LIA CAST 113 - Webcomic Jack of All Trades with Special Guest Dawn Griffin

Do Jills and Jacks of All Trades gravitate to webcomics or does the pursuit of webcomics cause people to become a Jack/Jill of All Trades?

In this episode of the +Lean Into Art Cast, Rob is joined by special Guest Dawn Griffin of Zorphbert & Fred, the Webcomic Alliance, and professional illustration to discuss her Jack of All Trades approach to webcomics and illustration business.

Jerzy is traveling this episode, promoting The Warren Commission Report, a Graphic Investigation, he'll be back next episode!

Note about this episode - Rob here by the way - normally we have a video to share with the audio version of the podcast - I'm sorry we don't have that this time. I tried recording via my YouTube account (instead of Jerzy's). I learned via recording this episode that my YouTube account has a time limitation that it didn't used to have.

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LIA Cast 112 - The 4-Hour Project Experiment

Talking about client relations and project management on the Lean Into Art Cast!

We've talked before on the about using freelance gigs as an opportunity to experiment and learn new styles or skills. Recently, Rob took on a freelance job where he only allowed himself 4 hours to complete the project. As we've said before, limitations breed creativity, and Rob discovered some pretty interesting things about the creative process (and himself) in meeting his tight deadline while satisfying his client.

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LIA Cast 111 - What's So Great About Manga Studio?

Talking about drawing digitally on the LIA Cast!

Almost everyone in illustration or comics has heard about Manga Studio/Clip Studio Paint at this point. More and more creators are switching to it from other drawing applications, and most seem pretty happy about it. Some artists are even suggesting it as a full replacement for the Adobe Suite.

But who has time to invest in learning new software, especially if you're not even sure that it is a good replacement for your current workflow?

Join us for an interactive demo and discussion that will introduce you to the basics of Manga Studio. Together we'll highlight 3 key features that MS has handled exceedingly well and changed the way we approach digital illustration.

DISCLAIMER: We are in no way being compensated by Smith Micro for this demonstration/discussion. We're just exploring some tools!

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LIA Cast 110 - So You Want to Start a Passion Project?

Talking about spinning up and managing personal projects on the Lean Into Art Cast!

It’s time to start a new personal project! How do you get it underway, keep it going, or know when it’s time to adjust?

How do you keep the load manageable?

This time we explore ways we've spun up to working on passion projects past, how our approaches have changed over the years, and how we might approach such projects in the future.

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LIA Cast 109 - Telling Your Story with Color, with Owen Jollands

Coloring comics and designing with color on the LIA Cast!

Is color simple ornamentation in your story or design, or does it carry some expressive or impressionistic storytelling potential of its own? If we accept the latter, then how do you think about color when making a thing, and how do you navigate the various tools (both hardware and software) to most effectively use color?

In this episode of the Lean Into Art Cast we are joined by Owen Jollands, Colorist at Hi-Fi Color Design Studio, who has worked on many comic book titles including Supergirl and Justice League 3000, for a discussion on how thinking hard about color can lead to clarity in your storytelling and design. We'll also explore some of the new coloring technologies available to visual storytellers.

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