Share ideas that matter on the social web and experience
the benefits of curating the world's best content.
I don't have a Facebook, a Twitter or a LinkedIn account
Peter Gutierrez: "Like so many insights in life, this one was prompted by Doctor Who."
Although aimed at educators, this article contains some great tips for DIY comic creation that everyone will find useful.
Are you sure you want to delete this scoop?
Joe Berkowitz: "The band behind hits such as "Yellow" and "Hurts Like Heaven" tries out a new medium with "Mylo Xyloto," a digital comic book based on its last album."
Performance + Comics = Transmedia storytelling
Peter Gutierrez: "In the first part of my conversation with Tyler Weaver we discussed the many benefits of teaching with, and making, comics as well as the role of the school librarian when it comes to transmedia… here we get a bit more specific in terms of the issues involved."
In part 2 of an excellent set of articles, Tyler Weaver puts the controversies surrounding video games and comics into historical context; and chooses the dawn of Marvel's Universe as "the most perfect encapsulation of a shared storyworld out there".
Transmedia en colegias y bibliotecas
Rob Salkowitz: "As comics have become more powerful lords of the entertainment universe, we look at what’s in store, across platforms, for 2013."
After a stellar year in 2012, what's next for comics? Hint: there's a lot of transmedia storytelling involved.
Filmmaker Magazine: "Filmmaker Greg Pak (Robot Stories) has released his graphic novel Vision Machine as an iPad app and, in the process, is pointing the way towards new storytelling formats and new production and distribution partnerships."
Liat Clark: "The Kick-Ass writer talks about the changing face of the superhero genre, his new comic Supercrooks and how Han Solo inspired Hit Girl's story line."
Scott Thill: '“Anyone who loves comics and sees them as a vital art form capable of telling unique and challenging stories must recognize that [the industry's] business corpse has to be put out of its misery so a new one can be built,” said Pizzolo, a publisher and filmmaker who has been busy engineering the transmedia spine that will take comics into the future' ...
Noah J Nelson: "Waid has begun remaking comics for iPads and similar gizmos. These stories use simpler pictures and bigger text that read well on any size screen. He’s found new storytelling tricks: like captions that shift over a static piece of art."
Trigonis: "Tyler has recently unveiled to the world Whiz!Bam!Pow!, a transmedia product that unfolds parts of its story through a serialized novelette and a radio show, with even more looming on the horizon to further develop a story that brilliantly blends together the Golden Age of Comics with the pangs and pitfalls of our own Modern Age" ...
UK-made, female-driven anthology Bayou Arcana is causing a stir for more than just its haunting images and storylines...
Irrespective of whatever differences they may have, Grant Morrison and Alan Moore, what they do have in common is that they are both British luminaries of comics with a keen interest in esoterica and magic. More than that, they both pursue theories of a meta-fictional cosmology that has threads running through all of reality.
In a world before comics shops and subscriptions, my generation would grab whatever was available to us on the spin-racks at the local drug store -- there was not yet a canon (fan or academic) to tell us what we were supposed to read.
Comic Book Resources - The Hit List: Unproduced Screenplays that Could Become Hit Comic Books - From Joss Whedon's Wonder Woman to John Milius' Sgt.
They’re as much a part of Americana as Spider-Man, but Archie and his pals don’t always get the respect they deserve.
Kirk Hamilton: "This video essay, by Dr. Drew Morton from Texas A&M University-Texarkana, takes a look at how transmedia can fail (e.g. The Matrix) and how it succeeded with Scott Pilgrim."
Dr. Drew Morton on Scott Pilgrim: a unique transmedia experience in which visual style is the glue uniting comic, film & video game.
How can multi-platform storytelling be a bad thing?
Peter Gutierrez: "As a reference work on media/transmedia, both aesthetically and historically, as a how-to for student media-makers, or simply on the professional development shelf, so that teachers and librarians can mine it for ideas, [Tyler Weaver’s book is] a text that can fill many needs at once. I was delighted, then, when the author agreed to talk to me about this fascinating topic" …
This is a great article for transmedia practitioners and educators alike. I particularly liked Tyler Weaver's analogy for transmedia storytelling, "It’s the idea of the chef: learn the basic tools, then an understanding of ingredients, then how to build flavors by combining those ingredients into an irresistible meal."
Geek's Guide to the Galaxy: "Mike Mignola is a major star in the comic book world thanks to the success of his unlikely hero Hellboy, a denizen of the underworld who fights for the side of good. The comic book’s current storyline features Hellboy battling his way through the trackless wastes of hell itself. But for Mignola, contemplating the fate of the damned comes as a welcome relief from the madness of Tinseltown."
Zack Smith: "There's no one set formula for writing a comics script — but here are a number of great resources to give you some guidance" ...
It's all about Visual Storytelling. If you make Comic's or Animation movies the most important thing is the story it self: Both genre is Visual but both need the same thoughts behind them to make a great script and let it become alive.
Comic Story World: "In this interview, Christy [Dena] and I talk about the basics of transmedia storytelling and the potential for comics in a transmedia application" ...
Ryan Fleming: "In this exclusive interview, Stan Lee discusses the future of comic books, and the rise of technology in the industry" ...
It sounds like a dream job – getting paid to read comics and take notes. Very few ever get such a chance. Peter Sanderson did, twice, first working as a research assistant for DC for a little project that turned into Crisis on Infinite Earths.
"Comics try to imitate movies to such a degree that we end up doing second-rate movies in our comics instead of first-rate comics. We abandon useful storytelling tools just because they aren't cinematic enough."
[Serves as an interesting discussion on crafting each story for the strengths of its platform.]
Many American fans know little to nothing about comics beyond the United States, Japan, and maybe France. What steps can we take to insure a more global conception of Comics Studies...
[Part One can be found @scoopit http://bit.ly/vMkoQe]
The band will visit Archie and the gang during the midst of a supernatural invasion that sees Riverdale overrun with monsters and zombies...
At their heart, the best parodies are always about something else.