Hugh Macleod, who draws the great "Gaping Void" toons on the backs of business cards, has posted a long and very good rumination of the formation, nurturing and execution of creative ideas -- complete with comment boards.
10. The more talented somebody is, the less they need the props.Link (Thanks, Hugh!)
Meeting a person who wrote a masterpiece on the back of a deli menu would not surprise me. Meeting a person who wrote a masterpiece with a silver Cartier fountain pen on an antique writing table in an airy SoHo loft would SERIOUSLY surprise me.