Join host Ekaterina Popova and contemporary artist, designer, and speaker Adam J. Kurtz for this fun and vulnerable podcast episode. We discuss Adam's story, the impulse to create, and the natural transition of sharing emotions and human experiences online. Adam shares the importance of creating work for play, appreciating what we have, and navigating the difficult seasons—Kat shares her share of challenging moments, having hard conversations, and humbling herself to listen and learn, even when it's cringy.

This episode will bring a smile to your face if you loved LiveJournal, Xanga, and Neopets growing up like us :)

Adam's new book is about channeling human emotion into our art, and generally just trying to be more okay with whatever we've got. YOU ARE HERE *FOR NOW, will be released October 2021.

Pre-order it here:

About Adam’s new book:

Art and essays about personal growth, change, and being alive.

You Are Here *For Now is hopeful and funny and realistic and then oops dark parts but then we're back again and with just enough optimism to make it all okay. Twenty short essays are accompanied by pencil and paper art to help you find your way through path, purpose, relationships, self-love, survival, and getting over the limitations we apply to ourselves.

As we collectively crawl our way to the other side and take stock of who we are now, we need the space to acknowledge what we learned, honor what we lost, commiserate, unpack, digest, and identify where we go from here.

This pocket-sized book will be a special gift for anyone who's feeling a little bit lost or unfocused, including maybe yourself. I hope you'll find some comfort or recognition in these pages.