An Inspirational Comic Strip For All Struggling Freelancers
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Striving freelancers, listen to me. Keep going. Just because you work from home doesn’t mean you’re worth less than your office-constrained counterparts. Don’t sell yourself short.

In 1990, Bill Watterson, creator of the beloved comic ‘Calvin & Hobbes’, took the podium and delivered an inspirational commencement speech to the graduates of Kenyon College. He shared unforgettable moments from his personal life and the struggles he faced with what he referred to as a real job — a job that’s creatively and intellectually unfulfilling. A job you take just for the money. A job you hate.

As a tribute to Bill Watterson, Zen Pencils artist Gavin Aung Than took Bills words and transformed it into an inspirational comic strip.

If you’re stuck in a job you hate and hope to get out, I believe you should read it. Then take a moment to thank Bill Watterson for bringing Calvin & Hobbes into the world and our lives.

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An Inspirational Comic Strip For All Struggling Freelancers life lessons

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  1. M.
    September 19, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    yI am a writer myself and at times have thought of just getting a regular job with an hourly rate so I can afford to live, but I always say, no way. Starving is better than an hourly rate, forgetting who I am.

    http://www.songsofhersoul.wordpress.com
    http://www.goodreads.com/reader/40491-before-you-were-born?return_to=%2Fbook%2Fshow%2F17914741-before-you-were-born

  2. Sallie Parker
    September 18, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Damn, I was never a Calvin & Hobbes fan, but this brought tears to my eyes.

    In the harsh light of morning I'll put it all down to 20-something simplistic thinking (OK, so he worked for an ad agency and then had success with a comic strip...big deal, no moral there for most of us), but I'll cry tonight.

  3. Chuck P
    September 18, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Where can I buy this, I want it for my office.

  4. Phil Sturgess
    September 15, 2013 at 5:00 am

    That's life, as I know it.

  5. Claudia Barlow
    September 5, 2013 at 4:37 am

    Loved it; it is reality.

  6. Joel Pinto
    September 4, 2013 at 5:23 am

    Simply loved it :-D

  7. Jeff T.
    September 4, 2013 at 1:43 am

    Bill Watterson is my hero. The creator of the most touching review of life, Calvin & Hobbes not only let me relive my childhood, but my children enjoy it every bit as much as I did. Thank you Bill.