Posts Tagged ‘writing’
Episode 6: Proof of Concept
It’s time to get some ink on that page. We’re in the lab, testing our story hypotheses in the crucible of the writing process. We put things in order, break them down, build them with little blocks, iterate, signpost, and answer the question, “what does Buffy feel?” With the help of Ira Glass, Joe Richman,…Read More
Are you waiting for proof that you’re really an artist?
Story toolbox: the Focus Sentence & the XY Story Formula out in the wild
In the Out on the Wire Working Group, the story tools I’m proposing get a major workout. When people put my ideas from the podcast into action, they figure out what works and what doesn’t, and then, because they’re posting about what they find right on the group, I get to learn from them.Read More
Visual Scripting video training – FREE template download
Visual Scripting is a method for natively writing comics and other visual narrative media in physical space, envisioning layout, and better utilizing physical elements of books (such as page turns)…without drawing.Read More
Making money as an artist: Magic? Or could we take control?
Shakespeare had to sell theater tickets. DaVinci had to sell paintings. Dickens had to sell magazines. Being in the business of selling my work does not suddenly make me a “business person.” It makes me an artist.Read More
“Authenticity,” expat life, and (not) going native in France
If you ask, I’ll tell you: you should go live abroad somewhere for a while. The thing is, when you live abroad, your perspective on home changes, and is complicated to the point that “home” starts to require scare quotes.Read More
Using Scrivener to Script Comics
A huge portion of my writing process doesn’t happen on the comics page, and all that stuff I do in Scrivener.Read More
Visual Scripting: using InDesign to write scripts native to comics
Learn to write comics directly in page layouts without (necessarily) drawing. Stay attuned to the visual: draft comics in words and design simultaneously.Read More