Ira Marcks is a Troy, NY based cartoonist and author. For a time he was a regular contributor to Hugo Award Winning sci-fi/fantasy magazine, Weird Tales. Ira’s work has earned him a collaboration with Vimeo founder, Jake Lodwick, an interview in the PBS series ‘A House for Arts’ and a thoughtful blog post from comic theorist and Understanding Comics author, Scott McCloud. Ira self-published two books; Witch Knots, and The Aquarium Drift. In 2012 he shared his teaching work at the National Art Education Convention. Below is Ira's talk called The Nothing. It's about discovering yourself in the art you create.