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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LIA Cast 157 - Art Events and Scenes, with Becca Hillburn

A common thread through many Lean Into Art Casts is advocating for your art in addition to making it. But how do you find the places or events where you can be of service? If you can’t find the places to be of service, how do you create an event of your own?

Rob and Jerzy are joined by Becca Hillburn for an exploration of finding your place in an art scene or making one on your own.

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LIA Cast 156 - An Emergent Topic Episode

How do you recover from the intensity of travel and promotion?
Coming off of a month of attending conferences, leading workshops, and organizing festivals, Jerzy and Rob discuss how they pull themselves back together and get back to making the things they love to make.

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LIA Cast 155 - Inking

Talking about inking on the Lean Into Art Cast!


We all know by now that there are no “right” tools for drawing. But how do you begin an investigation into which tools to use? How do you interview the tool for the job you want it to do? On that topic, how do you define the tool’s job description?

Join us for an exploration of various inking tools we have used and continued to use in our illustration and comics work. We’ll hold live demos for as many of the inking tools as time allows.

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LIA Cast 154 - A Service-Minded Approach

How do you know for whom you’re making a thing?


Do you establish this at the outset, or is it something you discover in the process of making the thing? Can the intended audience change over the lifespan of making a thing, and if so, how do you adjust to that? Can thinking about serving a specific audience serve as a useful design constraint, or is it a fast track to paralyzing your creativity?

Join Rob and Jerzy for a discussion on how our thinking can change when we think about whom we’re trying to serve as a benchmark for projects, products, advocacy, and networking.

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