Friday, March 15, 2013

THEN AGAIN...

Here's an interesting post from the blog of writer Robert Jackson Bennett that takes the exact opposite view of Amanda Palmer (in my previous post) when it comes to being "friends" with your audience. I have to admit, he makes some interesting points.



What do YOU think?

Saturday, March 2, 2013

A NEW PARADIGM FOR ARTISTS

Two summers ago, I attended Readercon in Burlington, Mass, a conference of writers and readers of speculative and fantastic fiction. Each year, the Shirley Jackson Awards are given out there, and in this instance the author Neil Gaiman showed up to collect two awards, accompanied by his wife, the musician/songwriter Amanda Palmer. After the ceremony, I ended up standing next to Ms. Palmer's seat. I quietly asked her if she minded me taking her picture. She didn't, and here's the photo:


Early last year, through the wonderfully talented artist Will Terry, I became aware of a book called LINCHPIN by Seth Godin. I purchased the audio version and listened to it on the way to and from my day job. It started a new way of thinking about art and creating for me.

Tonight I was browsing through Facebook and a friend had posted a TED talk by---Amanda Palmer. Talking about ideas very similar to Seth Godin's. 

These ideas excite me in a way I can't quite explain. But I know, someday and hopefully sooner than later, I'll be sharing my art in similar ways and earning a living from it.

Here's the talk:


Monday, February 4, 2013

NEW DESIGN FOR SUMMER 2013

Hey, I HAD to get around to drawing puffins eventually, didn't I?

(Comments appreciated below, thanks!)

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

What the Duck?


Big business ain't all it's quacked up to be.

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

THE TIMES, THEY DID A-CHANGE


This was drawn in 2007. I bet this guy wouldn't be complaining about his job NOW.

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Friday, January 25, 2013

SMELT ME ONE MORE TIME


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Thursday, January 24, 2013

OH, AYUH...

No explanation needed if you live in Maine.


Though I've chosen an artist's life, it's not exactly a cash cow. Don't feel you need to donate, but the button below is for any contribution you find fit for the enjoyment this cartoon brought you. Thanks so much!