A week or ago I talked to Danny Gregory (author of books like Art Before Breakfast and An Illustrated Life) in anticipation of my keynote at SketchKon in November. We talked about a variety of things: the power of paper, banker’s boxes, my notebooks, paper monuments to human effort, David Sedaris, something small every day, Thoreau, collage, zines, finding your voice, etc. Listen here.
Back in February I sat down with Mike Rohde and recorded a conversation for his Sketchnote Army podcast about how I work. It was recorded on an iPhone in a noisy coffee shop downtown, but it has a casual, candid feel to it that I enjoyed.
I was right in the middle of writing the talk that would become my new book, and while I don’t talk about the book at all, I talk a lot about the process of getting to it: going back to daily blogging, putting out the newsletter, having a repeatable daily practice for generating work, reading Thoreau’s journals, watching Ralph Steadman draw, etc.
Ted Weinstein interviewed me for his new podcast, The Work Of Art.
In part one, we talked about limitations as a source of creativity, how to take more artistic risks, the value of old fashioned tools as well as social media to build community, and how to keep one’s art fresh:
In part two, we talked about why women artists are better role models for maintaining work-family balance, how to raise creative children, the value of sales and other business skills for artists, etc.:
After citing Steal Like An Artist as his major influence in the Inc. profile, “How Did An Average Joe Get an Award Winning Podcast? He Stole It,” Joe Saul-Sehy invited me to be a guest on the podcast. We had a nice conversation about side hustles, organization, flow, money, and a bunch of other stuff.
Listen here. (Our conversation starts at 16:00.)
The first show was called “No One Destroys My Family But Me,” and we talked about being dads:
The second show was called “Church and State,” and it’s us ranting about art, design, and creativity: