Jesse Hamm on Coming Late to the Medium


If you’re considering taking up comics at a later stage of life (or suffer from anxieties about not drawing “well enough”), Jesse Hamm has written a splendid essay on coming late to the medium.

I don’t think it’s ever too late to learn to draw. The biggest obstacle adult students face isn’t the learning itself, but rather carving time in their schedules for art. Most people who take up art in adulthood will fail at it — not because they can’t grasp the information, but because patterns of how they spend time are hard to change.

Read on for resources and strategies for improving your cartooning, creating space for practice in your life, and honing your craft.

For more of Jesse’s essays, which cover everything from Toth to Tumblr, click here.