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“Sci-fi v Literary Fiction” by Tom Gauld, cartoon no. 240 for the Guardian (Saturday Review letters page). Original drawing, ballpen and whiteout on paper, appr. 8 x 13 cm. Uploaded on March 3, 2011. © Tom Gauld, 2012.

Tom Gauld photostream on Flickr: “Sci-fi v Literary Fiction”, no. 240, cartoon for the Guardian (Saturday Review letters page). Original drawing, ballpen and whiteout on paper, appr. 8 x 13 cm. Uploaded on March 3, 2011. © Tom Gauld, 2012.

Here’s an excerpt from a recent interview he did with Rob Fred Parker for idea taps:

Many of your cartoons concern creative dissatisfaction. Do you think it is part and parcel of being an artist?

Most of my time is spent failing to have ideas, write fluently or draw well. As an artist, I believe you have to simultaneously aim for perfection and accept that you won’t get it. I think if somebody looked at a work and thought “that’s perfect!” then their standards are probably too low. But if your standards are too high you’ll never get anything done. (“Tom Gauld: Cartoonist”, March 20, 2012)

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First spotted via l’Eugenio tascabile
Previously: Tom Gauld

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