"It Couldn’t Be Done" poster and canvas now available! Plus get 15% off your order by using the promo code SEPT15 at checkout - offer only lasts through this weekend. Thanks for all the positive feedback. - Gav

"It Couldn’t Be Done" poster and canvas now available! Plus get 15% off your order by using the promo code SEPT15 at checkout - offer only lasts through this weekend. Thanks for all the positive feedback. - Gav

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I'm having trouble finding your Jim Henson comic… Could you please post a link, if that's not a problem?
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Are you going to turn Phenomenal Woman into a poster?

That one’s tricky - I would need permission from the publisher of the book that poem appears in. I’ll try my best

Have you published a book yet? If you have where can I buy it? If you haven't well you need to make one
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First Zen Pencils book collection out this November. Stay tuned for more details :)

Hi, gavin. I'm tiffa and nice to meet you.. I found your tumblr by accident and right away I love the quotes that you picked and the artworks that you made. those really are inspiring me a lot. Keep drawing and inspiring!!! anyway, I am wondering, Are you making them based on something that happen on you that day?

Are you making them based on something that happen on you that day?

Not really, mostly they just come from my imagination. Although sometimes my life creeps into the comics. The Ira Glass, Bill Watterson and Jim Henson comics are based on my life. 

I just stumbled across your page tonight for the first time. I'm starting art school in a month and I've been faced with a lot of people telling me that making art isn't important and I should do something else instead and I really, really needed to read what some of your comics had to say. Your work is beautiful, thank you so much.
Anonymous

Time to find some new people :) good luck

Where you get your ideas you're so creative in all your comics and I adore them!But I'm finding it so hard to make new things, I never used to have this problem. when I was younger I would draw and write constantly but now I feel I'm out of ways to be creative without feeling like I'm copying others work and I'm scared to try anymore, I really want to be a director but I want to be unique and original and I feel trapped and limited do you ever experience that? Is there a way you can get over it?

There’s no secret answer to ‘Where do you get your ideas from?’ - the more you show up to work, the easier the ideas come. The worst thing to do is STOP creating because you don’t feel like you can think of anything original. Keep working, keep grinding - sometimes it’s a grind for me, but the more you force yourself to keep trying, stuff happens. So keep going, don’t stop! Read my ‘Advice for beginners’ comic - that directly addresses your problem - good luck!

How did your style come about? I really like it, and I think it's refreshing, and your work makes me happy in a way that most other cartoons don't. I think you are really filling a niche in a beautiful way.

How does an artist’s style come about? You usually throw in a childhood of influences (in my case: Bill Watterson, Jeff Smith, Looney Tunes, early days of Image comics, Tintin) into a blender, copy their style because you don’t know any better and after years of practicing and refining, a unique and personal style is created. You basically just draw and draw and draw and over time you begin to develop your own voice. 

Amy Poehler poster now for sale. Plus for a limited time get 20% off your order by using promo code POSTER20 during checkout.

Amy Poehler poster now for sale. Plus for a limited time get 20% off your order by using promo code POSTER20 during checkout.