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The Lean Into Art Cast serves visual and interactive storytellers with topics and coversation that explores design thinking, creative communication, visual arts, comics, illustration, creative coding, and more.

Lean Into Art Jerzy Drozd and Rob Stenzinger

    • Visual Arts
    • 4.8, 6 Ratings

The Lean Into Art Cast serves visual and interactive storytellers with topics and coversation that explores design thinking, creative communication, visual arts, comics, illustration, creative coding, and more.

    Black Lives Matter

    Black Lives Matter

    Instead of our usual exploration of visual storytelling and thinking about creative process, this week we have a brief yet important message to share. Our message is that we’re here to love, care, and support our black community and do our best as non-BIPOC do to be better at helping more by listening, being affected, and committing to an ongoing active awareness and ongoing supportive action to get rid of systemic racism. Black Lives Matter. The ongoing system of repression and discrimination must end. So much murder and death of black skinned people is such an obvious symptom of the discrimination. Murders by the police of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Atatiana Jefferson, and so many others. We are in the midst of an uprising of super brave action from the black community. This is a place and time to dig in for systemic change. Let’s make it all our job to end systemic racism. I’m looking at us white folks as I say this. People who are BIPOC have no choice but face that job. Our work is to help one another become as strong as possible. So then what are we/us two doing to help more and in better ways? For Jerzy, that is: Following and supporting black artists, finding and supporting more businesses owned by people of color. Casting a wider net for guests and creative works to highlight. Donating more often, for this week that was donating to the Community Split Bail Fund. I will use my agency as a co-organizer for comics festivals to bring attention to diverse voices. For Rob that is: Awareness and listening deeper: For years awareness and immediate attention on justice for the black community is an event. Occasional and inconsistent. Now I’m working make it an every day practice. Making it a real project to be continually informed black voices. With that, I follow more, listen more, read more, share more black voices in my feeds and media. Donating more often, for this week that was donating the Campaign Zero Project. Scheduled a recurring task for this evolving project in omnifocus app, that works for me as a habit to keep a project going. Supporting, raising, celebrating voices that need to be heard like that of the black community must be an ongoing way of life. Where you can, when you can, support black creators and causes. The black community has been forced to bear this systemic racism load every day for over 400 years. We are privileged because it’s a choice for us to face it. Let’s not forget that. Let’s explore ways to bring in more diverse voices more often on the show. We want potential guests to reach out. Leanintoart.com/contact We’re here to learn with all of you. What are you doing for your awareness, commitment, and ongoing action? Tell us your stories, comments, questions, thoughts (through our email, social feeds, contact form). I know we’re in good company to make things better because Leaners aren’t weiners. Brave protesters thank you, our society owes you. Thank you all for listening and learning with us. Love to you all. OK Bye.

    LIA Cast 316 - R/W/P

    LIA Cast 316 - R/W/P

    Rob and Jerzy like to remind themselves to make space for reading, watching, and playing. Join us for an exploration of media we engage with for relaxation and inspiration and even refueling. Sponsors for this episode Four Million Years Later Rob and Kate's coaching Lean Into Art Discord Links mentioned: Bomberman '93 Four Million Years Later Skull Fist The Tiny Chef Show Thanks to our top Patreon supporters Greg Horvath David Armantrout DADO Ashley Knapp Jonathan Wornson This week's 2 Minute Practice Visualize prompts from last week's word cloud! Connect with Jerzy and Rob Jerzy on Instagram Rob on Instagram Lean Into Art on Twitter

    LIA Cast 315 - Learning OBS Studio to Level Up Video Streams

    LIA Cast 315 - Learning OBS Studio to Level Up Video Streams

    The tools we use to make and share our art change a lot. Individual tools wear out, digital tools change company hands, business plans change and tools get decommissioned. As makers we are often in the position of picking a new tool, sometimes to replace the old, sometimes because we need to change something about our work and a new tool offers new possibilities. The Lean Into Art podcast is soon to be 9 years old and we’ve offered both video and audio versions of our show for most every episode. Lately we’re digging into how we can level up with video streaming and Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) is a tool pointing us toward so many interesting new possibilities. Join us to learn along with us we share what we’re learning so far about streaming and recording with OBS! We’d love to hear from you in the chat whether you’re an OBS pro or just getting started. Sponsors for this episode Four Million Years Later Rob and Kate's coaching Lean Into Art Discord Links mentioned: OBS Virtual Cam Plugin Up Deck EpocCam MultiCam Logitech R400 Presentation Remote Thanks to our top Patreon supporters Greg Horvath Rachel Ross Becca Hillburn India Swift Keri Goble Billick This week's 2 Minute Practice Create a word cloud of stuff you're thinking about lately Connect with Jerzy and Rob Jerzy on Instagram Rob on Instagram Lean Into Art on Twitter

    LIA Cast 189 - Inclusive Creative Work (Rebroadcast)

    LIA Cast 189 - Inclusive Creative Work (Rebroadcast)

    Join Jerzy and Rob as they explore creating projects and works that are inclusive, think through ways to detect and avoid toxicity, and celebrate practicing/working to be both sensitive and patient. Sponsors for this episode Boulder and Fleet: Adventurers for Hire This Panda Needs You Lean Into Art Workshops NEW SPONSOR - the 7" Kara webcomic and the 7" Kara print edition Thanks to our top 5 Patreon supporters Cameron Callahan Katherine Sugrue Chris Watkins Spencer Hallam Tim F Links Mentioned More Science Behind Shaping Player Behavior in Online Games Why You Think You're Right–Even if You're Wrong Connect with Jerzy and Rob Jerzy on Twitter Rob on Twitter Lean Into Art on Twitter Support the show via Patreon Lean Into Art Patreon

    LIA 314 - Learning from Collaborating, with Jon David Guerra

    LIA 314 - Learning from Collaborating, with Jon David Guerra

    Back in episode 230 we talked with Jon David Guerra about taking on big projects and hiring collaborators. Jon returns to reflect on his experience and what he learned in creating Nightmare Pro Wrestling: The Belly of the Beast, a comics anthology in which he hired different artists to draw different chapters. Sponsors for this episode Four Million Years Later Rob and Kate's coaching Lean Into Art Discord Links mentioned: Nightmare Pro Wrestling NPW on Instagram Jon on Instagram Jon's appearance on LIA Cast 230 Thanks to our top Patreon supporters Sophie Lawson Rachel Ross Stephan Black Stephan Stone-Bush Shauni Redfearn This week's 2 Minute Practice Follow the Sketchamania Prompts to create an interesting wrestler pose! Connect with Jerzy and Rob Jerzy on Instagram Rob on Instagram Lean Into Art on Twitter

    LIA Cast 313 - Virtual Events pt 2, with Jen Vaughn

    LIA Cast 313 - Virtual Events pt 2, with Jen Vaughn

    Continuing our exploration of virtual events begun in the last episode, Rob and Jerzy are joined by cartoonist, narrative designer, and DM of the Big DunJen Show, Jen Vaughn. Together they’ll look at the upcoming Very Very Shopping Network event to see if we can find some new approaches to creating online events. Sponsors for this episode Nightmare Pro Wrestling Rob and Kate's coaching Lean Into Art Discord Links mentioned: The Very Very Shopping Network The VVSN Twitch Channel The Big DunJen Show - YouTube Jen on Twitter Jen's Workshops Popmuertos on Twitch Thanks to our top Patreon supporters Brandon Dayton Gail Buschman Becca Hillburn India Swift Good to be Curious This week's 2 Minute Practice Sketch a 3 to 4 panel comic strip that ends where it begins Connect with Jerzy and Rob Jerzy on Instagram Rob on Instagram Lean Into Art on Twitter

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Tad19 ,

Encouraging, informative, genuine

Jerzy and Rob's weekly talks have become a part of my creative routine. Listening to their insightful, honest, and entertaining conversations that cover an array of topics relating to the joy (and sometimes frustrations) of making stuff is such an encouragement and education. And you get the sense that they genuinely care-- listening to this show is like coming home after a long day to find the porch light on and a warm cup waiting for you on the table.
Highly recommended!

Jahhdog ,

These Guys Just don't Talk the Talk!

Two artists who are multi faceted and experiences creators and teachers! Anyone interested in creating could learn a thing or "three" from these guys...

ArrOOooo!

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