KAZU KIBUISHI is a Featured Guest at TCAF!
"Kazu Kibuishi is an American graphic novel author and illustrator, best known for his Amulet series of graphic novels for young readers, published by Scholastic/Graphix…” - Full Bio at TCAF site
Bolt City Website: boltcity.com
TCAF is The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, taking place May 9-11, 2014, in Toronto, Canada. More at http://torontocomics.com/
Hommage a Hergé
Incal by Moebius
The “Now What?” Months are here! In 2014, we’ll be bringing you advice from authors who published their NaNo-novels, editors, agents, and more to help you polish November’s first draft until it gleams. Author Michael David Lukas arms you with tips to keep your editing process fresh:
As Thomas Edison so wisely said, writing is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent revision. Or maybe it was ninety-nine percent perspiration. And, come to think of it, he was probably talking about inventing, not writing…
Regardless, it’s true. Writing is all about revision. And revision is hard work, in no small part because it involves killing your darlings and ripping your beautiful beloved writing to shreds. And so, as you set out on the long road of revision, here are a few tips and tricks that might help make the journey a little smoother:
Make an Aspirational Outline.
"Graphic software will rise. Laura Pepper Posts on Facebook with photos get 53% more likes, 104% more comments and 84% more click-throughs than text-based posts, according to Kissmetrics. With the rise of Pinterest and Tumblr, it’s going to become increasingly important to produce content in visual form, whether it is infographics, images with text overlay or pretty quote graphics. We’ll be using more graphic software to turn our written content into visual content to make it more shareable on social media."
Brushing up on graphic software. Ooo, pretty pictures.
Pokemon “X” and “Y” are a lot of fun and visually they are the most impressive Pokemon games yet. They could have looked even better though if they were styled similarly to these ads created by deviantART user Chu.
While not as minimalist as some of the Pokemon ads we’ve seen in the past, Chu’s work has a propaganda feel to it that inspires all sorts of conspiracy theories about Pokecenters/gyms (and those who run them) and their involvement in the day-to-day lives of citizens.