Skip to the Fun Parts: Cartoons and Complaints on the Creative Process (Paperback)

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Skip to the Fun Parts: Cartoons and Complaints on the Creative Process (Paperback)

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The perfect companion for anyone struggling to keep their sense of humor while staring at a blank page, Skip to the Fun Parts offers next-to-zero creative advice, and is instead filled with cartoons, commiserations, and jokes about the creative process.

Like you, syndicated cartoonist Dana Maier wants a creativity shortcut—a magical fairy who will both come up with brilliant ideas and grant the energy and discipline to churn them out. This book is not that magical shortcut—you won't find stirring literary quotes or a foolproof system for sparking inspiration here—but it does provide commiseration, comics, jokes, and reflections about the often-painful act of making something original.

Drawing on her experience as a cartoonist for The New Yorker and other publications, Maier explores topics such as embracing the agony of the creative process, how the pandemic has affected creative people in different ways, and the power of channeling your inner six-year-old. While more traditional creativity guides often make readers feel judged, Skip to the Fun Parts offers amusing insights about the realities of the creative process—highly entertaining for artists of all kinds and 100% advice-free!
Dana Jeri Maier is an artist, syndicated cartoonist, and frequent contributor to The New Yorker's "Shouts and Murmurs." She lives in Washington, D.C.
Product Details ISBN: 9781524871611
ISBN-10: 1524871613
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication Date: May 9th, 2023
Pages: 128
Language: English