writes nerdy things, celebrates those things as an English teacher, and is the co-founder of the production house ADK MOGUL. He lives in the mountains. Thanks for reading; feel free to leave a message, and please don't ask if he's D(e)Press(e)d.
Found: March 2, 1995, 3 miles outside of Urbana, Illinois. Escaped: November 2012. Can manipulate electronics to escape captivity. The robot appears in the first prologue of THE COLLECTIVE, written by Christopher Irving and this extremely lucky guy.
THE COLLECTIVE character sketch #2: DIASPORA is a fifteen year-old orphan named Yuko, whose parents were burglars. Her parents haven’t quite let her go, and like clingy parents they sometimes interfere with her life. Designed by Reilly Brown, Diaspora will appear in the second prologue to THE COLLECTIVE, coming very soon written by Graphic NYC’s Christopher Irving and this lucky guy, settled in his Adirondack mountain home. More details including who our interior artist will be coming soon!
Check out the complete preview in DRAWN WORD #2 out now.
Catboy character design by Reilly Brown! Dash Brooks of the Iroquois tribe wields the totem of the cat, giving him feline powers. As a hero in the St. Lawrence river valley, Dash has been given the name of Catboy by his legion of Facebook fans who believe he is the superhero avatar for the Furry community.
He joins THE COLLECTIVE in issue one to apprehend Gearhead or risk his private identity exposed to his legion of fans. Created by Christopher Irving and this extremely lucky guy, THE COLLECTIVE will be a mini-series coming very soon. Stay tuned to Drawn Word.com for more information.
I’m over the wall, dancing on top of the wall, spraying champagne, excited about this, because this is—well—it’s my first writing gig! I don’t think I can thank Chris enough in his kind consideration and approaching me regarding this project and, seriously, I was so excited when he sent me these designs I nearly jumped into traffic.
Over the next couple of days, we will get further in depth, but I sincerely hope that you all will check this out, because most of you very kind readers know that I’ve been working and building towards writing comics and with Chris’s kind shepherding, I sincerely hope you’ll check out my freshman effort, coming very soon.
Starting today, Mr. Waid is going to be disclosing everything he’s learned so far about digital comics, and I’m sure we’re in for a candid journal that will be a wealth of knowledge.
Along with that, Chris Sims’ article on LUTHER makes some pretty great points on the capabilities of digital comics.
What strikes me about this particular sequence is how it lets Waid and Rock control the pacing of the story. The only way to do that with print comics is through the actual turn of the page, and the best scripts make sure that the big surprises always fall on a left-hand page so that you don’t blow it for the readers by letting them see it coming on the right. Here, and in other digital comics, it’s possible to do it with every single panel, not only building to the tension and reveals whenever you want, but in terms of isolating elements to draw attention to them.
The focus on the locket does that too, and it’s a nice effect when the panels pop up to fill the empty space one after another. It builds suspense, which is particularly suited to the subject, giving you the space so that you know something’s coming, then moving to fill it piece by piece, and the change in the art in the last panel — not just the “pulling back” of the panel, but the eyes opening — is a nice change that’s done in a completely different way than it would be in print.
I’m just now beginning to wrap my brain around it, because I’m starting to play in digital comics for a thing. I had a great discussion with Reilly Brown at the Bergen St. Comics signing with Brian K. Vaughan about his and Kurt’s great work in the format so I’m pretty excited to be diving in and trying my hand.