The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Guide to Mutagens – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Guide to Mutagens – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Want to know the details of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Mutagens to build the ultimate character and decoctions? Then look no further!

Guide written on Friday, May 22, 2015 for GameSkinny.


Write a love letter to your artist

Roland Mann's Ramblin' Weblog

I wrote about comic writing for a Full Sail blog…thought I’d share it here as well, especially since it is about writing!

Writing for comics and graphic novels requires a ninety degree turn in thinking. In Full Sail Creative Writing programs, we emphasize writing visually, which, boiled down to the very basic idea means to write knowing that what you write will be translated to pictures of some sort, so watch the talking heads. Unlike prose writing, which requires readers to imagine the pictures in their head, Visual Writing means the writer’s words will be interpreted by someone not the writer and brought to life. Screenwriters are taught just to tell the story and to let the director determine what it will look like.

Not so for comics and graphic novels. Graphic novelists are to be specific in the images the artist will put in each panel. And because…

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Maus vs. Watchmen

Defending Regicide

There are two graphic novels that get mentioned in circles where people do not read graphic novels: Art Spiegelman’s Maus and Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen. These two titles are considered more “literary” than your average comic book fare, and for good reason. Maus did earn a Pulitzer Prize, among other acclaims, and Watchmen is the only graphic novel to receive the Hugo Book Award. The two works are very special, and couldn’t be more different: Maus is a roughly-drawn, black-and-white memoir, while Watchmen is a full-color superhero story with some social commentary. Why, then, do both of these books get bandied about by smarty-pants comic book snobs? You’d think that fans in general would eschew one or the other, being that they are so contrasted. It would be like if your two favorite foods were chocolate and parsley.

The main thing that Watchmen and Maus share is that…

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Before Batman: What the First Twenty-six Covers of Detective Comics Reveal About the Early Days of Comic Books

Nothing But Comics

“Vin Sullivan conceived Detective Comics not as a brochure for newspaper syndicates but as a comic book equivalent to pulps, with self-contained stories in a single genre.”  – Gerard Jones, Men of Tomorrow:  Geeks, Gangsters and the Birth of the Comic Book

Detective Comics 1 The first issue of DETECTIVE COMICS features a sinister-looking Asian villain on the cover. The cover artist for the first issue was editor Vincent Sullivan.

First published in 1937, Detective Comics was the foundation of one of today’s largest and most influential comics companies. Comics pioneer and businessman Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson was broke, and needed money to publish his new detective anthology comic book; he entered into a business partnership with pulp magazine publisher and distributor Harry Donenfeld and Donenfeld’s accountant, Jack Liebowitz, and the corporation Detective Comics, Inc. (which eventually evolved into the present-day DC Comics) was born.  Without Detective Comics, there would be no DC…

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Editorial Edits: One Confusing Page Layout

I Speak Comics

Typically, reading comics is a breeze.  Most people can pick up a book and dive right in.  Sure, they might get bogged down in six decades or so of continuity or lose a touch of their sanity trying to understand some extremely complex plots, but the form, the style, and path of action, those should be clear as day.  The reader should know what’s going on, even if they don’t understand why.

The call for clarity is nearly always answered by the writer and the artist.  In all my years of reading comics there are but a few that I can honestly say I had trouble reading.  That’s a testament to the skill of modern comic creators, but also to the editors who review, revise, and finally approve a finished comic.

Recently I’ve noticed one page layout being used more and more often in books.  Now this may be due…

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