Alum Scott Sackett Interviews Art Instructor Robert Atkins for “Better Than Fiction” Podcast!

Robert AtkinsComics Experience Art Instructor Robert Atkins participated in an interview with his former student Scott Sackett at Dallas Fan Expo 2016! That interview is now available on Episode #124 of the Better Than Fiction podcast, hosted by Scott and D.L. Nelson.

Better Than Fiction is a weekly pop-culture podcast with a focus on comic books. Each episode your hosts DLNelson and Scott Sackett bring a pop-cultured themed hit to the table and talk at length about their featured topic. Besides their “Cool Stuff”, they do creator interviews, talk pop-culture related news, art process and comic book conventions.

In the interview, which begins about 10 minutes into the podcast, Robert touches on different aspects of his background and career:

  • How a college stint doing real estate illustrations helped his later work
  • His experience in Savannah College of Art and Design Masters Program
  • Balancing a creative career with family life
  • Teaching art courses with Comics Experience!

The interview occupies about 45 minutes of the podcast, and is a great way to hear about how one artist has built and maintained a fulfilling career.

Interviewer Scott Sackett is an alum of Robert’s Introduction to Comic Book Art and Advanced Comic Book Art courses, as well as a member of our Creators Workshop.

In addition to teaching Comics Experience courses, Robert is a professional artist for comics and other media. His next course offering, Introduction to Comic Book Art, begins this September. Check out the course page or Robert’s bio for more information.

Thanks to Scott, D.L., and Robert for conducting and sharing their interview!

If you want to make comics, write, draw, letter, and color comics, or improve as a comics creator, you’ll find like-minded friends and colleagues in our online workshops and courses. We hope to see you there!

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