Andy J. Miller: Running from boredom (part 1)
"From a young age, I always felt I was doomed... because I thought there's no way I'm going to have a job that isn't boring."
ANDY J. MILLER (aka Andy J. Pizza / Dr. Pizza) illustrator, instructor, speaker, and chief motivator of the Creative Pep Talk podcast.
It wasn't that long ago that Andy J. Miller was in need of a pep talk specifically for himself. His so-called "beginners luck" and initial momentum as an illustrator began to evaporate and the need to fill the income void came in the form of other important, albeit less creative, roles. But as they say: once an artist, always an artist. Getting back on the horse wasn't easy, and Andy learned a lot of things about himself and his craft along the way -- things he now imparts on the Creative Pep Talk to thousands of loyal listeners who need a regular dose of creative inspiration.
The "doctor" is in for a two-part podcast where he prescribes practical ways forward for creatives and relays his insights about main gigs vs. side gigs, being entrepreneurial vs. an employee, commercial art, the need to evolve, and on being an artist with ADD. He also ends the debate, once and for all, on which pizza version is superior: thin crust or deep dish.