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page eight of a ten page story written by the excellent chris stevens
What does it take to make it in the industry?



I presume you mean the comics industry. It depends entirely on what your definition of making it is. I want to make comics (and other media) I want to see in the world and make millions of dollars doing it. Simple. So what I did and what I am doing is I focus on making the work I want to see in the world. I focus on learning from those whose works I admire. I focus on being kind. I focus on loving myself and on improving my belief systems so they don’t hold me back. I keep healthy. I move between order and chaos as I see fit in order to be balanced. What does it take to be a good human being? That’s the question I ask myself often. What does it take to make it doing what I want the way I want to do it? It takes imagination so I can imagine where I want to go. It takes belief so I can believe in what I imagine. It takes will so I move in that direction by creating acts that support it. And it takes kindness because kindness is love and without love all of the above means nothing.

This is very true, ales. But you, baby, you can’t ignore the systems in place, I’ve watched you move ahead and I am so happy for you, but there are many people who, despite their drive, outlook and qualifications, are not making headway. That’s embedded in the system. You look like a champion. And I’m glad to see you succeed, but there are people to whom these rules don’t apply. These rules don’t even apply for me!
Regardless we gotta shoot for the sky.
I love you brother.

"Well John, if they are not going to make a distinction between Muslims and violent extremists, why should I take the time to distinguish between decent fearful white people and racists?"

Aasif Mandvi on The Daily Show (via nezua)

you really CAN. NOT. argue with that.

(via danny-d-danger)

Brighter than a Buoy: Casual Love

But underneath all that is the same feeling: love.
Instead of trying to deny it, or ignore it, or call it something different in each different situation, I want to call it like I feel it: I’m in love. I’m in love with my husband, several of my friends, most of the musicians who move me (including some who are dead, such as Chet Baker, who would sympathize), and a handful of people I hardly know but have had good conversations/dances/make out sessions with. I fall in love all the time. 
And really, it’s no big deal. It’s actually kind of fun, once you get used to it.

"One of the greatest tragedies in life is to lose your own sense of self and accept the version of you that is expected by everyone else."

K.L. Toth (via lonehands)

Michelangelo Antonioni on the void.

Something else I was working on in my sketchbook. electricniw was telling me it’s done but I feel like it needs something…

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