Reading through thesis papers of my senior illustration class, I found some really honest and insightful statements about illustration, creativity, and personal influence. Be inspired.
I am a collector of the exquisite.
Here I was, thousands of miles from home, feeling more accomplished for drawing in a sketchbook than for climbing Mt. Fuji.
Everyone has a piece of life that burns. Comics saved my life.
My work is a reflection of the way I was raised and of the life I live today.
I believe in creating a new experience, a new story.
I realized that I did not have to grow up.
I can make images that are simple enough to understand yet strong enough to feel like a punch in the gut.
Illustration forces you to supply something of a story to understand it.
Make use of everything that (you) have in the present moment.
The ability to make the impossible possible.