Welcome to the Future of Civilization.
Michelangelo once said, "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." I see this planet as our marble and we are holding the chisel and hammer at our sides. Up until this point we have chipped away only when it seemed safe to, but now the time has come to claim what is rightfully ours; this beautiful canvas called Earth that waits for us to stroke it. Gone are the days of suppressing art, of pursuits less noble than creating. We have the technology available to create in any medium, and faster than ever before. We can send our art across this planet with such speed and strength that it can easily defeat any government. We artists are the creators of every new innovation and idea. The power has always been ours to wield but we have hesitated using it for fear of attack. Our time has come. Take up your arms, your brushes, pens, keyboards, cameras, drums, guitars and most importantly, your minds, to push forward art so that this planet will know one thing most certainly: Artists Run This Planet. - David Carus
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"BEING FEATURED ON ARTISTS RUN THIS PLANET WAS A GREAT HELP TO ME." - Stephen Cook
"If I could walk up to your front door and tell you face-to-face I would. There is no other way to communicate the enthusiasm I have experienced as an artist from reaching out to David Carus— from being recognized as an artist— being seen, being understood— having my voice come out from the wilderness and projected forward to the world. It was a rekindling of my artistic being. And the word went out from there. I experienced immediate sales from people who have known me for decades and had never bought my work I can let you in on a few lines from my initial words to David after he worked his magic— "Shit man, you can write my eulogy!" And, "I am sitting here elated that SOMEONE got it. Someone took the ride I had to offer. Someone got some poems and some poetry got made!" That's David Carus and I would introduce him to any artist friend I have." - Kevin J. Taylor
"Without these write ups few people would even realize these facts. We are at a turning point on this planet, and Artists are needed now more then ever before so we don't go down the wrong path back into the darkness of the past. But up into the bright future we can be in." - Dan Deming
"Dear David, Thanks for featuring my band on artistsrunthisplanet.com. I really appreciate that you took the time to come out to my live show and write a blog about it. Our fans loved it and having media exposure took our band to the next level. Your feedback was honest and verbose, which not only helps potential fans understand us, but also gives us encouragement to keep on in this dog-eat-dog world of NYC. Your blog sets us out from the crowd." - Antoinette Ady of Arcane Insignia
"In a world where [negative] critics more often than not pass for "authorities" in the arts it is refreshing to have David Carus write about artists and their works solely out of interest for their endeavours. His trust and care for every artist he's come across is shown in his choice of words which accurately describe their works and gives them that extra boost in terms of promotion and trust in them." - Anyes Greene
"My feature in Artist Run this Planet was encouraging, validating and helped me to gain some great exposure to really launch into the next phase as an artist. David did an excellent job highlighting the most vital and interesting aspects of my artistry." - Elisabeth Donaldson
"Writing satire and social commentary doesn't make the top 40 Billboard Charts. My writing is not motivated by money. The only payment for the career path I've chosen is when someone truly gets it. David gets it. In spades! To be acknowledged by another artist with similar goals - a better world - is all the payment you need. Thanks, David. People like you make the job so much easier." - Neal Fox
"David is a master writer that perfectly captures the artists he features on his site. What a blessing that he is so selfless and encourages others. I felt nurtured by what he wrote and he helped rekindle some passion. This is greatly appreciated." - Larry Jaffe
"It really helped build my creditability as an author when I shared David's beautiful review of my book. He obviously really enjoyed the book and he expressed his enjoyment eloquently. He was an impartial reviewer with an official website and obviously wasn't a family member or someone I already knew, so his review had weight. I think I got more sales after sharing his review on Facebook than I did in any other way except personal contact and readings." - Catherine Weaver
"Being featured on Artists Run This Planet was a great help to me as someone just putting his toe nervously into the waters of professional writing. The knowledge that someone was interested enough in what I was doing to feature me on his site was a great encouragement and morale booster just when I needed it - not to mention the free promotion that will now continue in perpetuity. Deciding on professional writing is a very tough career choice and projects like yours do help make it a little smoother." - Stephen Cook
"Recently I was featured on artistsrunthisplanet. David took the time to read three of my books. Then he wrote a professional article about my books and me as an author. He communicated clearly what my books were about and this will assist in reaching book buyers who are looking for violence-free books. David is a professional and I recommend him." - D.G. Flamand
"In my daily life as a novelist and as a leader of an organization for artists, I am always on the hunt for new artists to potentially collaborate with. As a reader of Artists Run This Planet, the website fulfills those needs and then some. I have been pleasantly surprised to discover so many established and emerging artists who I would not have known about ordinarily. Additionally, as someone who has utilized Mr. Carus' services, I was pleased to receive a well-written and thoughtful profile of my life and recent work. This type of promotion came right on time. Finally, there may be some artists who balk at the idea of paying for a profile. Let me give you some concrete figures: I had about 80 review blogs bookmarked for my most recent work. By the time I had a novel ready to send out for review, half of the sites had either gone defunct or were no longer accepting reviews due to submission volume. About 30 never responded to my query. Five responded saying they didn't have time, and about five more took the book and never wrote a review. Promotion is paramount to artists. Investing in Mr. Carus ensures that your voice is heard." - Rashid Darden
"I really enjoy being part of David Carus' site. He is a wonderful supporter of the arts and artists and I very much appreciate his help and promotion of my paintings. The exposure has been wonderful." - Lucille Femine