The Creative Person's Do-It-Yourself Guide to Insight, Survival, and Artistic Fulfillment
By Stefan G. Bucher
(New Riders Publishing, Paperback, 9780321733009, 139pp.)
Publication Date: July 2011
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Each spread in this colorful, pocket-sized book contains a series of several questions illustrated in Stefan Bucher's unique, whimsical, hand-lettered style. The questions are designed to get you thinking and drawing and writing with room on each spread to fill in the blanks and jot down ideas. Sample questions include: Can you name 10 things that reliably stress you out? Do you need 10 more spaces? Was filling out lists on your list? Or the decimal system? What happens when you get stressed out? Do you think stress is heroic? Can you please convince me that that's really stupid?
In addition to the questions provided by Bucher, the book features questions from creative celebrities who share some of the questions they were asked on the way to success, or, in some cases, the questions they "wish" they had been asked. The talented group of writers, musicians, and artists contributing to the book include:
Judd ApatowMarian BantjesKen CarboneTim CarvellDeanne CheukWayne CoyneRussell DaviesArem DuplessisDave EggersKaren FowlerZe FrankJona FrankRick GershonJill GreenbergStanley HainsworthPeter HannanDebbie MillmanRick MorrisSeth MorrisChristoph NiemannDavid NorlandPatton OswaltMartha RichStefan SagmeisterMeredith ScardinoJ.J. SedelmaierDave StewartLara TomlinJakob TrollbackRick ValicentiEsther Pearl WatsonLynda WeinmanJames WhitneyJan WilkerTarsem
If you answer even half of the questions in this book, it will change your life.