with Michael Regina

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Click to Tweet: Michael Regina shares his journey and inspires the Dream Team on Comics Manifest



The fact that I committed to it and finished it is what led to everything that happened afterward

Michael Regina is a graphic novelist and illustrator. The creator of the webcomics, From Death Til Now and Kevin and the Light of Destiny. The illustrator of The Dragon Book, a collection of short stories written by his four-year-old daughter, Story Regina, and the creator of the all-ages graphic novel series, Adamsville.


I was honored to have Michael Regina on the show with me, we had an amazing interview and after the show, we had what must have been a 20-minute long chat about the podcast and creativity. Michael Regina is an amazing story teller and if you haven’t checked out his work. Click here and dive into the world of Adamsville. 


Episode Outline



As I mentioned Michael and I had an amazing interview and during the chat, we covered a variety of important topics but what I found really powerful with this chat was how Michael is learning who his target audience and how no one can tell you no. Here is a bullet list of key points in the interview but you won’t get the full experience unless you listen to the episode. So be sure to give it a listen and leave a comment down below.


The Deep Dive


  • How to deal with rejection the healthy way
  • Find who your audience is
  • The best thing you can do is make good content
  • Have multiple arms to make an artistic career work for you
  • The power of finishing projects
  • Why webtoons is exciting


Quick Round


  • Creator that Michael is enjoying right now – Kazu Kibuishi  – Amulet
  • One habit that contributes to his success – Maintain a daily quota
  • App/Program/Tool recommendation – Manga Studio 5 EX
  • Michaels book recommendation – The Man Who Heard Voices – Michael Bamberger
  • What would Michael say to his past self – Be content


Final Piece of Advice


Create for yourself as an audience member


Links and Resources



Major Themes 


  • Finishing your projects can make opportunities present themselves
  • Maintain a daily quota


Connect with Michael 


Twitter | 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 down below.


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


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