new moleskine drawing: “tried life”

moleskine tried meaningful 2

Just finished this new Moleskine drawing: “Tried Meaningful”. You can see the enlarged image here. Let me know what you think!

[See more like this over at the Moleskine archive.]

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  1. This one pulled out an emotional response from me. I like art that moves me.

    Thanks for the moment.


  2. Thumbs up!
    Something about the busyness of all the people and smallness really is how life can feel.

  3. Shelley Noble says:

    Excellent piece, Hugh. I think you’ve really hit upon a vein for meaningful and accessible fine art that encompasses the depth of what cartooning is for you.

  4. Jai Rogers says:

    Please make prints. It gets right to the core of a lot of people’s stories, I think. Mine included.

  5. love it – really spoke to me. Just found your site via Hazel Dooney. saving pennies to buy one of your prints. Do you post to Shetland?

  6. That’s the definition of a successful life… love it.

  7. I like it! Wish I could afford to purchase it.

  8. Hugh, healthcare is going through it’s current stimulus funding and one of the key terms is “meaningful use”. Not sure you are looking for mass sales, but I bet making this one available, or maybe even a slightly tailored one for healthcare would sell well right now.

    Great stuff!

  9. Thanks, Everyone… I’m actually thinking of keeping this one, not selling it. It’s THAT good IMHO…

  10. That hit home. Loved it!

  11. Fucking brilliant.


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