JP Ahonen is a freelance illustrator, comic book artists, creator of the comic strips Villimpi Pohjola & Belzebubs and the graphic novel Perkeros (Sing No Evil). He’s an artist from Finland who has great success with his weekly comic reaching all the way to Guatemala, Argentina and more.
JP Ahonen comes today to talk about his experiences about publishing weekly strips, creative process, illustration, how to get ideas on a weekly basis and how to use the internet to reach and connect with fans all over the world.
Interview with JP Ahonen:
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In this Episode, You Will Learn:
- JP Ahonen’s Story
- The Story of Belzebubs
- How to create new pieces every week
- How to connect with your ideal audience
- Tips on creating a weekly comic
- Don’t be afraid to kill your darlings, many of the times you’ll have to kill your own projects and get better ideas and do it over and over again.
- Exercise can help you get centered in times of chaos as well with meditation, although I should do more of that myself.
- Music can also be one of the best ways to find yourself in the mindset that you want to find yourself in, however for many people like myself, happy music can make them miserable and sad music can make them happy so have that in mind.
- Have some sketch books to gather your ideas, sometimes those ideas will help you get something done in the future, sometimes they will note.
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Until Next Time!