Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Craft is the (Kind of) Enemy








Writer and artist Austin Kleon, creator of the inspiring and informative "Steal Like an Artist," posted this letter written by James Kochalka and excerpted from "The Cute Manifesto."




Dustin Harbin of the excellent Drawn blog shares his interpretation of the manifesto with which I agree. I did, however, qualify my support of this manifesto in the header with "Kind of" because I believe that craft is the enemy ONLY when one is getting started. Once one gets started, however, one should be improving one's craft. So the next comic or film should be better than the last and so on. Otherwise, one will get stuck on the OK Plateau, and we sure as hell don't want to live there!

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