477 | Learning Through Creativity with T. Perran Mitchell

477 | Learning Through Creativity with T. Perran Mitchell

In this episode, Eric is joined by T. Perran Mitchell, the crafter of stories and maker of things! Comics are his favorite medium and have been for as long as he can remember.  Growing up with ADHD, dyslexia, and anxiety, comics not only fostered a love of reading, they were the key to learning to read.  He has also been with the same company for nearly 20 years running their quality control department.

T took a circuitous path to writing comics by first graduating from Drexel University with a degree in Information Science and Technology.  Every term, he took at least one class for himself that had nothing to do with his major, which led him to accidentally minoring in Philosophy and nearly attaining a minor in literature.  He uses these various interests to inform his writing.

Find out more about T. Perran Mitchell on his website at!

You can also find T. Perran Mitchell on LinkedIn, and on Twitter and Instagram as @TPerranMitchell 

Other Questions/Topics Answered in this Episode:

  • [00:02:07] Eric asks T about his ADHD story and life growing up

  • [00:04:03] T shares his experiences in college and the classes he was interested in vs. the classes he attended

  • [00:07:54] How has T been able to stay with the same company for nearly 20 years?

  • [00:09:30] Eric and T talk about distractions at work, music, and noise-canceling headphones

  • [00:12:28] A discussion on finding time to write, creative blocks, distractions, and being your own boss

  • [00:18:12] Eric asks T about his comic writing and recreating manifestations of his life

  • [00:20:17] Are T’s comics specifically about ADHD or anxiety?

  • [00:21:31] As a creative, what does T’s workflow and writing process look like?

  • [00:25:52] Eric and T have a discussion about collaboration and leaning on the the skills of others

  • [00:32:40] ChatGPT, AI art generators, and how they affect creatives

  • [00:40:16] An exchange on handwriting, voice-to-text, and spell-check

  • [00:43:05] Eric asks T about managing hyperfocus

  • [00:46:05] Where to find T. Perran and closing thoughts

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