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090: Ideas Have A Life Span with Johnny Ryan

A Motivational Minute with Johnny Ryan. Back in episode 026 of the show I got the chance to chat with creator of Prison Pit and Angry Youth Comix, Johnny Ryan. Our conversation was far different than I thought it would be, incredibly inspiring, motivational, and dare I say… heartfelt. We got to the topic of weaknesses and if Johnny had any, this is what he said. Go to for the full episode.

089: Don’t Be Afraid To Ask with Katie Cook

Katie Cook is an illustrator and cartoonist. She is the creator of the popular webcomic GRONK: A Monster’s Story, writer for My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, and also the illustrator of the children’s book OBI-123 a sequel to her first star wars children’s book ABC-3PO.

088: Creating An Anthology with Steven Andrews

Steven Andrews is a writer and the lead editor of the Toronto Comics Anthology. A Kickstarter for volume 4 of the anthology is live now.

087: Life As An Open Minded Skeptic with Tini Howard

Tini Howard is a comic book writer and winner of the Top Cow Talent Search. She has written comics including The Skeptics, Power Rangers Pink, and Magdalena.

086: Picking Yourself Back Up with Alexis Fajardo

Alexis Fajardo is a cartoonist, illustrator, and senior editor at Schulz Studio. Alexis is the creator of the graphic novel series Kid Beowulf.

085: Attaining A State of Stillness with Marissa Louise

Marissa Louise is a comic book colorist, her work is featured in the comics Merry Men and Spell on Wheels.

084: For The Love of Books with Calista Brill

Calista Brill is a writer and executive editor at First Second books. Calista is the author of the picture books, Little Wing Learns to Fly and Tugboat Bill and the River Rescue.

083: Just Keep It Going with Michel Fiffe

Michel Fiffe is a cartoonist, creator of his own publisher COPRA press, and creator of the comics Zegas, and the popular comic series COPRA.

082: Grasp The Adventure

Motivational Minute: Grasp the Adventure! Doug TenNapel is not only an extremely productive and passionate comics creator but also a person who is dedicated to helping others create a life that is not only financially stable but fulfilling and meaningful. This is a clip from episode 011 and is one of my favorites. I hope it shakes something in you and gets you motivated and inspired to chase your dreams.

081: Comics Are Easy Just Break Our Hearts with Mike Cavallaro

Mike Cavallaro is an illustrator, cartoonist, and creator of Parade (With Fireworks), and artist of the comics Foiled, Curses Foiled Again, Life and Times of Savior 28. His newest book Decelerate Blue written by Adam Rapp is out now.

080: Just Draw The Dog with Benjamin Marra

Benjamin Marra is a cartoonist, illustrator, and educator. Ben is the creator of his comics publisher Traditional Comics and creator of comics including Terror Assaulter O.M.W.O.T. , Night Business, Blades and Lazers, Gangsta Rap Posse and more. Ben was also an educator at the School of Visual arts where he taught Visual Narrative.

079: Set A Goal

Motivational Minute: Set A Goal! Setting goals is something that is extremely important to me and during these ten minutes Der-Shing Helmer and Tom Nguyen share their thoughts on goal setting and how you can set yourself up for success and create a goal that you can commit to.

078: Get Clear On What It Is That You Want with Jen Wang

Jen Wang is a New York Times best selling cartoonist and creator of the graphic novels Koko Be Good and In Real Life. Jen is also the co-founder of the comics festival, Comic Arts LA.

077: Visualize Your Target and Take Aim with Lorenzo Ceccotti

LRNZ Lorenzo Ceccotti is a cartoonist and illustrator from Italy. He has worked in what seems to be every aspect of entertainment and media, and is also the creator of the incredible graphic novel Golem.

076: Never Be Afraid To Make A Mistake with George O’Connor

George O’Connor is a New York Times best selling illustrator and cartoonist, and the creator of the 12-book graphic novel series, Olympians. George’s newest installment of his Olympians series Artemis: Wild Goddess of the Hunt is out now.