Avoiding serious artists

Pretty Blue Gun

I’ve always hated lectures. People in suits all nervous about public speaking, me in ripped jeans with frozen legs, waiting for it to be over so I can go smoke a cigarette. I wouldn’t have attended this one if I didn’t have to. To be honest, I would have much rather been eating a hamburger or watching a movie or something. But I was forced to attend, along with the 20 something other kids in my class.

They try to make it all so professional. It was a design lecture, for Christ’s sake. There’s absolutely nothing professional about what I want to do with my life- draw pictures for a living. We draw fucking pictures for a living. It’s a fun career. And yet we hear these people calling themselves “serious photographers, serious illustrators”. That’s like calling someone a serious clown. There’s just nothing serious about it.

And yet, the…

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