Before becoming a full-time cartoonist, Beaton worked as a maid, as an administrative assistant at the Maritime Museum of British Columbia, and on a mining site at Fort McMurray.
Becoming part of a larger entity is one of the smartest things you can do for yourself, if you are interested in having a creative career.
The Future of Music Coalition provided data to The New York Times for the Creative Apocalypse piece, and they think the NYT got the interpretation wrong.
A lot of people can make a little money by sharing and selling their creative work online. A smaller number of people can make a living as a creative artist.
The end goal is to live long enough to watch capitalism be dismantled so I can continue to make art and take care of the regrettable physical necessities like eating and shelter.
“We were doing it because we loved singing, and we had sung a capella in college, and we found each other and enjoyed doing it together, so we just kept doing it. The job part snuck up on us.”
Kris Straub is the cartoonist behind “Chainsawsuit,” and is also known for “Broodhollow” and “Candle Cove” as well as his podcast “Morning Rush with Kris and Mikey.” I once beat him at a game of “Cards Against Humanity.” His comic art is both sensitive and extremely on-point; you might have seen his “All Lives Matter” comic, which—you know what, just click the link, it’s hard to describe a comic in paragraph form.
“I don’t know anyone who had a real detailed plan for making it a profession. Everyone I knew had a fantasy about being rich enough to quit our jobs, but there wasn’t any methodical way to accomplish it except to make the best recording you could and hope it revolutionized the music scene!”