Superpowers with Drew Maxwell

Episode 4
48m | Jul 26, 2021

From a very young age, Drew Maxwell's drawing ability exceeded that of the people in his school, including his teachers. For an eager, witty, and talented first grader, his only kryptonite was the evil element of spelling. Not diagnosed with dyslexia until middle school, the public school system provided a daily smack down of the soul. But, Drew swore his revenge on the system that didn't recognize his superpower and battled back by eventually turning down full rides to major art schools, working in Hollywood, creating the largest-ever movie production company in Milwaukee, publishing a popular comic book, and finally through some proverbial poetic justice becoming as professor and the Executive Director of the Innovation Center at the Milwaukee Institute for Art and Design.

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