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Video: Al Jaffee on creativity and professionalism

A quick two minute piece featuring Al Jaffee talking about his sense of professionalism in his work.

Anyone who is going to accept your artwork is not there to solve your problems. You are there to solve their problems. When I get an assignment… I will not deliver it until I am satisfied that I would buy it.

Hat tip: Mike Lynch

Community Comments

#1 Nathan Rackley
@ 10:41 am

Sounds like a good work philosophy to me.

@ 11:21 am

That’s one of the best quotes I’ve ever read right there. Great motto to go go by.

#3 Frank Pryor
@ 11:38 am

Valuable information from one of the true industry ICONS.

#4 Dave Stephens
@ 3:50 pm

The best of the best – world class and a class act to boot! Thanks for sharing this, Alan.

#5 Brett Bydairk
@ 3:58 pm

Very good advice for all fields of endeavor.

#6 Jason Chatfield
@ 5:12 pm

Now there’s a great cartoonist. 91 years old and still as switched-on and creative as ever. Legend.

#7 Eric Burke
@ 7:36 am

Been an Al Jaffee fan since I was a kid. Went to the Boston Comic Con in April and he was supposed to be there. Brought an old MAD book to get autographed, but he was at lunch. And didn’t come back. That was Saturday, couldn’t get back on Sunday. I was one of many disappointed fans waiting.

Love his work and was really hoping to meet him!! Got to meet many other great artists(Tim Sale, Kevin Maguire) but those old MAD artists are still the main source of my artistic inspiration.

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