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PK 178: Sometimes You Need to Burn the Boats – Interview With Dorian Vallejo

This interview with Dorian Vallejo is a repost of the original interview.  It had a profound effect on Pencil Kings founder Mitch Bowler and led to opening the door to starting on the Evolve Artist program. While you are listening – ask yourself if there’s anywhere in your own life that you could also go-all-in …

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PK 177: Becoming a Children’s Book Illustrator – Interview With Matt B Lewis

Becoming a children’s book illustrator is a dream for many artists, but how can you turn this dream into reality and actually make a decent living from it? In this week’s podcast, Australian children’s book illustrator, Matt B Lewis, reveals how he eventually decided to take the plunge and go freelance after 18 years as …

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PK 175: Travel and Living Creatively – Interview With Freelance Illustrator, Ladislas Chachignot.

Travel and living creatively often go hand in hand, with many artists all over the world moving to different countries to get inspiration and further their careers. But what if you’re too scared to make that first step? And what actually happens when you take the plunge, move to a city in a different country …

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PK 174: How to Start a Comic Book – Interview With Comic Book Illustrator, Ryan Onorato.

If you want to know how to start a comic book (but seriously don’t know where to begin), this week’s interview with illustrator, Ryan Onorato, should give you all the steps you need to get going. Having recently completed his first comic series, the wonderfully bizarre Pizza Tree, he’s got plenty of great advice to …

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PK 173: How to Make the Art You Want to Make – Interview With Professional Artist and Illustrator, David Palumbo.

Are you itching to learn how to make the art you want to make? If you’re pursuing a creative career, putting together a portfolio which best represents your work can sometimes be tricky. Should you add the personal projects where you felt like you were truly expressing yourself as an artist…or should you include the …

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PK 172: How to Break Into Comics: Interview With Michael Dolce, Creator of The Sire.

Want to know how to break into comics? Whether you’ve always wanted to write a graphic novel or illustrate pages for Marvel, DC or any other publishing house, this week’s podcast with Michael Dolce, creator of The Sire, has got the blueprint you need to get your project off the ground. Having successfully launched numerous …

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PK 170: How to Live Creatively. Interview With Mixed Media Artist, Tracy Verdugo.

Want to know more about how to live creatively? Sometimes, finding the one thing you’re truly passionate about as an artist can be tricky…and having some guidance along the way can really help. But where should you look to for guidance…and how can you get to that stage in your life when you’re completely satisfied …

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PK 169: Witches, Demons, and Art. Inside the Creative Mind of Occult and Fantasy Artist, Jim Pavelec.

Witches, demons, and art have always been strongly linked. If you look back through art history, you’ll find countless artists such as William Blake who have been inspired by the writings of Aleister Crowley and themes such as Ars Goetia… And now, in the 21st Century, occult and fantasy artist, Jim Pavelec, is bringing these …

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PK 168: Can Making Art Change Your Life? Interview with Tamara Laporte From Willowing Arts.

Can making art change your life? Today’s guest, mixed media artist, Tamara Laporte, certainly thinks so. Like so many creative types, she struggled for years with self-doubt and hating every painting she produced. But then, one day, she made a pact with herself to give up making art if it continued to make her feel …

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PK 167: Travel and Creativity. Interview with Jenni Onn From Creative Traveller Magazine.

Travel and creativity are closely linked, with scientific research now suggesting that people who travel tend to become more creative as a result. But, have you ever wanted to just pack your bags and passport and jump on a plane to be inspired by the new sights and sounds of a different country? In this …

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