Here’s our quick chat with New York Times bestseller and Eisner Award winner Dustin Nguyen, who has shared his skills—and beloved characters—with us for this year’s Fully Booked Planner: Artist Series. He has created and illustrated many comic books on the Caped Crusader, including DC’s all-ages series Batman: Lil Gotham. He currently illustrates Descender with co-creator Jeff Lemire. Check out Dustin’s work on his website at and on

Can you tell us something about yourself that not a lot of people know about?

I’ve worked in a LOT of fast food restaurants, and still not sick of them.

What do you most like to draw about?

I think I enjoy drawing uncommon characters, in emotional or challenging situations.

What’s your dream project?

I don’t really have one. I just enjoy what’s here and now and make the best of it.

What’s on your reading list?

I’m currently wrapping up the last book of Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy.

What would you like to say to all budding artists out there?

I would say draw every day, every chance you get. Especially on days you don’t feel like drawing. Most likely, one day, those will be the days you’ll need to draw most. It doesn’t need to be perfect either, you just need to draw.

By Dustin Nguyen – Dustin Nguyen, CC BY-SA 4.0

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