Artists’ advice meta-post

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!

from Austin Kleon's slideshow-cum-book

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.

Cartoonist Lisa Hanawalt (I Want You) simply posted a list she stuck on her studio wall to motivate herself.

Phil McAndrew illustrates how to build muscle through creativity

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!)


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