How To Make It: 10 Rules for Success From Street Artists

Jasper Wong

Rule: Don't be shy.

"Throughout the duration of your life, everyone from your priest to that dirty old homeless dude that slangs Boys II Men CDs on the corner of Chinatown is going to tell you that the key to success is "work hard." That's all well and true. Most definitely work your buttocks off and let your milkshakes bring the boys to the yard. At the end of the day, you can be the most talented guy around, but if all you're doing is sitting at home and stewing in your own filth with your right hand and a sock as your only friend then no one is going to know who the hell you are. Unless you're Henry Darger and your landlord discovers your art after you kick the bucket. You'll be dead and famous, and he'll be the only one making a mint selling your drawings of naked girls rocking baby dicks. My rule: Go out. Make friends. Make awesome shit with your friends and become even more awesome."

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