// In which my attempt to forge a new creative path in art led me right back to an old one in writing. // A few years ago I had the pleasure of being invited to co-teach The Art of Visual Storytelling course at the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. I’m three weeks in to this semester’s class and loving it. Plot wrangling! Story structure! Wordsmithing! All the narrative nourishment a typing monkey could hope for.
Gerry: “My character’s name is Utherdark. I’m a Half-Orc Barbarian.” Me: “Did you say Utherdork?” Gerry: “What? No, it’s UtherDARK.” Me: “Gotta be honest, I think you’ll have more fun going with Utherdork!” From the smiles and laughter around the table, I’m not the only one who considers Utherdork the far superior option. I’m sitting […]
When asked if I would design and produce an interactive experience for the first TEDxPasadenaWomen Conference, I hesitated for all of about .0037 seconds before responding “Yes!” followed by, “Wait. What exactly would you like me to do?” I think I was told something like, “the theme of the conference is ‘Momentum,’ and we’ll have […]
I wasn’t on the cyberpunk train when it left the station, but I thought I caught up with it pretty quickly. When Omni magazine printed William Gibson’s short story, “Burning Chrome,” I bought the issue. Not because it had Gibson’s story, though. I just happened to be buying Omni on a regular basis. As a […]
The Suvudu website recently clued me in to a new title from military history publisher, Osprey Publishing: Steampunk Soldiers: Uniforms & Weapons From the Age of Steam. Now, I’m not here to tell you whether this is a great book or not (it is) or whether steampunk fans should buy it (they probably should). I’m here to […]