Comics Are Great! 74 – Every Moment is the Moment of Truth with Thien Pham
Mini-Comics, Sumo, Tumblr Comics, Thien Pham, and more!
This time we discover that Sumo wrestling can be a metaphor for the creative life thanks to the work of Thien Pham, author of Sumo from First Second Books. Together we explore how the philosophy of “every moment is the moment of truth” applies to just diving in and making comics, and how a methodology might distract one from the task at hand or drain some of the life out of one’s work.
We also get a scoop on Thien’s new webcomic, Please, Don’t Give Up!
Links mentioned in this episode (thanks to Eric Klooster for collecting them!):
- Comics Are Great! episode 23
- Thien’s videos on the KQED YouTube channel
- Video trailer for Sumo
- Level Up
- The Thien Pham Fan Club
- Nick Abadzis
- Mini-Comics Day
- Gene Yang
- Jason Shiga
- Alternate Press Expo
- Raina Telgemeier
- Mark Kistler (and his appearance on CAG!)
- Goodbye, Chunky Rice
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