Monday, July 26, 2010

Faces of the City: Coal

I'm back in LA and trying to clean out a bunch of old junk which got me listening to old music and sending me down a kind of personal nostalgia trip of sorts.

I used to write a lot of poetry back in the day and it's a bug I can't really get out of my system. Those that read my fables assignment this past year at CCS might recognize this guy as The Bat, but more to me he's one of the protagonists of a story I put aside to work on City of Cards. That comic/story helped get me through all the anger and frustration I felt in high school and college, so I figure the guy earned a spot in the background at least.

A good character is a survivor. Whether it be by passing down traits and experiences that help develop future characters or transplanting oneself from one abandoned project to another. If there is an inherent value or lesson to be learned from working with and writing a character it will find its way to get out there.


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