ArtLung: I am Joe Crawford. Welcome to my website circa July 2008. I am a web developer. I live in Moorpark, California, USA. I work in Los Angeles, and have lived elsewhere and done many surprising things. I put up the first ArtLung website 12 years ago, moved it to artlung.com 10 years ago, nd I've been blogging for 7 years. I'm still learning, every day. Welcome.

Inspirational answer from Ralph Bakshi on surviving in the arts2008Aug18

Advice: Bakshi On Surviving Tough Times

This makes me absolutely love Ralph Bakshi as a person. I’ve never been crazy about Bakshi’s work, but I respect that he’s done interesting work, made interesting failures — Cool World and Lord of the Rings come to mind — and managed to survive. The work of his that I’ve enjoyed the most was his Mighty Mouse in the 1980s. I’ve not seen his early 1970s work, the more adult work. Perhaps it’s time to check them out.

This video is answering a question about surviving hard times, it was taken at Comic-Con this year. This kind of interview is exactly what I enjoy most about Comic-Con — creators speaking with candor and wit.

Artists, watch and be inspired. Yes, there’s salty language in it, but it also contains the truth of 4 decades of survival in the creative arts.

wrote this Monday August 18th 2008 at 7:52am That was 12 years ago. Leave a comment

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