Sunday, July 31, 2011


A fellow creator on Facebook sent me a message:

"Hey Charlie loved the promo pick for Corsairs. Definitely epic shot. I was wondering if you had any tips on how to improve writing on scripts. Getting back to the basics."

Now some creators would not answer this question from fear of revealing their trade secrets, what people don't know is that the multi-media art scene is very cut-throat, creators on top don't want to help the up-and-commers because they are afraid that they will take away a big time commission from them and do it for lesser. I am not afraid of giving tips and tricks to aspiring creators, one because I am all about artistic progression, and two I am secure enough in my own talents to welcome friendly creative competition.

This is what I replied:

First you have to have a complete understanding of the project, the universe it takes place in and the players involved. Also keep in mind what themes, concepts, and messages you want to portray in this project. Understand what you want to accomplish with this project, and to what category of audience you are aiming for. You then should have a broad outline of the story that plots the start, middle and end; also keep in mind the feeling you want the reader to have at the end of the story. After you have the outline you should start filling in the details of the story, fleshing it out over and over until you feel comfortable with it.

Characters are very important, you want your characters to have depth and not be one-sided, shallow characters. You want your characters to be living breathing beings, who bleed, cry and have feelings; it helps to have relatable characters, especially if these characters live in a fantastic universe. Keep in mind the way your characters react to the universe they live in will determine how the audience will react to it.

Research the components of your universe: weapons, vehicles, creatures, clothing, technologies, magic etc. No matter how fantastic your story is, it should have anchors in real life elements.

Do the science behind the art of storytelling, research script and screenplay writing online. Reverse engineer the stories and movies people regard as the greatest stories off all time, find out why people love these stories so much?

Don't be afraid to experiment and play with new and innovative thoughts and concepts, don't just re-create what has already been done.

Look at your project as a thanksgiving feast, and not a microwave dinner. There is enough garbage out there already, don't be a part of that, be the great creator you know you can be. The more you put into your project the more you will get out of it.


Saturday, July 23, 2011


Here is the final teaser image for Corsairs, I will be debuting the preview book at Onyxcon in Atlanta (August 19-20), after that we will be releasing more revealing posters.


Kid Monster Gear:


Thursday, July 14, 2011


Rough layouts and color codes in preparation for sequential production.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


T-Shirts, Coffe Mugs, Bags and more!

Monday, July 4, 2011