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I've been reading an enormous comics biography of Osamu Tezuka.  And the more I read, the more I am glad I am not Mr. Tezuka.

Don't get me wrong, he's a master of his craft!  I love his work!  But reading about his work schedule, I am completely unsurprised he dropped dead at sixty.  We like to remember the sheer output he created during his lifetime, but the fact was, that level of output came at a hefty price.  I've read about him working for two and a half days solid, locked in a room, with no sleep.  His editors were usually in there with him.

I mean, yes, sure, he could pound out thirty-two pages in a day with one assistant, and made a ton of money doing it, but there's a reason one of his colleagues, Eiichi Fukui died at 33 from raw overwork.

This biography, I feel like, is a good cure for any jealousy I might've had.

Date: 2017-04-04 08:04 pm (UTC)
thatlasswiththechocobos: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thatlasswiththechocobos
Wow. That's definitely an immense, punishing schedule, even with the best talent in the world. How would you ever experience anything else of the world? I think there can be a balance...I hope!

Date: 2017-04-07 08:09 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thatlasswiththechocobos
!! Wow. I'm 33 and the thought of getting 2-4 hours' sleep is...I literally couldn't survive. :O I'm impressed but also...horrified?!

Haha! That's brilliant, though. XD Also a bit sad having to schedule in your free time and personal needs but good on him for making sure he got to do some of the things he wanted as well...

Absolutely though! *chugs another coffee* Actually I think I'm definitely happier getting sleep and not being that productive, myself...even if I don't leave a legacy. ;) How about you?

Date: 2017-04-23 08:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thatlasswiththechocobos
Same here, I'm a literal wreck without sleep. Mumkhar trundles along on the most fragmented sleep but me? I can't at ALL (...and I'm still basically hooked on coffee).

I agree - with the sentiment and the conclusion! :)

- F

Date: 2017-04-24 06:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thatlasswiththechocobos
*nod nod* Me too. I mean I admit I'm not GREAT without food (Mumkhar's worse) but sleep > food any day. XD

- F
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