"CREATIVE, NOT FAMOUS: The Small Potato Manifesto" by Ayun Halliday
Few artists achieve fame and fortune, but that doesn't mean your creative life can't flourish. Writer, illustrator, zinemaker, and playwright Ayun Halliday interviewed dozens of creative people and shared her own experiences to produce this rallying cry for the "small potato"—someone whose focus is making cool, meaningful work and living a creative life rather than achieving wealth or celebrity. Sections range from the practice of artmaking to wrangling self-doubt to DIY marketing and self-promotion. Along the way, Halliday shows that your art can bring you satisfaction, success, community, and a modest income—without losing sight of your reasons for doing it in the first place.
Meet the small potatoes!Akin SalawuAnthony Wills Jr.Ben SnakepitBob LaineChristine SchisanoConnie FuDelaine Derry GreenDrew Ackerman Edward Thomas-HerreraEllia BiskerEmmy BeanGreg KotisHeather RiordanJ.T. YostJ. Gonzalez-BlitzKaren ChristopherLiz MasonLorijo ManleyMaria CamiaMariNaomiMeghan FinnMimi PondMoe BowsternNick BalabanR. SikoryakRachel Kramer BusselRob AckermanSabrina ChapShelton LindsayStephanie SummervilleSteven SvymberskyTodd AlcottTrav SDWinter MillerPlus 4 Mystery Spuds Draped in the Mantle of Anonymity!
6" x 6", 288 pages. $14.95Full-color covers with b+w interior. Perfect-bound TPB* This is a prose book, some illustrations but no comics! *