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011: You Are What You Do with Doug TenNapel

Doug is an animator, writer, cartoonist, video game designer, and comic book artist. He is truly a guy that’s doing it all. He has published over 15 graphic novels, has worked on so many television projects including Cat Scratch, Adventure Time, and Veggie Tales in the House, and is the creator of the video games, The Neverhood, Skull Monkeys, BoomBots, Armikrog, and Earth Worm Jim!

010: Overcoming Fear with Grace Mineta

Grace Mineta is an author, blogger, and comics creator, she runs the blog and YouTube channel “Texan in Tokyo” and is the creator of the graphic novels: My Japanese Husband Thinks I’m Crazy, My Japanese Husband Still Thinks I’m Crazy, Confessions of a Texan in Tokyo, and on February 18th of 2016, Grace ran a Kickstarter campaign that raised over 73,000 dollars to print her fourth graphic novel My Life in Japan!

009: Organization is Key with Falynn Koch

Falynn Koch is an illustrator, comic book artist, and former food truck owner. She graduated with a degree in Sequential Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design and is the creator of the graphic novel Bats: Learning to Fly.

008: Don’t Stop Believing with Eddie Pittman

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.

007: Balance and Positivity in Comics With Mike Maihack

Mike Maihack is a graphic novelist who has published work from DC comics, Scholastic, Image, and Arcaia. He is the creator of the popular web comic Cow and Buffalo and the creator of the award winning graphic novel series Cleopatra in Space.

006: Make Useful Comics With Kazu Kibuishi

Kazu Kibuishi is a graphic novelist and the creator of Daisy Kutter: The Last Train, the webcomic Copper, and The New York Times Best Selling series Amulet. He is also the editor and art director of the Flight and Explorer anthologies.

005: Nobody Can Tell You No with Michael Regina

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.

004: How to Kickstart Your Comics and Create the Future You Want with Tyler James

Tyler James is a comics creator, game designer, educator, publisher, and Fellow Podcaster! He is the publisher and co-creator of comix-tribe, has managed eight successful KickStarter campaigns that have collectively raised more than 160,000 dollars in funding, and is the host of the Comix Launch Podcast; the show dedicated to revealing the mindset, strategies, and tactics you can use to successfully crowdfund your projects!

003: SPACE-MULLET! and Perseverance with Daniel Warren Johnson

Daniel Warren Johnson is a freelance illustrator and comics artist who has worked with Darkhorse, Marvel, and Image comics with amazing titles that include The Ghost Fleet, Alabaster: the good: the bad: and the bird, and is the creator of the series Space-Mullet.

002: Shut Up and Work with Joe Keatinge

Joe Keatinge is a writer of Image, Skybound, Marvel, and DC comics with amazing titles including Glory, Tech Jacket, Marvel Knights: Hulk, Adventures of Superman and his current Hit image titles Shutter and Ringside, as well as the executive editor of the Harvey and Eisner award-winning Image comics anthology, POPGUN.

001: Create Because You Have to with Stephen McCranie

Stephen McCranie is the creator of the comic series Mal and Chad and the award-winning webtoons hit series, Space Boy. He also launched and successfully funded a Kickstarter campaign that raised over 39,000 dollars to MANIFEST his book “Brick by Brick: Principles for Achieving Artistic Mastery” into REALITY

000: Welcome to Comics Manifest

Welcome to Comics Manifest. It’s just you and me on this special episode of Comics Manifest I wanted to take a little time and do a quick introduction to the show and myself. I’m so excited about this podcast and I thank you for joining me on this journey. Get ready to FLY Dream Team!

Make Comics: 5 Books to Transform Creativity Into Productivity

if there is one thing that rings true with EVERY successful creator I’ve spoken with on Comics Manifest. It’s that they read… A LOT. These are five books that I recommend to you Dream Team, each of these books are fascinating and will be transformational for your creativity, productivity, and that oh so important thing we as artists always seem to forget… BRANDING.

Welcome to Comics Manifest

I am absolutely thrilled to have you here on This is my first post on here so allow me to welcome you by filling you in on what to expect from the show. Get Ready to FLY!