LIA Cast 162 - Preparing for a 30-Day Challenge

How might a 30-day creative challenge help you level-up your work? Do you use it as an opportunity to test new tools or techniques? Is it a way to kickstart a habit? How does the communal aspect of a creative challenge affect your commitment to it?

The 4th quarter of the year is the Season of Creative Challenges. Inktober, NaNoWriMo, 24 Hour Comics Day, and more. In this Lean Into Art Cast we explore how we approach these challenges, what value we’ve derived from them, and perhaps most important of all, how we’ve learned to prepare for them.

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LIA Cast 161 - Coloring

How does one navigate the wide array of creative and technical choices facing a visual storyteller when coloring digitally? When does an analogue technique support the work, and when should we just embrace the digital approach?

In this episode of the Lean Into Art Cast, Jerzy and Rob share some of their favorite coloring techniques in a variety of applications. Join them in the second half for an exploration of which tools one might use and why.

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LIA Cast 160 - Reading-Watching-Playing-Helpful

When we are immersed in media and also create media - are we ever out of the creating things mindset? On this episode of the Lean Into Art Cast, we’ll be considering what are we using that we find helpful of late, apps, tools, and what sorts of other experiences and media are we immersed in!

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LIA Cast 159 - Riffing Out a Story, with Chris Giarrusso and Gregg Shigiel

Talking about improvising a story on the LIA Cast!

How do you build an idea into a workable premise for a story? How do you find the details worth exploring, or the hooks that will grab an audience? This time Jerzy is joined by special guests Chris Giarrusso and Gregg Schigiel for a discussion on looking for the details or aspects of an idea that can be riffed upon to create situations that lead to stories.

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LIA 158 - Questing Music, with Charlie McCarron

Talking about the sounds of storytelling on the Lean Into Art Cast!


How does a musician consider storytelling in their creative process? In this episode of the Lean Into Art Cast, we’re joined by Musician and Podcaster Charlie McCarron to explore music and storytelling processes and Charlie’s projects like Composer Quest the Podcast and Composer Quest - the successful Kickstarter campaign.

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