Professional Practices @ Center for Cartoon StudiesPosted: 26-11-2012
Here are a few links to stories & ideas for today’s Professional Practices class at CCS; since we all have artwork to do, I’m focusing on audio links that you can listen to WHILE you draw:
NPR: Give And Take: How The Rule Of Reciprocation Binds Us
~ (This story just came out today!) Listen to this with your COMICS business practice plan in mind…
What models do YOU use outside the conventional retail model?
Camille Paglia on “Seminal Images” (WBRU’s On Point)
“Camille Paglia is looking at what we see. What we look at these days. A flood of pixels. Facebook photo albums. A jittery dollhouse of You Tube fancy. And precious little real visual art. In a sea of images we are losing our connection, she says, to the great messages of art. Its wisdom. Its insight. Its glory. …”
~ This discussion really got me fired up. How do our images & stories connect to this shared human heritage of THE IMAGE? Note also the ATTENTION+AWARENESS connections with the following item:
U.S. Creativity in Question (WBRU’s On Point)
For the first time, Americans kids are losing their once-famous creative edge, new research says. We look at the trend and how to fix it.
~ Listen to this with your own cartooning and/or teaching practice in mind — How do COMICS teach creativity, attention, endurance, discipline, &c.?
Also, here’s one of my favorite Inkstuds interviews — with E. Guibert (artist of one of my favorite graphic novels, The Photographer), all about the adventure of collaborating with others in cartooning those hard-to-get stories!
(I might add some more links here after class…)