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July 30, 2014 at 04:20PM

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Talking about finding new opportunities & improving your work by taking the "not my thing" challenge on the LIA Cast!

I'm a doctor, not a bricklayer! – Leonard "Bones" McCoy

Given all that goes into being a visual storyteller, it's easy (and understandable) to default to our own realms of comfort and expertise to talk ourselves out of trying new things. Especially things that are "not our thing."

But what if trying such things led to new job opportunities or enhanced your visual storytelling abilities?

We're thrilled to be joined once again by +Ryan Estrada (http://ryanestrada.com), who will walk us through how hosting game shows, participating in open mics, and running parody Twitter accounts opened up new professional doors for him and added to his storytelling tool kit.

You can participate in the discussion via comments on the G+ event listing.

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Leaving the Safety of Your Wheelhouse – LIA Cast 108

*Talking about finding new opportunities & improving your work by taking the “not my thing” challenge on the LIA Cast!*

_I’m a doctor, not a bricklayer!_ – Leonard “Bones” McCoy

Given all that goes into being a visual storyteller, it’s easy (and understandable) to default to our own realms of comfort and expertise to talk ourselves out of trying new things. Especially things that are “not our thing.”

*But what if trying such things led to new job opportunities or enhanced your visual storytelling abilities?*

We’re thrilled to be joined once again by @100623276740673202144 (http://ryanestrada.com), who will walk us through how hosting game shows, participating in open mics, and running parody Twitter accounts opened up new professional doors for him and added to his storytelling tool kit.

You can participate in the discussion via comments on the G+ event listing.

#comics   #comicbooks   #graphicnovels   #storytelling   #podcasting  

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July 29, 2014 at 03:21PM

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Some sneak peeks of my latest project

CPTN SRSLY and the Super Master Sentinels is a comics series I create for the SRSLY Chelsea non-profit organization (http://ift.tt/1uEpXqI). Funded by a grant from the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs, as well as a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, they have me create a new story each year featuring super hero characters encountering problems that face elementary school students. The series was delivered to a group of kids when they were in 2nd grade and I've been developing the stories specifically for them as they progressed through 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.

This latest book will be given to the same students now entering middle school, so the drama and conflict are somewhat more amped up than in previous issues. It's been a pretty interesting experiment in seeing how flexible the designs and premises can be as I push them from relatively calm stories to something with this much physical action.

You can read an earlier issue of the series here: http://ift.tt/1tXhHxN

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July 26, 2014 at 04:56AM

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July 18, 2014 at 03:36PM

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Vanguard joins Robo Force!

The latest hero in the Robo Force action figure line goes on sale tonight at http://toyfinity.com. Here's a piece I drew for the big event!

#roboforce #robots #toys #glyos #illustration

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July 16, 2014 at 09:29PM

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Mordle Fight!

A piece I drew to promote some new things happening over at Toyfinity. Stay tuned to this channel: http://ift.tt/1guC416

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July 15, 2014 at 12:47PM

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How The Warren Commission Report graphic novel was made

We landed on a pretty interesting way of making comics with The Warren Commission Report. It was a challenge integrating my visual and storytelling style with that of Ernie Colón–a challenge that required a lot of communication and careful piecing together of pages.

We'll talk about this in detail on the +Lean Into Art Cast this Thursday. You can tune in for the on-air hangout here:http://ift.tt/1mzCKFJ

And remember, if you post about the event you'll be entered to win a free copy of The Warren Commission Report! Details here: http://ift.tt/1ymXJ2e

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July 14, 2014 at 01:59PM

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Win a free copy of The Warren Commission Report graphic novel from Abrams ComicArts+Abrams ComicArts is giving away 5 copies of The Warren Commission Report: A Graphic Investigation into the Kennedy Assassination (http://goo.gl/o5Bue1), a graphic novel by +Dan Mishkin, Ernie Colón, and me.

Here’s how you can enter to get your copy:

- Post on Twitter or G+ about +Dan Mishkin‘s upcoming appearance on the +Lean Into Art Cast using this link: http://comicsaregreat.com/lia107
- +Rob Stenzinger and I will select 5 posts at random and contact the post’s author to get their mailing address
- Abrams ComicArts will send the 5 winners a free copy of the book when it comes out in September 2014

Deadline to enter is Thursday, July 17, at 11pm ET

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