Friday, December 11, 2020

Convos With Creative People | Don Cardenas: Comics, Community, and Creating During a Pandemic

Convos with Creative People is a podcast about creative paths and processes. Each episode features interviews with creators of all genres and mediums, and discussions on writing, art, design, marketing, music, podcasting, and more. Hosted by me, Brian LeTendre.

In this episode I welcome artist, musician, fellow podcaster, and friend Don Cardenas to the show. I’ve known Don for over five years now, and we first connected around our mutual love of music, as he was a listener of the Thrash it Out podcast. He’s an amazing artist, and I interviewed him about his book Packs of the Lowcountry for the Secret Identity podcast back in 2017 (in fact, it was the last interview we did for the show, which ended later that year).

As we always do whenever we catch up, Don and I cover a lot of ground in this discussion. In addition to talking about his work and his process, we ended up talking quite a bit about finding your creative community, and adjusting creative expectations for yourself in the midst of a pandemic. In fact, this conversation was the inspiration for the blog series I recently started about rebuilding my creative routine (you can read the first installment here). 

I’d like to thank Don for being so gracious with his time, and for the great discussion as always. Go check out his work, and listen to his podcast!

Here are links to where you can find Don, as well as some of the stuff we talked about in this episode:

Don on Twitter:

Don on Instagram:

Don’s Website: 

Comics - Coffee - Metal podcast: 

Brian’s episode on CCM: 

Packs of the Lowcountry on ComiXology:

I Wish it Was Xmas Today (Cover): 

As always, you can follow me and keep up with my creative projects on Twitter @seebrianwrite.

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