Now, in part two, Abbey:
- Dissects the anatomy of a treatment.
- Encourages us to pitch to friends who are willing to make us feel stupid.
- And talks about how bad ideas can help you break through writer’s block…
Visual storytelling experts from comics, storyboards, animation and film help you create stories that draw a crowd.
Now, in part two, Abbey:
Abbey Cleland forged a successful career as a freelance writer by sticking to a pretty courageous plan: “I’ll figure it out.”
Now, she splits her time between Hollywood and Ohio where she writes treatments and screenplays for television and film, as well as fiction and web content.
In addition, she has contributed to Spry Literary Journal and the Now What? Creative Writer’s Guide.
Today we discuss:
Now, in part three, we discuss his career-defining graphic novel reMIND, his record-breaking Kickstarter campaigns and the broad appeal of deeply personal work…
Claire Keane is a brilliant illustrator and visual development artist, who has helped to develop numerous immersive worlds, including Tangled and Duet.
After leaving Disney, she released her first illustrated children’s book: Once Upon A Cloud. It’s a beautifully rendered, heartwarming story about family and following your dreams.
Join us today as we discuss humanizing your fictional characters, the versatile power of line, leaving Disney and Claire’s new artistic path…
Eric Canete‘s unique drawing style demonstrates layer upon layer of artistic mastery: Anatomy, character, caricature, composition, storytelling…
After 20+ years of trend-setting work in story, games and comics, his style is as distinct and intense as ever. So you might find it hard to believe that such beautiful work was once rejected by industry gatekeepers.
In this interview, Eric discusses what goes into his drawing process, the line between arrogance and confidence and why he has to find a personal connection to his professional work…
Aliki Theofilopoulos Grafft describes her career as “failing upward.”
She broke-in during the TV animation revolution and saw the beginnings of Cartoon Network, Adventure Time and Frederator.
Though she lacked a clear sense of direction early-on, Aliki has since accumulated numerous impressive credits including: animated series creator, director, storyboard artist, writer, emmy-nominated songwriter and voice actor.
Join us for a conversation about the benefits of being a misfit, the heartbreaking work of pitching, balancing work and family and why your most important next step might be the scariest…
Since he was 15 years old, Jimmy Gownley has never stopped breaking the rules of self-publishing.
He went from selling self-published comics in the hallways of his high school to huge publishing deals with both Simon & Schuster AND Scholastic.
Join us as Jimmy shares what it took to break in with the big publishers.
And don’t miss the interview with long-time Winger Scott Wiser as he walks us through his successful Kickstarter campaign inspired by Paper Wings!
Jedi master Brian McDonald is back with more revelatory perspectives that will challenge the way we think about visual storytelling.
In part one, Brian showed us how theme creates character and character creates theme.
Now, in part two, we discuss when to stop dreaming and start writing, how success can kill creativity, why style isn’t always a good thing, and why the students who struggle the most, often grow the most.
Oh! …and we have some big news: Lora’s going to be on TV!
Marvel Animation storyboard artist Justin Copeland joins the team as the newest co-host of the Paper Wings Show.
In this podcast episode, Justin explains the necessary steps to creating a professional storyboard portfolio and responds to some great listener questions.
Lora‘s “Lofty Thought” segment offers a healthier way to compare your work to others and I share some exciting news about the future Paper Wings and ChrisOatley.com…
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