LIA 129 - The Long Haul of a Side Project

Talking about grit and long-term projects on the LIA Cast!

Rob recently shipped his new iOS game, This Panda Needs You, which he quietly worked on for 2 years. He chronicled the experience on his blog, highlighting how the tools and methods used in completing a long-term project can change mid-stream, and how not talking about the project publicly can be so challenging.

In this episode of the LIA Cast, we use Rob's experiences to have a broad discussion on the challenges in shipping something that takes a long time to build and the care taking required once the thing is released.

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LIA 128 - Creative Project Conflict Resolution w/Special Guest Co-Host Kate Shields Stenzinger

When we get together with others to make things, how do we work through problems that arise when we get into one another’s way?

In this episode of the Lean Into Art Cast, Rob is joined by special guest co-host, kids comic writer, kids game designer, former therapist, and person of many creative interests: Kate Shields Stenzinger.

Jerzy is traveling this episode to TCAF, he'll be back next episode!

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LIA Cast 127 - Asking for Help

Talking about finding the help we need on the LIA Cast!

The whole topic of “asking for help” is a force that shapes us as artists. Some things we find comfortable to ask for help, others not so much.

How can you do your art (music, comics, podcast, photography, making video games) and make a living?

Let’s explore barriers to asking, needs for asking, and examples from the last almost 4 years (it’ll be 4 years in August) of Lean Into Art.

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LIA Cast 126 - Getting Out in Front, with Lee Cherolis and Samantha Kyle

Must all visual artists be public performers?

It was never enough to simply make things and wait for the public to show up and love it, but more and more it seems that creative people need to get out in front to promote their work.

This “performance” aspect can be daunting to many in the creative arts. Illustration, design, and coding are often solitary efforts, attracting the introverted or shy. So what can we learn from artists in more performance-based media about how to get out in front of our work?

On this episode of the Lean Into Art Cast we're joined by Lee Cherolis of the Little Guardians webcomic, and Samantha Kyle, cartoonist, designer, and Valkyrie. Samantha and Lee are also members of rock band The Shake Ups in Ponyville. Together we pick apart how things change for a visual artist once they begin thinking of themselves as a performance artist.

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LIA Cast 125 - A Dungeon Crawl for Narrative, with Kohl Glass

Talking about preparing for projects on the LIA Cast!

Creating something to express a narrative can often feel like embarking on a dungeon crawl. You might have a general idea of where you’re headed--maybe you even have a map that some older, wiser person gave you. But it’s not until you’re on the journey that the narrative part of your project begins to take shape. In the dungeon there is little to aid you beyond what you’ve brought, and unknown terrors hide in every shadow. But if you persevere and survive, there’s often some pretty awesome stuff at the end of that dungeon!

So how much do you prepare for these journeys? Are you strategic and tactical, prepared for every eventuality, or do you like to pack light and improvise?

We're joined by film maker and writer Kohl Glass, who helps us discover how we might pack better for our narrative project journeys.

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