PTM 034 – Cross-Training Your Creativity with Donna Lewis of the Reply All Comic Strip

Part Time Money PodcastToday’s podcast features Donna Lewis, writer of the Reply All comic strip and cartoon. Donna is a full-time attorney and shares her story of getting her comic strip, Reply All, syndicated.

Although Donna was a comedy writer and comedian, she had no previous experience as an artist or comic strip producer. Donna shares a lot of good insights, like “cross-training” your creativity, and tells us to stop thinking we have just one shot. Donna also gives some insight into how other artists can make money online.

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Donna Lewis Reply All ComicHighlights from the interview:

00:45 – The life of a comedy writer and comedian in 2007.
02:30 – It started with a scribble, a punchline, and an email.
03:15 – Cross-training your creativity to stretch your rubber band.
05:30 – On not being able to draw well initially.
09:00 – The story of the Reply All comic strip.
14:00 – The path to syndication (i.e. not just one shot).
21:00 – One fan can make a difference.
24:15 – Syndication and making money with a comic strip in the changing landscape.
29:50 – Other ways to make money like licensing.

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