On my desk is a framed page of storyboards from Miyazaki’s Spirited Away. Spin the frame around and on the other side is a print from Scott McCloud’s g…
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I received some lovely emails after last week’s letter! Marc sent a message about writers who keep journals. I’ve been thinking about this since watchi…
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Hello and welcome to a new year of The Third Something. This feels like an appropriate time to remind you of what this is! The Third Something is a let…
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I have begun work on your postcards this week! I have so far sketched out about half of them. After a bit of research into how ink actually works, I th…
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First up - wow! I received way more requests for ink postcards than I was expecting. Yesterday I bought two extra packs of blank cards just to match de…
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Months ago I took myself to an art store with a promise to spend £30. (This is a fun idea by the way: to go to an art store with no specific purchase i…
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Thank you to all of you who took some time out of your week to tell me your thoughts on this letter. The quantity of replies honestly took me by surpri…
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To begin, a quick PSA: on Friday night, after what has been a dreadful week, I finished work and treated myself to my favourite comfort activity: an ol…
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I recently finished Tillie Walden’s new graphic novel Are You Listening? I understand she made it very quickly (having already produced two others by t…
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A few weeks ago Nathalie Sejean, a fellow journeyman who I have long been inspired by, sent out a letter encouraging artists to make a residency. Yes. …
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I James Clear’s book Atomic Habits is as good as everyone says it is. With minimal self-help guff, he presents a tangible and usable process for buildi…
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Gliding over a still Irish Sea last Sunday, the low clouds looked like small icebergs drifting in artic water. Dublin is a lovely city isn’t it? Monday…
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