Destroy the idea that you can tell how long a person has been reading comics by their gender
Destroy the idea that how long a person has been reading comics in any way affects their ability to have an opinion
Destroy the idea that how many comics you read and how many years you’ve been reading them makes you at all superior to new readers
Destroy the attitude that is pushing new, younger, and female readers away from comics
Ira Glass to Lifehacker. I’m Ira Glass, Host of This American Life, and This Is How I Work.
Quick tip for things to do immediately post-interview:
When I come out of an interview, I jot down the things I remember as being my favorite moments. For an hour-long interview usually it’s just four or five moments, but if out I’m reporting all day, I’ll spend over an hour at night typing out every favorite thing that happened. This is handier than you might think. Often this short list of favorite things will provide the backbone to the structure to my story.
Read through for the gear This American Life uses and its editing process.
This is really good advice, and worth keeping!
You draw a lot. One day, you draw a bit that is sort of different from how you were drawing it before, almost by accident. You look at it and think “oh, I like how that looks.” Then the next time you draw something you try to do that again, only more so. Then again and again until you are doing it all the time, because you like it that way. Sometimes this happens without you really even noticing.