The life of a freelancer in any creative field can be challenging, but for comic book writers and artists, it's especially interesting. After all, it's not easy to schedule inspiration when deadlines loom and working from home, as many freelancers do, presents countless distractions and temptations to waste time (personally, I've been watching the ice cream man drive by my window all afternoon).

One Japanese manga artist isn't afraid of the necessary discipline to make comic magic happen, however, for they've created a detailed schedule to map out their days:

Though the author is anonymous and segments of the document have been translated into English, I don't question its authenticity, especially given what I know about the work schedules of many American comic book artists. Still, those three hours of free time a week have me feeling a little bit lazy.

[Via Twitter @rickspears]