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[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] 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] 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] 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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[IN THE TRENCHES] What’s in a Name?

What’s in a name? A whole lot, it turns out. Maybe even too much. From the front cover of a spec script to a marquee on a movie theater, the title has been, and always will be, a critical task … Continue reading

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[THREE CENTS] What Now?

If there ever was a point where a question felt most appropriate, it’s today. What now? Not where are you going to find toilet paper, or how best to hide from your children, or whether you’re more of a “summer” … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] Tech vs. Spec

In the never-ending war of tech vs. spec, tech wins almost every time. Not too long ago, a production company liked a script Rhonda Smiley and I wrote, but the scale was a little too small for them. They asked … Continue reading

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