Carl Rustung

Creative money panic

This character’s take on freelancing resonated with me, just replace writing with drawing.

Fortunately for me, formal education counts little for most artists (and, according to my experience, less than is commonly supposed for most other people). Though I wanted ‘to write’, I had little idea of how to earn money at it – and a complete mental blank, with unpleasant elements of panic, whenever I thought about trying to earn money at anything else.

Robert Aickman
“Meeting Mr. Millar” (Short story)
from “Cold Hand in Mine”, 1975