Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Reconstructing the Napoleonic wars with dragons

Having interesting backgrounds can be a challenge, but again, using GoogleMaps I was able to find some legitimate stuff to put in the background that's inspired by realistic streets of Marseilles, which is pretty neat. See what I mean on Page 64.

While the characters are physically getting from one location to the next, I tried to put in some character development - if you ever read the Dan Brown novels that were so famous for all those years, he did an excellent job of balancing exposition, escape and mystery - unfortunately, it became a predictable pattern.

In any case - I'm in no way comparable to Dan Brown, nor his work, but he was definitely an inspiration for how this story was put together - read more at Stretch My Legs!

Graphic Novel News
Disney's new Amulet, America's hunt for Osama Bin Laden is capture in the graphic novel Code Word: Geronimo, and read who Stephen King and Peter Jackson are heaping praise on for their reconstrution of the Napoleonic wars with dragons!

Rob Edwards to Pen AMULET for Warner Bros. and ANIMATED AMERICAN for Disney
Dave Trumbore

Perhaps best known for his work on Disney’s recent animated flick, The Princess and the Frog, Rob Edwards has been slated to write two new films for Warner Bros. and Disney respectively. In Warner Bros.’ Amulet, based on the graphic novel series by Kazu Kibuishi, two teenaged siblings find that they are the last surviving guardians who must learn the secrets of a powerful amulet to save a magical realm. In Disney’s Animated American, a live-action/animation hybrid, a flesh-and-blood family raises an animated baby until he turns 18 and sets off to find his real family. Robert Zemeckis is set to produce Animated American alongside Bob Cooper and Dan Fogelman. Neither film has a start date as of yet.
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San Diego-Based IDW Publishing Releases Book on SEAL Team Six Raid
Kristina Houck

As the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks draw near, readers can gain a better understanding of the hunt for Osama bin Laden with the newly released graphic novel Code Word: Geronimo.

Written by retired Marine Capt. Dale Dye and his wife, Julia Dye, the San Diego-based IDW Publishing book chronicles the actions taken by SEAL Team Six to prepare for and complete their mission.

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Naomi Novik: How to write a graphic novel!

Betsy Mitchell

Naomi Novik is best known for her delightfully gripping Temeraire series, which reimagines the Napoleonic Wars with dragons serving as the air forces. British Aerial Corps captains and their dragons form a tight bond, and dragons are bred to perform various specialized tasks: reconnaissance, high-altitude bombing, firestarting, etc. Stephen King called the first novel, His Majesty’s Dragon, “Terrifically entertaining,” and Peter Jackson has bought the film rights to the series. If you haven’t read His Majesty’s Dragon, you can read the first chapter here.
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