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Well I had just started drawing again after a 10 yr hiatus working on more far out network / hacker culture based work. I was posting my stuff regularly and someone got in touch asking me to illustrate a few pages of a screenplay they had developed. I read it and it was funny enough for me to loose a small amount of pee. I got back in touch and asked if he would be up for me developing a graphic novel based on his screen plays. So I'm the artist, its for fun but we will be releasing it as a web comic and the writer has got some interest from production companies so the two could compliment each other. I'm kinda doing it for experience and focus. Having two wee kids myself I can only work quite slowly on it. I'm kinda classically trained which strangely I find a hindrance when it comes to working at any speed i.e. its hard to stop myself titting around, standing back and staring at each line to make sure its balanced correctly etc. I realised my question was stupidly wide so Ill narrow it down a bit.- Me and the writer have never met, should we meet or at least phone each other.
- What is the most annoying thing I could do to his good work
- What sort of speed should I be working at? (currently 1 page every 2 - 3 weeks(I got a job, kids, doing a phd and started bodybuilding after a drunken new years resolution to increase my muscle mass))
How would one go about getting involved in manga adaptation? I have an English degree and experience in the "real world" but it occurs to me that there isn't really a definitive career path for adapting manga. It's something I'm interested in pursuing, just not sure how. It'd be great if I could just start out small, doing research and that sort of thing. I don't even want money, I would just like the opportunity to gain experience. Do internships exist for this sort of thing?Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Are there any particular types of stories or story elements that you think just universally DON'T lend themselves to a comics format very well?What do you think are the storytelling limitations of the format? Or maybe there aren't limits, just elements that require more difficult techniques to convey? Are there stories that you think MUST be prose or MUST be graphic to convey a certain effect, or do you feel anything can be conveyed in either medium if you plan it out the right way?I'm working on both prose and comics projects (prose by myself and comics with a great artist partner), and while I love doing them both, I'm trying to develop better mental techniques to use both formats to their fullest, no matter what story I'm trying to get across. I know that one format is clearly more cinematic than the other, but do you have a deliberate way of approaching it as a writer when you actually select a subject or a scene to include? I hope that question isn't too muddled. Thank you!
Are you guys liking Portland? I remember you guys moved here during the meteor shower. Will there ever be any interesting Portland-based comics heroes aside from when Wolverine passes through the northwest?
Oh! Oh! I'm totally naming my next cat "Woolfgang".
I have a 'technical' writers question, hope you can help.I’m in the process of transition between self-contained short comic stories and long format (graphic novel or a series). Since I’m not used to long format writing, what are your advices on keeping the reader interested, not making the story drag,… basically moving on from short to long while keeping up the quality?Thanks for your time.
The third issue of my comic, COOL KIDS, is about Louise Brooks. Or, rather, attempting to use Louise as a role model. :grins: Thanks again for taking the time to do this -- I really appreciate it.
Same reason my kid's called Lilith.
New question, and I will not be upset or insulted if you choose to pass on it. In Fraction's last residency, you made mention of recovering from addiction. From some simple math, it seems that you were pretty well into adulthood when you kicked whatever you were addicted to. It's obvious that such an experience would affect your life. Do you feel like you "lost" some of your 20s, for example, or were any of your "big life decisions" delayed (intentionally or otherwise) because of what you went through?
Hi Kelly Sue! It's nice to see you around here again. I enjoyed your contribution to Fraction's residency quite a bit. I hadn't caught that you were doing Marvel work; has anything been announced besides Sif?
Someone asked about Tallulah, and I'm honestly curious about HL. Why Henry Leo? Where'd that come from?(My legal first name is Henry, but I grew up with my mom calling me Brandon — long story. All "Henry" ever got me was made fun-of in high school, but now I see folks like you and Fraction, Jess Nevins and Colin Meloy naming their kids Henry... I'm curious what this resurgence is about.)
1. Will you and the family be making another appearance at heroescon this year?
2. Knowing that you and Fraction are both working on Asgard-related projects at the moment, do you share creative ideas about what to do with the characters and where you're wanting them to end up, or is it a solo process?
3. I've recently started churning out short stories, some of which I would like to turn into web-comics, comics, or graphic novels. What would you say some of the most important things to keep in mind are when converting from one medium to the other?
Do you still want to share an office or do you think it would be too distracting?
I keep forgetting about this aspect of your creative life - what're some of your favorite roles?
For Shakespeare, do you prefer the comedies, histories, tragedies, or none of the above?
Who are your favorite writers working today?