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Probably the most important thing I learned while filling in as an art director:

Seeing how desperate you are as an art director, when you put your trust in an illustrator - has really changed my whole perspective. And also I realized that being on time and doing professional work is 98% of what [being an illustrator] is all about.

And every once in a while you do this one great piece where the stars align and maybe it gets into American Illustration or Society of Illustration or CAA but that’s not what makes your career. I was always trying to shoot for these fantastic super-quirky weird concepts and I didn’t realize that so much of it is being professional - about being somebody that an art director can put their trust in.

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Dan Clowes and Seth on The Leonard Lopate Show
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Jesse Jacobs | Squidface and The Meddler
A great interview (with plenty of big images) with one of my favourite Canadian talents, Jesse Jacobs.

Jesse Jacobs | Squidface and The Meddler

A great interview (with plenty of big images) with one of my favourite Canadian talents, Jesse Jacobs.

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Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau interviewed by Slate

There’s not much future in being a strip artist now. That’s quite a turnaround in fortunes, because presiding over an established syndicated comic strip used to be the closest thing to tenure that popular culture offered. If I were starting out now, I’d probably continue on the graphic design trajectory I was on before I got sidetracked with comics. Colbert-like TV would be OK, too, except you have to be brilliant. I advise young cartoonists now to get into graphic novels—or head for Pixar.