Mon July 8, 2019
Welcome New Subscribers: Intro to the Weekly Pack:
For new subscribers, the ‘Weekly’ packs, are pieces of art I have never published before ( many are pieces that could be inked). Stacks of original art, which I am scanning, to remaster, and collect digitally – and consider coloring digitally ( and in some cases, ink; redraw; or redesign as a template for lore for upcoming art) – while storing them in mylar – many of are over 20 years old, and some 30.
What is the “Apocrypha”?
Early Access is an opportunity to see images which may never be published again; I’m choosing out of these, to eventually compile into a digital collection entitled: the “Apocrypha“.
World Building vs Story ( script/dialogue)
Pre-code horror comics, are known for having covers that feature lurid scenes, which don’t appear in the actual comic. ( ie recent posts: Red Dragon #5 pages). Fumetti, a word associated with lurid sequential art from Italy, are more honest about cover/interior content.
I have taken the time to survey some of these comics; as well as movies and tv shows. To see how professional scripts are depicted, and how certain episodes resonate with meaningful concerns, and result in characters that become fan favorites.
One aspect of world building, is having cast, names, concepts for sci-fi physics or fantasy lore. Another, is to create a series of scenes, where dialogue, and events, either keep a reader interested, or result in disinterest. Many well written scripts are based on interesting stories that reappear in many different episodes and variations. Similar in structure, they become unique when combined with a thoughtful ‘world’ and cast.
Perspective : Natives & Settlers
Continuing discourse – Native Americans vs white settlers.
The movies depicting them, seem to show the events from the perspective of the white people. The scenes with the Indians always feel like national geographic with primitives – the Indian’s experiences are not as relatable. Though they may be understandable, the viewer still may not care that much for the red-skinned people; as much as the white people that look like his own family.
Also, there is a disparity, when the losses of the Americans are shown with great attention to character development of the Americans, but the losses of the Indians are merely nameless numbers.
What does the number one-hundred or one-thousand mean?
I think, showing the scenes, would speak more than a thousand words.
Instead of a sentence, that reads “1,000 peaceful Indians of the neighboring tribe were slaughtered by Americans in retaliation for the Apache ambush that killed 10 white people in a church of settlers; including the priest, his wife and kids.” , a scene showing a thousand peaceful indians slaughtered by the Americans, would humanize them even more. The magnitude of the event would be more accurate.
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