A Happy Coincidence…

Now this is a happy coincidence: The cartoon above went out in the newsletter today (I originally drew it a few years ago, during Twitter’s “Fail Whale” phase). A couple of hours after pushing the newsletter “send” button, I learn that today is also the five-year anniversary of me starting on Twitter. I had no […]

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“I’m sick to death of hearing the phrase, ‘Driving traffic to your site’.”

Well, it looks like my last post, where I announced I was giving up Twitter and Facebook, caused all sorts of brouhaha. Over 150 comments, and Lord knows how many hundreds of retweets and whatnot on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ yada, yada, yada. I’m not sure why all the fuss, to be honest. More than a […]

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“the high-end microaudience”: the most likely way to make money on the internet

[A different angle on the Angel Gabriel etc. You can get the print here etc.] This is why I love the internet… In the old, pre-internet days, if you were a cartoonist like me and wanted to be successful, you pretty much had to be famous. Not hugely famous necessarily, but somebody with a pretty […]

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the futility of “keeping up with the e-joneses”

[“It’s Complicated”. You can buy the print here etc.] So somehow or other you found yourself online in a big way. Somehow or other you decided, like millions of other people, that if the future is online, it would be silly not to join in. So you decide to get with the program. And so […]

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gapingvoid is taking some time off…

1. I’ve been working my ass off, all hours, seven days a week, for the last year and a half. And I was working pretty hard before that, as well…. 2. I recently sent off the FINAL edit of my second book, EVIL PLANS to the publisher. Besides checking the proofs, my part is done. […]

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the pressure to “not be shit”

I’m in the final stages of writing EVIL PLANS. Got a thousand words or two left to write, then I send it off to my publisher. Earlier today on Twitter I wrote: Man… writing books is exhausting. The pressure to “Not be Shit” overtakes your life. *SIGH* Kinda says it all. And I don’t think […]

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history of the internet

[About Hugh. Car­toon Archive. Sign up for my “Daily Car­toon” News­let­ter.]

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history of my blog

[Updated version of a 2007 cartoon.] [Backs­tory: About Hugh. E-mail Hugh. Twit­ter. Limi­ted Edi­tion Prints. Car­toon Archive. News­let­ter. Book. Inter­view. Essen­tial Rea­ding: “Everything You Always Wan­ted To Know About ‘Cube Gre­na­des’ But Were Afraid To Ask.”]

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“a good customer base is the best marketing department there is”

In a rather random moment of clarity, I wrote this line on Twitter a couple of weeks ago: “A good customer base is the best marketing department there is.” One thing I remember fondly about my college buddies, back in the day: Not only did they all spend a lot of time and energy listening […]

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Hugh MacLeod is a genius.  Genius.

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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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