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Name: Tad Stones

Bio: I worked in animation and probably created some of the shows you watched as a kid like Rescue Rangers and Darkwing Duck.  Also worked with Mike Mignola on a couple of Hellboy Animated movies. I have a blog talking about the creative process and how to pitch an animated series. http://hellboyanimated.typepad.com/just_a_tad/ and the Hellboy side of that address will get you to the blog that documented those movies as we made them. Currently I'm taking the idea for a series that I always wanted to do and turn it into a comic.



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February 16, 2015 8:10 pm Absolutely do not go into debt for the wedding. But wedding vs something practical? Wedding. It's the specificity of the memory. Even old man Flanagan said his marriage was the happiest day of his life (pre-kids). You remember your wedding vs "Remember the time we did that thing?" or worse "Remember that time we paid that bill for that thing we really wanted?" Master Destructo and Jeff did both - wedding in a memorable place. Are you setting up your married life to say, "We do the practical thing not the romantic thing." This is not to say you can't make the day of the courthouse ceremony into something special. The point is that you're recognizing the event as something WORTH making special.
July 13, 2013 12:58 am I expect 8 second Vine reports from Romo of and by Conor.
June 22, 2013 2:45 pm Handshakes. It bugs me that 8 out of ten handshakes I see in comics are with the left hand. Is it because artists don't think it through when they draw from a mirror or do they not realize their webcam flips the image like a mirror? I see it even in profile views. Or is it some sort of hidden message? Sinister indeed.
June 6, 2013 12:10 pm I'm sure he's been retconned faster but Quicksilver always felt second rate to me because of a panel in an early Avengers comic where he was racing to beat Hawkeye's arrow. And this was years after Carmine Infantino was drawing the Flash plucking bullets out of the air.
February 7, 2013 12:52 pm How 'bout a new weekly column that's the equivalent of a MAKE COMICS podcast? Keep it simple: Josh, or better Paul because as the new kid he's desperate to prove himself, picks a Silver Age sequence of just one or two panels that one of the artist friends of iFanboy redoes in just a rough, blocking sketch, that shows how modern storytelling would change things. Same thing each week, their choice to rewrite dialogue or leave it out entirely. Quick sketch and the artist plugs whatever project he has coming out. Yes? No?
February 7, 2013 12:46 pm Aside from the socio-political issues raised by this... Storytelling-wise, if the panel was flopped, the balloons could be rearranged to read in a more logical order. Then Robin's line could end in "ow." He also wouldn't be giving a speech after he was hit. Although "unh!" would be more dramatic.
January 18, 2013 5:51 pm I just made the connection to the "So Sad" pic from yesterday. Doy. I guess I was lost in the twin pools of dreamy mascara.
January 18, 2013 4:41 pm Or you kidding? Ron will be the guy to the side with a hand muffling the microphone as he whispers to Kirkman about what he's supposed to say.
January 8, 2013 5:23 pm Why care? 1) I assume there will be awesome superhero action but with a POV character with motivations that we have rarely seen if ever. 2) Stories of redemption, when successful, are at the core of lots of popular literature. The challenge here is that the character is not just unsympathetic in a general way, but there is reason to actively hate him for his role in the Marvel universe. As to Peter Parker coming back... he's already shared memories. This series will no doubt play with the notion of what makes a personality - brain chemistry or something indefinable. Modern science doesn't have the answer to that. Down the line, Octopus may find himself being haunted by Peter Parker thoughts and ultimately possessed by them. Will that mean Peter Parker is back? Or will some fans demand a reboot or a scene that involves Dr. Octopus's corpse and a Reed Richards gizmo connecting it to Peter's body for a brain swap? Or will it be a psychologist saying that Peter was mentally ill and had a personality split that made him think he was Dr. Octopus? I don't think Peter is coming back. I think he's already here and has some issues to work out.
January 4, 2013 11:36 am Of course, it's not necessarily a system that creates the best comics... or television.