the “vanished” print now for sale individually

vanished 001 jpeg1A-thumb “Vanished”. This is one of the prints from “Portfolio Series Number Two”, and is now for sale individually on the gapingvoid gallery.

Its backstory is over on my bio page:

“Spring ’98. I was at a bar, it was late, I was kinda tipsy.

Sud­denly I rea­li­zed that my life hadn’t chan­ged much in the last decade since lea­ving college. Work, bars, car­toons, ran­dom con­ver­sa­tions of a big-city nature, second-hand bookshops and art films, the occa­sio­nal bout of ran­dom or regu­lar sex to tide things over etc etc.

It wasn’t as inte­res­ting as it used to be. But I hadn’t moved on, really. And I had no idea where to go next.

Wel­come to New York.

The best car­toons are the ones that give you these ama­zing moments of cla­rity as you draw them. That’s the best thing about car­too­ning, really. Everything else seems rather secon­dary in com­pa­ri­son.”

This is one of all-time favorite cartoons. Though I wouldn’t call it “The story of my life” much these days, back in New York… Oh, yeah. Ouch.

[Backstory: About Hugh. E-mail Hugh. Twitter. Newsletter. Book. Interview One. Interview Two. EVIL PLANS. Limited Edition Prints. Private Commissions. Cube Grenades.]

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Hugh MacLeod is a genius.  Genius.

Seth Godin
Best Selling Author

His work acknowledges the absurdity of workaday life, while also encouraging employees to respond with passion, creativity, and non-conformity...   MacLeod’s work is undeniably an improvement over the office schlock of yore. At its best, it’s more honest, and more cognizant of the entrepreneurial psyche, while still retaining some idealism.

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Last year my State of the College address was 76 slides loaded with data. This year it was 14 cartoons that were substantially more memorable.

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In moments of indecision I glance at the wall [to Hugh's work] for guidance.

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