113 - Illustrating, inspiring and immigrating with Lana Lê

Hello and welcome to the The Spark & The Art creativity podcast. Thank you for subscribing to our weekly podcast, where we alternate between interviews with creative folks from all different career levels and insight and inspiration episodes. All with the intention you’ll get what you need to get your creative projects started and, more importantly, finished.

I’m your host Tucker and this week is a conversation with illustrator Lana Lé. 

Lana has an autographical blog at Lana-Le.com where she talks about life as an immigrant moving from Viet Nam as well as life with a birthmark. 

We talk about a lot of things including how important it was for her to find a partner who understood what it was she did as an illustrator.

We also talk about her other project KidCanDoodle.com where she posts drawing prompts and galleries for kids to help spark them in their desire to draw. When I asked her about why she wanted to start a project like KidCanDoodle she said there were certain people in her life who inspired and encouraged her along the way and wanted to be that for kids as well. 

I really enjoyed today’s chat and I’m sure you will to. So here is our talk with Lana Lé. 

Do you know someone who is putting off a project because they are a little frighted by the whole thing? I’d hope that you would share this episode with them. The easiest way is to use the short URL TheSparkAndTheArt.com/113. The hardest way is plant a series wildflower seeds to spell out a transcription of the episode and then bring your friend over to have them read it all before they wilt for the season. 

Thanks for listening and remember: you won’t get the art without the work and you won’t do the work without the spark. 


- Links for this episode -

Lana Lé - http://lana-le.com/

Persepolis - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persepolis_(comics)

Maus - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maus

Raina Telgemeier - http://goraina.com/books_smile.html

CeCe Bell - https://cecebell.wordpress.com/