About The Marfa Project

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When I first moved to Manhattan in 1997, I started drawing cartoons on the back of business cards. Since then, I’ve drawn over 10,000 of them.”

Here’s how to navigate:

The “About” page. Including the backstory.

Frequently Asked Questions.

“Marfa One”. The latest batch of new work, approx 200 drawings.

The drawings, by year (incomplete, still a work in progress):

1997. 1998. 1999. 2000. 2001. 2002. 2003. 2004. 2005. 2006. 2007. 2008. 2009. 2010. 2011. 2012. 2013.

Writings on art, creativity etc:

My books. 3 titles, hardcover, published by Penguin Portfolio.

In Praise of Small Art. Short blog post.

Evidence. Short blog post.

My personal favorite cartoons from the early days.

“On cartooning.” From 2007. Short blog post.

“The Art of Not Sucking”. Blog manifesto, 2012.

“How To Be Creative”. PDF manifesto, 2004.

“The Hughtrain”. PDF manifesto, 2004.

“Hugh’s portable studio”. Short 2011 blog post about all the materials I used to make the cards.

Some random samples

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