A quick preface: This is a slight redesign of part of my DIY section from Artbabe.com. I’ve transferred all of the informational and tutorial sections from the old Artbabe site here, but please note, I haven’t updated any of it. I developed this material in 1998, way before I’d even thought of trying to write…Read More
Shakespeare had to sell theater tickets. DaVinci had to sell paintings. Dickens had to sell magazines. Being in the business of selling my work does not suddenly make me a “business person.” It makes me an artist.Read More
Listen to the episode: The thing that kind of has saved me is this awareness of my mortality. Something I’ve been really seeking out quite intentionally for most of my life. Like, I wanna really get it. I wanna really understand that I’m gonna die. And you’re only able to do that in different ways…Read More
Listen to the episode: What does it actually take to find 1,000 True Fans? Seriously, where are they hiding? Your work is amazing. You’re constantly promoting on social media. You already know that your creative business isn’t bringing in the kind of money you need…especially in a reasonable time frame. So, why is that? Finding…Read More
Heeeeyyyyy! Check it out! I’ve got a brand-new website! I’m proud, I’m happy… I’m definitely completely sure it’s not finished…but I’m going live anyway! Ever heard the phrase, Imperfect Action? It means take action before you have every detail nailed down. It means take the jump. It means Dare to be Bad. Imperfect action is…Read More
Books As Seen In the austin chronicle av club los angeles times entertainment chicago reader book riot mental floss nyt book review forward the globe and mail time transom Growing Gills: How to Find Creative Focus When You’re Drowning in Your Daily Life Go from overwhelmed, anxious, and stuck, to consistent, clear, and in control…Read More
Imagine having your big creative project actually finished. What would it be like to have it out in the world? What would that do for your self-esteem? How might it connect you to other people? What kinds of professional opportunities might come up as a result?
The only way to get to that result is to focus on one goal.
Comics short stories of young Chicagoans grappling with serious questions, such as Does she love me?, Can I stay friends with someone who has betrayed my trust?, and Can I make a life as an artist?Read More