Ep.89: The journey of a professional comic/manga artist with Odunze Oguguo (Whytmanga)

Odunze is a comic manga artist, storyboard artist, character designer and a writer, originally from Nigeria, now living and working from Texas, United States. He is the author and illustrator of Apple Black comic and Co-Founder of Saturday-AM, the HOME OF THE MOST DIVERSE SHONEN MANGA ANTHOLOGY SINCE 2013.

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Key Takeaways

“Always want to improve yourself and don’t quit!”

  • Odunze has always wanted to be a comic books author and illustrator. He went straight for his goal and it was actually an easy decision. Now, even if he lost his hands and couldn’t draw, he would fight to tell his story somehow!
  • Odunze says that school helps you to connect with people to tie things and put things together easier
  • About YouTube, Odunze advises that first, you need to know to be a YouTuber and then an artist. YouTube is a ‘beast’ on its own.
  • Odunze says you shouldn’t let perfection stop you from doing anything. At the end of the day, nobody is perfect!

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Special thanks to Odunze for joining me today. See you next time!

All artworks by Odunze Oguguo, used with permission

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