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Cartoonist Dan Piraro on BIZARRO, Life, and Living in Mexico

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Today, we’re joined by famous cartoonist and creative designer, Dan Piraro.  

Dan’s the man behind the comic strip Bizarro and it’s crazy he’s been drawing one of these comics every day for over 30 years.  

We chat about Bizarro, living in Mexico, artificial intelligence, online scams, and other topics, but some of the things Dan says really stuck with me after the podcast.  

He’s a very inspiring man who shares with us some nuggets of wisdom about life, and how to live with purpose and passion.  

“The more you practice at it, the better you get at it.” – Dan Piraro

 Time Stamps:  
06:18 – How Dan started working on Bizarro, a newspaper comic strip that’s been going on for over 30 years.
13:55 – The idea of a ‘gift economy’ and how Dan makes his money from this system.
22:33 – How artists adapted to the world moving from physical to digital.
27:41 – Online scams and how some of them work.
31:40 – Neuralink and artificial intelligence.
32:50 – The importance of focusing on the present and the benefits of getting older.
42:15 – How the Covid vaccine is getting distributed in Mexico and the difference positivity makes.
45:47 – Being on antidepressants and the effects they had on Dan.
51:41 – Creating a graphic novel and what the process looks like.
57:20 – Experimenting with psychedelics and what it’s like living in Mexico.
1:00:00 – The corruption of the Mexican police force, and how the violence in Mexico is different from the violence in America.  

Resources: 

Bizarro
Peyote Cowboy
The Spark Parade Podcast 
Texas Real Food

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