CAG! 89 – Amassing our Influences with Zack Giallongo

November 27, 2013 by  
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Broxo! Star Wars! Zack Giallongo, and more! Most of us love to talk about our influences. They’re often the reason we decided to get into this cartooning game. We’re influenced by things that evoke a strong emotional reaction in us. But how does our approach to our work change when we search out and broaden […]

Comics Are Great! 74 – Every Moment is the Moment of Truth with Thien Pham

March 11, 2013 by  
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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 […]

Thunder Punch Daily 148 – Respecting the Work

February 26, 2013 by  
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We often look back on our old work and groan. Why is this? Is it humble to talk our old work down, even when someone is responding to it positively? What changes when we approach our body of work (big or small) with a sense of respect? Links mentioned in this episode: Joan Didion on […]

Thunder Punch Daily 147 – Avoiding Urgency

February 19, 2013 by  
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TPD returns with some thoughts on writing in the medium that works for you and how urgency can be the inspiration killer! Links mentioned: The Lean Into Art Cast with David Seah Young-ha Kim’s Ted talk: Be An Artist, Right Now! David Seah Music for this show is by Eliott Drozd. Audio hosting provided by Ka-Blam Digital […]

KCR! 02 – Working in a Vacuum vs. Instant Gratification with Kazu Kibuishi

June 15, 2012 by  
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In this episode we have a discussion with Kazu Kibuishi of the popular Amulet series about a topic he inspired recently on Twitter: The slow pace of publishing has actually helped me take a calmer, more measured approach to work. Instant feedback can at times be damaging. — Kazu Kibuishi (@boltcity) May 31, 2012 There’s […]

Comics Are Great! 54 – Hugo Tate and Evolution

April 23, 2012 by  
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It’s another audio-only episode featuring the return of Nick Abadzis, author of Laika, and the upcoming collection Hugo Tate from Blank Slate Books. Nick sits down with me to talk about Hugo and the project’s evolution, and throughout our discussion we use it as a metaphor for an artist’s evolution. How do you find the […]

Comics Are Great! 49 – Fear and Courage

March 22, 2012 by  
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This time I’m joined by cartoonist and children’s book illustrator Dan Santat for a discussion on the fear of failure most of us artists face at various times during our careers. Does the fear of failure drive us to do better? Does it prevent us from enjoying where we are? Or worse yet, can it […]

Petty Dreadful Progress: Introducing Dudley Kourage

February 28, 2012 by  
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With today’s update of The Front: Petty Dreadful, we meet a “new” character. Dick Kourage’s brother, Dudley! I put “new” in quotes because Dudley is actually one of my oldest characters. It’s only now that I’ve found a story where it made sense to introduce him. And he’s changed quite a bit from when I […]

Thunder Punch Daily 146 – Not “Cheating” Again…

February 14, 2012 by  
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Working on one of the locations for the new Front comic. I’m a cheater! #sketchup… — Jerzy Drozd (@Jerzy) February 11, 2012   I asked for it! I made a joke about “cheating” at my art, and it got some folks rising to defend or dispute the question of whether or not one can […]

Comics Are Great! 45 – Balancing Act

January 26, 2012 by  
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Making comics is a time-consuming and challenging endeavor, especially when you try to balance your personal life, paying gigs, and passion projects. I’m joined by Skottie Young and Katie Cook for a discussion on the lifestyle of a working cartoonist and strategies to stay on top of one’s career, finding time for personal projects, all […]

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