LIA Cast 152 - Minicomics Carnage with Zack Giallongo

Talking about making fast & fun comics on the LIA Cast!


What makes mini comics and zines worthwhile to us? In this episode of the Lean Into Art Cast, Jerzy, Rob, and special guest Zack Giallongo explore our uses and ways we benefit from mini comics and zine style self publication.

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LIA Cast 151 - Things to Post About While Making a Thing

Talking about creating a conversation around your art on the LIA Cast!


We all know now that if you want the thing you make to be sustainable, simply making the thing isn’t enough. Common wisdom says that we must maintain a presence, posting items to foster discussion, then stay in constant discussion with the constituencies we build around that presence.

But what do you post about? Is the posting about the thing a whole new thing-making project, or can you sample from the incidental elements that happen when making the main thing? What pieces of experience contribute to the overall story of making the thing?

Join us for an exploration of finding those incidental pieces worth sharing and with which we can build discussion around the thing we’re making.

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LIA Cast 150 - Reframing Your Creative Project Stress

Talking about coexisting with stress on the LIA Cast!

If you’re making art for a living, you’re probably doing what you love and getting paid for it. It’s the stress free life of unicorns and jetpacks, right? Of course that’s not the case. All of us feel stress at times. In this episode of the Lean Into Art Cast, Jerzy and Rob share examples of where they’ve encountered stress on creative projects. They also discuss resources they’ve found useful when it comes to learning about stress, reframing it, and practicing with the intent of becoming more resilient coexisting with stress.

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LIA Cast 149 - Chunking Your Workflow

Talking about managing your workflow on the Lean Into Art Cast!

Creative projects can sometimes become unwieldy. Even if you’re deeply involved in making a thing, you can find yourself lost in the creative weeds, unable to find your way back to where you were going initially. The thousands of choices promised by an ongoing project can be liberating, or they can be paralyzing.

In this episode of the Lean Into Art Cast we’ll explore some chunking strategies we’ve used to make our ongoing projects sustainable. We’ll also discuss how capturing data can help you re-shape the chunking process as you go.

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LIA Cast 148 - Composition and Paneling Comics in Manga Studio

Talking about comics paneling on the Lean Into Art Cast!

Many of us have dabbled in Manga Studio and observed how more and more illustrators and storytellers seem to be using it, especially for comics. Some of us such as Jerzy have immersed themselves for a few years in Manga Studio and it’s proven to be a reliable and even fun to use.

In this episode of Lean Into Art, Jerzy will teach Rob about page and panel layout in Manga Studio. Lots of live drawing in this one!

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