Creative, Not Famous: The Small Potato Manifesto
Few artists achieve fame and fortune, but that does not mean your creative life cannot flourish. Writer, illustrator, zinemaker, and playwright Ayun Halliday interviewed dozens of creative people and shared her own experiences to produce this rallying cry for the "small potato"—someone whose focus is making cool, meaningful work and living a creative life rather than achieving wealth or celebrity. Sections range from the practice of art making to wrangling self-doubt to DIY marketing and self-promotion. Along the way, Halliday shows that art can bring satisfaction, success, community, and a modest income—without losing sight of reasons for doing it in the first place.
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Microcosm Publishing (May 10, 2022)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.75 x 6 inches