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September 13, 2007 4:49 PM   Subscribe

December, 2007 marks the 10-year anniversary of my "cartoons drawn on the back of business cards" format. Here's some random notes on the subject, in no particular order. Thoughts on cartooning from How to Be Creative author Hugh Macleod
posted by Brandon Blatcher (8 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Previously. And.
posted by zennie at 6:02 PM on September 13, 2007


*chirp* go the crickets. A look at the business side of the cards might help
posted by longsleeves at 7:34 PM on September 13, 2007


Really enjoyed your post Brandon Blatcher , thanks! Loved his words of inspiration, in the mood for some of that and it hits the spot.
posted by nickyskye at 9:27 PM on September 13, 2007


Saw Hugh at SXSW last year. He is also an excellent speaker and a darn nice guy, willing to chat with anyone.
posted by mmoncur at 10:02 PM on September 13, 2007


These are OK, but his notes on cartooning come off as self-important. What is it about that one drawing that would keep him from selling it for $10,000? Couldn't he draw another one?
posted by tepidmonkey at 11:22 PM on September 13, 2007


What is it about that one drawing that would keep him from selling it for $10,000?


I'm just guessing, but it could be this, from How to be Creative:

15. The most important thing a creative person can learn professionally is where to draw the red line that separates what you are willing to do, and what you are not.

Couldn't he draw another one?

Yeah, but he doesn't want to and is at a point where he doesn't have to.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:33 AM on September 14, 2007


Strikes me as the Scoble of cartoons. His advice is a lot of ra-ra-ra stuff that's mostly bluster and of little actual substance ("2. The idea doesn't have to be big. It just has to change the world.")
posted by Sifter at 3:19 AM on September 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


I enjoyed this. My favorite piece of advice was the not trying to find a direct way to make money of your interests. As many people I know keep from pursuing ideas because they can't see the money in it.
posted by drezdn at 5:45 AM on September 14, 2007


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