Fast Company has an interesting post on Flannery O'Connor's cartoons. Ms O'Connor was also a very accomplished author, which provides additional data for the thesis that creative people frequently master a second art.
This quote from O'connor I found particularly interesting.
“For the writer of fiction,” she said, “everything has its testing point in the eye, and the eye is an organ that eventually involves the whole personality, and as much of the world as can be got into it.”
"This way of seeing she described as part of the “habit of art,”. She used the expression [habit of art] to explain the way of seeing that the artist must cultivate, one that does not separate meaning from experience. And like any other habit, it has to be developed over time and through practice."
The notion of seeing is a central theme in creativity, both literally and figuratively. Many geniuses say that they saw their solutions in their mind before they tried to articulate them. This suggests that creativity involves a more basic process such as seeing rather than language or writing.
The notion of not separating meaning from experience is also a powerful tool. If one takes pictures of dolphin swimming in the ocean, the experience is the photography. If one merely observes the dolphins there are opportunities to derive many "meanings". I think this is part of the reason I do not like videos. In the video the experience of the story is choreographed to make the writer's point. If I am just observing life real time I create the meaning.