As you know from reading my profile at the right, I love to listen to podcasts on creative subjects. Recently I listened to 2 episodes that I thought I would mention. If you would like to listen to either of these podcasts click on the episode title.
The first one I recommend wholeheartedly for anyone doing any sort of creative endeavor."How to Gain Clarity in Your Work" by Todd Henry at the Accidental Creative. If you've ever thought of writing a Creative Manifesto, this episode will tell you how to do it and more importantly why. It's a short listen, 18 minutes, short as far as podcasts go. And it's to the point and full of strategy, philosophy and examples.
The second recommendation I give with half a heart and for a specific few. The episode is "The Art of Comics with Josh Neufeld" by Srini Rao at the Unmistakable Creative. The title caught my attention since comics are something I'm interested in but what the title and even the episode description doesn't mention is that Josh writes comics in a really tight niche Comic Journalism.* Ok I'm still on board with that but it's not until the second half of the interview that they get around to talking about it. The first half is all questions about his unusual childhood, parenting, art in education. Now I know this is a pet peeve of mine but I want them to get to the point. I feel like the title is a promise - I'm going to teach you about the art of comics. And yes, sometimes this kind of talk can be illuminating but in this case I felt even the interviewee was confused by the questions and wondering when they were going to talk about his work?
Well, I'm happy to say in the second half of the interview the title promise is fulfilled and for anyone interested in sequential art and specifically nonfiction comic journalism, you will learn a lot from this episode. So, if that's your thing give it a listen, just maybe skip to the second half.
*To be fair at the bottom of the podcast page it does say Josh Neufeld is a cartoonist who works primarily in the field of non-fiction comics, specifically as a comic journalist.