Fans Are Better Than Tech at Organizing Information Online. Related: Maciej Cegłowski on fandom, tagging and community – Fan is A Tool-Using Animal.
I believe it was John Cage who once told me, ‘When you start working, everybody is in your studio – the past, your friends, enemies, the art world, and above all, your own ideas – all are there. But as you continue painting, they start to leave, one by one, and you are left completely alone. Then, if you’re lucky, even you leave.’
While looking up the story of Three Billy Goats Gruff I followed a brief wiki rabbit hole through folkloristics, the Aarne–Thompson classification system, and eventually discovered the wonderful Multilingual Folk Tale Database.
Stand Up for the Future, an anthology of profiles and portraits of young Australians, is out now. I am very pleased to have some drawings in it.
Joe McCulloch reviews Plaza, the new book by Yuichi Yokoyama. Buried in the middle of the piece is the observation that Yokoyama creates his stories “by drawing forward and backward from key images”, which I did not know, and also happens to be how I construct my own comics. Neat.
Being an Artist and a Mother by Lauren Weinstein.