Category Archives: IN THE TRENCHES

[IN THE TRENCHES] Pipeline Artists Part 3

My latest article for Pipeline Artists posted last week. Called Adapting a Screenplay Into a Graphic Novel: Directing on the Page, it covers the process of finding and working with artists, as well as the multiple stages of production, including … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] The Ringo Awards and Pipeline Artists

It was a big few weeks for Blowback. Our campaign to rally support for The 2022 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards was a success, as we were nominated for Best Original Graphic Novel! To give that a little perspective, … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] Screenplay to Graphic Novel

I’ve written in the past about Rhonda Smiley and me adapting our screenplay, Blowback, into a graphic novel. I’ve yet to go into much detail, though, as there’s so much to cover. Now, thanks to the fine folks at Pipeline … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] Odd Jobs

When you’re starting out in the entertainment industry (or perhaps navigating a dry spell), you may just find yourself doing a few odd jobs here and there. Something to bridge the gaps and pay the bills. Nothing illegal, of course. … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] Episodes

This isn’t a post about the hilarious (but painfully accurate) sitcom, Episodes. You should check that out, though, if you haven’t. Highly recommended for anyone in general, but even more so for writers. No, this post is about the sometimes … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] For Your Consideration

Every year, the entertainment industry goes through several prolonged Awards Seasons. With film, it’s usually the end of the year for the releases themselves, while the campaigns carry over into the next one. That covers a slew of ceremonies, including … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] Take Me to the Pilot

New Year. New work. Rhonda Smiley and I are starting off 2022 by writing a spec pilot for a spec series that we ex-spec-t someone to love in the near future. Well, hope anyway. Writing is rarely easy as it … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] Enjoy the Moment

I think I’ve always had a problem with looking ahead. On the surface, “looking ahead” sounds like a good thing, an ambitious thing. But it can actually be quite problematic. The problem being that when you spend all your time … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] Size Doesn’t Matter

Entertainment comes in so many forms. Today, more than ever (though I think they might’ve finally phased out wax cylinders and 8 tracks). So, while I understand that it’s important for writers to create a brand for themselves, I think … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] When Art Requires Craft

There’s an aspect – the glamourous aspect – of writing that’s all about the magical alchemy of creation. Tapping into your muse and dreaming up rich characters, dynamic relationships, and deep dramatic conflict. Sure that’s part of it. But there’s … Continue reading

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