Catch up with Olivia Li at the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo in the MICE podcast The Squeak, and Fully Funded: A Kickstarter Q&A


Cartoonist, artist, and VCS alumna Olivia Li was jusr featured in the first episode of the podcast The Squeak, launched last week as part of this year’s online incarnation of The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE). A few days ago, Olivia also moderated the webinar Fully Funded: A Kickstarter Q&A, which dealt with the ins and outs of crowdfunding independent comics. (You can watch a replay of it here.)

Here’s more about The Squeak from MICE’s launch announcement, followed by information about the webinar and Olivia’s bio from the MICE 2020 website. (Be sure to check out her website too, and this post from last year about a Kickstarter-funded graphic novel by comic artist LB Lee that Olivia published.)


Introducing The Squeak!


MICE is thrilled to introduce THE SQUEAK: a podcast about MICE.

How can you have a whole podcast about a comics festival? Well, a podcast about MICE is a podcast about independent comics. Our goal is for The Squeak to act as an extension of MICE; we will bring you lively conversations about comics and resources for making them from a diversity of voices and perspectives.

The first episode of our show is out today! We hope you’ll give it a listen wherever you listen to podcasts:

Apple Podcasts                           Spotify                         RadioPublic

Stitcher                 Please find a full transcript at



Fully Funded: A Kickstarter Q&A

Thursday – October 8, 2020 | 7:00 – 8:00 pm EDT (replay)

  • Webinar
  • For Teens/Adults

Are you ready to crowdfund your comics work? Hear from Oriana Leckert, Kickstarter’s Senior Outreach Lead for Publishing and Comics, and Olivia Li, a cartoonist and veteran Kickstarter creator — they’ll share tips, tricks, and pitfalls to avoid with your campaign, from how to use your work to build community, to how to set realistic financial expectations, to how to market yourself and your creative work.

Moderator: Olivia Li Panelist: Oriana Leckert


Olivia Li

Olivia Li is a cartoonist and artist based in New York City. Her work focuses on mental health and marginalized perspectives, told through stories of magic, myth, and the lives of urban ambiverts. She is passionate about facilitating arts communities and resources, and has edited and published several comics collections, including Boundless Vol. 1 (a science comics anthology) and All in the Family (a graphic memoir by LB Lee).

Boundless Vol. 1



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