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PK 231: Understanding Personal Branding

In this week’s episode of Pencil Kings, host Mitch Bowler sits down with long time friend, VFX Supervisor and Technical Director Allan McKay. They discuss common misconceptions that artists have about social media, branding, and job interviews. Allan also shares the incredible impact that his personal brand had on his career and reveals his tips for building a powerful personal brand today. Stay tuned.

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PK 230: How to Make a Board Game

Tune in to this episode of Pencil Kings as host Mitch Bowler sits down with Daniel Piche, a data analyst by day and board game creator by night. They discuss the game-making journey from ideation to creation and the important role that feedback plays in the process. Daniel alsohighlights how he used his data analysis skills to create a board game that was easy to play and understand. Keep listening!

Bruce Marion

PK 229: The Joy of Art Education

Listen in to this week’s episode of Pencil Kings as host Mitch Bowler is joined by Bruce Marion, renowned art teacher and contemporary impressionist artist. Bruce discusses the joys of working with multiple different styles, how to overcome creative roadblocks, and his process for helping artists find what works for them. If you want to learn more about discovering your artistic style and finding inspiration everywhere, then stay tuned!

Michelle-Sakhai

PK 228: Evolution of Art and Self

In this week’s episode of Pencil Kings, host Mitch Bowler sits down with contemporary fine artist, author, and educator, Michelle Sakhai. They discuss letting go of form, finding the balance between reality and expectations as an artist, and pursuing your unique artistic expression. Michelle also emphasizes the importance of experiencing the business side of the art world, in addition to honing your craft. Stay tuned!

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PK 227: Exploring the Storyboard Artist Career Path

In this week’s episode of Pencil Kings, host Mitch Bowler sits down with Sergio Paez, renowned author, story artist, and animation director. They discuss how to build a career as a story artist, the importance of creating passive income, and the many viable career options in media production. Sergio and Mitch also share their love for the creative process and their tips for making a living as an artist.

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PK 226: Asking for Help to Free Your Time

In this week’s episode of Pencil Kings, host Mitch Bowler shares his expert strategies for making more time for your art. He highlights the importance of prioritizing your tasks and discusses how to ask for help from people in your industry or personal life. Mitch also delves into how to improve your art with the help of Evolve Artist. Stay tuned!

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PK 225: Artist Mindset Shifts

In this week’s episode of the Pencil Kings podcast, Mitch Bowler sits down with fellow podcaster and watercolor artist, Miriam Schulman. They discuss the connection between mortality and art, how to overcome your fear of rejection and criticism, and the impact of the global pandemic on creative spaces. Miriam also shares her thoughts on the purpose of life (hint: get uncomfortable!).

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PK 224: Creative Mindset Upgrade

In this week’s episode of Pencil Kings, Mark McGuinness joins host Mitch Bowler to discuss how to take your art career to the next level. Mark shares his thoughts on finding motivation as an artist, overcoming rejection and criticism, and why business and art are not mutually exclusive. Mark also reveals the mindset shift that will help you achieve profitable artistic freedom. Stay tuned!

Jason Horejs

PK 223: The Business of Fine Art

In this week’s Pencil Kings episode, host Mitch Bowler sits down with Jason Horejs, the voice behind RedDotBlog and the Owner of Xanadu Gallery. They discuss the common misconceptions about the business side of art, the six key skills to master to improve your art career, and what it means to be a second-generation art gallerist. Jason also shares his experience building a valuable art community of investors, artists, and collectors.

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PK 222: How to Launch on Kickstarter

In this week’s episode of the Pencil Kings podcast, host Mitch Bowler sits down with Tyler James, the co-creator of ComixTribe and ComixLaunch Pro, to discuss what most Kickstarter launches get wrong and how to position your campaign for success. Tyler shares the importance of building an audience before you launch your campaign, the tips and tricks he learned while working in the publishing industry, and his fantastic advice on the best time to start your Kickstarter campaign.