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122: Draw As Much As You Can with Joelle Jones

Joelle Jones is an Eisner nominated cartoonist. Joelle’s work has been featured in books including Batman, Helheim, Supergirl: Being Super, and is the creator of the comics series Lady Killer. In this interview Joelle talks all about how she keeps ‘being precious’ about her work in check and the most important things she did to not only get her first gig in comics but to secure her second, third, fourth, fifth.

121: Follow Your Fear with Sam Bosma

Sam Bosma is an award winning illustrator, cartoonist, and creator of the comic book series, Fantasy Sports. In this interview Sam talks about his development as an artist, dealing with failure, and how following his fears lead him to creating something he loves.

120: Bring the Thunder

Bring the thunder, dance in the rain, and push through the storm, things might turn out better than you ever thought possible.

119: Step By Step with Bruce Blitz

Bruce Blitz is an artist, author, and 4 time Emmy nominated television host of the hit show Cartooning with Blitz. In this episode I ask Bruce how he created his hit t.v. show and what he did to create a life around the thing that he loves.

118: Training Your Genius with Michael Dante DiMartino

Michael Dante DiMartino is an award winning animation director, artist, author, and the co-creator of the iconic animated series, Avatar the Last Airbender. Now that the second Avatar series The Legend of Korra has ended, Michael now turns his attention to a passion project that has been nagging at him for years, Geniuses, a trilogy of novels where art is magic. In this episode Michael and I talk about taking your next step after a successful project, creative partnerships, and inspiration.

103 (Rebroadcast): 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. In this episode Derek talks about his journey in the world of comics and what happens when you find success early on your creative journey.

073 (Rebroadcast): One Year Can Make A Difference with Kelly Fitzpatrick

Kelly Fitzpatrick is a comic book colorist and has worked on comics including Snow Fall, Peter Panzerfaust, Bitch Planet, and Shade the Changing Girl. During this conversation Kelly talks all about how she found her way into the world of comics and also proves that you can do more than you think possible in the span of a year.

092 (Rebroadcast): Create Your Story First with Kyle Latino

Kyle Latino is a cartoonist, illustrator and the creator of the popular web comic, The Savage Beard of She Dwarf. During this conversation we dive into the art of making comics, forging your own path as a content creator, and Kyle’s experience in education.

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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.