Graphic memoirist Mira Jacob—her book Good Talk is just amazing—joins us to talk about teaching herself to draw in her 40s, moving through the fear of doing new things, the backlash from (white) comic-book bros, learning to take the business of your work seriously, and what she wishes white allies knew. And at the top of the episode, Jenn and I have a particularly amusing conversation, if I do say so. Listen in on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. And maybe also subscribe to our Patreon for all sorts of extra and exclusive content.
It’s such a treat to spend some time with the bright, interesting, funny and candid women you have on the podcast (hosts included.) Don’t miss this one. On blooming late: when I was a 23-year old newspaper writer, I interviewed Katharine Hepburn. She was insulted that this child, this young whippersnapper, had been sent to profile her. Years later I saw her point. I got the best job of my life at 47, after not having had a regular gig for more than 20 years. Everything was better – my writing, my work ethic, my insights and understanding of well, everything. Never underestimate the value of life experience.
Love her book! Will definitely listen.
This one was GOOD. What a great way to start the week!
PS, Jenn, it’s ok if you don’t love the dog. Truly. Not every person is destined to be your bff, and it’s the same with animals. Your husband and daughter love her, and that’s good enough.
omg thank you so much for saying this—the guilt is intense!
Your husband and daughter shouldn’t have picked out the dog without you!