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045: The Future of Comics and Beyond
Wherein we take a look at my manifesto for the future of comics and beyond...
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I didn’t mean to write a manifesto… but I went and wrote a damn manifesto.
It’s mostly centered around the future of comics, but as I recorded the video and spent so much time thinking on this topic, I think it’s a recipe that ANY artist in any medium can benefit from.
Maybe it makes sense for you to go watch it before I dive in a little deeper here. WATCH IT HERE.
The biggest opportunity for visual storytellers in history…
While my video really centers around my own passion for the comics artform, I do think it really can apply to ANY artist reading this. Whether you’re a tattoo artist, animator, old school, new school… the recipe is the same.
You can change the ingredients a bit to make it your own, but the story is the same…
Don’t get me wrong…
I’m NOT saying you need to become a Youtuber or Influencer.
I’m saying that right now is the biggest opportunity for HUMAN artists than there ever has been in history. And not many seem to be taking advantage of it.
In fact, we’re just pissing it away.
Artists haven’t evolved much in over 100 years.
And it’s really time we did so on a whole other level.
Your weapons are already in hand.
You can start where you are.
The best way to predict your future is to create it. - Abraham Lincoln
I need to listen to my own advice…
I realized as I was making this video that I wasn’t actually following my own advice.
Sure, I’m busy, I have a ton of excuses. But deep down I know what I want to do.
I know what I NEED to do.
While I’m not currently working on a “comic” persay, I’m going to start to open the doors up and show everyone what I’ve been doing, how I’m doing it and WHY I’m doing it. I hope you follow along.
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