I have new video up from my time at The Animation Workshop in Denmark, where I was teaching a class on webcomics and social media earlier this month. (This is the first time I’ve had video footage of my public speaking—thanks, Sam!—which is really exciting.) If you’re a person who makes things on the Internet, or a person who wants to make things on the Internet, or a cartoonist, or a budding creator—this probably has some utility for you.
Things I cover:
- How I ended up doing what I’m doing now (full-time adventure-cartoonist-ing, most days)
- How social media has enabled me to succeed in crowdfunding, freelancing, and basically everything else
- What sailing has in common with being an artist (it’s more than you think)
- Communities and gratitude economies and how they shape our work
- My unified very vague theory of How the Internet Makes Us Better People
- What you can gain by giving your work away for free
I had so much fun teaching at TAW, and I hope this talk distills some of the stuff we were exploring and discussing over the course of my two weeks there. If you enjoyed it and want to see/enable more, feel free to check out my Patreon page! I post a ton of behind-the-scenes, nitty gritty, creative-in-the-trenches stuff there every single week, and I’d love to have you on board.