So there’s been an update to the original YA playlist, so I did an updated Youtube version for those who can’t/don’t listen on Spotify!
Find it right > here
*Unfortunately still missing the Prince tracks, but I included a cover of I Would Die 4 U by CHVRCHES for the sake of at least trying to keep all the songs there
Two of my favorite writers in comics open write a very similar opening shot in their respective first issues in two wildly different ways to the above results.
There’s not a right way to do this — just lots of wrong ways for you.
What do you have to write to get the page out of your head?
Top, FROM HELL #1 - Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell, and the attendant script pages for Page One, Panel One (taken from FROM HELL: THE COMPLEAT SCRIPTS, 1994).
Bottom, PUNISHER WAR ZONE #1 - Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, and the attendant script for Page One, Panel One (excerpt from original document).
I meant to reblog this earlier, but found myself distracted. I’ll do it now.
Basically, meditating on this kind of thing is where you decide who you are as a comic writer.
(I think I’ve pastiched that From Hell sequence three times now. At least twice. I think there’s another one coming up in THE IMMATERIAL GIRL)
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Then I got the email through from Lauren asking about it, I’d just got back from an event and was super tired, lying on the floor checking my mail on my phone. My phone didn’t show the email properly, so I was like… is this spam? What the hell is this? I nearly deleted it, lol. Then I was like, waaaaait a fucking minute, and passed it to my boyfriend to double-check. THEN I got super excited… but it didn’t really feel real until Jamie DM’d me the next day about it all and I found out they’d put my name forward. It was a big surprise and I was super flattered. But that was it, really, just got emailed about it…! I then proceeded to freak out a little bit, like, “I’m really gonna do this…..?! I hope I don’t mess up!!!
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importantbusinessdinosaur asked: For those of us in countries without spotify, any chance of an alternative for that playlist?
In the original post there’s a Youtube video that someone lovely made for it. Click through to find it. Maybe that lovely person will update it? Maybe another lovely person will make one?
If a lovely person does, I’ll edit it in.
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I mentioned it’s a working playlist - as in, I primarily use it when writing, and still play with it, adding stuff as it occurs to me. I’ve been doing that since publishing it, and these have found their way on. I put them in a handy list…
Suede – New Generation
will.i.am – I Got It From My Mama
The Beach Boys – Hang On To Your Ego
Helen Love – Does Your Heart Go Booooooomm
Justice – New Lands
Atari Teenage Riot – Too Dead For Me
Otis Redding – Tramp
Jane Wiedlin – Rush Hour
Janelle Monáe – Q.U.E.E.N. - feat. Erykah Badu
The Cardigans – My Favourite Game
World Inferno/Friendship Society, The – Only Anarchists Are Pretty
PJ Harvey – C’mon Billy
Art Brut – Nag Nag Nag Nag
Nina Simone – To Be Young, Gifted And Black
Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison Blues - Live
CHVRCHES – Recover
…Which anyone who started following the list would have seen, as they were all bunched up at the end.
Except now I’ve just done a quick sort, and moved them all to narratively appropriate positions in the playlist.
(The playlist has a rough structure which speaks to the flow of the season.)
So now they’re sorted in the deck, which struck me as a good time to i) show what cards have been added to decks
ii) tell people who had no idea there was even a deck that there was a deck.
How’s writing going? I’m up to 11 or so complete issues, and now seem to be working on the last four of the season simultaneously, because it’s that kind of comic. I’m also resisting the urge to do Edits of JIM/YA art with lyrics from Chvrches’ Recover.
Anyway! Listen to the playlist here, if you’re the sort.
EDIT: And here’s the Youtube version, minus Prince Tracks.
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You know, someone with a vague sense of shame would probably not link to this.
Matt and Brett are joined by Maris Wicks and Joe Quinones to talk about 1-5 of Young Avengers.
Honestly, means the world when anyone gets what we’re trying to do with Young Avengers at all, and when four people who do are in a room together seems incredible, especially when half of them are working comic pros.
This one makes me smile for reasons that will become clear in issue 7.
Original art by Jamie McKELVIE (Young Avengers vol. 2, issues 1-5) and Ig GUARA (Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers 1-4 and Pet Avengers: Unleashed 1-4) - Apologies to them!
[Throg says “This will end!”]
I always wanted Thori for Journey Into Mystery to fight the pet avengers.
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