Join Aaron Williams on Comics Manifest where he interviews amazing and influential creators in comics. Guests share their creative journey, express what excites them today, share their worst creative moment, and most memorable successes. Expect to receive strategies you can adopt, mindsets that you can obtain, and ACTIONABLE tips that can inspire you and help you take your comics projects to the next level. Comics Manifest aims to inspire the aspiring creator and with new episodes airing eve ...
Joelle Jones is an Eisner nominated cartoonist. Joelle's work has been featured in books including Batman, Helheim, Supergirl: Being Super, and is the creator of the comics series Lady Killer. In this interview Joelle talks all about how she keeps 'being precious' about her work in check and the most important things she did to not only get her fir…
Sam Bosma is an award winning illustrator, cartoonist, and creator of the comic book series, Fantasy Sports. In this interview Sam talks about his development as an artist, dealing with failure, and how following his fears lead him to creating something he loves.
Bring the thunder, dance in the rain, and push through the storm, things might turn out better than you ever thought possible.
Bruce Blitz is an artist, author, and 4 time Emmy nominated television host of the hit show Cartooning with Blitz. In this episode I ask Bruce how he created his hit t.v. show and what he did to create a life around the thing that he loves.
Michael Dante DiMartino is an award winning animation director, artist, author, and the co-creator of the iconic animated series, Avatar the Last Airbender. Now that the second Avatar series The Legend of Korra has ended, Michael now turns his attention to a passion project that has been nagging at him for years, Geniuses, a trilogy of novels where…
Derek Kirk Kim is an award winning cartoonist, illustrator, and film maker and creator of the graphic novels Same Difference, Tune, and the web series Mythomania. In this episode Derek talks about his journey in the world of comics and what happens when you find success early on your creative journey.…
Kelly Fitzpatrick is a comic book colorist and has worked on comics including Snow Fall, Peter Panzerfaust, Bitch Planet, and Shade the Changing Girl. During this conversation Kelly talks all about how she found her way into the world of comics and also proves that you can do more than you think possible in the span of a year.…
Kyle Latino is a cartoonist, illustrator and the creator of the popular web comic, The Savage Beard of She Dwarf. During this conversation we dive into the art of making comics, forging your own path as a content creator, and Kyle's experience in education.
Hey Dream Team and a warm welcome back to the show. Today I have some announcements about where the podcast is heading and what I'm working on.
Rich Tommaso is a cartoonist and illustrator and the creator of comic series including She Wolf, Dark Corridor, and his latest comic, Spy Seal. Rich has been making comics ever since he was very young and in this interview Rich takes us through his journey from kid with a dream to adult working on a project he loves.…
Sean Izaakse is a cartoonist and illustrator based in South Africa. He is the co-creator of the comic series Stray and his art has been featured in comics including Pathfinder and The Avengers. In this interview Sean talks about his love for comics, why you have the obligation to tell your stories, and how he structured his life to accomplish his g…
Aya Kakeda is a fine artist who's style and projects have inspired and influenced creators around the world. She is a teacher at the School of Visual Arts in New York and has created comics, books, prints, apparel, ceramic figurines, and the list goes on. In this interview we talk about the stories Aya tells with each project, the universal languag…
Natalia Batista is a Swedish cartoonist, illustrator and educator and the creator of the manga series Sword Princess Amaltea and Mjau!
Vito Delsante is a comic book writer who has written comics including, Batman, Superman, Scooby Doo, and is the co-creator of the comics series Stray, The Golden Guard, and The Purple Heart.
Jessica Abel (Drawing Words and Writing Pictures, Mastering Comics, La Perdida) joins me to discuss a question that many creators new and old face. How can we get better at getting things done? Cartoonists have so many stories they want to tell and the thought of completing a whole body of work can be daunting to say the least, so I bring in the ex…
Kevin Eastman is a cartoonist, writer, publisher and editor of Heavy Metal Magazine, and the co-creator of the comic book that took the world by storm and started 'Turtle Mania' The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
J.M. Dematteis is an Eisner Award winning writer of Comics, Television, and prose, who has written loads comics including, Justice League International, Captain America, The Amazing Spider-Man, Moonshadow, Booster Gold, Scooby Apocalypse and the list goes on.
Hey Dream Team! It has been one year since the creation of Comics Manifest and in this episode I'll be reflecting on the past year, discussing what worked, what didn't, and also a few lessons that I took away from the podcast thus far.
Simon Roy is an award winning cartoonist and the creator of the comic series Habitat, the graphic novel Jan's Atomic Heart, and the co-creator of Image Comics Prophet.
James Wright is comic book writer and creator of comics including, The Geek Zodiac and Nutmeg. Welcome to episode 107 during this interview James and I discuss finding collaborators, preparing for opportunity, and how he fits comics into his life with a full time day job in tow.
Joe Daly is a cartoonist and illustrator from South Africa and creator of the graphic novels, Dungeon Quest, The Red Monkey Double Happiness Book, and Highbone Theater.
Dave Chisholm is a cartoonist, musician, and creator of the graphic novel Let's Go to Utah and the mixed media graphic novel/ soundtrack Instrumental.
Lara Antal and Dave Kelly are the co creators of the comic series Tales of The Night Watchman and the comic book publisher So What? Press.
Derek Kirk Kim is an award winning cartoonist, illustrator, and film maker and creator of the graphic novels Same Difference, Tune, and the web series Mythomania.
Charles Glaubitz is an illustrator, multi-media artist, and cartoonist and the creator of the graphic novel Starseeds.
Brianne Drouhard is a character designer, storyboard artist, and director of animation for Nick, WB, Cartoon Network, and Marvel. She is also the creator the children's book Billie The Unicorn, the popular web comic Harpy Gee, and the artist of Boom! studios Mega Princess.
Dean Haspiel is an Emmy award winning artist and cartoonist. Dean has written and drawn comics including The Red Hook, The Fox, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and Wonder Woman.
Sara Varon is an illustrator and cartoonist and creator of the graphic novels Bake Sale, Robot Dreams, Sweater Weather and co-creator of the graphic novel Odd Duck.
Andres Vera Martinez is a cartoonist and illustrator, and co-creator of the graphic novels Babe Ruth: Before They Were Famous and Little White Duck.
Robin Ha is a New York Times best selling cartoonist and illustrator and creator of the book, Cook Korean!: A Comic Book with Recipes.
Reilly Brown, is a writer and illustrator, he is the co-creator of Power Play and Saint George: Dragon Slayer, and has worked on other titles including Deadpool, LOBO, The Amazing SpiderMan, Slapstick. And is also posting a weekly webcomic Dash Hudson : Tentacles of Trident.
Faith Erin Hicks is an award winning, New York Times best selling cartoonist and creator of the graphic novel trilogy The Nameless City, Friends with Boys, and the webcomic Demonology 101.
Ellen Lindner is an illustrator and cartoonist, and creator of the graphic novel Undertow, the comic series The Black Feather Falls and the editor of the Strumpet.
Matt Kindt is an award winning, New York Times best selling writer and artist of comics including Divinity, Rai, MIND MGMT, Unity, and DEPT. H.
Kyle Latino is a cartoonist and illustrator and the creator of the popular web comic, The Savage Beard of She Dwarf.
Tyler Crook is an award winning illustrator, who has illustrated and co-created titles including, BPRD: Hell On Earth, Petrograd, Witchfinder and Harrow County.
A Motivational Minute with Johnny Ryan. Back in episode 026 of the show I got the chance to chat with creator of Prison Pit and Angry Youth Comix, Johnny Ryan. Our conversation was far different than I thought it would be, incredibly inspiring, motivational, and dare I say... heartfelt. We got to the topic of weaknesses and if Johnny had any, this …
Katie Cook is an illustrator and cartoonist. She is the creator of the popular webcomic GRONK: A Monster's Story, writer for My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, and also the illustrator of the children's book OBI-123 a sequel to her first star wars children's book ABC-3PO.
Steven Andrews is a writer and the lead editor of the Toronto Comics Anthology. A Kickstarter for volume 4 of the anthology is live now.
Tini Howard is a comic book writer and winner of the Top Cow Talent Search. She has written comics including The Skeptics, Power Rangers Pink, and Magdalena. Music attributions: George Street Shuffle Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/…
Alexis Fajardo is a cartoonist, illustrator, and senior editor at Schulz Studio. Alexis is the creator of the graphic novel series Kid Beowulf.
Marissa Louise is a comic book colorist, her work is featured in the comics Merry Men and Spell on Wheels.
Calista Brill is a writer and executive editor at First Second books. Calista is the author of the picture books, Little Wing Learns to Fly and Tugboat Bill and the River Rescue.
Michel Fiffe is a cartoonist, creator of his own publisher COPRA press, and creator of the comics Zegas, and the popular comic series COPRA.
Motivational Minute: Grasp the Adventure! Doug TenNapel is not only an extremely productive and passionate comics creator but also a person who is dedicated to helping others create a life that is not only financially stable but fulfilling and meaningful. This is a clip from episode 011 and is one of my favorites. I hope it shakes something in you …
Mike Cavallaro is an illustrator, cartoonist, and creator of Parade (With Fireworks), and artist of the comics Foiled, Curses Foiled Again, Life and Times of Savior 28. His newest book Decelerate Blue written by Adam Rapp is out now.
Benjamin Marra is a cartoonist, illustrator, and educator. Ben is the creator of his comics publisher Traditional Comics and creator of comics including Terror Assaulter O.M.W.O.T. , Night Business, Blades and Lazers, Gangsta Rap Posse and more. Ben was also an educator at the School of Visual arts where he taught Visual Narrative.…
Motivational Minute: Set A Goal! Setting goals is something that is extremely important to me and during these ten minutes Der-Shing Helmer and Tom Nguyen share their thoughts on goal setting and how you can set yourself up for success and create a goal that you can commit to.
Jen Wang is a New York Times best selling cartoonist and creator of the graphic novels Koko Be Good and In Real Life. Jen is also the co-founder of the comics festival, Comic Arts LA.
LRNZ Lorenzo Ceccotti is a cartoonist and illustrator from Italy. He has worked in what seems to be every aspect of entertainment and media, and is also the creator of the incredible graphic novel Golem.