Compelling Storytelling with West coast Avengers Writer Bob Hall
Why exploring the questions of your day and time leads to creating more engaging stories.
Life coach Blaze Schwaller and comic writer and illustrator Bob Hall speak about what makes interesting stories. A must watch for those interested in comics, writing professionally, or working in a creative field.
Creative Reboot - Recognizing When to Pivot in your Business
In this interview with potter Lyndsay Meiklem, we talk about the emotional realities of entrepreneurship, and how to recognize when you are ready to take a different direction with your business.
Both of us ran art-based businesses in brick and mortar settings over the last decade, and when we both were ready to make some changes, we ran into emotional challenges we hadn't anticipated.
Lyndsay ran a pottery studio that was teaching-centered, and eventually expanded to offer space and community…
10 Questions with Gary Laib
Gary Laib talks about the many transitions most creatives make to find what they love doing, and how sometimes it isn't what we expect when we begin the journey.
If you've ever moved cross country for your work, or taken a job that you then hated, switched careers completely, or are considering taking the plunge, this one is for you!
- We spoke for a long while about happiness and how humans need to experience some setbacks and challenges in order to recognize what we truly love doing. Can y…
10 Questions with Concept Designer and Illustrator Humza Khan
Illustrator and Designer Humza Khan talks about his meditation practice, mindset and daily rituals for attaining creative flow.
1. Freelancing for many artists is a continual struggle between making work, pitching work, following up with potential clients and chasing down payments. You mentioned that you have chosen to work for studios in order to alleviate the stress and uncertainty that comes with freelancing. Can you talk about how you made the transition to a studio job and what it took t…
Artist Marc Scheff on Belief, Intuition, & Passion
Questioning the traditional path artists take or believe exists, discussing how intuition is taking your curiosity and applying it to every situation – you’re in for a fun time with this interview.
Artist and art director Marc Sheff talks about how artists really make a living and what it's all for anyway.
This week I'm letting you have a listen to the interview as it happened. Let me know if you like this format, and I can bring it back in the future!
10 Questions for Art Director Mike Vaillancourt
Art Director Mike Vaillancourt talks about creating awesome teams, finding creative flow and becoming part of something larger than yourself.
- I get the sense that you are a very team-centered director – that you truly want what’s best for your team and to bring out the best in them. What made you decide to focus on team building as an artist?
10 Questions for Creature Artist Daniela Galidor Chein
I had the pleasure of speaking with concept and creature artist Daniela Galidor Chein this week, and the beauty of her soul just lit me on fire! She is passionate about raising other artists up and keeping it real – because we all suffer the same worries, fears, and anxieties.
Dive in for her answers on how to start again when you’ve given up, coping with the stress of job-hunting, and taking care of yourself well when you’d rather give up.
- Let’s talk about the elephant in the room for so …
10 Questions with Concept Artist Kristen Robertson
Illustrator and Concept Artist Kristen Robertson speaks about overcoming her learning and expressive disorder through her love of art and games.
Join us in her interview where she discusses the unique role that video games and technology can play in helping people who feel left out or ostracized to learn in low-stakes and no-stakes ways how to relate to others in an often confusing and complicated world.
1. As someone who decided she wanted to be involved in making video games since the time…
10 questions for Illustrator Darrenn Canton
This week we talk to Illustrator Darren Canton. He talks about where he's found his community, and the tenacity it takes to make it as a professional artist.
- How long have you been working as an illustrator?
About seven years. I graduated from college in late 2011 and started my illustration business shortly afterward.
- You create a lot of fun characters, including animals. Are there stories that you are particularly drawn to illustrate? What makes you want to work on them?
I love fairy tales…
10 Questions with Illustrator & Sculptor Nathan Walker
This week we talk with sculptor, 3d modeler and illustrator Nathan Walker.
He shares his journey from illustrating magazines and scientific journals to creating larger-than-life metal installations in city centers, then entering the video game world of 3D rendering - and from living and working in the US to moving across the world to New Zealand. Mr. Walker knows what it takes to re-establish a career when you're half a world away from the familiar.
How long have you been working as an illus…