Firesiders you are in for a treat today. Mendte and Mr. Maurer had the honor of interviewing artist CJ Draden. CJ is an extraordinary artist with a self published book out that is already making waves as he makes a name for himself. His first book "The Wooden Heart: A Pinocchio Story" has been endorsed by non other than Stan "The Man" Lee. In the first part of our two part interview we talk to CJ about what got him into the industry, his humble beginnings, and advice to artists out there. So sit back and listen to a true artists journey from his mind to his easel. Welcome to Fireside.