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The White Powder of Story / The Dark Side of Narrative

These are the days of the reign of the masturbatory story; made simply to tickle readers for a time, leaving them wanting more.

Purposeless drugs.

I don’t understand why so many authors are overjoyed with feeding humanity’s addiction. Don’t they care about anything besides themselves? Or, aren’t they aware that helping society survive better/advance equals new, greater benefits for themselves?

"I just want to see my purposeless drug on the shelf beside [famous person’s] purposeless drug."

"I’m so grateful I’m able to almost make a living via helping saturate the market with even more purposeless drugs."

It must seem so melodramatic to read me say how ashamed I feel to be amongst so many purposeless drug makers. I must seem so arrogant. So ignorant.

I don’t want to hear their excuses.

I’m cleaning my desktop right now (You would think me insane if you saw it) and found this screen-shot snapped paragraph. Sometimes I screen-snap my own words, but this, I think, wasn’t written by me — though I agree with what it says, 100%.Wish I could point you to a source. A thousand fantasy (and/or other fiction) authors fail to get published (or fail to make big numbers if published) because they either don’t know this advice, or don’t take it to heart.

I’m cleaning my desktop right now (You would think me insane if you saw it) and found this screen-shot snapped paragraph. Sometimes I screen-snap my own words, but this, I think, wasn’t written by me — though I agree with what it says, 100%.

Wish I could point you to a source. A thousand fantasy (and/or other fiction) authors fail to get published (or fail to make big numbers if published) because they either don’t know this advice, or don’t take it to heart.

Prettiest in all of Three Pale, they say.
W.I.P.

Prettiest in all of Three Pale, they say.

W.I.P.

Storyboard cut-out blow-ups are made opaqued and drawn over; rough sketches, not meant to be aesthetically pleasing/correct, but to allow a person other than myself the ability to interpret the story. AKA; THIS PAGE IS THEORETICALLY READY FOR A TEST AUDIENCE.—pic is page from the very end of the prologue; the beginning of the “title sequence,” which is a montage of sorts.

Storyboard cut-out blow-ups are made opaqued and drawn over; rough sketches, not meant to be aesthetically pleasing/correct, but to allow a person other than myself the ability to interpret the story. AKA; THIS PAGE IS THEORETICALLY READY FOR A TEST AUDIENCE.

—pic is page from the very end of the prologue; the beginning of the “title sequence,” which is a montage of sorts.

NEWS! With the storyboards are all done, and the page layouts 1/3rd done, I’ve decided to shift focus towards completing the prologue and chapter 1.
Wykkrwomb is my most ambitious Comics undertaking yet, but it is also the most dear to my heart — so sink or swim, I will see this behemoth to publication.
The last 3 years have been hectic, and to be honest, if I continue to work on the project as a whole we might not see its publication for another year or two! I want you guys, girls, and guy-girls to get to read this much sooner than that; hence my decision!
And so, I bring you another meekly rough work in progress update: we’re adding the text to chapter 1 finally!
Extra info: the prologue & chapter 1 are two of the longest chapters in the book, but I’ve had the prologue’s rough sketching phase done for a while now. Web publication will still take longer than we’d like, but it will be many, many months sooner than we’d dislike. Don’t give up on Wykkrwomb just yet!

NEWS! With the storyboards are all done, and the page layouts 1/3rd done, I’ve decided to shift focus towards completing the prologue and chapter 1.

Wykkrwomb is my most ambitious Comics undertaking yet, but it is also the most dear to my heart — so sink or swim, I will see this behemoth to publication.

The last 3 years have been hectic, and to be honest, if I continue to work on the project as a whole we might not see its publication for another year or two! I want you guys, girls, and guy-girls to get to read this much sooner than that; hence my decision!

And so, I bring you another meekly rough work in progress update: we’re adding the text to chapter 1 finally!

Extra info: the prologue & chapter 1 are two of the longest chapters in the book, but I’ve had the prologue’s rough sketching phase done for a while now. Web publication will still take longer than we’d like, but it will be many, many months sooner than we’d dislike. Don’t give up on Wykkrwomb just yet!

Here, we combine the storyboard single panel thumbnails (cude box images, scaled up to approx size) with the full page thumbnails (red panel with red numbers). I’ve already used Manga Studio to create boarders for the panels (in blue), so those are technically inked now (at the press of a button).

Here, we combine the storyboard single panel thumbnails (cude box images, scaled up to approx size) with the full page thumbnails (red panel with red numbers). I’ve already used Manga Studio to create boarders for the panels (in blue), so those are technically inked now (at the press of a button).

zimmay:

poisoncage:

auroreblackcat:


orpheelin: Spread the word :D

When there are an illustrator + scenarist, that means they have to share the 1.6$. So they earn (or repay) 0.8$ each for a 20$ book. :/

even if it has been reblogged a lot today I think it’s important for people to know the way artists are paid on the pro circuit instead of the selfpublishing one. So never hesitate to directly buy from artists ^_~
full size picture » http://imageshack.com/a/img62/2341/5igz.jpg

This is why I get so genuinely excited and flustered and happy every time someone buys a sketchbook from me. Artists appreciate every purchase for their self published work more than I can describe.

zimmay:

poisoncage:

auroreblackcat:

orpheelin: Spread the word :D

When there are an illustrator + scenarist, that means they have to share the 1.6$. So they earn (or repay) 0.8$ each for a 20$ book. :/

even if it has been reblogged a lot today I think it’s important for people to know the way artists are paid on the pro circuit instead of the selfpublishing one. So never hesitate to directly buy from artists ^_~

full size picture » http://imageshack.com/a/img62/2341/5igz.jpg

This is why I get so genuinely excited and flustered and happy every time someone buys a sketchbook from me. Artists appreciate every purchase for their self published work more than I can describe.

THIS IS WHAT IT MEANS TO WANT TO MAKE COMICS. NO, DO NOT TURN AWAY. FACE IT. FACE YOUR FUTURE.

THIS IS WHAT IT MEANS TO WANT TO MAKE COMICS. NO, DO NOT TURN AWAY. FACE IT. FACE YOUR FUTURE.

nattosoup:

nattosoup:

I’m not going to bicker on someone else’s post, but I wanted to share this with my followers. This is a follow up to my response to the angry white male nerd that replied to Ginger Haze’s comic about comic shops. I really identified with her experiences, and really took offense…

I was thinking about what you said back in Ohio, about how marketing to males often means intentionally excluding females. I think this is true for a lot of comic shops- their clientele and staff are intimidated by women, and don’t want to share their store with these intimidating creatures. The inclusion of women mean these men can’t feel safe. This isn’t because they’ve necessarily been abused by women, but because they are uncomfortable in their own skin, and to them, any interaction with any woman is an opportunity for rejection.

And if you think about it that way, it’s heartbreaking. ‘Home’ isn’t safe enough, they need to be surrounded by males (I refuse to call them ‘men’ in this context) who are just like them. There’s no need to change or improve, no need to learn how to communicate with other people with other interests, no need to accept or respect any sort of diversity. This club is made up of members just like you, and presents no challenge to fragile egos.

It has little to do with comics or heroes, I’ve seen American otaku behave the same way, I’ve seen model builders do it too. It has to do with a small sense of self, and a self limited world experience.

Women and people of color are always forced to accommodate, often forced to listen, and so we are better able to tolerate situations that may be personally uncomfortable because it’s outside our usual comfort zones. We usually don’t demand that others unlike ourselves leave just because it makes us feel safer, though we may not always be immediately welcoming. This is just a generalization, an explanation for why comic shops that only cater to a white male clientele may not feel ‘safe’ when someone outside that type enters, shops, and asks for help with their purchases.

I think you’ve hit the nail on the head here.