Via Procartoonists.org comes a couple great, informative videos - added to the YouTube cartooning channel - featuring the New Yorker’s Matt Diffee. One is from the interview “Forbes SXSW: New Yorker Cartoonist's Low-Tech World“ and the second (direct link here) is “Matt Diffee on How to Be an Idea Factory." Includes the best. answer. ever to the #1 question asked of cartoonists: "We think of 'em."
Among Diffee’s pieces of advice for aspiring creative people is this aphorism: “Be like a mother sea turtle.” By that he means lay a hundred conceptual eggs in the sand, then swim off and don’t fret over what becomes of them. Most of them will never hatch; most of the hatchlings will get eaten by predators. That’s not your problem. Your task is just to keep laying eggs.” - Forbes