What is the best thing that I love about my work? Nice question! Maybe the fact that through comics I can be Myself and tell what I can’t through voice or other media.
What is my idea of happiness? Me with my loved one living in a house in the nature far away from everything, living on my art (yes, I’m in a romantic period of my life ahah), but I think a person is really happy when it love herself for what it is.
What is my greatest fear? mmmh… I’m a wimp person! I think… the future. Can’t make it in the future. In every part of my life, I think I’m not a person who is focused in the present…because my head use to projects in the future.Oh, and aliens.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? I think…that I don’t accept my fear. And I think that is very important to observe them, they can make me grow. And I use to procrastinate too much.
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? I admire a lot of comic artists. But the first that comes in my mind is Robert Crumb, because he admit, is obsession, even if he is “disgusted” with it, and is a grat and fantastic cartoonist, with a cool sense of humor.
What is my greatest extravagance? I love extravagance! My fire that burn in my heart is extravagance, in some moment of my life it shows up, but my idea of life is extravagance, my hair, the look, the way of being…I think the real me is very extravagant, but she’s full of paranoia, and she doesn’t always show!
On what occasion would I lie? when I’m VERY scared, but I don’t usually lie. I can’t
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? The pencil part (layout), I HATE IT. It takes so long!
When and where was I the happiest, in my work? Right now in this period I’m being part of a Collective BANDABENDATA and I’m working with fantastic artist, and I’m think we’re doing a great job!
If I could, what would I change about myself? I want to be more brave.
What is my greatest achievement in work? For now the collective, is the thing that gives me the most satisfaction, in my artistic way!
Where would I most like to live? In Italy…I really like Bologna, if it’s abroad, in France or London…I’m not so sure…but I think I will remain in Europe.
What is my most treasured possession? My memories.
What is my most marked characteristic? My afro, I think.
What is my most inspirational location, in my city? Giardini di Boboli.
What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city? Santo Spirito.
What books influenced my life and how? On the Road, Jack Kerouac…because in is book he talk about how free he is, he want to be, the way of he live is youth, it’s a thing that enchant me, and the comic book Morgana, because I love the way it’s illustrated, and the use of gouache, and the story is beautiful for the way it is told.
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Lana del Rey, Marina & The Diamonds, Tame Impala, Grimes, Kali Uchis, Tyler the Creator
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Carrie of the Stephen KIng Movie (I didn’t read the book), Dani of Midsommar, Jackie Brown, The afro girl in the promo Mtv video in “Disco destroyer”, she appear for few moments but I think she’s cool.
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? Martin Luther King, Angela Davis,and a lot of the black power activist.
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? Midsommar, Pink Flamingo, Little Miss Sunshine, Do the right thing, Suspiria.
What role plays art in my life and work? My goal is to live with my art, I can say it is almost everything to me, it gives me energy.
What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me? For me says that I am the only one that can built my life, everything depend to me, and I’m the only that can give power to myself. I’m my own hero.
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My special cartoonist friend Andrea, and the group of the collective of course.
Which people or companies would I like to work with in 2020? We’re in half of 2020 in not a very great period, so maybe it will be 2021 or later. I would like to work with the independent label ATTACCAPANNI PRESS, or in the future with the publishing houses BAO PUBLISHING or TUNUE’, I woul like to work with my friend Andreina Casarano sooner or later
Which people in my profession who can make a real difference in my creative career would i love to meet in 2020? My very Big Dream is to meet Robert Crumb just for a moment just to say “HI”, and I would love to meet Stephane Fert, I love is style and the way he use colors.
What project, in 2020, am I looking forward to work on? Now I’m working with the BANDABENDATA collective, and we’re making a collection of short story, and we’re going to sell it in this summer through web. And there’s also a short story that I made for the indipendent collective DIAMOND DOGS that is going to public soon.
Where can you see me or my work in 2020? As I said in my collective, and in this independent collective that I just mentioned, and I use to public my work, comics and illustration on my instagram page shann_ice,in my facebook page Shannice, and my behance Shannice Alogaga.
Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? My cartoonist friend Andreina Casarano ( Andrea Coi on facebook), The people that I work with in my collective: Teo Eustass Paolicelli, Alma Velletri, Daniele Presicce, Danilo Filippo Barbarinaldi, Filippo Carletti (Filo Carletti), a great animator Rebeca A. Luca, the storytellers Barbara Giorgi and Mauro Di Stefano, and the cartoonist Francesco Ruggieri.
How can you contact me? Through e-mail, email@example.com, through instagram at shann_ice, and through facebook at my page Shannice, or my personal page Shannice Ilamosi Alogaga.
Here follows a message of Peter de Kuster, founder of The Heroine’s Journey
Are you a creative leader or creative professional looking to develop your business skills and storytelling?
Amidst today’s uncertainty, it is more important than ever to reconnect with yourself and others, develop your creative business, and build your story. Dive deep into your unique business style and areas for growth with the coaching of Peter de Kuster.
IS THE HEROINE’S JOURNEY COACHING FOR YOU?
You are a creative leader or creative professional who is interested in developing yourself, your business, and your story.
You are aware that there are no quick fixes. Learning is a journey that works when you are fully committed to it. Coaching can bring awareness and help you navigate, but in the end it’s you who is in charge of your growth.
You want to learn more about how to resource yourself, learn about blind spots, and get feedback.
You are curious and want to engage in online learning.
You are motivated to work in-between sessions on yourself (e.g. working on homework assignments that will help you develop new storytelling, skills, and behaviors).
WHAT’S YOUR COACHING QUESTION?
The Heroine’s Journey Coaching is all about your development. To make the most out of your sessions, we ask you to prepare topics to work on with Peter. These topics can serve as a starting point for further in-depth exploration with Peter.
These coaching topics typically resonate with the creative leaders Peter works with:
How can i tell the most powerful story possible about myself and my creative business?
How can I handle self promotion and marketing of my creative business better?
How do can I stay authentic and with focus when having difficult conversations with potential clients?
What are my creative values and how do I align these with my business values?
How can I manage my time and energy better?
How can I radiate confidence to my clients while feeling anxious inside?
How can I steer myself towards creative excellence without becoming rigid?
About Peter de Kuster
Peter de Kuster is the founder of The Heroine’s Journey & Hero’s Journey project, a storytelling firm which helps creative professionals to create careers and lives based on whatever story is most integral to their lives and careers (values, traits, skills and experiences). Peter’s approach combines in-depth storytelling and marketing expertise, and for over 20 years clients have found it effective with a wide range of creative business issues.
Peter is writer of the series The Heroine’s Journey and Hero’s Journey books, he has an MBA in Marketing, MBA in Financial Economics and graduated at university in Sociology and Communication Sciences.
The Heroine’s Journey Coaching online sessions last 50 minutes and the fee is Euro 189 excluding VAT per session. The Heroine’s Journey Coaching is suitable for people at any stage in their career.
Who can sign up for The Heroine’s Journey online coaching?
Creative leaders and creative professionals who wish to improve their business story and develop their business skills and mindset.
Should I choose 1:1 coaching?
Our The Heroine’s Journey experiences in world cities allow you to learn not only from the coach but also from your peers. For the small group coaching (1 – 4 people), we have selected important, relevant topics that we find regularly come up for creative professional: purpose, storytelling, creative confidence, self promotion, time & money and resilience.
If you would prefer to work alone or on a different topic, individual coaching is a better fit for you.
What language do we speak in the coaching sessions?
Can I buy coaching for my organization?
Yes, you can! We support many organizations around the world with their coaching needs. Please contact us for more information.
Can I bring my own topics?
Yes, for individual coaching you get to choose your own topic.
Are coaching sessions confidential?
Yes. Peter will not share anything that is discussed in the coaching sessions.
Where will the coaching sessions take place?
Sessions will take place online (as per the times we live in) via an online tool like Zoom or Skype. Peter will let you know.
How do I sign up?
Send Peter a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to start booking your coaching sessions.
How do I pay?
After you send the mail, you will receive an email with a link to pay.
How do I book and reschedule sessions?
Once we’ve received your payment, Peter will contact you and book your coaching sessions. He will also support you with rescheduling sessions if needed.
What is your cancellation policy?
Individual coaching sessions can be postponed up to one week before the session.