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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LIA Cast 124 - Asking Tough Creative Project Questions, with David Seah and Kate Shields Stenzinger

Asking ourselves tough questions about our creative projects on the LIA Cast!

As rewarding it is to make things that are of service to others, the path to developing and shipping the thing is littered with challenges and questions. Two tough questions, when it comes to your projects: - How much of yourself do you give away? - How you want to provide a service vs. how people need the help?

We're thrilled to have Dave Seah back on the show to help us navigate the tough questions that one confronts when making things.

We'll also be joined by special guest co-host Kate Shields Stenzinger!

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LIA Cast 123 - Reading, Watching, Playing

What are we doing when we’re not making stuff and hustling to make stuff?

Whether it’s entertaining, educational, or both - it helps to soak in interesting things to enrich the mine of experience we delve into when we make things.

Join us for a discussion on the things that provide fuel for the things we make--what we're reading, watching, and playing.

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LIA Cast 122 - Creative Work and Business, with Tyler James

Talking about creative work and business on the Lean Into Art Cast!

We all know how much work goes into just making a project. But if you want the project to be sustainable get ready to open up some bandwidth for Marketing, Business Development, and Operations. How do jump back and forth between all of these roles? Is thinking about business puzzles just something that artists kind of stink at?

We're be joined by comics creator, publisher, and instructor Tyler James of ComixTribe, who will help us understand the how the creative thinking you're applying to your project can also be used to develop your business.

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LIA Cast 121 - Visual Novels, with Kasey Van Hise

Talking about interactive storytelling on the LIA Cast!

We've talked about interactive storytelling in the form of games, and we've spent plenty of episodes exploring the storytelling affordances of comics. But this time we're joined by Kasey Van Hise for an exploration of another kind of interactive fiction--the Visual Novel.

How does your writing and design approach change when you're creating something that's meant to be interactive? How does character development work when you have to consider every possible path of development? How does your thinking about plot change when considering reader decision points?

Kasey Van Hise, writer of the Hustle Cat visual novel, helps us navigate these concerns and offer tips on writing a visual novel of your own.

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