Creative Pep Talk Podcast


In October 2014, I created the Creative Pep Talk podcast to help commercial artists thrive financially making creatively fulfilling work. The podcast is still running, you can find it on iTunes or Soundcloud.

The popular illustration site, Illustration Age is the proud syndicate of the podcast.

CPT regularly ranks in the top 10 design podcasts on iTunes.

Sample Episodes:


NOD - Daily Drawing Project


Daily drawing project, April 2011-12.

Every weekday for a year, I drew a new character with a name and description and then posted it to my blog.

The project ended with a successfully backed kickstarter to screen print each character postcard size. p.s. the kickstarter's biggest supporter was actor comedian David Cross!

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Day 1 Meet… Coe NOD’s all around good guy, looking for adventure, but secretly a bit timid. Hiding behind a leaf with eye-holes bitten out, Coe is always shielded from his critics and enemies.

Day 1
Meet… Coe

NOD’s all around good guy, looking for adventure, but secretly a bit timid. Hiding behind a leaf with eye-holes bitten out, Coe is always shielded from his critics and enemies.

Day 52 Meet… Pom Pom is one of the most prominent figures in NOD, always popping up here and there. Pom is a shy guy - silent, and occasionally down in the dumps. He needs a hug…if only he could ask for one!

Day 52
Meet… Pom

Pom is one of the most prominent figures in NOD, always popping up here and there. Pom is a shy guy - silent, and occasionally down in the dumps. He needs a hug…if only he could ask for one!

DAY 218 Meet… Eggy Eggy is a science obsessed character who is constantly doing new experiments, even on himself!

DAY 218
Meet… Eggy

Eggy is a science obsessed character who is constantly doing new experiments, even on himself!

Day 19 Meet… Gonga This multi-personalitied creature often hides by tucking in his arms and legs and portraying a stack of rocks. A mute batch of personalities, Gonga is easily frightened, often fleeing the scene like a wild animal.

Day 19
Meet… Gonga

This multi-personalitied creature often hides by tucking in his arms and legs and portraying a stack of rocks. A mute batch of personalities, Gonga is easily frightened, often fleeing the scene like a wild animal.

Day 88 Meet… Billow (Stage 2) Somewhere along the way, Billow grows a body, and becomes this little guy. Still mostly silent, Billow at this stage has a teeny tiny more guts, but still easily lead astray. Always watching, but often times looking quite blank.

Day 88
Meet… Billow (Stage 2)

Somewhere along the way, Billow grows a body, and becomes this little guy. Still mostly silent, Billow at this stage has a teeny tiny more guts, but still easily lead astray. Always watching, but often times looking quite blank.

DAY 222 Meet… Alix  Alix is a small tyke with a large appetite for life! Living in a dream world inside of the dream world of NOD, it’s hard to tell what’s real in her life and what’s pretend! Alix has a sweetness which is displayed even in her conversations with her imaginary friends!

DAY 222
Meet… Alix 

Alix is a small tyke with a large appetite for life! Living in a dream world inside of the dream world of NOD, it’s hard to tell what’s real in her life and what’s pretend! Alix has a sweetness which is displayed even in her conversations with her imaginary friends!

Day 23 Meet… The Spirit of Suchair Nothing is currently known of this being.

Day 23
Meet… 
The Spirit of Suchair

Nothing is currently known of this being.

DAY 210 Meet… Batch Batch is a solitary fellow, who loves alone time. Reading, bathing, singing and cleaning alone in his home is all that he needs to find peace in his soul.

DAY 210
Meet… Batch

Batch is a solitary fellow, who loves alone time. Reading, bathing, singing and cleaning alone in his home is all that he needs to find peace in his soul.

DAY 241 Meet… The Star People The Star People are a group of NOD dwellers who believe that NOD is a dream in the mind of a spirit made of stars. The Star People have a long history of ambiguous niceness and outright nastiness.

DAY 241
Meet… The Star People

The Star People are a group of NOD dwellers who believe that NOD is a dream
in the mind of a spirit made of stars. The Star People have a long history of
ambiguous niceness and outright nastiness.


Color Me _____
with Andrew Neyer


A traveling collaborative exhibit created by myself and artist / designer Andrew Neyer.

We create a black and white mural, to be colored by the public with 5.5' markers.

Past Shows
YES Gallery, Cincinnati, 2011
Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, 2012
Draw Something 2 Launch Party, NYC, 2013
Indiana University Columbus Art + Design Center, Columbus, IN, 2013
History Colorado Center, Denver, 2014

If you are interested in hearing more about how you can bring the show to your organization, please email me for more details: andy@andy-j-miller.com


The Indie Rock Coloring Book


An adult coloring book with each page tributing a different indie band in a creative way.

The Indie Rock Coloring Book came from a college project of mine. The real book was published in 2009 by Chronicle Books, with the help of the Yellow Bird Project.

Over 40k copies sold!


USA Today

"I knew I'd found the perfect gift idea ... and, of course, I'd need a copy for myself."

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Creative Review

"...my personal favourite, colour-in the picture "that proves that the water supply was enchanted in the Wisconsin cabin where the [Bon Iver] album For Emma, Forever Ago, was written." Maximum twee points there..."

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Pitchfork

"Kids today might have the internet and Pixar, but they're forced to live in a world without "Thundercats" or "Silverhawks" or "Defenders of the Earth". What are kids supposed to color in pictures of these days? Dora the Explorer? Please.

Fortunately, we have Andy J. Miller."

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