Dave Sim with Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns (November 2015)
Photo by Sandeep Atwal
Left: The Dark Knight Returns #2 (1986) by Frank Miller
Right: Cerebus #93 (1986) by Dave Sim & Gerhard
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I see the way young artists get harangued on the internet today, and it really breaks my heart. I'm used to it by now, but if I were a -— Colleen Doran (@ColleenDoran) November 28, 2015
Welcome to the way the real world operates. To be a success in the real world, it is necessary to be a good learner; a quick study when it comes to the basics; a thoughtful and introspective initiate who absorbs information like a sponge, processes it, and continuously assesses and reassesses and re-reassesses everything, as impediments present themselves. Good learners quickly lose any sense of entitlement and know that they have to do everything on their own. Any help you get from outside is likely to be accidental and should never be counted on to any significant degree.Picture yourself as a planet. Your talent is your molten core. It is up to you to make an environment for that molten core which is conducive to growth, which will permit your talent to flourish in a hostile world. There is any number of ways to go about this. The only way to find out if you have the determination and work ethic to see it through to its conclusion is to make a start and stick with it.
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|Notebook #25, page 36|
Jaka on the floor in a drawing room playing with her young son. Making a mental inventory of the toys that he is to have
just"Exactly the ones that Uncle Julius had when he came to..." The toddler unexpectedly throws his arms around her and she wakes up clutching Missy.
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