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January 2, 2014
September 10, 2013
You only need to know that it’s real…
It seemed like a grand idea at the time. Self-discovery! Personal improvement! Spiritual progression! Ten days at a remote Buddhist retreat in southeast Thailand. Eighteen hours each day to focus on ‘mindfulness’, in whatever task was assigned.
The wake-up bell at 4AM. Using candlelight to wash and dress oneself. Bare feet on cold, wet grass. Orion’s jewelled belt pointing the way through the jungle from a sky made of black velvet.
The sexes sit on opposite sides of the sand-floored sala. This divide persists for the duration. Separate dorms. Dining areas. Walking paths. Eye contact is discouraged. A deeper, deafening silence.
And then the day truly begins…
July 9, 2012
If you’re one of the lucky ‘few’ (ie: 180,000 genre fans and professionals) making the pilgrimage to San Diego this week for Comic Con, be sure to drop by Booth # 2415 and scope out the advance release of my new graphic novel: BECOMING.
96 Pages. Two years in the making. And only 50 copies available!!!
After the big show, Arcana will be releasing the book digitally (for tablets and mobiles) in three acts between August and November, with print versions hitting Amazon and major retailers before Thanksgiving. So be sure to watch this space for the latest scoops, interviews, and reviews from around the WWW, and spread the good word :)
May 8, 2012
Calling all (fellow) geeks!
Above you’ll find the Indiegogo video pitch for my friend Nastasha Baron’s graphic novel GREY SEAL. This talented local producer is finally pulling back the curtain and letting everyone in on what’s been brewing for many months now. I’ve been following developments since the early days, and offered some narrative and branding advice where appropriate; now, they’re more than half finished the 5-issue epic, but really need our help to complete the saga and share it with the world.
Click here for all the juicy info, and please SHARE the fundraising campaign with your friends and networks. This is a true passion project for Nastasha, and the story’s themes touch on exciting territory that fans of FRINGE, PROMETHEUS, and GRAHAM HANCOCK (Fingerprints of the Gods) can really sink their teeth into.
Thanks in advance for your help, and stay tuned to this space for regular updates concerning Grey Seal and its transmedia evolution!
May 3, 2012
Welcome to the latest instalment in my new Transmedia Case Study series, where we examine the triumphs and epic fails in executing a Big Media property across multiple platforms. In the inaugural feature, we were treated to an example of transmedia done right – so now it only makes sense to balance the scales and give perspective on how an intellectual property (IP) rich with potential can both fall flat, and miss out on some major TM opportunities…
For me, this was a heartbreaker. I’ve made no secret for my love of all things GREEN LANTERN. I was raised on the character, weaned on the socially conscious Lantern/Arrow era of the 70s, and the goofy Challenge of the Superfriends show in the early 80s:
I’d never be a tortured billionaire playboy. The odds of being bitten by a radioactive insect in the Big Apple were astronomically against. And, though adopted, I’m pretty sure my cultural roots don’t reach across the stars to the House of El.
But I had willpower…and the potential to overcome great fear…and dreams of being a part something greater than myself.
It appears I wasn’t alone.
PLATFORM(S): Web, Mobile
GENRE: Animation / Motion Comic
CLIENT: Warner Premiere (WB)
Contracted to helm 4 animated short films for Warner Bros and Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment to promote the $200M sci-fi feature online, and support the mobile and home video campaigns.
- Overall creative direction/consulting
- Sound Design and Soundtrack direction
- Casting and ADR Direction
- Worked within tight schedules, budgets, and production parameters set out by partners at The Sequence Group.
PLATFORM(S): Web, TV/Film Treatment
GENRE: Animation (sci-fi fantasy)
CLIENT: Illuminated LLC
Narrative and character consultation for an original animated IP being designed for transmedia implementation on web, mobile, TV, and feature film platforms. Targeted as an international co-production, with a core demographic similar to that of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Collaborating with heavy-hitter creatives from the Pod Collective, ConceptArt.org, and GNN, I was tasked with crafting the original character and multi-season outlines, episodic structure, and streamlined animated film narrative arc.
CLICK HERE FOR TRAILER and more info.