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5 Worlds teaser trailer

May 20, 2020 by Mark Siegel
✨3 Brave Heroes
✨5 Exotic Worlds
✨1 Epic Adventure to Save the Universe

#5Worlds Book 4: The Amber Anthem is in stores now!

A magic portal interview

A magic portal interview
May 22, 2020 by Mark Siegel
Lots of press coming out for the new 5 WORLDS book, THE AMBER ANTHEM!

Every now and then an interview is a little graced, and become like a magic portal. Like this one with Crystal at Lost in Storyland. It's short and sweet and goes to the heart of 5 Worlds.

Hope you'll give it a read!
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The Hollywood Reporter previews 5W4

The Hollywood Reporter previews 5W4
Apr 22, 2020 by Mark Siegel

"The fate of five different planets lies in the hands of three children — and not each of those three is exactly who they appear to be."

The Hollywood Reporter's HEATVISION blog is sharing an exclusive preview of pages from 5 WORLDS 4: The Amber Anthem!

Go see for yourself!
 


 

5 Worlds Weekly Giveaway

5 Worlds Weekly Giveaway
Apr 21, 2020 by Mark Siegel
Hi all! Head over to the 5 Worlds Instagram for our third 5W Weekly Giveaway

Each week a randomly picked winner will receive a stunning 12x17" vintage travel poster—one of five high quality prints by the great
Danielle Sylvan, inspired by the 5 WORLDS graphic novel series!
 

With each weekly reveal, we're adding these beautiful posters to our 5W store.

And remember, 5W4: THE AMBER ANTHEM is available for pre-ordering, and out everywhere on May 12th, 2020!

 
 

Mark Siegel @ SDCC 2019

Mark Siegel @ SDCC 2019
Jul 16, 2019 by Mark Siegel


Here's where to catch Mark Siegel at San Diego Comic Con this year, wearing various hats. He can often be found at the FIRST SECOND/MACMILLAN booth #2800—a must-stop for a ton of amazing new graphic novels.

PLUS, SIGNING THE FIRST THREE 5 WORLDS BOOKS! 

New 5 WORLDS test animation!

Apr 30, 2019 by Mark Siegel


New test animation by the great Kamille Areopagita

You can order the first three books of the 5 WORLDS series here.

GoodReads Giveaway! 25 ADVANCE COPIES OF 5W3—

GoodReads Giveaway! 25 ADVANCE COPIES OF 5W3—
Mar 25, 2019 by Mark Siegel

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Red Maze by Mark  Siegel

The Red Maze

by Mark Siegel

Giveaway ends April 24, 2019.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

 
Enter Giveaway

Spring 2019: On the Road & In the Studio

Spring 2019: On the Road & In the Studio
Mar 23, 2019 by Mark Siegel

Have you read my latest Newsletter? It's here, packed with news and things worth sharing!

And over here you can sign up to have every new issue delivered to your inbox, three or four times a year.

Being Available

Being Available
Feb 19, 2019 by Mark Siegel

SEVEN VITAMINS FOR THE CREATIVE LIFE

Call-over 7 of 7: Being Available


In the Christian bible, it says Mary and Joseph landed up in a Bethlehem barn because everywhere else, “the inns were full.”

The Watchful Inner Policeman

The Watchful Inner Policeman
Feb 18, 2019 by Mark Siegel

SEVEN VITAMINS FOR THE CREATIVE LIFE

Call-over 6 of 7: The Watchful Inner Policeman

 

I like to think I have a little cop patrolling my inner world, keeping a watchful eye for saboteurs, intruders and thieves.

The Throughout Life

The Throughout Life
Feb 05, 2019 by Mark Siegel

SEVEN VITAMINS FOR THE CREATIVE LIFE

Call-over 5 of 7: The Throughout Life

Genius isn't all about brains. Our creative flow tends to involve *the whole of us*, suggesting there are many intelligences throughout our many systems. There's much more to intelligence than the computing power of the brain. Even if our brain would have us think otherwise. 

About Devotion

About Devotion
Jan 31, 2019 by Mark Siegel

SEVEN VITAMINS FOR THE CREATIVE LIFE

Call-over 4 of 7: DEVOTION

Reach and Stretch: Friends of the Creative Life

Reach and Stretch: Friends of the Creative Life
Jan 15, 2019 by Mark Siegel
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SEVEN VITAMINS FOR THE CREATIVE LIFE

Call-over 3 of 7: REACH and STRETCH, Friends of the Creative Life

 

Staying in what I’m good at can lead to atrophy. And boredom.

About Impossible Dreams

About Impossible Dreams
Jan 13, 2019 by Mark Siegel
IMPOSSIBLE DREAMS: They cause the mind to stretch. They create space for things to happen in. Also, occasionally they don’t stay impossible.

Creative Planning (2 of 7)

Creative Planning (2 of 7)
Jan 11, 2019 by Mark Siegel


SEVEN VITAMINS FOR THE CREATIVE LIFE

Call-over 2 of 7: PLAN IT, DESIGN IT. (A bit.)


For a great many people life is wherever they’ve landed up. I certainly know the feeling. When I first moved to New York, I’d catch an early train to Manhattan every morning. And almost every morning I ran down the hill, just barely catching it. Then it hit me: why was I doing this to myself? The train time didn’t change. It wouldn’t be difficult to adjust my morning routine ever so slightly to *not* start my work day gasping and sweating, but to start it instead with a peaceful stroll to the station. I could have that kind of morning.

 

I just had to design it that way.

Creative Food (1 of 7)

Creative Food (1 of 7)
Dec 09, 2018 by Mark Siegel

SEVEN VITAMINS FOR THE CREATIVE LIFE

Call-over 1 of 7: Creative Food
 
It's not a TED talk, nor is it a motivational speech. This is me calling over seven core elements of the creative life, be they signposts or guide-ropes—these are mainstays that help me find my way back into creative generation.

The first is FOOD. Of the creative kind.

Crafting An Epic Comics Collaboration (Slashfilm interview)

Crafting An Epic Comics Collaboration (Slashfilm interview)
Nov 17, 2018 by Mark Siegel
This fun interview with the great Rosie Knight includes special time-lapses and mini-movies about the making of 5 WORLDS—a nice share for any young or aspiring graphic novel creators...
 

2018 #DrawOona WINNERS

2018 #DrawOona WINNERS
Oct 28, 2018 by Mark Siegel

Congratulations 2018 Winners!


We were thrilled and hard pressed to select from among so many exquisite entries! 
Here is the 2018 selection—look for them in print inside 5W3: The Red Maze, now available for pre-order.

Bridging the Worlds of Comics and Animation

Bridging the Worlds of Comics and Animation
Aug 19, 2018 by Mark Siegel

[PUBLISHING]

BRIDGING THE WORLDS OF COMICS AND ANIMATION

People often assume that making a graphic novel is pretty much the same as making an animated movie; some people even use anime and manga interchangeably—or that people can seamlessly jump from one field to the other. Even though perhaps a screenplay bears similarities to a graphic novel script, a storyboard is only a very distant cousin to an actual comics page.
 

From "Be Prepared" © Vera Brosgol

Photo Highlights from San Diego Comic Con 2018

Photo Highlights from San Diego Comic Con 2018
Aug 05, 2018 by Mark Siegel
A handful of memorable moments from SDCC18!
 
Simple #RESIST Smokey the Bear, and a sandtrooper.