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Breaking the block

Sometimes the best way to come up with a good idea for a comic or a drawing or a poem or a song or anything creative is to just make a bunch of bad stuff until you come up with something that isn’t terrible. Then you take that thing and polish it up until it’s alright. Make some alright stuff and think about it and develop it until it’s something sort of cool. Do that long enough and you can usually break out of a block.

sometimes, you wake up with a killer idea and it’s almost like you’re hand is Flying frantically, trying to draw out the idea before you forget it and it’s gone forever. When that happens, all the practice you struggling through the block will come in handy.

anyways! Happy Saturday!

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I was going to post a long blog write up expounding on this thought, but I think the comic strip expresses my sentiments adequately (and you are free to agree or disagree!). I think in comic strips, and so that’s the medium I invest in. I’ve tried my hand at writing longer form comics and graphic novels, but this is my sweet spot. No point being sad about the fact that the stuff I’m good at making isn’t the stuff that tends to be remembered for a long time- it’s good enough to bring joy in a moment (or it should be, anyways!).

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Oppression as creative catalyst

2014-8-19

 

Creative accountability is a good thing!  So is creative freedom… But not every idea is a good idea.  -sigh-.

Sometimes, I think it’d be funny to run with a bad idea as far as I can go… except then I start thinking, that would be a lot of time wasted on a bad idea.  Would I still think it’s funny after I spent a lot of time working on something awful?  hmm.