The Greatest Stories Retold is a project that presents classic fairy tales, like "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," in the form of commercials ranging from six seconds to over three minutes. Above, a six-second version of "The Ugly Duckling."
Back in Art School, Al McNae was my Color & Composition teacher. His skills with gouache and a sable brush were honed over decades as a designer at Ford and later Boeing. Al loved to tell stories of his days back at Ford, and the hijinks the designers would get up to—like the time a… READ THE REST
There are a lot of great storytelling lessons that writers can learn from the work of Brian K Vaughan. But his collaboration with Fiona Staples on Saga, their ongoing YA/NC-17 sci-fi fantasy space family soap opera comic, goes even further. In the video above, Strip Panel Naked breaks down the simple but thoughtful narrative tricks… READ THE REST
The Uncanny Robot Podcast is a new podcast by Thersa Matsuura (previously at Boing Boing) and Rich Pav, where absurd AI-generated stories are read by humans and illustrated with GAN art and fantastic sound design. The resulting experiences are blessed with a bizarre intentionality that brings the machine-brain literary madness particularly close to our own.… READ THE REST
There's a lot of reasons to buy a new smoking piece. Maybe you dropped your old one and that cool glass octopus build doesn't work so well when it's in a million pieces. Perhaps you're making the switch from rolling your own to something a little less cumbersome. Or maybe you just want an upgrade. Whatever… READ THE REST
From ensuring you have enough money for gas this week to keeping up with today's politics, life is far from easy. And everyday things like making dinner, commuting to work, and even lighting candles should be the least of your worries. But when it comes to reaching down into the jar of your favorite candle, unable to… READ THE REST
Gaming is something that most people can appreciate. Whether you're into the classics, a casual gamer, or a die-hard who plays all the time, there are many different ways to enjoy the hobby. But we think it's safe to say, novice or professional, we're all interested in how games even come to be. If you're fascinated by gaming… READ THE REST