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Wednesday, August 23, 2006
I kinda knew there would be talk at San Diego, but as it turns out, there was an official announcement. I've signed on to write four original comics stories based on the upcoming Hellboy Animated series.
Hellboy creator Mike Mignola has been a dream to work with -- there's a guy who understands comics. He's been very supportive of my stories ... and even my idiosyncrasies.
The executive producer of the animated movies -- Mr. Tad Stones -- has also been extremely cool. I'm always eager to get his feedback, because he may love and understand Hellboy better than anyone besides Mignola.
The art is by the fantastic Rick Lacy. Oh yeah.
I've been working furiously on these books (2 down, 2 to go). And I can't wait to get your feedback. That will have to wait until early 2007.
Friday, August 18, 2006
One gardener grows where no man has grown before...
Sunday, August 13, 2006
You can tell that I'm really just scraping by when I link to an article that links to another article. But my good friend Chad Hermann's take on the Cato Institute's 2004 write-up called "A False Sense of Security?" is fantastic.
If only the War on Terror were really so easy to diffuse...
Friday, August 11, 2006
You could do worse things on a Friday than checking out this wonderful site of original art and writing by the one-and-only Blair Green.
Sometimes blogs don't have to be about politics, attempts at humor, movie reviews, or self promotion. They can just be.
Sunday, August 06, 2006
Some may not consider thirteen tips to be a lot of tips, but come one ... it's time for an index! Even if I don't put out tips as frequently as I would like, I'm glad that I've been able to stick with it -- and that you've been able to stick with me -- for lucky number 13.
And here's another request to donate to this site. Your support will keep me in riceballs and vodka.
000 - Proto-Tip! (from WAY back in 2003) Smell
001 - Two Colors
002 - Writing Chronologically
003 - Devil in the Details
004 - Multi-Window Work
005 - Save
006 - What Characters Do
007 - Start Your Engines
008 - Research is Not Writing
009 - Beware the Middle
010 - Background
011 - Medium vs. Genre
012 - Permission
013 - Walk
...and the fan-favorite non-tip:
Godard is Dog
Saturday, August 05, 2006
I had a particularly busy week these past five days, consecutive 18-hour workdays filled with the various jobs I've got brewing. On Wednesday, my longest and toughest day, I decided to take a walk at lunch -- even though I was initially filled with a guilty feeling that this hour could be better spent.
I was wrong. It could NOT have been better spent.
While many writers would feel lucky to have "too much work" (read: any work at all), the problem of burn out is a real one. It's just as likely to result from a particularly grueling day job, in which you find the task of finding free time to write nearly impossible.
You might be surprised how a walk, a bike ride, or a trip to the gym can be better exercise for your MIND than for your body.
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