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Comics Manifest | Inspiring Interviews with Influential Creators in Comics

Host Aaron Williams interviews influential creators in the world of comics. Guests share their creative journey, expressing what excites them today, and what they did to manifest their dreams into reality. Comics Manifest aims to give you that insight and inspiration you need to keep your passion for creating comics alive. New episodes every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
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Dec 8, 2017

Bring the thunder, dance in the rain, and push through the storm, things might turn out better than you ever thought possible.

Dec 6, 2017

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.

Dec 4, 2017

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 art is magic. In this episode Michael and I talk about taking your next step after a successful project, creative partnerships, and inspiration.

Dec 2, 2017

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.

Nov 30, 2017

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.

Nov 28, 2017

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.

Nov 28, 2017

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.

Oct 26, 2017

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.

Oct 23, 2017

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 goals.

Oct 16, 2017

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 language of art, and how getting bored easily became one of her greatest assets.

Sep 20, 2017

Natalia Batista is a Swedish cartoonist, illustrator and educator and the creator of the manga series Sword Princess Amaltea and Mjau!

Sep 9, 2017

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.

Sep 4, 2017

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 expert to talk all about what we can do to get better at managing our time, stress, and productivity.

Aug 19, 2017

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.

Jul 26, 2017

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.

Jul 22, 2017

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.

Jul 19, 2017

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.

Jun 28, 2017

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.

Jun 23, 2017

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.

May 17, 2017

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.

May 12, 2017

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.

May 4, 2017

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.

May 1, 2017

Charles Glaubitz is an illustrator, multi-media artist, and cartoonist and the creator of the graphic novel Starseeds.

Apr 26, 2017

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.

Apr 21, 2017

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.

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