Just a quick reminder that this entire series exists just to find a place to archive and share the ideas I had when I was considering a career in cartooning. Nothing was ever said about originality……. or quality……
“Well, I think we’ve discovered the problem.”
Ten years of working in arts administration, and oh gods, how many of these types did I come across.
Pro tip: if you dress like you think an artist dresses, talk like you think an artist talks, and patronise like you think an artist patronises, you still ain’t an artist. And if your job is to distribute money to artists, and you earn more from it than they do, then go fuck yourself. (Looking at you, pretty much the entirety of the Australian arts funding structure).
“Artist? Oh darling, where’s the money in that? I’m in arts funding.”
Look, I love archaeology and I love paleontology just as much as the next guy… provided the next guy is actually and archaeologist, or paleontologist, or eight year old boy. But we can all agree that a whole lot of the art involves creating a narrative, and that involves what can best be scientifically termed as, well, you know…… guesswork.
Still beats being a teacher, though.
“We’ve yet to establish the reason for this long, quite flimsy horn, but we assume it was important for display during mating season.”