James and I are working on a new short: it’s about City-State’s Senate and an evil imp named Jinn. Jinn is a vile demon who slides into the fragile minds of City-State voters. Here, he tortures Jackson Cartwright, a member of the Neo-Progressive party. Jinn’s tangled, twisted, and “muppet-like” appearance is quite scary – much like … More Political Horror – New Narrative, New Genre
Did you vote this week? James and I did. It feels extremely gratifying to let your political voice wail! Always exercise this Constitutional right… you would never want to live in City-State!
Hello! It’s going to be a great day! Pictured above is another ROUGH overview of the surface of The Nation of City-State – also known as Layer Seven. And hovering to the right is the floating city of Olympus. The bigger blocked, ziggurat structure with the layered “terraces” is a zoomed in rough of the … More From Roughs to #lovelovelove
It’s National Novel Writing Month, and James and I are mixing it up a bit. We are taking the nontraditional route for NaNoWriMo. We have currently completed The City-State Anthology, and we are anxiously awaiting cover art. This is an exciting event in itself! And of course, James and I will share the upcoming cover … More NonTradNaNo – Going Rogue
“What began as hope became a prison. The government intervened; it secretly controlled every aspect of the people’s lives: education and career placement, family options, and health care. The citizens of City-State abandoned their senses to whim, fancy, and mindless entertainment. Life and death is controlled by bureaucracies, not the people. We attempted to redeem … More From the Leader of Nocturnity
I attended my very first ComicCon the other day – The Crystal Coast Con. I had a wonderful time! And without further ado, here are my top five exhilarating moments: 1. Santiago Cirilo (pictured below) is incredibly enthusiastic and awesome! He spoke kindly to everyone and made the crowd smile! And that’s me… I wish … More Watch out Crystal Coast Con! StarChild is coming in 2015!
What would happen if the people of a nation decided they didn’t care about their government? What if instant gratification and mindless forms of recreation were more important? What if the government was all too ready to provide raunchy amusement, recreational drugs, and a steady stream of reasons to ignore it? Imagine this: you woke up … More Standard Procedure
Why is this so difficult? When is all the stuff in our heads going to flow effortlessly on the pages? Sigh. James and I are currently working on two projects regarding our dystopian world of City-State: an anthology and a trilogy. Everything connects to one another, so the drafting process is not only imperative, it … More Drafting is Grand…
Dirty slums, dilapidated buildings, and seedy characters live below the surface of Layer Seven…
A rough sketch of the dystopian nation of City-State! What do you think?