“The Web works best when it’s spontaneous, creative, irreverent and slightly anarchic”.

[Don't get me started...]

You may have already noticed, I‘ve been doing a lot of rapid-fire cartoon postings lately.

It goes to a point that came up when I was recently talking to Doc Searls on the phone…

“The Web works best when it’s spontaneous, creative, irreverent and slightly anarchic”.

With that in mind, I decided to do something about it. The Web had been feeling kinda stuffy of late…

So when I draw a wee business-card cartoon, at Starbuck’s or whatever, I simply take a snapshot of it then and there on my iPhone, then instantly post it on the web via Instagram… which automatically feeds onto Twitter, this WordPress blog, Facebook and my Posterous page.

Simple, fast and fun.

Art is more interesting when it’s liberated from its own self.

Not unlike human beings…

Spontaneous. Creative. Irreverent. Slightly anarchic.

Exactly.

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