INTERVIEW WITH DESIGNER AND COMIC ARTIST CORY KERR This week I am joined by the awesome Cory Kerr, and we discuss mythology, current and ancient religion, ancient history and the Hero’s Journey in modern storytelling! CLICK PLAY BELOW TO START! We are redesigning our iTunes space, so check back for updates! The podcast was […]
CAN YOU PAINT WITH ALL THE COLORS OF YOUR WORDS? This week I am joined by the marvelous Dr. Jenna LaChenay as we discuss painting a liquid atmosphere with words, and how we approach our environment as storytellers. Can you paint with your words? We discuss books that have impacted us and writing impacting environments! […]
In indie comics (web and print) we are usually faced with building a world in which our characters can live in. We also try to make that world believable enough for our readers to get into that world and want to live in it themselves. We’ve all seen the Lord of the Rings movies, […]
Guys, I am so incredibly excited to introduce you to one of the most inspiring and brilliant creature illustrators I have ever seen. Her name is Brynn Metheney, and her art is absolutely nuclear in its representation of fantasy wildlife.
Hey guys! We have a GREAT podcast episode today! My new co-host Dr. Jenna Lachenay joins us to discuss organized religion, myths, monsters, superstitions and their distinctions in a society. My hope is that you hear these episodes, that you are able to glean information about how a society functions and views certain paranatural or […]
I wanted to take a moment to explore the idea of motive in a character’s life, in any story. I constantly see stories where the character has a single motive in their lives. This motive becomes a dominant force, acting as a supernatural guide to every thought, action and purpose in a character’s life.
Now that we’ve established the importance of mystery in building a world, we must acknowledge that no world is complete with out at least one major compelling myth. Before we get into the nitty-gritty of this part of world-building, we need to establish something that is very important. Your world myths are not the same […]
This is the first of two blog posts concerning writing mysteries. In the course of world building, I tend to do a lot (and I mean a LOT) of historical research. I am that nerd in the library who sits in a corner, furiously writing away in his notebook while surrounded by impenetrable walls of […]
Click the player above to begin the episode! Hola guys! I’m picking the podcast up as we begin heading toward the fall season! Today’s episode is all about dinosaurs! I talk about the awesomeness of these creatures and how science has changed the way we see these biological organisms, and how we’ve changed our views […]
The biggest issue I see in world building and storytelling is the portrayal aliens as carbon copies of humans, who do everything that humans do but whose only difference is a slight forehead bulge. I guess it’s safe in some ways, and for well-written stories, human-like aliens can serve as a doorway into an alien […]