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Another Perspective on Work/Life balance

When we went to Emerald City con, it was a great opportunity to talk to some of our fellow creative type and ask them how they maintain their Work Life Balances. We were lucky enough to find a morning to grab coffee and chat. 



Kazu Kibuishi is a comics artist who was at the show moderating a panel. He recently completed a reissue of the covers for Harry Potter. He also created the enormously successful Amulet Series. 

Kazu is an amazingly prolific artist and surprised me when he said he actually doesn’t work as much as people think he does. He emphasizes working efficiently in order to make time for Family and maintain a strong work life balance. He also says that finding a different place to work other than where you live helps to dilettante the difference between Work and Life. 

Jake Parker is an illustrator and comics artist who has run two incredibly successful Kickstarter campaigns as well as teaching at BYU. 

Jake says that his Wife keeps him balanced, when he gets too focused on work, she can gently remind him to step away and spend time with Family. He also thinks that finding a studio outside the home is a beneficial way to develop that balance. 

Ben Zhu runs the very popular pop culture shop and gallery Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra California. 

Ben’s world is a little bit different than a normal illustrator since he is also running a very impressive business. When I asked how he maintains a work and life balance, he laughed and said that for him it happens just naturally, an organic balance shakes itself out after time. 

I found their insights on the subject very compelling as they brought up a lot of ways of thinking that hadn’t even crossed my mind! Thanks to all these guys for taking the time to answer our questions!

Follow them here! 

Twitter:

@mrjakeparker

@boltcity

@gallerynucleus

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With slightly more rendering this time

With slightly more rendering this time

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Still on my Sailor Moon Kick! As a Lolita this time! 

Still on my Sailor Moon Kick! As a Lolita this time! 

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Art for Disney’s Collectors Editions! These will be for sale and will have prints available! These will be available on Disney Cruises and in the Parks 

Art for Disney’s Collectors Editions! These will be for sale and will have prints available! These will be available on Disney Cruises and in the Parks 

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Tiger Mini iPad case is back in stock!

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Tiger Mini iPad case is back in stock!

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I’ve been wanting to dye my hair lavender for a loooong time! 

I’ve been wanting to dye my hair lavender for a loooong time! 

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Friends Forever! My piece for the Qpop shop Sailor Moon Show this weekend! 

Friends Forever! My piece for the Qpop shop Sailor Moon Show this weekend! 

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pbcbstudios:

The posters are hung outside the building!! :)

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The posters are hung outside the building!! :)

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elsacent asked: You have amazing and talented art, do you have any concept art of Elsa's room?

Hi! I actually worked on the early concepts where they shared a room. The wonderful Mac George was the artist who did the final design of Elsa’s room in the castle!