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Creative inspiration and advice to help you stop procrastinating and start making stuff. Any kind of stuff. Hosted by best-selling author Danny Gregory. Brought to you by Sketchbook Skool.

    73. Miriam Schulman: Be an Artrepreneur

    73. Miriam Schulman: Be an Artrepreneur

    This week, Danny chats with Miriam Schulman.  She's an artist, teacher, podcast host, and author of Artpreneur: The Step-by-Step Guide to Making a Sustainable Living from your Creativity. Scheduled for release in February 2023, it's a book about how to price and market your art while kicking the starving artist mentality to the curb. It's a very inclusive book with artist examples from all genders, backgrounds, and walks of life. 


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    72. Adam Westbrook: How to love making

    72. Adam Westbrook: How to love making

    This week, Danny chats with Adam Westbrook. He is a journalist, filmmaker and artist, currently based in London. Alongside his YouTube channel, he has produced dozens of videos for The New York Times, including "Operation Infektion", a documentary about Fake News, which was nominated for two Emmy Awards. Outside of journalism he has just completed his first comics short story collection, "Bite Guard Fever Dreams". He writes about creativity and visual storytelling in his newsletter "The Third Something."
    Adam's YouTube ChannelAdam's newsletter Adam's comics short story collection

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    71. Mark Golden: Making Paint

    71. Mark Golden: Making Paint

    This week, Danny chats with Mark Golden, the CEO and Co-founder of Golden Artist Colors.
    Mark began the company in 1980 with 4 employees, his father Sam Golden, mother Adele and wife Barbara. Originating in a cow barn on his parents’ retirement home in rural Columbus, NY, the company made and delivered custom paint colors for artists in Manhattan. GOLDEN’s staff of full-time Employee Owners is now 250, with facilities in Columbus as well as Norwich, NY. GOLDEN sells its products in over 60 countries.
    In 1997, Mark and his family began The Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts to honor their parents. Its mission is to be a significant resource for visual artists. Over the next 14 years, the Foundation donated to numerous artists and art organizations. In 2010, the Foundation began constructing the Golden Residence, a 10,000-square-foot living and work space for invited artists which opened in 2012.


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    70. Beth Trembley: Comics and trauma

    70. Beth Trembley: Comics and trauma

    This week, Danny talks to Beth Trembley about her new graphic novel, Look Again and how making art helped her process a traumatic event.

    About Beth:
    Beth grew up knowing herself to be a kid who could write but who could not draw. Everyone else in the family created visual art, but she just couldn't make anything that looked good.  In her late thirties, she realized that she could probably become a better draw-er if she approached it the way she approached writing:  daily practice, lots of experimentation, a sense of humor, and teachers!  Betty Edwards' Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain and Danny Gregory's The Creative License were the two most inspirational companions she had on her way.  Beth knew she didn't want to become a fine artist, but someone who used the visual to enhance storytelling.  And, she just wanted to be able to draw fun short comics that captured her adventures with her dogs.
    In April of 2014, her progress leaped forward when she enrolled in the first klasses offered by Sketchbook Skool and became exposed to so many different teachers and the wonderful community of fun, challenging sketchbook artists.  She began to draw and paint every day.  She created sketches of events and animals and people and trees and buildings and, really, everything.  She combined these with writing into illustrated journals.   She took other classes with teachers she encountered in Sketchbook Skool.  She attended SketchKon in California and loved meeting so many virtual colleagues!
    In 2017 Beth decided she was finally brave enough to get serious about creating comics, so she began what became several years of in-person and online study at both the Center for Cartoon Studies and the Sequential Artists Workshop.  The wonders of using comics as a medium for telling her own stories opened up possibilities and power she had barely imagined.  In 2019, after thirty years of college teaching, she retired to work more fully in comics.  In addition to creating comics, Beth currently teaches comics and graphic memoir online and in-person.  In particular, she runs the Graphic Memoir + Medicine group and teaches multi-week courses in graphic memoir for the Sequential Artists Workshop.
    Her graphic memoir, Look Again, is her first published work in comics.
    Look Again, Street Noise Books, 2022.   Purchase from bookshop.org or amazon.com or your local bookseller!
    Website:  https://elizabethtrembley.com/
    Instagram: @elizabeth_trembley
    Teaching at Sequential Artists Workshop:  https://learn.sawcomics.org/
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    • 59 min
    69. Ann Lemon: how art saves lives

    69. Ann Lemon: how art saves lives

    This week Danny talks to Ann Lemon about the legacy of her son, artist Amos Lemon Burkhart, and the foundation she established to extend his message and combat teen suicide.
    You can support the Foundation's work at their upcoming benefit on Friday, November 4th from 6 to 9 pm.
    For tickets and information about Amos, see amoslemon.org.
    You can also find exhibit information at stayalivemakeart.org
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    68: Seth Apter: Art and Insecurity

    68: Seth Apter: Art and Insecurity

    Seth is a mixed-media artist and a teacher. He’s also a former psychologist who practiced for decades and then gave it up to focus on his art. He has taught at Sketchbook Skool and will soon start a new class in our Spark program.  I’ve known Seth for many years. He is a calm and thoughtful presence, and I always learn so much from talking to him about art, teaching and life.
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    • 51 min

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