Sunday, January 13, 2013

Ira Glass: Advice for Beginners, by Gavin Aung Than

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(Reblogged from Zen Pencils)

Zen Pencils is a website launched in February 2012 by Gavin Aung Than, a freelance illustrator living in Melbourne, Australia. On Zen pencils you will find inspirational quotes from famous people adapted into cartoons. The site is updated once a week, every Tuesday (Australian Eastern Standard time). What type of quotes does Gavin adapt? Anything and everything. Poets to Presidents, comedians to colonels – anyone who inspires him, challenges his way of thinking, wakes him up or just makes him laugh.

Ira Glass (1959-) is a radio broadcaster and host of the award-winning program and podcast This American Life. This quote came from an interview Glass did about the storytelling process. And in this video-clip you can enjoy a cool moving typography version:

In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell writes about the 10,000 hour rule, which basically states that in order to become a successful professional it takes 10,000 hours of practice. He uses examples, like how The Beatles played in Hamburg non-stop for two years honing their skill before they even recorded their first track.

So the best piece of advice any (young) person can be given, no matter what they pursuit is: PUT IN THE WORK!

Click on the image to enlarge and be able to read the comic strip:


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