I had never heard of Hugh MacLeod’s graphic and contemplative realm, Gaping Void, until today. In it, he explores his own ways of staying creative while juggling a full-time job. He is actually an advocate of keeping, not escaping, the ol’ day job.
On the matter of salvaging creative energy and preventing employers from sucking the life force from you, Hugh has scribbled mad commentary over the past few years–all on the back of business cards. The post “How To Be Creative” covers the territory well. As a bonus, he gives each drawing a Creative Commons license, free to download and add to tee shirts and coffee mugs as you see fit (as long as you’re not selling them). Check it out.