The one things I realised very quickly was that I desperately needed to expand my literary influence base. I needed to read more and read far far more widely. So that's what I did.
Along the road I discover a writer whose work I was aware of, but who I never took the time to investigate. Harlan Ellison. After spending a few hours searching for videos I've just ordered a few of his books from Amazon. I wish I had the balls articulate myself so passionately and fiercely. Harlan says what I think. Yet he articulates himself in a way that forces you to think he may actually be right. He's notoriously litigious and rightly so. If only everyone, especially young writers and artists were as protective of their works and properties. The notion that you do work for free when you're starting your career in illustration in order to get a name for your is the one of the most vicious lies ever forced upon illustration student I've ever heard. (Because as we all know, artists live on air don't we?)
I believe anyone who has even a vague awareness of the history of comics and creator right will agrees with me.
Anyways. I've talked enough. Here's a few videos I 've found on about Harlan on the youtube. I hope you find them as inspirational as have.
Anyways. Back to work. Got another 300 words to write before I hit the sack.
Oh, I've been thinking. If I carry on the way I'm going, I might actually have work to show at Bristol. If not Birmingham. 2010 is looking good.