We had the good fortune of connecting with Katie Bowman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Katie, can you share the most important lesson you’ve learned over the course of your career?
It’s important to find a few of your most original ideas and put 100% into all of them until you find reasons to slim it down and define one single strength worth profiting on.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
To be frank, I have always felt a a little isolated in my work. People will be shallow and hide it but I have been a natural weird and awkward redhead from the get go. I don’t need to type myself as a big piece of art to tell you that society blocks a lot of women’s rights and respect when it comes to any work. It is always going to be hard and that’s just how it is.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’d start with what their interests are, I’m not a monster!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to shout out to any comics that have believed in me, all the comics that I look up to like John Novosad and Nancy Norton, you taught me to be competitive with myself but yet to still have compassion for people around me and just starting our. Also to make sure that Comedy is always fun. To my friends in comedy and art and all my friend that have supported me along the way, you make me, me.
Photo taken by Andrew Bray