Weekend reading

Out-Growing jQuery – Tech.Pro. Neat tutorial re-creating some of jQuery’s base functionality.

Programming JavaScript Applications. No-nonsense stuff.

My teenaged daughter has recently started a webcomic. Could you give her one piece of advice that has helped you and one piece of advice that absolutely has not? Joel Watson’s great advice for making (and sticking to making) any kind of art.

Don’t worry about merch. Worry about making good comics. Dont worry about getting more readers. Worry about making good comics. Don’t EVER compare your perceived success to that of your peers. You don’t know their situation, or how they came about what you think they have that you might want for yourself. Just worry about making good comics. Never envy your peers money, readers or success (sounds a lot like the last one right? That’s because it’s super important.) Instead, envy how hard they’ve worked and try to emulate that. Also, just worry about making good comics.