It happens that there have been several popular blog posts floating around that offer different kinds of advice to cartoonists, students, and creative people of all stripes. Here are links to a few of them in case you missed them on Twitter, Facebook, or wherever else people share things these days!
Austin Kleon, blogger and author of the book Newspaper Blackout presents a blog post version of a slideshow talk he gave to college students called “How to Steal Like an Artist (and 9 Other Things Nobody Told Me)”. He is currently developing it into a book.
And cartoonist and illustrator Phil McAndrew posted his “Super Obvious Secrets That I Wish They Taught in Art school” list in response to questions he regularly gets from younger colleagues and students.
Though each of these three artists is coming from a different place and made these lists for different reasons, I find it edifying how much their concerns and principles jibe and overlap. (Lisa even links to Austin’s post [and two other advice posts] at the bottom of her post—I’m getting dizzy!)