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Some Things, Off the Top of My Head, an Artist Should Know

Please don’t take my extended absence personally: I barely wrote anything in 2017. Let’s change that this year.

But this post, as the title says, wasn’t planned. It started out as an answer to a Reddit post asking what you should study if you want to go pro, but as I kept writing, I realized it was turning into a blog post.

So here you go: a list, from memory, of what I think an artist with career hopes should be reading up on.

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Build a Studio from Nothing

Early this year, I moved a thousand miles and had to rebuild my bedroom studio from scratch, and a couple months later, my laptop bricked itself, forcing me to replace it and all its programs.

So I took that opportunity to tackle one of comics’ oldest questions: What are the cheapest supplies you need to make a good one?

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Tell Better Stories With Memes

Note: This post is the first in a series of three on writing techniques.  It’ll help you understand the next two, so even if you’re not interested in the topic, least give it a quick skim.

Also, throughout all three, I’ll make a lot of bold-sounding statements about how things work and the reasons behind them. These are just theories: conclusions I’ve jumped to after reading a lot and thinking “All these things seem to do the same thing.”  And I’m not an expert, so don’t take this as gospel.

 


 

The title and page image are intentionally misleading.  This is actually about memes as Dawkins originally defined them: bits of knowledge passed from person to person via word of mouth and various media.

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