Working: Cartoonist Dami Lee on Freelancing, Pitching, and Generating Ideas

Working: Cartoonist Dami Lee on Freelancing, Pitching, and Generating Ideas

By Slate Podcasts

Slate Culture

Sunday, 7 November

This week, in her first episode as co-host of Working, Karen Han interviews cartoonist Dami Lee. In the interview, Dami talks about her resistance to art school and her early strategy of pursuing art “on the side.” Then she discusses her current career as a freelance cartoonist, her webcomic As Per Usual, and her book Be Everything at Once: Tales of a Cartoonist Lady Person.  After the interview, Karen and co-host Isaac Butler discuss the difficulties of pitching work as a freelancer.  In the exclusive Slate Plus segment, Dami talks about her work translating comics from Korean to English.  Send your questions about creativity and any other feedback to working@slate.com or give us a call at (304) 933-9675. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Big Mood, Little Mood—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on Working. Sign up now at slate.com/workingplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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