I was wasting more of my valuable time surfing the internet when I came across this comic. I think it applies to pretty much every creative profession, not just cartoonists.
I do wonder though why people know more about Van Gogh and his struggles than other successful artists. It’s even weirder that with so many methods of spreading images to people and finding ways to get your name out in the world that people tend to think making a career in art is difficult. What’s difficult about it? We live in a consumerist society where people have so much disposable income that they will buy bottled water for a dollar instead of using their own tap water. There’s always someone out there willing to shell out some cash for a picture.