Friday Failure Club: FACE YOUR FEAR
Disclaimer, they started updating on Mondays and Fridays now, so it threw me off a bit. This is an older episode I missed when they made the switch to update 2x a week. I’ll only be updating once a week. So, I’ll try to make it easy for you to view the specific episode I’ll be talking about here. This is a great show. With a lot of advice for narrative art comic book creators.
One of the best things, I like about this show, and especially Eric, is he always delivers these one-liners that are so impactful if meditated upon. Things which we may or may not take advantage of.
“You don’t get paid, but it’s just like a job” –
This is for your narrative art comic book career. If you want to make any impact in making a narrative art comic book career, you have to have to treat it just like a job. Do it like you already have the job. This is your church. This is your team. This is your life. This is what you do. Day in. Day out. 90% of making your narrative art comic career successful is just being willing to show up.
“Find a junker and build it better than it was before” –
Many in the narrative art comic book community will refer to comic book creators as a broken junker. So no matter where you are. No matter where you think of yourself as being. You can be built better than before. It doesn’t matter where you have been, as much as where you are going. And the road looks pretty exciting from here on out.
“All we need is an undamaged frame, and an engine that would do what we needed to do.”–
Are you a narrative art comic book creator who has been told you are no good? Have you been told to give up and forget about a career in comics or narrative art? Drop that. Bad advice. The only thing you need is an “undamaged frame” and an “engine” to get the job done.
Your “undamaged frame” is your physical ability to draw.
I have seen paraplegics draw with their mouth. So there is no reason having no arms and legs to stop you. What is your definition of “undamaged”?
Your “engine” is your heart, your passion, and your ability to keep going no matter what.
With those two things, you will be destined to have a great career in narrative art comic book work.
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