Fabulous Secrets



A journal microcast by Jerzy Drozd, cartoonist and teaching artist.


  • Fabulous Secrets 07 – Clothes Don’t Work Under the Earth, with Zack Giallongo and Tory Woollcott


    I’m joined by Tory Woollcott and Zack Giallongo for a casual discussion on the story formulas of Edgar Rice Burroughs books and Murder, She Wrote episodes, fictional worlds we’d most like to move to, encounters with Fraggle Rock, and even some comics process talk. We also issue a challenge–everyone draw your interpretation of Tory and […]

  • Fabulous Secrets 06 – Origin Stories, with Connor

    16/07/2015 Duración: 29min

    I’m joined by teen cartoonist Connor for a discussion on when an origin story is necessary, how kids find webcomics, David Lynch films, and They Live. Links mentioned: CAG 101 with Connor and Gregg Schigiel The Residents Kids Read Comics Eraserhead Ash vs. Evil Dead The Elephant Man At Sixes and Sevens Audio hosting provided […]

  • Fabulous Secrets 05 – Mr. Miyagi Says It–It’s the Truth, with Kohl Glass

    15/09/2014 Duración: 01h28min

    This time I talk with film maker Kohl Glass about the “recipes” of some genre stories. Lots of Batman and He-Man talk in this one! Links mentioned: Save the Cat! by Blake Snyder Batman and Psychology Brandon Dayton Something Terrible, by Dean Trippe Hero Luther Jerzy’s He-Man pitch Salt Lake City Comic Con Orc Wars […]

  • Fabulous Secrets 04 – Dialog Tangents, with Gregg Schigiel

    13/06/2014 Duración: 36min

    This time I talk with Gregg Schigiel, host of the Stuff Said podcast and artist on the Spongebob Comics series. Together we discuss lettering (or sound design) in comics, prepping for conventions, and a layered and elaborate metaphor for feeling like an outsider in your field. There was a little bit of Skype buffering in […]

  • Fabulous Secrets 03 – Casting a Wide Net, with Zack Giallongo

    30/05/2014 Duración: 44min

    This time I talk with cartoonist Zack Giallongo about birding, the importance of empathy in being a cartoonist, and keeping things in perspective when encountering the stresses that come with creative pursuits. Links mentioned: Broxo Ewoks: Shadows of Endor Zack on Twitter Zack on Facebook Jerzy on Google+ Find CAG on Google+ Support the show and […]

  • Fabulous Secrets 02 – Can I Have Free Stuff?

    22/05/2014 Duración: 24min

    Rachel and Jerzy celebrate the conclusion of their work on The Warren Report: A Graphic Investigation of the Kennedy Assassination with doughnuts, then compare and contrast coloring work between projects. We close by talking about how our friends with “normal” jobs react to our line of work. Links mentioned: Rachel’s portfolio Rachel’s Tumblr New episodes drop […]

  • Fabulous Secrets 01 – I Could Be Sleeping Right Now

    12/05/2014 Duración: 24min

    I’ve decided to relaunch the Fabulous Secrets podcast! But instead of a show about teaching comics (a topic I cover thoroughly on the Lean Into Art Cast), the new edition of FS will feature casual conversations with cartoonists. Think of it as a less formal version of the Comics Are Great! show. In this first episode I […]