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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.

 
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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.

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. 

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 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

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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