Finding Inspiration by Mike Lowery

Nerdy Book Club

Hello!  I’m Mike Lowery an illustrator and author who spends most of the day drawing bananas with faces on them, space stuff, robotic cats and a grumpy duck named Carl from my series of books, Doodle Adventures.

I’d like to talk to you a little bit about a little thing called “Inspiration.” People ask me all the time how I come up with my ideas for my books and comics, and I’m going to let you in on a little secret:  Inspiration doesn’t all of a sudden appear out of nowhere!  It’s not a magical thing that comes in through a window while you’re just sitting there sipping tea that plants an idea and makes you yell “aha!” at the top of your lungs.  I mean maybe that’s the way it for some folks, but not for me.

For me, ideas don’t just appear like that.  They’re a combination of…

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