In Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers the author describes something he calls “the 10,000-hour rule.” The rule is this: In order to truly excel at anything, whether it’s science or art or sport, you need to put in the time. Ten thousand hours’ worth of time. Assuming you have talent, that’s how long you need to practise your art before you’re ready for “the show.”
Cale Atkinson, of Kelowna, B.C., probably isn’t counting the hours, but he will tell you that he has been drawing ever since he could pick up a pencil. As with most kids who draw from an early age, he had a love of comics, and his youthful work was an attempt to make comic strips and books of his own, which he even sold as an elementary school student. . . . Read the the online portion of the latest Split Run profile.