"The Quiet Art of Cartooning" by Seth

Graphic novelist Seth writes about the solitary life of a cartoonist in the September 2008 issue of THE WALRUS:

A cartoonist isn’t like a writer. Writing requires a special kind of focus. Your mind must be utterly devoted to the task at hand. When I’m breaking down a strip or hammering out dialogue, I’m using that writer’s focus. But drawing and inking are different. They use different parts of the brain. I often find that when I’m drawing, only half my mind is on the work — watching proportions, balancing compositions, eliminating unnecessary details.

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