I have hardly written all June. Worse yet, I have hardly published anything all June. I'm going to purposely go on a publishing hiatus for the remainder of July.
In this session of Stray Thoughts, I ponder how to structure the multi-layered world Micah and his companions find themselves in, in The Axis.
Render unto Caesar what is Caesar's Also unto God, what's God's This great Republic, shadow of Rome Boldly calls itself home Of the brave, the free The needy refugee I won't deny those words sting my eyes Hope, pride, shame and compromise America has lost her way And in some ways that's OK My Homeland is no longer England's Bride But there is another shame she hides
Solo: A Star Wars Story was a "box office bomb," but that doesn't mean it has nothing to offer. I talk about the best and worst of Solo as well as what I will take away from it in my future storytelling.
In an effort to push up the release of Superheroes Get Hungry, Too and just have fun drawing again, I am going to work through each featured character and give them a signature pose.
In this session of Stray Thoughts, I introduce a novel I have been working on for year, code names: The Axis. It shares some concepts with Wizard of Oz and Pixar's Inside Out, but blazes its own unique path.
Marvel's Thor (from the movies) has been one of my favorite characters in recent history. I recently watched the first Thor and just saw Ragnarok. The difference between them is striking.
In this first intentional episode of Stray Thoughts, I ponder how Sione Ga, the Shiner; a Divine warrior could work in a Universe alongside other super humans: good and bad. How does power come from the Divine? How do they interact with the world?
Marvel's Star Wars comics have been telling a mostly linear story in large arcs, but this collection has a delightful assortment of short stories told in single issues that inspire me to di more small scope work.
I was struck by a funny thing in the Gospels. The way demon-possessed people encounter Messiah as he travels almost feels like a random encounter from a game and I wondered if I could imitate that for getting the Shiner involved in his adventures.
I had the mildest interest in seeing this new take on Power Rangers, but it came available on Amazon Prime and I gave it a whirl. 15 minutes or so in and I had to keep watching it. I have some thoughts on it.