We had the good fortune of connecting with Odunze Oguguo and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Odunze, how do you think about risk?
There were definitely risks taken at the beginning of my career. Creating comics today is not as secure occupation as a few others but I can down to me not wanting any regrets in life. I’ve always loved to be creative and I felt like I wouldn’t be satisfied in life if I didn’t pursue art and storytelling in some way, risk or not.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I believe the internet and this digital age have helped grow my career with social media. Breaking into the comic industry has always been very difficult and I had to get creative in order to take more control over my future in my field. It’s also very hard to grow an audience online but consistency and being prepared for luck to strike is key. I started a Youtube channel in order to teach people how to create comics while learning myself, documenting the good and the bad of my process to my goal, and luckily, we now have over 400,000 subscribers.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
With the pandemic in play, my favorite spot is my home. All that said, My favorite spots tend to be restaurants with great meals like a Saltgrass Steakhouse. I don’t go out too much because I’m usually working, I always try to find time for sports like playing soccer and socializing.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Saturday AM is the world’s most diverse digital anthology magazine. the folks who help run the magazine as well as the unsung heroes behind the scenes deserve a shout-out for all their hard work! Part of Saturday-AM’s missions is to expand anime and manga to become more diverse.

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