Motivational Minute: Make a Decision and Take a Chance! It is so hard to pursue your passions, fear of failure, fear of not being good enough, fear of whatever is always there to stop you. So what does Kazu Kibuishi and Kelly Fitzpatrick do along their journey that's different how did they overcome that fear?
Kelly Fitzpatrick is a comic book colorist and has worked on comics including Snow Fall, Peter Panzerfaust, Bitch Planet, and Shade the Changing Girl.
Kean Soo is an award winning cartoonist and creator of the all ages graphic novel series March Grand Prix and Jellaby.
Matt Hawkins is a writer, producer, and the president/COO of Top Cow Comics! He has written and created titles including Think Tank, The Tithe, Postal, Lady Pendragon and Aphrodite Nine.
Michele Foschini is the Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder of BAO publishing.
Cat Farris is a cartoonist and illustrator who has done work through publishers including OniPress, IDW, and Darkhorse. Cat is also the creator of the mini comic series Flaccid Badger and the popular webcomic series The Last Diplomat.
Terry Moore is an award winning cartoonist. He is the creator of Abstract Studios and the books Strangers in Paradise, Echo, Rachel Rising, and Motor Girl.
Leila Del Duca is a cartoonist and illustrator from the comic book mecca of America, Portland Oregon and is the co-creator of the comic series Shutter and the writer of the graphic novel AFAR.
Trungles, is a cartoonist and creator of the comics The Magic Fish, Matches, and Tamarind. He is also the creator of Limerence Press's The Glass Mountain Coloring Book.
Chris Grady is a cartoonist and teacher. He is the creator of the webcomic Lunarbaboon and also ran 2 successful Kickstarter campaigns to manifest his books Lunarbaboon volume 1 and Lunarbaboon volume 2 into reality.
David Malki ! is the creator of the popular webcomic Wondermark the co-creator of the book series Machine of Death and has also run multiple Kickstarter campaigns for Wondermark merchandise including jigsaw puzzles and greeting cards. David also ran a Kickstarter campaign that raised over 500,000 dollars to manifest the Machine of Death board game into reality.
Dash Shaw is a cartoonist and animator, as a cartoonist he is the creator of the graphic novels, Bottomless Belly Button, Cosplayers, and Bodyworld and as an animator Dash is the creator of The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century A.D., Seraph, and his latest animated feature My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea.
Katie Rice is an illustrator and cartoonist, She is the winner of Penny Arcades Strip Search and the creator of the webcomics, Camp Wedonwantcha and Katie Comics.
Tommi Musturi is a cartoonist, illustrator, and publisher. He is the co-creator the Finnish comics publishing house Huuda Huuda and the creator of the graphic novels, Walking with Samuel, Simply Samuel, and the Book of Hope.
Sophie Goldstein, is an award winning cartoonist. She is the winner of two ignatz awards and the creator the incredible graphic novel, The Oven, The comic series House of Women, co-creator of the web comic Darwin Carmichael is Going to Hell, and a handful of shorts that you can check out on her website RedInkRadio.com.
Sandra Lanz is a cartoonist and illustrator, her work can be found in the comics Prophet: Strikefile, Creepy Magazine, and Volume 2 of From Under Mountains. Sandra is also the creator of the Stela exclusive comic House Girls and the illustrator of the successfully Kickstarted graphic novel, Luci's Let Down.
Zack Giallongo is a cartoonist and illustrator, he is the writer of Star Wars Ewoks, the illustrator of the Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue presents Romeo and Juliet and MacBeth, and the creator of the New York times best-selling graphic novel BROXO. Zack is also the host of The Galaxy of Super Adventure podcast!
Taneka Stotts is a comic book writer and editor, she is the writer of the webcomics Full Circle, Love Circuits, and the comic for Stela, Deja Brew. Taneka is also the editor of the comics Afar, Elements: Fire, and the Award-Winning "Beyond: The Queer Sci-Fi and Fantasy Comic Anthology" She also ran the successful Kickstarter campaign that raised over 75,000 dollars to Manifest the Beyond anthology into reality.
Dan Jurgens is a writer, penciller, and inker, who has worked on so many titles from DC and Marvel Comics, including Superman, Batman, Teen Titans, Captain America, and Thor. He is the creator of the character Booster Gold and is the writer of Superman: Lois and Clark, Batman Beyond, and Action Comics.
Lucy Knisley is an award winning, new york times best selling, cartoonist, illustrator, and teacher. Her work has been published through Marvel, Valiant, Boom Studios!, and First Second Books. She has been a guest speaker and lectured at many events including San Diego Comic Con, New York Comic Con, SPX, and The Toronto Comic Arts Festival. And she is the creator of the graphic novels, An Age of Innocence, Displacement, French Milk, Relish and Something New!
Rui Tenreiro is an illustrator, cartoonist, and art director. His work has been featured in publications such as The Guardian, The New Yorker and The New York Times. He is also the creator of the graphic novels, The Celebration, Museum, and Lanterns of Nedzu.
Jeff Smith is a cartoonist who has won multiple awards including 11 Harvey awards and 11 Eisner awards, He is the creator of the iconic graphic novel series BONE, the award winning graphic novel RASL and the webcomic, TUKI: Save the Humans.
Jesse Moynihan is a cartoonist and illustrator, He has worked as a writer and storyboard artist on the show Adventure Time, he is a winner of the Xeric grant and creator of the graphic novel, Follow Me and the webcomic series, Forming.
Steve Lieber is an Eisner award winning writer and illustrator who has published work through many publishers including Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, and Oni Press on properties including Batman, Superman, Hellboy, and Star Trek. He the illustrator of the Graphic Novel Whiteout and the co-author of the book: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating a Graphic Novel.
Der-shing Helmer is an illustrator and cartoonist, she is the creator of the webcomics The Meek and Mare Internum. She recently conducted a successful kickstarter campaign that raised over 115,000 dollars to manifest the printed edition of The Meek into reality.