"There are lots of reasons to make art. Making the greatest possible testament to pure technical excellence is a pretty good reason, as legitimate as emotional resonance or esthetics." — Donald Watts.
"Personally I am in favor of all awards should be abolished for the arts. It always feels like something is imposed by non-artists to quantify the unquantifiable anyway."
— Daniel Clowes.
"If you're worried about creators, buy their books. If nothing else, you get a book out of the deal. Books are pretty fucking great. In general."
— Evan Dorkin.
"The most important thing about art is to work. Nothing else matters except sitting down every day and trying." — Steven Pressfield.
"The art world is the biggest joke going. It's a rest home for the overprivileged, the pretentious, and the weak. And modern art is a disgrace—never have so many people used so much stuff and taken so long to say so little. Still, the plus side is it's probably the easiest business in the world to walk into with no talent and make a few bucks."
"The artist doesn't have time to listen to the critics. The ones who want to be writers read the reviews, the ones who want to write don't have the time to read reviews." — William Faulkner.
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En donde la condición humana se intersecta con lo fantástico y lo aterrador.
Mantener, evaluar y cuestionar nuestro nivel de calidad.
La crítica literaria: atributos, intención, admiración y la mejora continua de un estilo.
"A good critic DOES create! We do not "surpass" the work. We create a thing in itself that is adjacent to another thing in itself." — Jerry Saltz.
"Your inspiration for creation is predicated upon an existing Tableau that is derived from the manifested experiences of others." — RUNDMT (vía Twitter).
"The lines of a sign are uniform and regular: the lines of a drawing are harassed and tense. Somebody making signs repeats a habitual gesture. Somebody making a drawing is alone in the infinitely extensive." — John Berger.
"I like work where bad shit happens and we're left to wonder what, if anything, it means. That said: If (and that's up there for debate) work where bad shit happens perpetuates the bad shit in the world we live in, then the question whether that work is worth making seems valid."
— Mark-Oliver Frisch.
Un manual de uso para el artista.
Consejos importantes para quienes desean sumergirse en la aventura gráfica.
"Study the old masters. Enrich your palette. Expand the canvas. There's always so much more to learn." —Martin Scorsese.
"Artists are the means through which poorly understood forces trap life in canvasses and pages, and when those forces are satisfied, they have little use for the people left behind." — Jon Ureña.
"I'm a consumer, I have a right to ask a publisher to match a standard. And so do you. What you really want is for me to pledge fealty to a brand I’m disappointed in. No." — Rob Liefeld.