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March 25, 2015 at 01:38PM

March 25, 2015 by  
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Talking about preparing for projects on the LIA Cast!

Creating something to express a narrative can often feel like embarking on a dungeon crawl. You might have a general idea of where you’re headed–maybe you even have a map that some older, wiser person gave you. But it’s not until you’re on the journey that the narrative part of your project begins to take shape. In the dungeon there is little to aid you beyond what you’ve brought, and unknown terrors hide in every shadow. But if you persevere and survive, there’s often some pretty awesome stuff at the end of that dungeon!

So how much do you prepare for these journeys? Are you strategic and tactical, prepared for every eventuality, or do you like to pack light and improvise?

We'll be joined by film maker and writer +Kohl Glass who will help us discover how we might pack better for our narrative project journeys.

You can participate via comments in the Hangout event page: http://ift.tt/1N8M2Uc

A Dungeon Crawl for Narrative – LIA Cast 125

*Talking about preparing for projects on the LIA Cast!*

Creating something to express a narrative can often feel like embarking on a dungeon crawl. You might have a general idea of where you’re headed–maybe you even have a map that some older, wiser person gave you. But it’s not until you’re on the journey that the narrative part of your project begins to take shape. In the dungeon there is little to aid you beyond what you’ve brought, and unknown terrors hide in every shadow. But if you persevere and survive, there’s often some pretty awesome stuff at the end of that dungeon!

So how much do you prepare for these journeys? Are you strategic and tactical, prepared for every eventuality, or do you like to pack light and improvise?

We’ll be joined by film maker and writer @113295030393058429765 who will help us discover how we might pack better for our narrative project journeys.

You can participate via comments in the Hangout event page: http://ift.tt/1N8M2Uc


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March 24, 2015 at 03:36PM

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Do you chance upon the perfect shot or hunt for it?

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+Peter Baker shared a lot of terrific insights on his approach to photography that can be easily applied to any form of visual storytelling. The video version of this discussion is best, but you can also check out the audio podcast by using the link above.

#comics   #photography  


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CAG! 109 – Make Comics Like a Photographer, with Peter Baker

March 24, 2015 by  
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Talking about composition, context, and color on CAG!

Photographers got it easy, right? All they have to do to tell their stories is point their magic box at their subject and hit click. Cartoonists, on the other hand, have to create the reality of their work from scratch. Surely photographers have zero insights to offer cartoonists.

Of course we know that’s a bunch of troll talk. So this time I’ll be joined by photographer and designer Peter Baker. Together we’ll talk about how cartoonists might benefit from looking at how photographers tell stories through their medium.

Links mentioned in this episode (thanks to Eric Klooster for collecting the links!):

Book Recommendations:

Live streams at Comicsaregreat.tv and on Google+!

This episode was recorded live at the Ann Arbor District Library.

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March 22, 2015 at 11:53PM

March 23, 2015 by  
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Two for flinching!

Fleet distracts Sapph-Fire while Boulder gets the miners to safety.

Read the whole comic at http://ift.tt/1lP3ug5

#webcomics   #comics   #bears   #birds   #lizards   #cute  

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March 18, 2015 at 02:17PM

March 18, 2015 by  
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Talking about composition, context, and color on CAG!

Photographers got it easy, right? All they have to do to tell their stories is point their magic box at their subject and hit click. Cartoonists, on the other hand, have to create the reality of their work from scratch. Surely photographers have zero insights to offer cartoonists.

Of course we know that's a bunch of troll talk. So this time I'll be joined by photographer and designer +Peter Baker (http://peterbaker.net). Together we'll talk about how cartoonists might benefit from looking at how photographers tell stories through their medium.

You can participate in the discussion by commenting on the Hangout event page: http://ift.tt/1bfI26I

Make Comics Like a Photographer – CAG 109

*Talking about composition, context, and color on CAG!*

Photographers got it easy, right? All they have to do to tell their stories is point their magic box at their subject and hit _click_. Cartoonists, on the other hand, have to _create the reality of their work from scratch_. Surely photographers have zero insights to offer cartoonists.

Of course we know that’s a bunch of troll talk. So this time I’ll be joined by photographer and designer @101472049451633512793 (http://peterbaker.net). Together we’ll talk about how cartoonists might benefit from looking at how photographers tell stories through their medium.

You can participate in the discussion by commenting on the Hangout event page: http://ift.tt/1bfI26I


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March 18, 2015 at 10:19AM

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Inking sorcerer and sorceress chickens.

#boulderandfleet  

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March 17, 2015 at 06:36PM

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Penciling sorcerer and sorceress chickens.

#boulderandfleet

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March 16, 2015 at 11:47PM

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I love these old Gold Key covers.

#comics


Sci-fi Covers
originally shared:

Star Trek Gold Key comics, #1-30. Continuing the (non-canon) adventures of the starship Enterprise!

Star Trek Gold Key comics

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March 15, 2015 at 11:41PM

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Sapph-Fire vs Boulder and Fleet: FOR ALL THE LIZARDS

Things are getting heavy in the latest installment of Boulder and Fleet: Adventurers for Hire. The mineral gals want the mine at any cost!

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#comics #webcomics #boulderandfleet #bears #animals 

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March 14, 2015 at 03:30PM

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When I first heard about Meerkat I instantly wondered why Hangouts isn't already doing this. Here's hoping the Hangouts team is listening.

Mike Elgan
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How Google can own the live-streaming revolution.

(Read my column: http://goo.gl/3UROsI )

Meerkat isn't so much a product, but a feature. It should have been a feature of Google+ Hangouts on air. It still can be. Google can own this. 

Google needs only to: 

1. Enable Hangouts on air from smartphones

2. Add the option for "ephemerality" (don't record video)

3. Put the comments on a live-stream's G+ post on top of the video. 

Meerkat is awesome, but it's only a matter of time before its popularity crushes the Meerkat servers. 

Google, on the other hand, has the infrastructure and expertise to scale this up. When Meerkat starts displaying a "fail ferret," or whatever, Google needs to be there with a robust, cross-platform alternative. 

If you don't understand the Meerkat phenomenon, here's my opinion on why Meerkat works and is more compatible with mainstream usage than Hangouts on Air. 

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#meerkat   #hangoutsonair  

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