The finalists in our film competition. I think the entrants did a great job!
Nice little video showing how Mark does his covers.
So every convention I go to, I get asked where I get my ideas from. I think it's a question most writers get asked a lot. The truth is I just make them up in my head, but they do usually start with something I see or hear. People seem to think that it's hard to come up with ideas, but I don't think it is. I do think it is useful to have a few constraints so you are not overwhelmed by having infinite options. I think that's why some people get writer's block.
If the con is a little quiet, I demonstrate the constraint theory by asking the questioner to come up with a name, a phrase, a location, an occupation and an object. I then have 5 minutes to come up with a decent story for them. I did 3 stories at Liverpool comic con this past weekend and I am sure I will do more at Birmingham comic con next weekend. I give the handwritten stories as a souvenir and I like to think it makes the con more memorable for them. HOWEVER, my daughter is a whole different kettle of fish.
Every morning I take my daughter to nursery and EVERYDAY she asks me for a story about good dragons and bad dragons. I like to think I can write quickly, but I am seriously tapped out on dragon stories!
So if anyone has any ideas for dragon stories, please write in and tell me. I never believed in writer's block, but after 5 weeks of good and bad dragon stories, I am a sufferer.
TPub are a British comic book publisher and the creators of Twisted Dark, Tabatha, Tortured Life and The World of Chub Chub.