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|Amazon.com Top Best-Selling Books of 2012||Brain Pickings Best Art Books of 2012||2012 Goodreads Choice Awards Nonfiction|
“Brilliant and real and true.” —Rosanne Cash
“Immersing yourself in Steal Like An Artist is as fine an investment in the life of your mind as you can hope to make.” —The Atlantic
“Filled with well-formed advice that applies to nearly any kind of work.” —Lifehacker.com
“Equal parts manifesto and how-to, Steal Like An Artist aims to introduce readers to the idea that all creative work is iterative, no idea is original and all creators and their output are a sum of inspirations and heroes…” —Forbes
“The book is filled with engaging anecdotes and helpful tips taken from Kleon’s experience learning to walk on his own creative feet.” —Fast Company
“Skip about 10 years of trial and error as an artist.” —Christopher Moore
“Beautiful.” —Chris Anderson, curator of TED
“Alarmingly cute.” —CNN
“A short, easy, very personal read that’s packed with practical tips to help kickstart creativity.” —Business Insider
“ Breezy and fun and yes, scary. Scary because it calls your bluff.” —Seth Godin
“Engaging, inspiring and practical advice on becoming a successful artist, advice that applies well beyond artistic pursuits… This is a quick, easily digestible read that is particularly relevant in today’s digital world.” —School Library Journal
“Amazing.” —Stephen Elliott
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When I was asked to talk to students at a community college in upstate New York, I sat down and wrote a talk based on a list of 10 things I wished I’d heard when I was starting out:
I expanded the post into a book-length work stuffed full of brand-new writing and illustrations, published by Workman Publishing in February 2012.
A book is never finished, only abandoned, so I’ll be posting a lot of my continuing research on my Tumblr.
To book me for a speaking engagement, see my events page.
Questions? Contact me.