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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