I am so, so excited to have stumbled upon Johnny of Cosmic Wheel Tarot and his video interview series called Deck Creator Corner. It’s on Instagram as a video channel, which is the only negative thing about it (lol, am I biased against technological progress or what). I say that only because I don’t know what to do with someone’s IG video channel that I love. I don’t know how to share it. I don’t know how to bookmark it for later. I can’t even subscribe to it. Argh.
But this is worth your fuss. I promise. Johnny’s Deck Creator Corner interviews artists from our community who share their inspiration, their creative process, and give advice straight from experience.
Btw, I’ll be chatting with Johnny on his Insta channel this Saturday, Dec. 11, at 10 am Pacifc, 1 pm Eastern (Man, do you midwesterners feel left out? We always flag the east coast and west coast time, but rarely mountain, central, and let’s not even talk about Alaska or Hawaii.)
Here’s a sampling of 12 interviews from Deck Creator Corner, linked for your convenient viewing pleasure.
Chicome of Tarot Yohualli Ehécatl
“We talked about his Mesoamerican heritage and it’s influence on the Tarot Yohualli Ehécatl, the importance of representing Indigneous cultures in the modern Tarot community, and being of mixed race.”
Latti of The Black Femme Tarot
“We talked about her inspiration for the deck, replacing the RWS, the importance of this deck in current society and magical communities.”
“We talked about his inspiration, the importance of this deck in current society and magical communities, favorite and challenging cards, deck creator advice & lessons learned.”
“We talked about her spooky background, her inspirations for this deck, and deck creator lessons learned.”
Kim Tsan of Fables Den, Way of the Panda Tarot, Kara Simons, Prairie Majesty Oracle, and Briöna Jolie, The Wild Wolf Tarot come together for this Animal Deck Creator Special.
“We talked about what animal magic means to each of them, what inspired them to go with an animal themed deck, and why animals are such an important part of spiritual imagery.”
Ruth Modoh of Emotional Collidescope
“We talked about her background in psychology, the inspiration for this deck, and the importance of this deck right now.”
Maritess and Cathleen of Decolonized Tarot
“We talked about their Tarot origins, the inspiration behind the creation of this deck, how and why this deck is a tool of decolonization, and the importance of a deck like this in current society.”
Anielle Reid of The Golden Light Tarot, Magick and Mediums Oracle, and the Slavic Oracle
“We talked about her Oracle deck background, the inspiration for her decks, the process and experience of working with an illustrator, deck creator challenges, diversity in spiritual imagery, and advice for deck creators.”
Brendan Marnell of The Pacific Northwest Tarot
“We talked about his inspirations for the Pacific Northwest Tarot, his goals to give back to sustainability projects in the Northwest, and his artistic process.”
Brittany Lewis-Moore of The Cosmic Gateways Tarot
“We discussed her inspirations, art process, the importance of diversity in spiritual imagery, and all about her experience thus far.”
Shaniqua Leach of That Afro Drip Tarot
“We talked about her inspirations and origins for the name of the deck, the current relevance and importance of the deck in terms of inclusivity and diversity in Tarot, her art process, and her plans for her fulfillment process.”
Mariza Tovar of The Gentle Tarot
“We talked about her art, the Kickstarter campaign, and her fulfillment process.”
Okay, so obv. I posted this for selfish reasons– this is my bookmark for myself so I have these links easily accessible. =) I haven’t gotten through these video interviews yet, but want to. So here they are for my convenience. And maybe you’ll love them too. xoxo
5 thoughts on “Johnny of Cosmic Wheel Tarot’s Deck Creator Corner”
I just acquired the Chicome of Tarot Yohualli Ehécatl and it’s wonderful! I was excited to see the Mayan numerals included on the cards, just like in the SKT-R!
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I am so excited for our chat Benebell! Thank you so much for sharing this. It has been a labor of love and I have learned so much through these first two seasons. I am excited for upcoming episodes, which hopefully include the creators of decks like The Literary Tarot, Dust2Onyx Tarot, The Botanica Tarot, The Sefirot Tarot and many more 😁
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I hope you’ll take a look and interview the maker of the African Tarot. It looks stunning. And thanks for highlighting such cool multicultural decks.
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I would love to check it out! Thanks for the recommendation. Is it the one published by U.S. Games? 🙏🏽
No. It’s this one….. https://www.tazamaafricantarot.com/ it’s quite beautiful deck.