Episode #109: DJ Corchin – Award-Winning Children’s Author & Illustrator


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On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue. This episode’s guest is one of the most wholesome guests I’ve had on Fresh is the Word, the award-winning children’s author and illustrator DJ Corchin. With projects like Half-Cat, Do You Speak Fish?, A Thousand NO’s, and the I Feel… Children’s Book Series, among many other titles, DJ Corchin’s children’s book bring a powerful message in simple terms that also connects with the adult reader. We talked about his latest projects and how he breaks down his day creatively, how he got into creating children’s book, how to effectively write a children’s books, the mental and behavioral lessons, plans for the future, how children’s books differ now than when we were kids, collaborating with Dan Dougherty, and the 13th Chair. Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. DJ Corchin chose his brother, Top 40 morning radio host Scotty K. Follow DJ Corchin: Web: djcorchin.com Twitter: twitter.com/djcorchin Facebook: facebook.com/djcorchinauthor Instagram: instagram.com/dj_writes The 13th Chair: the13thchair.com THE FRESH PICK OF THE WEEK: Fresh is the Word Podcast - Fresh Pick of the Week 109 - Blackbird SAM HUMPHRIES and JEN BARTEL This episode’s pick is the new comic from Sam Humphries and one of my favorite artists Jen Bartel titled Blackbird. It’s the story of Nina Rodriguez and her believes that this magical word ruled by ruthless cabals exists within the veneer of Los Angeles, but everybody thinks she’s crazy. Jen Bartel’s artwork is always incredible and a wonderful cat shows up at the end of issue #1. MORE INFO/PURCHASE: imagecomics.com/comics/series/blackbird THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support

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