Kat Downs - Pyragraph

Shit Will Get Done, and It Will Be Fun—2017

Kat Downs
| San Francisco, CA, US | | 0 Comments

One human artist with all the feelings and occasional depression and anxiety cannot—CONSISTENTLY—do all of those things in 12 hours. What you CAN do is figure out how to use your time without burning yourself out. You will get done what you can get done and let the rest go. This is the only way to break the cycle.

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Dear Little Bobby - Pyragraph

Dear Little Bobby: Devastated Soon-to-be-Ex of a Soon-to-be-Woman

Little Bobby Tucker
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

You no longer have to be with this person who has clearly been struggling with who they are. I would recommend that you explore, discover and decide who YOU are. You are not just a mom, a wife or an ex-wife.

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Monster by Artsy Bee - Pyragraph

9 Ways to Make Your Cartoons into Fine Art Masterpieces

Jed Alexander
| Davis, CA, US | | 0 Comments

How come those graphic-y novel pictures fail to deck the walls of high-class galleries and command the same big bucks? What do we need to do to get taken seriously around here?

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Dear Little Bobby

Trump by Clarke Conde - Pyragraph

Punk Trump Discussing whether it's worth discussing whether art will be better under Trump

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Of course I want us all to “do the work” and I want us to avoid the ahistorical bullshit that is part and parcel of Making America Great Again. But I also want those who can be saved through art alone to be saved.

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Illustration by Edmund Duffy, public domain - Pyragraph

Are You Excited? Or: How, when I finally got my book published, I didn't feel how I was supposed to feel

Jed Alexander
| Davis, CA, US | | 0 Comments

I draw comics. I make books. I’m doing what I’ve wanted to do since I was a kid. No, I didn’t “arrive.” There was no “big break.” It was more of a slow gradual climb up a steep hill that’s just starting to level out.

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Lorenzo Cafaro - Pyragraph

7 Tips for Solid, Effective Web Design

| Williamsport, PA, US | | 0 Comments

When you were learning design, professors likely told you to watch your color palettes, fonts and contrast. But don’t forget: The simplest things like button placement and choice of content features can make all the difference in whether or not a design works.

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Leonard Cohen - Michael Ellis - Pyragraph

Portraits of the Departed Remembering some of the brightest lights we lost in 2016

Michael Ellis
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

I wanted to draw portraits of luminaries who symbolize the blessings of a free, open society that seems suddenly, tragically, imperiled as 2016 draws to a close. Sadly, it was a crowded field.

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Dear Little Bobby: Hopeless for the Holidays

Little Bobby Tucker
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

I cannot remain silent when someone says “We need to get rid of the damn Muslims!” I will not be silent if I hear a family member bash immigrants, particularly when the basher themselves is a grandchild of immigrants.

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Pioneers Press: An Oasis in a Red State Finding friends at an indie publishing house in rural Kansas

Billy McCall
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

This scary world is suddenly a lot scarier now, I know. But there are punks and hippies and counter-culture DIY types all over the place. Find the progressive like-minded people in your community and become friends with them. Strengthen those bonds.

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Folded by Danila Rumold - Pyragraph

Self-Evolution: From Brushes and Paint to Photoshop How technology helps me advance the goals I set for myself as an emerging artist

Danila Rumold
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

As I slowly began to pick up the basics of computers, from simple things like working with documents, to photo editing and management, I was able to debunk some beliefs I had about myself and as a result, it has expanded my virtual and artistic horizons.

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Artists Town Hall, December 2016, Albuquerque - Pyragraph

Event Photos: Artists’ Town Hall #2, Albuquerque’s Tricklock Performance Laboratory

Pyragraph Staff
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In Albuquerque, two Artists’ Town Hall meetings in the past month have had packed houses, full of the city’s deep well of creatives urgently looking for ways to make a difference in a world of angsty uncertainty. 100+ artists gathered December 12 to work together to identify routes for community and individual action.

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Dear Little Bobby - Pyragraph

Dear Little Bobby: Trying to Help a Sick Friend

Little Bobby Tucker
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

There is also the act of allowing her to be angry at you, and accepting it without taking it personally because you are doing it with compassion. This will not be fun or easy, but this is not about fun and easy, this is about helping someone in need.

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