By: Joshua Glenn
July 15, 2022

I’m grateful to Debbie Millman for including me in her WHAT MATTERS series — “an effort to understand the interior life of artists, designers, and creative thinkers” — at PRINT. I’m in excellent company! Below is an excerpt.

PRINT: What is the first memory you have of being creative?

GLENN: Whenever I’d stay with my father, after my parents were divorced, when I was six or so, he’d encourage me to write and draw stories in a large spiral-bound drawing pad. I drew innumerable comics about the exploits of “Super-Josh” — that’s my earliest creative memory, probably. I was an accomplished liar and thief, at a young age, and well into my teens — a hustler. Why do I mention this? One of the driving forces behind my creativity, to this day, is a restless desire to get out of my comfort zone, to spot and seize opportunities, and to see what I can get away with.

More revelations to be found in the full Q&A, which appeared on July 12.


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