Category Archives: Method To My Creative Madness

Here I discuss my methods and philosophies for using the creative arts to engage and inspire students and educators.

Tell The Damn Story #90: Re-Entry: How Creatives Exist in More Than One World.

Alex and Chris discuss what Chris calls the “come down” from being heavily engaged in the creative process; the time when we’re not quite out of our creative world and not quite in our every day world. The results can … Continue reading

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Tell The Damn Story #89: How Do We Learn In Order To Create?

Based on a few things that happened this past week,  on Alex’s Facebook Live webinar, and on Chris attending a major writers’ conference, as well as  questions from their respective students, Chris and Alex explore, “How do you learn to … Continue reading

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Tell The Damn Story #80: What Do Avenger: Endgame and Kids Comic Con Have In Common? Marketing!

Comparing a multi-billion dollar property (with a multi-million dollar promotion budget), with a grassroots kids comic convention in the Bronx?! Yes. Alex Simmons and Chris Ryan discuss both and more in this episode of Tell The Damn Story. Click here … Continue reading

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Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: Stripping Comics Strips (Or What’s Behind Creation) with Jerry Craft

  In this episode host Alex Simmons interviews graphic novelist, creator/writer, and children’s book illustrator, JERRY CRAFT. Jerry shares some of the funny but also twisted turns he had to take as a black artist, creating black non-stereotypical characters in … Continue reading

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Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged: Alex Interviews ECBACC Media Tech, Dionne Stallworth. Pt 3

The release of the new BLACKJACK (Rapid Read book), TRIAL BY FIRE, TRIAL BY ICE, delayed the posting of the 3rd episode of the series WHY BLACKJACK, where Alex continues to explore the appeal of his action adventure hero, ARRON … Continue reading

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Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged: Alex Interviews ECBACC Media Tech, Dionne Stallworth. Pt 2

In this second episode of the series WHY BLACKJACK, Alex continues to explore the appeal of his action adventure creation, ARRON DAY aka BLACKJACK. Part two of the interview with ECBACC media tech, and Blackjack fan, Dionne Stallworth. The conversation … Continue reading

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The Damn Story Unplugged: Telling How To Tell The Stories In Serbia!

Listen to the newest episode of my podcast, Simmons Here And Now: Tell The Damn Story Unplugged: Telling How To Tell The Stories In Serbia! https://anchor.fm/alex-simmons6/episodes/Tell-The-Damn-Story-Unplugged-Telling-How-To-Tell-The-Stories-In-Serbia-e1o1a2 *Have a question or want to leave a comment? Please do so by leaving … Continue reading

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