Sunday, November 27, 2011

Smart-car Tomfoolery
An editorial spot, about a couple learning the improper use of a smart car for two... and it's dangers!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

ASA Comics Masterclass with Colleen Doran only 5 more sleeps!!

Don't forget the Australian Society of Authors upcoming Comics Masterclass featuring the internationally renowned US comics/manga creator Colleen Doran! Coming up this weekend Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November 2011!

DAY 1:
This is what you’ll learn on this intensive Comics Masterclass weekend!
  • Introduction
  • Storytelling Techniques – Marvel method; Plot with dialogue; Full script; Shitagaki; the Emotional wave; Adaptation and more.
  • Visual Storytelling Styles – East (uncompressed) and West (compressed) narrative styles (ie. Manga vs US comics); Linear and mood.
  • Professional Polish – 180 Degree Rule; World building; Don’t fall in “romantic love” with your characters; Composition and pacing; Lettering secrets; Style and substance; How to give your work that sharp edge!
DAY 2:
  • Deconstructing the Process – Are you the right person for the job?; Collaborating; Breaking down the job; Comics in the context of time; The nuts and bolts of creation; It’s not about the gadgets: it’s about what you have to say.
  • The Professional Life – Understanding the submission process; How to get into the US market; How to identify “Very Bad Publishers!” (and find the good ones!); How to make money from comics and graphic novels; Understanding the new world of digital comics; Engaging with fandom.
  • Creator Rights – Understanding the importance of your Intellectual Property (IP); Creator-owned work vs work-for-hire (commissioned work) properties; Legal and ethical issues.
  • Hollywood Insider’s Secrets – How to get your work from graphic novel to silver screen; How to find an agent and more.
  • Chalk Talk – Q & A with Colleen with some on-the-spot comic art magic!
Don't forget to check out the website for more details and bookings!

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Annoying neighbors

Spot illustration about neighbors complaining to local council about the umm... noise ... as it were.


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