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We all know the stories of how creative people get into the business of creating for a living, but how did they start using their imaginations in the first place? On the Beginnings podcast, writer and performer Andy Beckerman asks well-known and up-and-coming comedians, musicians, writers and artists about their earliest creative acts and about other formative childhood experiences.

Sep 5, 2013

On today's show, I talk to comics writer Fred Van Lente. Originally on the path to be a professor, Fred sold his first comic script about a decade ago and moved to New York City. Since then, he's written on a number of fantastic titles including Amazing Spider-Man, Marvel Zombies, Incredible Hercules, and most recently, the incredibly funny Archer and Armstrong relaunch for Valiant.

Check out the website for Beginnings, subscribe on iTunes and see some live dates: the next live episode will be October 1st at UCB East with musical guest Travis Morrison of The Dismemberment Plan, guest co-host Elliot Kalan of The Daily Show and the Flop House Podcast and more!