Cartoon: Writing for Hire

This cartoon has made the rounds of the interwebs so thoroughly, that we couldn’t find who to credit for it.

It wasn’t supposed to be about TV (or film writing) but simply about “business.” But since our business is creativity, Your Friendly Neighborhood Team TVWriter™ noticed more than just a few similarities to our Not Necessarily So Friendly Industry.

Or, as William Fordes once said, while working away as a writer and producer on Law & Order: “We get into this business seeing ourselves as muralists. We wake up to find we’re house painters.”

What do ya’ll think?

Cartoon: ‘the beloved book’

As far as we at TVWriter™ are concerned, nobody anywhere communicates the feelings creativity arouses in both audience and creator as well as Grant Snider, philosopher-cartoonist extraordinaire.

For example:

Grant’s new book, his first for children, will be published soon. You can pre-order it HERE.

While you’re at it, you can find more of Grant’s extraordinary perception of human creativity at Incidental Comics, HERE

And if you haven’t already done so (how could you not?) buy Grant’s other wonderful book, The Shape of Ideas, HERE

Cartoons: 3 More Cartoons About Writers That No Writer Should Be Without

Found on the interwebs. As in all over the interwebs. Which, just between us, seems like a very good sign.

Could being a writer finally be…cool?

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Happy Writerly Wednesday!

Grant Snider’s Latest Achievement – A Children’s Book for Us All

Our fave philosopher-cartoonist, Grant Snider, has written his first children’s book, and it’s now available for pre-order.

The cover alone has us salivating, and when you’re as old as this particular TVWriter™ minion, that ain’t as easy as it sounds:

Grant’s most recent book is The Shape of Ideas Sketchbook which features new illustrations, comics on drawing and creativity, and many blank pages for your own ideas, doodles, and observations. Order it from Abrams or wherever you get your books.

While you’re at it, you can find more of Grant’s extraordinary perception of human creativity at Incidental Comics, HERE

Buy Grant’s other wonderful book, The Shape of Ideas, HERE

Cartoons by Tom Gauld…About Writers

The Guardian’s Tom Gauld is a TVWriter™ fave, a “cultural cartoonist” if ever there was one. In fact, we think he has a lot in common with Grant Snider, who’s also on board the site today.

These two brilliant minds are a rarity – artists who think not only like, you know, artists, but also like that certain group of writers that means so much to everybody here. That’s right, writers.

Here’s some of Mr. Gauld’s work:

MORE PURE GOLD FROM GAULD