Creative Habit – Final Post

My Creative Habit project focused on utilizing photography to tell stories from what I see. I turned the photos into scene beat boards, as if they were actually from a movie or TV show. This habit was great practice to think about how a story can be told, composition, and camera angles to evoke emotion.

Initially, I chose Humans of New York as a resource. They have a very diverse range of people that they photograph and the people always have interesting stories to share. However, I found that the Humans of New York photographs were limiting because they already had fleshed out stories for me to work off of. It was much more beneficial to use The Sartoralist, a street fashion blog website as a reference. The photo subjects there are also very diverse but there’s no background information attached. I was merely inspired by their appearance to create thumbnail scenarios. I found this practice much more fun and challenging than the Humans of New York route.

Here are all of the past thumbnails I did for this Creative Habit project:

 

This final week’s new thumbnails, using the Sartoralist:

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I think this project allowed me to challenge myself everyday in ways I wouldn’t normally. It got me thinking creatively before diving into bigger assignments. I like the habit and I hope to continue doing something similar in the future.

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Creative Habit – Post 3

This week I decided to try a different photography website, the Sartorialist, for further inspiration for my beat boards/thumbnails. Rather than having a story to go off of like Humans of New York, I used the Sartorialist’s fashion photography for possible story and composition inspiration. The people in their photographs are very unique and I often think of strange and fantastical movie scenarios with the people in them.

I spent more time thinking about and developing the beat boards this week so there is less material to show. Without the story already available like Humans of New York, I had to allow more time to imagine situations with the Sartorialist photographs.

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I added value to those beat boards that I felt like needed a mood. Using photographs without a story certainly adds to the creative habit of just trying to challenge your imagination for a short time everyday. The people in the photos I chose are so interesting that it was easy to picture them in fantastical situations.

I have continued to look at other artists’ storyboard work, including Ryan Green, who is a graduate from CCAD and recently worked on Moana.

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Ryan Green

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Creative Habit – Post 2

Up until after Thanksgiving break, I found it hard to do many thumbnails, especially since I had been California for five days right after starting the project. However, now I am getting into the flow again, trying to do at least three thumbnails a day. I spend half of the designated time thinking and reviewing the people’s stories and then picking the moments that stood out the most to quickly sketch with pen. Here are the ones I have completed:

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“I’m just trying to make people’s lives a little bit weirder. During the week I’m a supervisor at an insurance company. I’ve got to hide my identity because I have four people working under me. I think it would be hard to hold the team together if they saw me like this.”

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“I knew then. Her father had dementia. And so did his father. So I knew what was happening. Soon she started forgetting names. When it started getting really bad, she wanted to walk away. She was always trying to leave the house. I’d have to lie in front of the door to keep her from going. One morning I woke up and I couldn’t find her. I freaked out: ‘Where did she go? Where did she go?’ I ran outside and it was totally dark. Down the road there was a streetlight. And I could barely see her—crossing the road. I ran and I got her. But she fought me. She didn’t want to come back home.”

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“This isn’t the first time I’ve owned a flower shop. I owned another store twenty years ago, but it went bankrupt. I was devastated. I’d just gotten divorced. I felt like a complete failure. For months I couldn’t even drive down the street where the shop had been. But one day a friend told me that I’d been looking at it all wrong. He told me: ‘You’re focused too much on the closing. Think of all the years that the shop was open. Think of all the jobs you provided, the flowers that you sold, and all the people that you served. You were open for twenty years. It was happening. And just because it didn’t happen forever, doesn’t mean it wasn’t valuable.”

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“I thought we were happy. We had two kids. She was a great mom. But three or four years into our marriage, she started playing that Sims game online. You can be anyone in that game. She could be the perfect wife or whatever. She was always on that computer. Then she started playing this other game where you can marry, date, and screw people. All of it is fake, but people actually develop feelings for each other. In real life these guys are probably 450 lbs. but online they look like Superman. There was actually one guy that she called ‘her Superman.’ He even started mailing Superman trinkets to the house. She wouldn’t quit. I even tried to break her cellphone with my hand. I just wanted her to live her life with us. But we weren’t enough for her.”

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“My father was on strike one Christmas. I think I was six years old. And whenever the union was on strike, we’d go without. So there weren’t many presents under the tree that year. Dad explained to us that he was standing up for everybody, and that he needed our help. He promised us that he’d get us more presents once he got back to work. Then the night before Christmas, somebody broke into our house. They slit the screen on one of the windows and stole everything. I woke up to my mom screaming. All our presents were gone. But that ended up being the best Christmas we ever had. Because a few hours later, six guys from the union showed up, and they were carrying bags and bags of presents.”

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“On my twenty-fifth birthday, my Dad ran into one of my coworkers. I’d just been promoted to deputy foreman. They told him how great of a job I was doing. My dad came home, grabbed me by the neck, pulled me toward him, and kissed me on the forehead. There were tears in his eyes. He told me how proud he was of me. And that meant more to me than anything I’d done until then. It’ll probably be another twenty-five years before I hear it again.”

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“I wanted to be heavyweight champion. Joe Louis was my idol. Back in the forties, it was really something for a black person to have that kind of notoriety. He was the most popular black man alive. He made you feel like you could stand up for yourself. Protect yourself. I started training when I was seventeen. The first fight I had was with a Caucasian guy. It lasted less than a minute and a half. Two punches and he was down. It’s quite a feeling to knock somebody unconscious with your fists. To know you have that power.”

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“I realized after I left that night that I probably should have kissed her. Something about the look on her face. But hey, I’m a modern guy. A woman can make the first move. Plus my last relationship had hurt me a lot. But I made up for it two nights later. We went out to an Italian restaurant for her birthday. And one of the waiters gave her a birthday kiss. Then suddenly four more waiters are giving her birthday kisses. And I’m feeling a little jealous. And I’m drinking a lot of champagne. Then after dinner we went out to a club. And ‘Promiscuous Girl’ comes on by Nelly Furtado. And I’d been practicing my swing dancing. So I twirled her around like this. And then boom.”

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“My childhood ended early. I was sexually abused by two family members until the age of eleven. It happened every time I went to stay at my grandmother’s house. I didn’t feel like I could tell my mother or father. West Indian culture is a little different. We didn’t really talk like that. People wondered why I didn’t act like a kid. They were always asking why I never smiled. I was angry all the time. I got suspended from school in 9th grade for fighting, because somebody touched my breast in the stairwell. The voices started later– the Christmas after my father was murdered. I take injections for them today. But back then I didn’t see them as voices. I used to call them my friends. I really thought people were talking to me. They had different personalities. They always said bad things, like: ‘It’s not worth being alive.’ Or ‘Go ahead and kill yourself.’”

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“It was the summer between 8th and 9th grade. We were make-out buddies. Sometimes he’d talk to me during the day. Other times he wouldn’t. We were in his basement late one night, getting drunk, and he kept asking me if I wanted to do it. My heart was racing and I was terrified. I kept saying: ‘maybe,’ ‘maybe,’ ‘maybe.’ Then he said: ‘No more maybes. Let’s flip a coin.’ My stomach sank. After we finished, he said: ‘I think I heard my dad upstairs. You need to leave.’ I went home and filled up a whole page in my journal. I wrote in purple sharpie, over and over: ‘It didn’t happen.’ For the longest time I felt like it was my fault for feeling hurt. Like I was being overly sensitive. It took five years for me to realize that consent is not a coin flip.”

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“So one day I decided that I was going to try to step outside my comfort zone and drive to the Queens Center Mall. And I was parking my car in the lot, and this traditionally dressed Muslim man starts walking behind me, and suddenly I was back in Iraq, and I started to get nervous. So I walked quickly into the mall and I start hearing the sound of 50-caliber machine guns all around me, and it’s getting louder and louder, and I know that nobody else is hearing it but I swear to fucking God it’s real. And the voices around me grew louder and suddenly I can’t remember where I am. And I walked outside and started hugging this aluminum lamppost, and I tried to call my girlfriend because I didn’t know how to get home, and it felt like the world was closing in on me and I wanted to die. I wanted to kill myself. It was the only way I knew how to end this. I had to get help.”

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“I’d been harboring a crush on him since 5th grade. But I thought: ‘I’m gonna be in the friend zone for a long time.’ Because I’m normally not the kind of person who’s liked in that way. But I thought, ‘Go for it.’ So I started flirting. I’d say things like, ‘You look nice.’ Or ‘I like your hair.’ Then we started going to different high schools, so we started texting a lot. And every once in awhile I’d use a heart emoji. Or a kiss emoji. And if he ever had to dress in a suit, he’d send me a picture. So things were going well. Then one day I had an orthodontist appointment near his school and we decided to meet at Starbucks. After his mom dropped him off, we went on a walk by the stream. Then we sat on a bench. And I saw him flip a coin. So I thought he was bored. But right after, he gave me a kiss.”

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“My friend and I were walking home from watching live music, and two police officers approached us. We weren’t being loud. We weren’t drunk. But they told my friend they needed to search him. They told us they were looking for a 5’10” black male, which happens to be the description of most men in this neighborhood. So that’s an excuse to search every black male who walks down the street. And that’s not right. My friend was a flight attendant. He had a college degree. He was wearing a button down collared shirt. He tried to ask, ‘Why?’ But I told him to be quiet. I told him to do as he was told. Because I didn’t want to escalate. I didn’t want the guns to come out. I didn’t want him to be another hashtag. So they emptied his pockets, they patted him down, and they let him go. And I was so mad afterward. Because I’m very pro-black. I go to protests. I’m in a black sorority. But in that moment I couldn’t speak, because I was too afraid of what might happen.”

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“My father was a good man. He always had a job. He never drank. He never smoked. But my mother was never stable. We were evicted so many times. She spent all our money on drugs. When I was in sixth grade, she stabbed my father in the stomach with a butcher knife. I’ll never forget that sound. It sounded like a suction cup. Then another time she threw lye on his face and his skin came off. But my father stayed through it all because he didn’t want us to be alone with her.”

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“This was supposed to be a regular “hi mom” visit. It was my first time coming home in five years. I was expecting my mother to pick me up from the airport, but my sister-in-law was there when I landed. She told me that my mother was in the hospital. She was bleeding internally and had a blood clot in her leg. Right after we arrived, two surgeons sat me down, and told me they needed a decision immediately. They’d given my mother eleven units of blood and they wanted to amputate her leg and give her a colonoscopy bag. At first I asked if we could do nothing. But then I told them to go ahead and do it. And I think I made the wrong decision.”

These tiny thumbnails have kind of served as warm ups for my mind that get me thinking about composition before I need to work on something else. I might start adding a different approach to this creative habit if I find it hard to continue to find stories on the Humans of New York page. Perhaps I can simply find photographs of people and sketch out a beat board from the feeling I get from the person.

Creative Habit – Post 1

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My proposal for the creative habit project is to use people from the Humans of New York photography page to create beat boards based on their stories. I want to focus on improving my ability to picture compositions in my mind, creating mood, and using more dynamic camera angles.

Every time I would read a quote from a person in the Humans of New York photograph, I would picture their lives in my mind. The people featured on the Humans of New York page range from children to troubled adults. The many different lives of people we pass everyday are so interesting and we will often never know. However, photographs can tell a story even without words. It is easy to believe that the people in the photographs feel the same way as the quote attached to their picture.

Today I only did three beat boards as a test. I hope to do more when I’m on the plane to California tomorrow.

First beat board:

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“My mom died of lung cancer on my sixteenth birthday. My birthday is actually coming up—this Saturday. Before she passed away, I was a good student and everything. I was probably going to get a scholarship for singing. But I stopped caring after that. My mom was my biggest fan. Even when she was really sick, she came to my singing recital in a wheelchair, with her hair falling out of her head, and she sat on the front row. I quit singing after she died.”

Second beat board:

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“My sister moved in, her five cats moved in, and her ex-husband moved in. It’s driving me nuts. My sister watches those murder programs.”

Third beat board:

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“I covered a lot of Trump rallies as a journalist. I didn’t feel any hatred. People were more curious than anything. I was never assaulted. I felt like most people were just supporting him because he wasn’t part of the establishment. Or because they were tired of politics. But it was confusing. Because even though I didn’t feel like they hated me, these people were supporting someone who said I should be banned from the country.”

Doing these little thumbnails based on these people’s stories has already got me thinking about mood and camera angle. My focus is in storyboarding so I figured doing something like this would be beneficial to my way of thinking. I hope to grow better at cranking out these small boards in such a short period of time as I continue to do them this week.

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Fawn Veerasunthorn

I get a lot of inspiration from Fawn Veerasunthorn, a current storyboard artist at Disney Animation Studios who is also a graduate of CCAD. I love her simplistic line work and shapes; she is great at conveying emotion through as little detail as possible.

Choose Your Own Adventure – Final Post

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Some of our storyboards for Ben Fantasy

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Finished Ben Fantasy page by me 

Ben and Jen is done!

Ben and Jen is an interactive choose your own adventure comic about two kids who get sucked into either fantasy or horror books at their local library. Hijinks ensue as they look for a way out.

In the final stretch of completing this project, we had to reassign roles in order to get everything done in time. Erin became the sole person in charge of assembling the comic into an interactive PDF, and Brandon told hold of the remaining Jen Horror pages that were uncolored. Coloring ended up being a much larger chore than we originally thought, and we should have given the job to specific people who had more free time. Regardless, we got the job done.

The interactive PDF ended up being the perfect medium to display our Choose Your Own Adventure Comic. We replaced page numbers with buttons that took you to the next part of the story by clicking on them. Unlike a real book, the interactivity allows for a better flow of the story and less worrying about were the next section of the story is located.

Interactive PDF Link:

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Screenshot of my interview from the documentary 

Josh and Lem were great at being our documentary crew. I appreciated their handle on schedule, they barely needed any direction because they understood their own pace. were always The feel and editing of our documentary was perfect and I liked what they included. Their narrative approach of our process from concept to completion worked very well.

Overall, I feel like we accomplished what we set out to do: create a choose your own adventure story in a new format. We wanted to include more than own character who experienced the same story in their own unique way, and upon meeting each other having different feelings, too.  The choice format allows the chance to experience situations from multiple points of view. Ben and Jen meet each other one way or another, but those instances are different each time.

I really enjoyed being the director more than I thought I would. I liked seeing an idea I had come to life through the help of other people.

I and the group hope you enjoy our completed comic!

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Choose Your Own Adventure – Post 3

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Inked page by me 

Today, Tuesday, November 1st, we finalized each of our sketched sections of the comic and began the inking process. I decided to take hold of the ladder half of Ben’s Fantasy track to quicken the pace of inking the pages. For Thursday, November 3rd, this is what I assigned everyone to do:

Lynn: Ink Jen’s horror track before haunted house

Erin: Ink Jen’s horror track after haunted house

Mikayla: Ink the remainder of Jen’s fantasy track

Brandon: Ink the remainder of Ben’s horror track

Sean: Ink Ben’s fantasy track up until the spear pit

Me: Ink Ben’s fantasy track after the spear pit

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Font design by Mikayla 

We discussed font design and we all wanted a font that was thin and read like actual handwriting. Mikayla ended up making us a font with her own handwriting and put the file on our google drive account for everyone to access. Her handwriting really fits the feel we want the story to have: edgy, not so clean, and fun.

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Possible Jen color schemes by Erin

Having already decided Ben’s color palette, we started to explore possible options for Jen. The entire group is leaning toward the middle option provided by Erin. We like the idea of both kids having dark hair with small areas of bright color (Ben’s jacket, Jen’s skirt). We want the comic’s color palette to work with the chosen colors of the characters, with fantasy being brighter and horror being darker and washed out.

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Inked Ben horror track page by Brandon

After much discussion, we decided that the comic should be digitally interactive rather than printed. The comic has many more pages than we originally anticipated. We also want the comic to be accessible to a large audience, which is possible by going the interactive document route. This will be beneficial to the format of the comic as well, since it relies heavily on choices and jumping around page numbers. Our group is familiar with the process to make an interactive document and we will test pages on Thursday, November 3rd.

We will also record the remainder of the documentary interviews this Thursday, November 3rd. Josh and Lem want to interview some of us again so we can further explain our creative process and show off completed work.

Choose Your Own Adventure – Post 2

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Screenshot of our comic’s google drive 

We have been using a shared Google Drive folder I created to share documents and update progress outside of class. This past weekend, (October 21st-23rd) I assigned different sections of the comic to the group’s artists:

Jen Beginning – Erin

Jen Fantasy – Mikayla

Ben Fantasy – Sean

Ben Beginning/Horror – Brandon

They each sketched out the panels they were assigned and uploaded them to Google Drive in their designated folders. By separating these different pathways and assigning them to group members, the process of transferring the storyboards we had planned out to Photoshop went much faster.

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Erin’s initial beat board of Jen picking a book

On Tuesday, October 25th, we had another work day where the group members continued to work on their assigned sections. Having planned out each section in advance visually, this was easy for everyone to work on with no confusion. They took the important story points storyboards and added in-between panels to flesh out the story:

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Brandon’s sketch page of Ben getting sucked into the horror book 

We decided for the horror path that Ben and Jen should meet up in their own respected stories. Although they meet up in both of their horror stories, the way things happen are much different for each. Their interpretation of what’s happening is unique to themselves; they’re in a book so anything can happen.

As for fantasy, we want Ben and Jen to meet up at the end but fight each other. In Ben’s storyline, Jen has become a powerful, evil sorceress. In Jen’s, Ben has become a sort of dark knight. We want both characters to interact with each other and be apart of each other’s stories in order to make our choose your own adventure comic divergent from ones of the past.

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Mikayla’s sketch/layout of a Jen scene 

We also discussed what exactly we wanted the final pages to look like. When the reader must make a choice, that choice will appear at the bottom of the current page with options to turn to another certain page. In the end, we want to print off the comic and put it together for people to physically read. This layout works well with printing the pages off.

On Thursday, October 27th we plan to focus on documentary interviews/discussion and starting to finalize the entire comic sketched out. I want inking to start happening this weekend and hopefully next week we can have everyone pitch in to begin coloring.

 

Choose Your Own Adventure – Post 1

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Choose Your Own Adventure Narrative Map

I spent Fall Break researching the original Choose Your Own Adventure novels by Edward Packard, which began publication in 1979. The novels set out to do something that had never been done in the past: provide the reader with options of what path to take in the narrative. Narratively, this was definitely interesting, but visually it could be even more effective. The Choose Your Own Adventure format combined with comics allows for a unique experience that I find really interesting.

Once our team understood the ‘narrative map’ strategy of planning out the story format, we created our own chart:

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Now that we had pathways in mind, we began to construct the characters and story. We came to the conclusion that it would be interesting to have two different characters with different outcomes: Ben and Jen. Ben and Jen both must choose whether or not to get sucked into the horror or fantasy novel at their local library, but what happens to them within the books is very different.

Rather than have Ben and Jen already exist in the fantasy worlds we wanted to create, we wanted them to be unfamiliar with the territory they are about to explore. The pathways we want to include are obstacles and choices such as: monster fights, location choices, weapon choices, and psychological decisions.

As for the possible endings of the comic, we’ve been thinking about having Ben and Jen face off against each other. For example, in Ben’s version of the story, he doesn’t know who Jen is. She could have possibly become a very powerful sorceress and is evil in his fantasy pathway. The same goes for Jen: Ben could have transformed into a knight, wanting to prove himself to a worthy opponent.

We want our comic to contain dry humor. Dramatic things may be happening, but the characters may not treat it as such and turn it into a silly moment. We hope that this will create a different type of experience for the reader, especially for a choose your own adventure narrative.

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We also started to consider color palette for the characters and backgrounds. For the fantasy choice, we want a brighter, lighthearted palette. For the horror path, a darker, less saturated look would fit the best.

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A Brief History of Horror 

“Sometimes a story intends to shock and disgust, but the best horror intends to rattle our cages and shake us out of our complacency. It makes us think, forces us to confront ideas we might rather ignore, and challenges preconceptions of all kinds. Horror reminds us that the world is not always as safe as it seems, which exercises our mental muscles and reminds us to keep a little healthy caution close at hand.” – Elizabeth Barette

I researched the horror genre since we planned on incorporating it into the story. I learned about the pioneers of the genre and the elements included within their literature. Elements of death, the afterlife, evil, and demonic forces are common in the horror genre. What scares us is the unnatural and usually reminds us of death, our ultimate fear. 

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Lord of the Rings Book 

I researched the fantasy genre as well, which has a much longer history than the horror genre. Fantasy began with mythology and fairytales, born from imagination and the idea of alternate realities. Fantasy does not necessarily have to take place in other worlds/lands, the elements just have to be present. The modern fantasy genre really began to change and define itself once J.R.R. Tolkien wrote the Lord of the Rings. Archetypes such as elves, dwarves, and wizards became the norm for the genre once the Lord of the Rings became really popular.

The divide of horror and fantasy will hopefully produce very different experiences for the reader depending on the path that they choose.

Pipeline Project Proposal

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‘Adventure Time’ Choose Your Own Adventure Official Comic

For the pipeline project, I’m proposing that a group make a ‘choose your own adventure’ style comic. When you choose your own adventure, you have the choice of the outcome of the next panel. Like above, the reader has the choice to choose whether Finn and Jake ‘leave Ice King behind’ or ‘Take Ice King as prisoner’. Both of these outcomes affect the remainder of the story, creating several possible endings.

I thought that this particular method of storytelling would be interesting with more than one person at the helm. This can intensify the weirdness and uncertainty of the story and create many outcomes that the reader was not expecting at all upon beginning the narrative.

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Lose Your Way Comics, Brian McLachlan 

The best genre for this project would be something like ‘a hero sets out on a quest’, leaving it very open ended for the group members to interpret. In the beginning we would start out with one panel, and the group as a whole would take turns shouting out outcomes until everyone has their own path to work on and the story is completed. With this being a group project it is very important that we plan out the whole story from the beginning, no matter how ridiculous it gets.

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Example of what a comic panel would be like

Once the story has been planned out, each artist group member is in charge of completing multiple panels/paths that we came up with. Personal style does not matter in this situation because I think it makes the project more experimental and fun.

 

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Here is the flow chart that outlines the positions and responsibilities of the project.

Head of Script/Story – Keeps track of the storyline so we know what direction we’re going in/so no one gets confused about their section of the comic.

Concept Artist – Can also be a Comic Artist, but this person helps visualize what the world will look like before the comic artists make it happen.

Comic Artists – These group members actually draw the final product. They are in charge of their assigned panels, along with the words/script they have to write out on the page.

Comic Assembler – Can also have another position, this person takes everyone’s work at the end and combines it into one readable document. They are in charge of making the comic legible and the pathways easy to flow into.

I personally do not want to be director, but I do want to contribute to the art. I would be interested to see how other people imagine this project.

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Here is the Gantt chart that outlines the workflow of the project. The first week will be spent assigning jobs and planning the story paths, the second dedicated to more writing and concept art, and the rest to actually making the comic and assembling it for the final viewing.

Menagerie Final Post

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Mothman

The Mothman was seen when the Silver Bridge collapsed in Point Pleasant on December 15, 1967 during a rush hour of traffic. He is heavily associated with the bridge so I wanted to include it in the illustration with him.

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Flatwoods Monster

The Flatwoods Monster was sighted in Flatwoods, West Virginia on September 12th, 1952. Two brothers and their friend witnessed a bright object land on the ground and decided to go tell their mother that they saw a UFO. Upon returning to the spot, their dog started barking and came back afraid. Once they reached the top of the hill where they reportedly saw the UFO, they saw a ‘ball of fire’ and detected a mist that made their eyes burn. They supposedly spotted the creature under a tree with its eyes glowing, hissing, and coming toward them. They of course ran from the scene.

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Loveland Frog

The Loveland Frog was seen in Loveland, Ohio in March 1972 on two separate occasions. Two policemen saw it on the side of the road before it noticed them and jumped over the guardrail.

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Grassman

The Ohio Grassman sightings began on August 21, 1978 and continued on from that date. The Grassman is described to be a Bigfoot-like creature that leaves ‘three-toed tracks’.

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Here are the final illustrations for my menagerie cute cryptids project.

I stuck with the pastel color palette since it fit the mood I wanted so well. I also went for a fuzzy vignette look for the the background that gives the illustrations a children’s book quality. The backgrounds also reflect where the cryptids had been seen. My utmost goal was to make the pictures appear as though they had been ripped from a family friendly book, much unlike the crypids’ true nature.

 

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original cryptid sketches

My original idea of just illustrating cryptids in general expanded into doing cryptids I could relate to: creatures that had been seen near Ohio and West Virginia. Doing this gave me a more personal connection to the project and I had the opportunity to learn about other areas of the state. It also made the illustrations more of a menagerie in that all of the cryptids were seen around the same location.

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Ira Sluyertman on Instagram

I also looked at Ira Sluyterman for further inspiration. She does many vignette individual illustrations whose style I really admire. In the future, I would really like to experiment more with stylized shapes and people.

This project was a great opportunity to research history and legends around the Ohio and West Virginia area that I would have probably never delved in otherwise. I also learned a lot about style and how it can affect how an audience’s perception of a idea. I want to further research cryptids and perhaps do more with the subject.