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Comics Are Great! 10 – Finding Story Through Math?

December 30, 2010 by  
Filed under CAG Podcast, News, Podcasts

It’s some more visual storytelling talk, this time with Simpsons storyboard artist and cartoonist Luis Escobar!

We spend a little bit of time at the top discussing his work on a recent controversial Simpsons couch gag, followed by an attempt to find a proper name to what people have been calling “motion comics”. It’s a terrific medium, but is it appropriate to call them comics?

From there we dive into a discussion on a new project Luis has been working on, and how the Dramatica writing system has been changing his creative process. If you’ve ever participated in a game of Dungeons & Dragons, you might find Dramatica a familiar method of story and character building!

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For a preview of how the Dramatica software looks and feels, check out this great video by Jonathan Rector!

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2 Responses to “Comics Are Great! 10 – Finding Story Through Math?”
  1. Kyle Garton says:

    Excellent episode. I had heard about the Dramatica system of writing before but it looked pretty daunting. I want to investigate it further now. I really like the discussion of the process whether it is illustrating or writing.