royalboiler:

Some of tonight’s Sketchbook ish. 

That’s one sexy butt

royalboiler:

Some of tonight’s Sketchbook ish. 

That’s one sexy butt

Story

Finally getting around to reading Story, Robert McKee’s screenwriting “bible” (comes highly recommended for comicsers) and it’s pretty darned great for thinking about how to put a story together. At one point he talks about how difficult it is to create compelling stories these days and how sophisticated audiences have become; we ingest so much narrative media on the day-to-day that even the best writers have work their asses off just to stay seconds ahead of the audience. Last night I was watching Mr. Nobody, an ok film that in general felt like it thought it was smarter than it was, but it was ok, not terrible and then right at the end, there was one line that ruined the whole movie. Maybe I’m being super harsh but that one line killed the whole thing for me, all the positive things I felt about it came crashing down. An unnecessary, eye rolling cliche line that UGH, seriously why did you film that, couldn’t you hear how it sounded, or watch it in the editing room and be overwhelmed by the need to rework that part (I think I have established that I did not like the line). It made me think of McKee and just how difficult story writing is, how easy it is to fuck the whole narrative up with one poorly written line, one thing out of place, and it actually makes me feel better about my own present attempts at narrative. Yeah, I’m having a tough time, but that’s because what I’m doing is really tough, really really tough meaning when I get through this project, however long it takes, I will be one fucking TOUGH broad. 

Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting by Robert McKee

dakotamcfadzean:

Over the next week, I will be posting a sketch for sale each day. The sketches are 5” x 7”. The price per sketch is $30, which includes shipping. Some will be black & white, and some will have a secondary colour. 

However, if a sketch is not purchased by 11:59pm EST the day it was posted, it will meet with a fiery end just like the hapless monster in the video. 

Today’s sketch features a burglar. You can purchase it here. Or you can simply wait and learn of its fate tomorrow. 

I love Dakota’s fucked up brain! (I say this will full admiration) I would encourage you to purchase  these beautiful drawings and all, but I love the fire too much.  

blackheartpress:

anniebissett:

Just updated my web site to include the entire suite of 26 Secret Codewords of the NSA. Finished! It took seven months, twenty eight sheets of Japanese washi, and forty five 4” x 6” blocks of shina plywood.

BHP thinks you should all go and check out Annie’s great set of mokuhanga prints <3

blackheartpress:

anniebissett:

Just updated my web site to include the entire suite of 26 Secret Codewords of the NSA. Finished! It took seven months, twenty eight sheets of Japanese washi, and forty five 4” x 6” blocks of shina plywood.

BHP thinks you should all go and check out Annie’s great set of mokuhanga prints <3

18 tips for comics artists by Moebius "brief manual for cartoonist "

fatmaninalittlesuit:

alloftheveganfood:

Vegan French Fry Round Up

Perfect French Fries

Baked Garlic Cilantro Fries

Fries with Lemon Salt & Rosemary

Perfect Thin and Crispy French Fries

Baked French Fries

Baked French Fries Recipe with Chile Peppers & Cilantro

Perfect Oven Fries

Perfect Oven Fries with Homemade Ketchup

Garlic Truffle Fries

Spicy Baked Fries

I’m in love. ..

This is porn 

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phoebe-bird:

Erich Heinemann

Everything I love about pictures in one picture

phoebe-bird:

Erich Heinemann

Everything I love about pictures in one picture

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Historia de la Musica Rock: Locas

bitchinville:

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Between working on various writing projects – some fill-in scripting for Batman ’66 (issue 13, out this July!) a few back-up stories for a different comic book based on a TV show, a new graphic novel, and a bananas monthly book/webcomic with the tougher than leather Nate Doyle – I’ve…

50watts:

Helena Bochořáková-Dittrichová. I read about this woman in Signals from the Unknown: Czech Comics 1922-2012, Googled her, and found a HuffPo article had been posted 9 hours before my Googling. Good timing. It promotes the exhibit The First Woman Graphic Novelist: Helena Bochořáková-Dittrichová.

QUEEN

apihtawikosisan:

This is so completely satisfying.

My partner would deliberately switch pencils just to piss me off.

But only because I like being pissed off sometimes, about things that don’t really, really matter to me.

:O

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Keener

whatsdifferentincanada:

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"Keener" is a Canadian pejorative term for a person who is always "keen" to answer the teacher’s questions. Synonyms include brown-noser, teacher’s pet or suck-up. In high school, these are the people whose hands are always raised. In university, keeners always fight for the front seats, hold…

AKA me

catsfurever:

can we just start a movement where we go to male politicians events and we ask them sexist questions like “if you are elected who will take care of the kids” and “what designer are you wearing tonight” “do you think that your stunted and constipated male emotions will affect your decision making”

Yes please

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mumblethief:

While everybuddy’s at TCAF, risograph CMY printing for CAKE is what’s happening in Florida

Look at what my heart-keeper’s been up to! CMY Riso!

TCA(nxiety)F

jasonrbradshaw:

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So, this is something I wrote and posted a couple of days before TCAF and promptly deleted because I was feeling, well, anxious about it. As it turns out I actually had a really good time at TCAF. So many kind readers came out to support and talk to me. I had a really good chat about anxiety…

Love this post and discussion by Jason about anxiety and the comics scene. Last year I was an anxious mess at TCAF, mostly from working myself into a tizzy before the fest. I tried to take better care of myself this year, despite being even more busy, and it helped me out a lot. Anxiety is a real and often terrible thing so it’s nice to talk about it - bring it out in the open so all of us anxious folks don’t have to feel so lonely about these mental states that sometimes overwhelm us. I really like what JB says about rethinking “networking” as a slow process of building genuine connections with fellow creators, etc. SLOW BURN has been an unofficial motto for me this year: letting things happen in their own way, their own time, not expecting everything to be good all at once. When I remember that, things are a lot better for me. 

littlelimpstiff14u2:

Ceramic Coral Reef by Courtney Mattison

Our Changing Seas III is the third piece in a series of large-scale ceramic coral reef sculptures by artist Courtney Mattison. The sprawling installation is entirely hand-built and is meant to show the devastating transition coral reefs endure when faced with climate change, a process called bleaching. She shares via email:

At its heart, this piece celebrates my favorite aesthetic aspects of a healthy coral reef surrounded by the sterile white skeletons of bleached corals swirling like the rotating winds of a cyclone. There is still time for corals to recover even from the point of bleaching if we act quickly to decrease the threats we impose. Perhaps if my work can influence viewers to appreciate the fragile beauty of our endangered coral reef ecosystems, we will act more wholeheartedly to help them recover and even thrive.

Our Changing Seas III is currently on view at the Tang Museum at Skidmore College through June 15, 2014.

I CAN’T HANDLE HOW COOL THIS IS!!!

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