Josh Kemble on life, love, triumph, faith, and inclusion

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Content Warning: This episode contains an honest discussion about mental illness and suicidal ideation.

Josh stopped by to have a powerful conversation with Eva about creating autobiographical comics, and his new book, Two Stories will be available on December 14th.

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Joshua Kemble is a full-time Art Director, freelance illustrator, and a Xeric Award-Winning Cartoonist. He currently working on writing and illustrating his own comic books, while creating freelance illustrations for t-shirts, magazines and other media. His illustration clients have ranged from Scholastic to Random House and his comic work has been published in various anthologies and self-published mini-comics. His writing is represented by Keely Boeving at https://www.wordserveliterary.com/

An unabashed comic book geek, Kemble was born in 1980 in Tarzana, California, grew up in the Antelope Valley. He received his BFA and MFA in Illustration from California State University of Long Beach and now resides in Lancaster, CA with his wife and fellow artist, Mai S. Kemble, and his son Benjamin.

He occasionally teaches college art courses in design and illustration, was the co-host of the illustration podcast Big Illustration Party Time, and currently co-hosts the Artcasters, and the 48 Hour Art Check.

He’s a member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Cartoonist’s Society

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