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068. A Haggard Twenty-Three: A Conversation with Abigail Giuseppe

Effort-wise, art school is no walk in the park, but art school doesn’t even compare to the work and sheer number of hours that will be exerted after you receive that little slip of paper from your university. Where art school starts you off on the right foot with a deep skillset and many years of experiential knowledge, a number of artists say the real classroom is the first few years after graduation.

This week, Ryan and Garreth sit down to talk to illustrator and painter, Abigail Giuseppe to talk about early stage careers and what life after graduation looks like. As a recent graduate, she has completed projects for the Criterion Collection and the Bitter Southerner, has had her worked featured in the New York Times, and has more clients lining up in her inbox. It’s hard work, and Abby takes a few moments to sit down and share a little insight into what it all means.

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