LIA Cast 272 - Creative Work and Advocacy, with Alex Simmons

A recurring theme on the Lean Into Art Cast is the symbiotic relationship between the creative work you do and advocating for it (and yourself). How is your creative work affected when you go out and participate in panels, workshops, or other public events? How can advocating for others benefit your own work? How do you balance these separate careers?

Jerzy and Rob are joined by teaching artist Alex Simmons, co-founder of the Kids’ Comic Con and co-host of the Tell The Damn Story podcast for a discussion on navigating the balance of making art and advocating for it.

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LIA Cast 271 - Reading/Watching/Playing (R/W/P)

It’s been a while since we checked in on the things we’ve been exploring and enjoying that help us recharge. Jerzy and Rob have a discussion on what they’re reading, watching, and playing.

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LIA Cast 270 - Making Your Case and Sharing it with the World

We have beliefs and ideas that drive things we currently make or at least things we want to make. At some point you can find yourself with a mission. Now what do you do? How do you make your case and share it with the world, recruiting and being recruited based on your mission.

Join Rob and Jerzy for a discussion on why we find making a case for your mission useful and some times we’ve tried just that.

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LIA Cast 269 - Lettering & Sound Design in Clip Studio Paint

Jerzy’s begun a new comics project, and it’s been a while since we’ve had an art demo on the LIA Cast, so this week join Jerzy and Rob for a demonstration and discussion on designing sound elements in your comics using Clip Studio Paint.

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LIA Cast 112 - The 4-Hour Project Experiment (rebroadcast)

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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