I’ve watched a couple of things in the past couple of days that were truly inspiring. So much so that I couldn’t NOT share them. I think one of the things that links there three videos is that all of them are humble about what they do and what they’ve accomplished.
Jamie Hewlett (Gorillaz, Tank Girl) really getting to the heart of what is it is to be an artist. Judging him solely by his artwork, I had totally expected him to be frantic and maybe even a bit insane. This is not the case. He is intelligent and very well spoken. This video makes me have even more admiration for a man whose artwork has already helped to nurture my own artistic talents.
Lesean Thomas (Black Dynamite, The Boondocks, The Legend Of Korra, Cannon Busters) speaking on fear and fear of failure. Lesean is another artist whom I’ve admired for a long, long time. His old Dreamwave Comics work was what brought him to my attention and I haven’t stopped following him since. What makes this video even more inspiring and amazing is how humble he come across. If you have any inkling of Lesean’s personality (as I have via his Facebook page and a few brief exchanged emails and watching and reading interviews with him) he comes across as a supremely confident innovator who always knows where he is headed and never shows fear. To see that even a creator of his stature is fearful of mistakes and failure is comforting.
David Mack (Kabuki, Daredevil) speaking on how comics engage your brain and why he loves what he does. He asks the question if what you love doing may be hardwired into your brain and therefore make it’s way into the things you do in life, even if it’s subconscious. I really love his riff on procrastination.