Why Branding is a Battle for Your Mind

Why Branding is a Battle for Your Mind

Hey all! I’m proud to announce that Brick by Brick is now available for the kindle! Click here to buy a copy! I actually don’t own a kindle, so if you decide to buy a copy, please tell me how it looks!

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Who You are Determines What You Do

Who You are Determines What You Do

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Is Anybody Listening?

Is Anybody Listening?

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The Long Game

I usually don’t do reblogs on Doodle Alley, but this was too good. The Long Game Part 1: Why Leonardo DaVinci was no genius from Delve on Vimeo. The...

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The Art of Impact

Hey everyone! Check out this episode of Artistic Awareness– where we discuss dealing with failure, and also my next book, which will be called “The Art of Impact, How...

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The Next Book!

The Next Book!

Hey friends! I’m going to be announcing the title and scope of MY NEXT BOOK this Wednesday on a video podcast called Artistic Awareness. We’re also going to be...

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The Brick by Brick Calendar

After all this talk of goals and planning, I decided to make a calendar– now available for $17! Check it out! C: Previous Next

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3 Extra Essays?

3 Extra Essays?

Hungry for more essays on sustainable creativity? Consider buying the book, which contains three extra essays! These essays include “Work to Work,” “Name it to Wield it,” and “Divide...

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Not Too Late to Get the Book!

Hey everyone! I’ve been getting a lot of emails from people asking if they can order a physical copy of the book, even though the kickstarter has ended. The...

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Two Fallacies to Watch Out For

Two Fallacies to Watch Out For

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Selected Bibliography

Coonradt, Charles A. The Game of Work: How to Enjoy Work As Much As Play. Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith, 1985. Print. Gladwell, Malcolm. Outliers: The Story of Success. New...

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Conclusion

Conclusion

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On Eliminating Internet Distractions

On Eliminating Internet Distractions

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On Gamification

On Gamification

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Fun Gets Done

Fun Gets Done

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You VS You

You VS You

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Get Stuff Done

Get Stuff Done

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The Kickstarter is Live!

Friends, I’m so excited to announce that it’s finally here. I’ve started raising money on Kickstarter to fund the first print run of Brick by Brick, a book collection...

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The Cover for Brick By Brick!

The Cover for Brick By Brick!

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Experiments in Study Diversification

Experiments in Study Diversification

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Diversify Your Study

Diversify Your Study

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Updates Returning Soon

Hey friends, I wanted to let you know that by the grace of God I’ve overcome THE FEAR, and I am returning to the internets soon to finish this...

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THE FEAR

THE FEAR

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Know Your Artistic Lineage

Know Your Artistic Lineage

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Practice Does Not Make Perfect

Practice Does Not Make Perfect

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Does Beauty Exist in the World or in Us?

In the comments section, I recently had a great discussion with an illustrator named Mike over my recent comic essay called Hug the Elephant. Apparently Mike has lived in...

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Hug the Elephant

Hug the Elephant

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20 Years of Spider-Man Improvement

20 Years of Spider-Man Improvement

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When People Try to Use You

Hey, I just wanted to send this because it’s always nice to be appreciated. Your comics are beautiful and I think that the even more important thing is that...

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Be Friends with Failure

Be Friends with Failure

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Taste is Your Teacher

Taste is Your Teacher

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Art School or State School?

Hi Stephen, I’ve been (quietly) following your cartoon essays for a while–I adore them and appreciate you sharing them. I imagine you get a lot of emails from people...

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Know You Don’t Know

Know You Don’t Know

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Learn To Learn

Learn To Learn

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You Are Not Your Art

You Are Not Your Art

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Planning for the Possible

Planning for the Possible

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For Ian

Today I got this email: Your site has been inspiring to me since before the year started. The art is fantastic and the ideas are spot on. I keep...

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Tools for Connecting Past and Future Self

My last article discussed the invisible bond between our present selves and our future selves. In this TED talk, Daniel Goldstein outlines the phenomenon nicely and also shows some...

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Be Proactive Not Reactive

Be Proactive Not Reactive

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Turn Your Pain into Plans

Turn Your Pain into Plans

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Plan Backwards, Live Forwards

Plan Backwards, Live Forwards

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Early Days

Early Days

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Make Your Milestones

Make Your Milestones

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Brick by Brick

Brick by Brick

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Principle vs. Process

Principle vs. Process

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About the Author

About the Author

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The Need for Sustainable Creativity

Recently, more and more research is coming to light that indicates talent is a matter of time spent practicing, not a matter of innate ability. The idea that it...

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