"Make good art" is Neil Gaiman’s prescription for whatever ails you. If the job market isn’t there, if your boss doesn’t respect you, if the world doesn’t get you — make good art.
If it’s not working, then make better art.
If you don’t know how to make better art, learn.
If the people around you are sabotaging your art, ignore them.
If your boss stops your art, make different art. If he stops it again, take responsibility and make different art. Keep doing it until your art gets better or you get fired, whichever happens first.
And then make more art.
- Seth Godin, The Icarus Deception, Part Five