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I am 'Writing' a 'Book'.
For quite a while now I’ve been working on something codenamed ‘The Wonder Project’. It is a ‘digital picture book’ and it’s super exciting. The technology is exciting, the pictures are exciting, but most importantly the story is pure excitement! It’s a true catalyst for the reader’s imagination… like a book - but it’s alive… like a film.
At the moment when relatives ask about it over dinner I call it a ‘digital picture book’ because in my awkward fumble for an analogy I grab the closest one I can find, but it’s a flaky one. This mode of storytelling is just as much like-and-unlike a video game, and just as much like-and-unlike a movie as it is like-and-unlike a traditional picture book. Follow?.. ? …Great!
The story, the pictures, everything is designed for the digital picture book experience.
I’d like to step into this field, still so young that it doesn’t have a good name, and create a masterpiece - perhaps the first - of a digital picture book. A book that draws on all of the great things about the new medium and lets go of all of the rear view mirror mentalities around which so many digital picture books are built today. A fancy powerpoint presentation my ‘book’ is not. From the ground up my ‘book’ is written for touch screen devices, the story, the pictures, everything is designed for this experience. I hope to create a genre-defining work.
Although I didn’t know it at the time, my work over the last few years has been leading me directly to this point. My decidedly non-digital looking pictures, with all of their texture, honesty and mistakes are just begging to be brought to life, in a way that doesn’t only say “Look at me!” but positively screams “Jump on in, you’re a part of this world now too. Let’s escape together!”.
I am unashamedly a massive geek, as you may have noticed I also fancy myself an Artist. Well the Geek-Copter just collided with the Art-Blimp and the fire has given birth to one hell of a monster.
It’s about a boy who stands still for a moment and ends up on the other side of the world.
‘So what’s it about!?’ I hear you collectively feign interest… Well I can’t tell you everything yet but I will tell you this; it’s about a boy who stands still for a moment and ends up on the other side of the world. Now - the really really exciting part is how he gets there, and that’s also the part that i’m not going to tell you yet. Dear reader, If you would like to find out you will have to be patient. I promise it’s worth the wait…
One year. One year and it’s yours. I’d love to have it out quicker, but I’m flying one hundred percent solo on this one. I’m writing it myself, I’m constructing all of the pictures (there are heaps of pictures) and even building the iPad app myself. Great things take time! But perhaps the hardest part is already done… After a year of false starts and amusing but ill-fated pursuits I have concocted my most exciting story yet - but there is still a tremendous amount of work to do and surely numerous unforeseen hurdles to overcome. With approximately thirty pages - each of which is alive and participatory - this is far far more ambitious than anything I have attempted. More ambitious even than going to the moon. But I know I can do it.
It’s about making entertaining things and delivering them directly to people who want to be entertained.
This is about far more for me than just writing a book, it’s a step towards independence… It’s about building a business around a simple goal. To make entertaining things and to sell them directly to people who want to be entertained. The iPad and digital distribution have made this possible in a way that artists and entertainers could never have dreamed of just three years ago. What a fantastic time to be young and foolish!
I went to art school to study photography but I gave up on calling myself a ‘Photographer’ a long time ago. The truth is you chose the medium with which you can best say what you want to say. I’m a storyteller now. I have a story to tell, and the absolute best way to tell it, the best way to experience it, the best way to be moved by it, and the best way for it to make you jump with excitement is for it to be delivered as a perfect little package of ones and zeros, of light and shade, of colour, of sound, of immersive interaction and participation. You are the protagonist buddy! Not Katniss Everdeen… Not Tom Cruise… YOU!
So stay tuned.
Art and charity donations~~~
Got the donation box ready.
Every thing that gets donated to me from my art will go completely to the charity ‘Save the children’. I hope to help any child have a better childhood, so every little cent that gets donated is greatly appreciated. ^___^
I will take small requests with art related things, so instead of how I usually get a fixed payment for commissions, I will only ask for a donation of any kind. If you’re interested in requesting a drawing and/or are willing to donate something small, don’t hesitate to contact me.
Link to the donation box: https://www.paypal.com/au/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=7J37VgAA4bLVPxoKx3gO2eaGaDk216m7S0ni75F1utI2569z2j5GkkbUTcW&dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1f8e263663d3faee8d14f86393d55a810282b64afed84968ec
Link to save the children charity: http://www.savethechildren.org.au/
CONTACT ME THROUGH: https://www.facebook.com/MLNINJA94
No artist like’s seeing any of their art taken without their consent and proper credit for their hard work. Its not nice to take someone’s art and then to claim it as your own. To take artwork even online is STEALING and if you take work like that you can get yourself into some LEGAL trouble. Please do NOT take any of my art without asking me before hand even then I expect some recognition and credit for my hard work. It hurts me to see art stolen so i would appreciate that no one would do that to me or any other artist again.
please respect me and my art work~ If you want to draw a certain way I’m sure if you asked the artist they would give you some tips but other than that please do your own work and don’t take it from another. ^^;;;