NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 08: Freelance cellist Erik Jacobson plays atop Manhattan's High Line park on April 8, 2013 in New York City. New Yorkers took advantage of the warm temperatures as spring weather finally arrived to the city, with temperatures expected in the high 70's in upcoming days.
I wanted to celebrate the occasion with a major retrospective collection of my work ... As a freelance artist, I knew I would need to raise the money myself for the project. I opted to use Kickstarter because other cartoon colleagues have successfully harnessed its fundraising capabilities. The response to my book project was astonishing. I had a fundraising goal of $20,000 and ended up raising $100,000.More quotes »
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Big question: how do you deal with deadline stress?
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Style Qs: Don’t let snow stop you from wearing spring trends
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A Small Taste of BlackBerry’s “New Product Realisation Centre”
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