It’s wednesday, wednesday, WEDNESDAY!
It’s new comic book day and, from now on, the day of the week when I put a new post on my blog. I know, it’s been a while. Honestly, I simply forgot to post. I was busy. I have sciatica.
A couple weeks back, I went to:
Wizard Con Portland!
I really enjoy buying original sketches from Artists at Cons. It is a bit expensive but well worth it. Check out Steve Lieber (Superior Foes of Spiderman) here.
In that vein, earlier last week, I received a commission from Emi Lenox:
You can find Emi here.
I gotta go frame shopping… and wall shopping? because I’m running out of wall space… haha, hilarious. Alright, I’ll stop.
What I learned from Comic Book Artist and Writer Michael Golden during his panel at Wizard Con:
1- People are stupid.
So do not confuse them with your ‘mysterious’ writing, break it down for them, keep it simple.
2- Who, What, Where, When, How, and Why.
Make sure you tell your audience all that because they are a bunch of morons.
+Plus a few precious pearls of wisdom for your writing:
- Write the ending first.
- Establish the premise right at the beginning.
- Plot and character development are one and the same. Plot IS character so make sure you know what your character want and runs with it.
- Moms make great villains because they love you.
- Everything is a machine. Figure out how the machine work.