April 7, 2009

the "ignore everybody" cartoon

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Last week, Patrick Brennan was stuck in an airport lounge for several hours, waiting for his connecting flight. To kill time, he started messing around visually on his computer with the forty chapter titles of my upcoming book, "Ignore Everybody". He came up with this, then emailed it to me.

I liked it so much, I went ahead and re-worked it, in my own handwriting. Very cool. If I ever publish it as a limited-edition print, Patrick, I'll make damn sure you get a copy. Thanks so much!

Posted by hugh macleod at April 7, 2009 5:54 AM | TrackBack

I was reading all of the interesting advice on the card and then came to "ignore everybody" and decided to ignore the rest. ;)

Posted by: Liz at April 7, 2009 6:10 AM

Shouldn't he get a slice of the pie, and not just his own copy?!

Looking forward to the book.

Posted by: Aaron at April 7, 2009 6:12 AM

This is so amazing on so many levels! Thanks for my "inspiration of the month" :-)

Posted by: Zubin at April 7, 2009 6:21 AM

Depends on how evil and capitalist I'm feeling at the time we actually have a pie to slice, Aaron ;-)

I'll do the right thing, regardless...

Posted by: hugh macleod at April 7, 2009 6:31 AM


Posted by: scott at April 7, 2009 7:07 AM

Fantastic stuff - "never compare your inside to someone else's outside".

Resonates deeply that one Hugh, thank you.

Posted by: Paul Fabretti at April 7, 2009 7:16 AM

I really want one of these. Can you wait to make it a print till I pay off a couple more bills first??

Posted by: Andy at April 7, 2009 10:59 AM

I think this would make a great print.

Posted by: Nick B. at April 7, 2009 11:41 AM

I would love to see this as a print. Fabulous stuff.

Posted by: gemils at April 7, 2009 12:44 PM

Fantastic! I love the contradiction in it SO much.

Posted by: Ms Constantine at April 7, 2009 4:05 PM

This is SO GREAT.

I want this printed in limited edition. I really DO.

Posted by: Luca at April 8, 2009 9:41 AM

Add my name to the folks who are interested in a print. It's on my desktop right now and I reference it daily.

Posted by: Chris Fulton at April 8, 2009 12:25 PM

Add my name to the folks who are interested in a print. On my desktop right now. Good advice/insght.

Posted by: Curtisman at April 8, 2009 12:27 PM

This, I'd buy.

Posted by: Daniel Edlen at April 8, 2009 5:20 PM

Another fine piece of work :) I'm gunna have to stop reading your site, or I'll become a professional print ordering / buying addict !!!

Posted by: martin english at April 8, 2009 7:30 PM

me want. me want!

Posted by: anantya at April 11, 2009 12:08 AM

@daniel +1 - deffo one for the limited editions methinks

Posted by: Dennis Howlett at April 12, 2009 1:32 PM

Best image in ages - and I like the way it came about in an organic manner.

Posted by: Tim Clague at April 14, 2009 4:24 PM

I'd buy a print of this.

Posted by: Karen at April 17, 2009 7:03 AM