TMQ Quarterly Magazine


TikvahMinds Quarterly (TMQ) is a collaborative endeavor directed by Tikvah inc.’s founder, Elijah Loving, focusing on providing artists, illustrators, and creators with an authentic connection to the featured creators and their insights into their craft.

Our focus is on what it takes to be an independent illustrator, artist, and creator.  We discuss how to get published and the journeys we take to get our career to the level we are after.  These featured artists interviewed reveal all angles of the creation process to us: the possibilities for independent illustrators and the challenges they face.

We love seeing artists grow no matter the level in artistic skills and business mindsets, no matter where you are on your journey.  Remember, no matter how much time you have to work with regardless of your location, it is one of the most crucial topics that matter most to artists and as such is the focus of the TikvahMinds Program.

Join a community that is tearing down the barriers that consistently hold artists and illustrators back from drawing at that next level. Our TMQ publication includes exercises with demos, artwork from featured artists and their processes, as well as business tips, and more.

Exercises and Demos

Keep these for your personal library, we share the top exercises and content from the last 3 months of TikvahLibarary additions.

Business Tips

Success doesn’t happen overnight.  This section will be key to maintaining your momentum and documenting the latest business trends, tips, and available tools for your library.

Featured Artists

Discover and connect with our Tikvah inc. featured artists, their art, techniques, and secrets to success.



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Dan Benny

Designer, Illustrator, Musician

An experienced graphic designer and creative all-rounder.  Hardworking, fast learning with 14 years of pro design experience.

Jason Brubaker

Comic Book Writer/Artist

Self-publishing comics since 2009. Has worked at Dreamworks but I finally quit in 2015 and started doing comics full-time.

Erica J. Chen

Artist, Children’s Illustrator

Erica has an M.A. in Illustration and currently works as a freelance copy artist and children’s book illustrator.

Dan Ekis

Comic Book Writer/Artist

Dan is an American comic artist and writer best known for creating the series Odyssey inc. and Soul of the World on Webtoons.

Christopher Gonzalez


Trainer in the morning, Designer in the afternoon, and Doodler at night.

Jasmine Lear

Artist, Illustrator

Fearlessly open to new experiences, a coffee lover, and passionate about sharing her experience with the arts.

Will Miles

Creator, Writer

Fearlessly taking on the comic world by storm.  This highly motivated high schooler already knows his career of choice. Comics!

Natalia Nikulina

Artist, Illustrator based in

An artist and illustrator based in Russia.  I prefer a combination of watercolor and digital techniques and ink or graphite.

Natalia Pleshkova

Illustrator, Children’s book

Inspired by the life around her always strives to grow, learn, and tell stories through her children’s book illustrations.

Running Deer Publishing

Artist, Illustrator, Founder of Running Deer Publishing

Inspired by comic books and Saturday morning cartoons, 20 years of creating led to his founding of Running Deer Publishing his passion.

Chad Elliott

Artist, Musician, Poet.

Midwest singer-songwriter Chad Elliott blends folk roots, swampy blues and soulful writing to deliver an original Americana sound.

Labros Panousis

Concept Artist at

A self-taught Concept artist from Athens, Greece Who specialize in character and creature design working @ Mooncolony

Kurt Zauer


An independent comic book writer based in Chicago.  He got his start in stories very young as an avid RPG gamer.

Braden Hogan

Graphic Designer intern
w/ Tikvah inc.

Graphic Designer making cool stuff happen at Tikvah inc.

Kinzee Hillis

Marketing and Editing Team
Tikvah inc.

An artist from Lincoln Nebraska happily collaborating with Tikvah inc.

Elijah Loving

illustrator, Comic Nerd

Veteran Graphic Designer is now happily a full-time illustrator, comic book artist, and writer.  Founder of Tikvah inc.


We are so excited that you are interested in not only talking about your work but also sharing your art and illustrations in our quarterly publication.  Please take a few moments to fill out all of the following information.  This will ensure that the content and work are a true representation of your creative efforts and that the quality of your work is shown in the best light.

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