Comics Are Great! 02 – Magic is Real
This time I have the pleasure of talking visual storytelling with two guys who are way smarter than me. Dave Roman is the creator behind Astronaut Elementary, Agnes Quill, Jax Epoch and the Quicken Forbidden, Zuko’s Story, Comics Bakery, and more. Brandon Dayton is the artist behind Green Monk and the newly launched Feature Creeps process blog.
We get together to continue a conversation we began at Kids Read Comics 2010, during which we found ourselves nearly screaming with excitement when discussing the storytelling principles behind Avatar: The Last Airbender. We spiral that out into a general conversation about storytelling for young people. Throughout our discussion we use Pixar films and 80s adventure cartoons to highlight the difference between writing for a general audience and writing for kids and adults.
Some of the books mentioned in this episode: