Another #throwbackthursday! This is me and my hubby David Cody Weiss. We used to attend Author Festivals at gradeschools and highschools. It was really fun! We’d teach some kind of quick class, like how to plot stories. David was great at it. Once he had the idea of showing the kids how to plot by guiding them through the development of a story for “The Simpsons.” He got the kids to agree to a basic plot idea then guided them all the way through. Other times we would talk to the students about our writing adventures (usually about some Disney comics job or a project involving a cartoon they all knew well.) And yes, I had long hair at the time. I prefer it short, really really short, with a tail (like the second pic, which is recent). Yeah, I’m stuck in the ’80s. So sue me!

Here’s a good #throwbackthursday. In the ’90s I adapted Disney’s film version of “White Fang” into a comic book. The art was very nicely done, and the editor did a great thing — he told me to use minimal dialog so that the art itself really told the story. It was a nice package. The problem was that Disney’s “White Fang” movie wasn’t really “White Fang,” which is a fantastic novel written by the great great author Jack London. But as was standard practice, my name went on the comic book as the “author.” On my adaptation script I clearly credited myself with “Adapted by,” but the comic ended up “written by” with my name. Some people (including myself!) took offense to this. Check it out— http://harlanellison.com/buzz/bw172h.htm for the ultimate tirade about this.

Here’s a good #throwbackthursday. In the ’90s I adapted Disney’s film version of “White Fang” into a comic book. The art was very nicely done, and the editor did a great thing — he told me to use minimal dialog so that the art itself really told the story. It was a nice package. The problem was that Disney’s “White Fang” movie wasn’t really “White Fang,” which is a fantastic novel written by the great great author Jack London. But as was standard practice, my name went on the comic book as the “author.” On my adaptation script I clearly credited myself with “Adapted by,” but the comic ended up “written by” with my name. Some people (including myself!) took offense to this. Check it out— http://harlanellison.com/buzz/bw172h.htm for the ultimate tirade about this.

Cover of the GARGOYLES storybook hubby & I wrote for the Disney cartoon series. This was a very cool show that should have become a major hit. Do you know why it didn’t? The OJ Simpson trials. I don’t know if many of you remember or even know about that. Google it. It was a tragedy that was, yes, a true tragedy, but it was blown so out of proportion by LA news people that it dominated the LA airwaves. At that time, a show’s LA ratings were a big deal to a show’s survival. The Gargoyles show was constantly interrupted or cut for “shocking” OJ news updates that 1) said nothing new, and 2) nobody cared about because we were all so sick of it after months and months. A perfect example of how the news industry “makes” news at the expense of everyone else. I knew people who worked on the Gargoyles show, and they worked hard. So much for their efforts. :(

Cover of the GARGOYLES storybook hubby & I wrote for the Disney cartoon series. This was a very cool show that should have become a major hit. Do you know why it didn’t? The OJ Simpson trials. I don’t know if many of you remember or even know about that. Google it. It was a tragedy that was, yes, a true tragedy, but it was blown so out of proportion by LA news people that it dominated the LA airwaves. At that time, a show’s LA ratings were a big deal to a show’s survival. The Gargoyles show was constantly interrupted or cut for “shocking” OJ news updates that 1) said nothing new, and 2) nobody cared about because we were all so sick of it after months and months. A perfect example of how the news industry “makes” news at the expense of everyone else. I knew people who worked on the Gargoyles show, and they worked hard. So much for their efforts. :(

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WRITERS! I’ve learned tons about writing character voices by LISTENING to character voices. I adore voice actors, and one of the best at the moment is John DiMaggio. He’s just made a documentary about voice actors called “I Know That Voice!" It’s available free on Internet streaming, or I’m sure you can also rent it. Take a look! It’s not exactly about writing, but I always learn something new about creating prose voices from listening to screen voices.

WRITERS! I’ve learned tons about writing character voices by LISTENING to character voices. I adore voice actors, and one of the best at the moment is John DiMaggio. He’s just made a documentary about voice actors called “I Know That Voice!" It’s available free on Internet streaming, or I’m sure you can also rent it. Take a look! It’s not exactly about writing, but I always learn something new about creating prose voices from listening to screen voices.

I love the net! My last post warned that animals can be mean, & the example was a kicking horse. Now I find this picture. HA!

I love the net! My last post warned that animals can be mean, & the example was a kicking horse. Now I find this picture. HA!

CALLING ALL BOOK REVIEWERS & BLOGGERS! Come participate in the Oct virtual book tour for my new book, a dark fantasy/horror novel HOOKED. Sign up at http://www.pumpupyourbook.com/2014/08/20/dark-fantasy-horror-hooked-by-bobbi-jg-weiss-blog-tour-sign-up/
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72 Degrees in the shade.
The Animated Self Portrait 
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I cannot even articulate how amazing this is!

This is gorgeous!

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72 Degrees in the shade.

The Animated Self Portrait 

T.S Abe

I cannot even articulate how amazing this is!

This is gorgeous!

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