Tor Freeman and Dan Berry chat about developing a work ethic, improvising stories and the hierarchy of art tools.
Be sure to read Tor’s story The Temptation of Mr Rose on Instagram.
Matt madden and Dan Berry talk about the challenges of being a mid-career cartoonist, exercises in style and working inside constraints.
Joey Weiser and Dan Berry chat about the production treadmill, maintaining focus and giving yourself room to be creative.
Jenny Robins and Dan Berry chat about drawing every brick, the importance of community and drawing like everyone (or no-one) is watching.
Sabba Khan and Dan Berry chat about signing up to precariousness, drawing ideas rather than things and how language can build fences.
Ben Towle and Dan Berry chat about teaching, working with reference, finding shortcuts and loosening up.
Ben’s new book Four-Fisted Tales: Animals in Combat is out now.
Zara Slattery and Dan Berry talk about the evolution of a style, where shape and reference intersect and needing to see things to be able to draw things.
Zara has a new book out – Coma from Myriad Editions.
Shelly Bond and Laura Hole join Dan Berry to talk about Filth & Grammar (Kickstarter link here!), the book they are working on that collects the thirty+ years of experience in editing comics that Shelly has. Topics covered also include putting together a team, following your convictions and ‘Editorial Bloodthirst‘.
John Tucker and Dan Berry chat about the challenges in mixing dexterity and intellect, making everything as easy as possible for yourself and the arrogance/confidence of comedy.
Check out John’s podcast This Foul Earth that made Dan laugh so much he couldn’t ride his bike up a gentle hill. He also has a digital collection of all his books on gumroad for £5.
Tom Hart and Dan Berry talk about running a comics school, the different kinds of practice and the question ‘What Would Kate Bush Do?’
Stephanie Cooke and Dan Berry chat about going freelance, working with others and the importance (or not) of tools.
In addition to writing and editing, Stephanie also runs Creator Resource, which is an excellent site that collects a treasure trove of information all about the comics industry. Totally worth jumping in. There’s a Patreon for Creator Resource too!
Here’s a direct download link for this episode.
Eleri Harris and Dan Berry talk all about having a multi-faceted career, the role of truth in journalism, information & explanation and how the world works.
This episode is a bit of a break from the norm, with Danielle Corsetto and Dan Berry discussing approaches to teaching. This mainly takes the form of Danielle asking Dan’s opinion on various aspects of being an arts educator, from confidence, to expertise, to grades, to tone of voice and more.
The course in Denmark we both taught on is the Graphic Storytelling course at The Animation Workshop, Via University in Viborg. It is exceptionally good and I am always very impressed with what they do and how they do it.
MariNaomi and Dan Berry talk about applying lessons learned from autobiography to fiction, characters as catharsis and burning out.
We talk about Dapo’s journey into publishing, and his experience of arts education in the UK’s university system. If are a student studying art or design in the UK and any of the things that Dapo talks about is affecting or has affected you or someone you know, feel free to get in touch with Dan for advice.