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Lucy Bellwood and Jessica Abel in conversation about self-doubt demons, should monsters, social media, building an audience, and how to rock crowdfunding.

What happens when you let your demons run loose (spoiler: good things)

You should be making your creative work every day. You should be spending more time with your family and friends. You should spend a lot more time in selling your work. You shouldn’t have to sell anything: your work should speak for itself. You should be much further along in your career. You should give

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The value of simple goals

Obviously, one can be overburdened with things that need doing, and that can make getting creative work done very difficult.
But it’s not actually freedom from all the things that makes the work possible.

Sound and Vision: Increase your reach with storytelling across multiple platforms

Boston, April 1-3. Some of the best minds in narrative journalism will gather at the Power of Narrative conference to, as their tagline puts it, stay “Savvy, Skilled, and Solvent in Journalism’s Wired Era.” I’m proud to be a speaker and panelist at the conference, and look forward to meeting you there. The media landscape

Out on the Wire is out in the world + USA book tour dates

Out on the Wire: the Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio, my comics documentary on the narrative ideas and techniques of the new generation of top audio producers hit the bookstores last Tuesday. And I’m making a few stops for book events in the USA in September. I hope you’ll come see me; I’d be thrilled to get a chance to sign your books for you.

Angoulême festival 2015! Trish Trash!

In addition to the usual festival craziness, this year’s event will be particularly exciting for me, as it will mark the first time I’ve originated a book in French, with a French publisher, thus achieving a goal I set for myself the very first time I went to FIBD, back in 1998 (although then I said I wanted to do it in 5 years). True fact. Ask Tom Devlin.

Trish Trash avant première: I get to see my new comics 2 months early.

Friends, it gives me a lot of pleasure to announce that the first moment I put my hands on a copy of Trish Trash: Rollergirl sur Mars (vol. 1 of 3), I was standing outside a comics museum, watching a roller derby demo. Thomas Ragon, my editor, had put a lot of pressure on the Dargaud studio to get the book printed two months before the official release date, so I could be standing there on the chais Magelis, wiping a light drizzle off the fresh, offset-printing-ink smelling pages.

SP-Xiles 2001

SP-Xiles was an impromptu event organized in New York City as a response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Trish Trash on view at FIBD

The Maison des Auteurs is putting on an exhibition for FIBD, and I’ve got just a few pieces in this show. It’ll be the first time finished Trish Trash pages are seen by the world.

Boomfest: comics in St. Petersburg

I was quite unexpectedly invited to St. Petersburg, Russia, for a comics festival called Boomfest. I hadn’t heard of it, but several friends had gone, including cartoonists Joe Sacco and T. Edward Bak and José Alaniz