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117: Make Sure You Really Love It with Rich Tommaso

Rich Tommaso is a cartoonist and illustrator and the creator of comic series including She Wolf, Dark Corridor, and his latest comic, Spy Seal. Rich has been making comics ever since he was very young and in this interview Rich takes us through his journey from kid with a dream to adult working on a project he loves.

116: May All Your Dreams But One Come True with Sean Izaakse

Sean Izaakse is a cartoonist and illustrator based in South Africa. He is the co-creator of the comic series Stray and his art has been featured in comics including Pathfinder and The Avengers. In this interview Sean talks about his love for comics, why you have the obligation to tell your stories, and how he structured his life to accomplish his goals.

115: Going Back To Yourself with Aya Kakeda

Aya Kakeda is a fine artist who’s style and projects have inspired and influenced creators around the world. She is a teacher at the School of Visual Arts in New York and has created comics, books, prints, apparel, ceramic figurines, and the list goes on. In this interview we talk about the stories Aya tells with each project, the universal language of art, and how getting bored easily became one of her greatest assets.

114: The Value of Your Work Is Not Equal to The Value of Yourself with Natalia Batista

Natalia Batista is a Swedish cartoonist, illustrator, educator and the creator of the manga series Sword Princess Amaltea and Mjau!

113: Acting On A Dream with Vito Delsante

Vito Delsante is a comic book writer who has written comics including, Batman, Superman, Scooby Doo, and is the co-creator of the comics series Stray, The Golden Guard, and The Purple Heart.

112: Shouldering the Weight of Your Projects with Jessica Abel

Jessica Abel (Drawing Words and Writing Pictures, Mastering Comics, La Perdida) joins me to discuss a question that many creators new and old face. How can we get better at getting things done? Cartoonists have so many stories they want to tell and the thought of completing a whole body of work can be daunting to say the least, so I bring in the expert to talk all about what we can do to get better at managing our time, stress, and productivity.

111: Cultivating Luck with Kevin Eastman

Kevin Eastman is a cartoonist, writer, publisher and editor of Heavy Metal Magazine, and the co-creator of the comic book that took the world by storm and started ‘Turtle Mania’ The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

110: Do You Believe in Magic with J. M. DeMatteis

J. M. Dematteis is an Eisner Award winning writer of Comics, Television, and prose, who has written loads comics including, Justice League International, Captain America, The Amazing Spider-Man, Moonshadow, Booster Gold, Scooby Apocalypse and more.

109: Comics Manifest Year One with Aaron Williams

Hey Dream Team! It has been one year since the creation of Comics Manifest and in this episode I’ll be reflecting on the past year, discussing what worked, what didn’t, and also a few lessons that I took away from the podcast thus far.

108: Cut Out Expectation with Simon Roy

Simon Roy is an award winning cartoonist and the creator of the comic series Habitat, the graphic novel Jan’s Atomic Heart, and the co-creator of Image Comics Prophet.

107: Prepping Today For The Opportunities of Tomorrow with James Wright

James Wright is comic book writer and creator of comics including, The Geek Zodiac and Nutmeg. Welcome to episode 107 during this interview James and I discuss finding collaborators, preparing for opportunity, and how he fits comics into his life with a full time day job in tow.

106: The Quest to Pursue What Confuses You with Joe Daly

Joe Daly is a cartoonist and illustrator from South Africa and creator of the graphic novels, Dungeon Quest, The Red Monkey Double Happiness Book, and Highbone Theater.

105: The Healthy Obsession with Dave Chisholm

Dave Chisholm is a cartoonist, musician, and creator of the graphic novel Let’s Go to Utah and the mixed media graphic novel/ soundtrack Instrumental.

104: Make It Nice with Lara Antal and Dave Kelly

Lara Antal and Dave Kelly are the co creators of the comic series Tales of The Night Watchman and the comic book publisher So What? Press.

103 The Tune of Your Dreams with Derek Kirk Kim

Derek Kirk Kim is an award winning cartoonist, illustrator, and film maker and creator of the graphic novels Same Difference, Tune, and the web series Mythomania.