CAG! 106 – Talent or Effort? with Zack Giallongo
Broxo! Ewoks! Shakespeare! Banjo music, and more!
It’s time to unbox the age-old question of Talent vs. Effort on Comics Are Great!
How does your comics work change when you shift your focus from “expressing yourself” to “putting in the effort?” Are these terms mutually exclusive, or does the focus oscillate between those poles throughout the project? If so, how do you know when it’s time to change your focus?
I’m joined by Zack Giallongo, cartoonist behind Broxo, Star Wars: Ewoks: Shadows of Endor, and the Stratford Zoo Midnight Review series. Together we explore how a career in cartooning is equal parts creative expression and herculean effort, and how one finds balance between the two.
Links mentioned in this episode (thanks to Eric Klooster for collecting the links!):
- UMass Dartmouth
- Flow State
- Disney’s “9 Old Men”
- Calvin and Hobbes
- Noelle Stevenson
- The Dunning Krueger Effect
- Children of the Corn
- Jim Henson
- Friday the 13th: Jason Takes Manhattan
- Charles in Charge, Again
Audio hosting provided by Ka-Blam Digital Printing.
This episode was recorded live at the Ann Arbor District Library.