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Creating art is a process of measuring out self-absorption.  Too much and you risk your work being inaccessible.  Not enough and it feels like you’re pandering to the public.

I consider myself fortunate to work in the film industry, a business that is familiar with both self-absorption and pandering.  But it is work I love.  It comes as a relief that my decision to go into it, though made against my parents’ advice, hasn’t been entirely impractical.  Films are hard to make, they always have been, and not every story that is worth telling can be neatly packaged and marketed.  I’ve had to accept the fact that some of my stories might not make it to the Cineplex; at least, not through a direct route.  There is only one other way for me to get them out of my head, and that is to draw the damn things myself.

SEVEN EXTRAORDINARY THINGS may occasionally be self-indulgent, I admit it.  It’s a personal story inspired by a time in my life that was important to me. Keeping in that spirit, this Journal is going to be filled with subjects that are important to me.  Subjects like drawing, writing, filmmaking, and most of all visual storytelling.  If these topics hold no interest for you, just enjoy the story that will be posted daily in the Chapter section.  Or build your own site and write about what you like.  Self absorption is not always a bad thing.

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  1. by mdl

    On November 17, 2009 at 11:40 am

    Looking forward to this unfolding. Bravo, Doug!

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