Interview with Alice @glitzmetal

Interview with Alice @glitzmetal

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

When I was in highschool I published my first novel, Airo in 2010. I was determined to finish writing it before graduation and made it. After starting college I began writing children’s literature, which had a lot of success. I’ve learned through social media that there were content creators telling stories through all sorts of different mediums (animation, illustration, photography, screenwriting, comics, and more).

Can you share the most interest in exciting happened to you since you started doing this?

I was scrolling through Facebook and found this indie animation called “Metal Family,” a show about the daily lives a metal music influenced family. It wasn’t in English yet and there were Spanish subtitles. I loved the series so much, it motivated me to do so many things like learn a new language and play the violin. I originally started my channel “glitzmetal” to share my violin progress, but after seeing so many fans sharing comics from the show, I ended up learning digital art. It was like I found the passion for art I’ve lost many years ago.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?

Start with something small that drives your passion. Joining a fandom or group of like minded individuals that can offer constructive criticism is very helpful.

None of us can succeed without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

My mom was my biggest fan for my writing. She was a teacher and loves hearing my stories. When I took a long hiatus, it was during that time we found out that she had cancer with with a timeline for her life. My last children’s book “Tia Loca” was written to highlight my niece and I. I was so glad for her to enjoy it before passing away.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

I try to implement something educational to my children’s books. “Bella Bear” was inspired by my mom’s class who lost their class pet hamster and I them how their love and kindness can reach far and wide.

Do you have a favorite “written Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

“If you only look for problems, you’ll never find solutions.” Finding the struggles in life is one thing, but imagine if more people spent the same amount of effort collaborating for answers.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

@glitzmetal- Instagram

Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article? 

I love all things fall