Jim Zub's TEDx Talk on How Dungeons And Dragons Made Him the Writer – and Person – He is Today

Jim Zub, co-creator of Skullkickers and Wayward, writer on Avengers, Samurai Jack, Pathfinder, Figment, Rick & Morty & Dungeons & Dragons participated in the TEDxStMary event held in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada back in May, and had the opportunity to present himself a crowd of over 800 students.

He talked about his creative journey and how the tabletop games he played when he was young sparked his creativity, taught him empathy and gave himconfidence, skills he uses every day as both a comic writer and teacher.

And now you get to watch it too. It's rather moving…

I'll be honest, I was incredibly nervous in the lead up to the event and just wanted to make sure I didn't embarrass myself up there. Thankfully, it turned out well and I'm really glad I did it. Having the chance to talk about games, comics, teaching, and storytelling in this way to an appreciative crowd was really special.

Big thanks to Craig Zimmer for setting up this event and offering valuable feedback throughout the process and, of course, a huge thanks to my family for their love and support all these years.

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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