Film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer and editor Stanley Kubrick answered a question and Zen Pencils created a cartoon that profoundly illustrates his response. In a 1968 Playboy interview, Kubrick spoke on mortality, the fear of flying and the purpose of existence. This interview was the context for the inspirational cartoon.
When asked, "If life is so purposeless, do you feel it's worth living?" the artist responds by telling a story. As you read the cartoon, it seems as if Kubrick is speaking about his own experience, using filmmaking as a tool for healing and reshaping perspectives. Despite the growing awareness of death and pain, a person can use this experience to learn, grow and eventually cope with that sad information.
The cartoon also pays tribute to Kubrick, one of the most recognized and influential directors of all time. The illustration helps to add a greater significance to the words Kubrick said – it draws readers in by displaying visuals to a story.