Creating Your Life – A Cartoonist’s Advice by Bill Watterson

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Bill Watterson is my favourite cartoonist of all time and Calvin and Hobbes is perhaps one of the best comic strip ever. I’ve been a big fan of Bill Watterson since the 90s, and I’ve never grew tired of reading Calvin and Hobbes over and over again.

I believe there’s a Calvin in all of us, and that’s what Bill has been trying to show us all this while. And here’s a great comic strip by Gavin Aung Than inspired by Watterson’s graduation speech at his alma mater, Kenyon College in 1990. An inspiring story that tell us to follow our dreams. Something that many of us can relate. I know I can since I’m now a stay-at-home-dad with a dog. Although it has been tough, being able to spend more time with my little girl has indeed been joyful. I’m glad I took the trouble.

Kudos to Gavin Aung Than for such a great re-creation of Bill’s work.

[Source: Zenpencils]

97-Year-Old Creates Amazing Pixel Artworks Using MS Paint

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Can you believe these artworks are done by a 97 year-old grandfather and he is partially vision impaired?

Hal Lasko, fondly known as Hal or Grandpa, a former graphic designer, draftsman in the Army and typographer, creates these magnificent art pieces using only a mouse and MS Paint… on Windows 95! He was first introduced to the software by his family, long after he retired.

While many professional graphic designers will never consider MS Paint to be the preferred tool for creating great artwork, Hal proved that, with the simplest tool and a little creativity, you can create wonders.

His work, described as a “collision of pointillism and 8-Bit art”, has recently been on show in an art exhibition. Prints of his work can also be bought on his website.

 

[via Gizmodo and Vimeo]
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