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This is a fantastic speech by Neil Gaiman, addressing the 2012 graduating class of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Gaiman himself never graduated from college—in fact, he never even enrolled in college—yet he earned his place in literary culture as one of the most celebrated and prolific writers working today. Here, he imparts several pieces of life wisdom on young people beginning a career in the arts.
- Say “no” to projects that take you further from rather than closer to your own creative goals, however flattering or lucrative.
- Approach your creative labor with joy, or else it becomes work.
- Embrace your fear of failure. Make peace with the impostor syndrome that comes with success. Don’t be afraid of being wrong.
- When things get tough, make good art.
Also highly relevant for anyone interested in making a Kickstarter project.
Ray Sumser’s Cartoonuum collects over 2000 recognizable cartoon and comic book characters into a single 11’ x 6.5’ canvas. He recently uploaded a high-quality zoomable version of the painting. (Found a nice shout out to Kickstarter on the upper left!)
I keep wanting to tag the photo with names of characters. Next project, perhaps?
This guy started making city maps out of his own head, and he just never stopped
One day, this guy named Jerry just started drawing out a map of a city. No real city, just a city that he invented as he went along. And then when he got to the edge of the paper, he got another piece of paper and kept drawing. And then he kept drawing and drawing, and now his map is an entire urban world. Love it.
Incredible! I am especially intrigued by the deck of cards that guides the map.
Post 1/10 for my “Menagerie” series.
“Menagerie” is a show of 10 polygonal animal paintings that I’ve been working on for the last three months. It reconciles my fascination with the natural world and computer game aesthetics.
You can buy a print of this at my etsy shop.
I would live here.