Blog Series and Resources

Hey writers!

So, the format I will be using in all my blogs and pages will be modeled after a bullet journal.

This makes the content easier and faster for you to read

Keeps me organized for my goals

BLOGS

You will notice that you can click on blogs which takes you to the blog page.

The blog page serves as my home page for the website and has 4 sections:

Screenwriting for Comics: This series will cover writing and selling a comic book. I will be using Save the Cat and The Complete Self-Publishing Guide to Comics to produce a comic book from scratch.

My Nerdy Life: In this blog I will journal my goals for the night and what I acomplished. This will also cover my transition into producing animation and short film scripts. May crossover with Screenwriting for Comics.

Newsletter: This is published on Wednesday and covers updates to my TJ Comics line.

Sports: There is more to me than wanting to be a screenwriter. I love sports and when I get the chance I write about them!

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Weekly Newsletter #23

General 

I will be changing “episodes” to “scenes” when referring to two pages.

Favor of Athena is still 100% funded for monthly 

Angel Protocols is currently 5% funded for monthly

Patreon

I’m still developing a screenwriting course. First month course in April will be called Screenwriting formats, which we will cover screenwriting formats for film, animation, comic books, 

Favor of Athena

  • I uploaded page 5 of issue 1. Page 6 is in process of being lettered by Nikki. Episode 3 will be ready to go this month on the 24th.
  • The script for pages 7 and 8 (April) was sent to Alejandro.
  • Speaking of which, Alejandro is back, but will only provide the art and not the colors.
  • Coloring will now be done by Chandra Singh!
  • Episode 2 will be published on Webtoon on the 24th.

Angel Protocol

  • I will be uploading the rough sketch of page 1 of issue 1 as part of this month’s behind-the-scenes.
  • Ari is almost done with both, page 1 and 2, 
  • I will start writing pages 3 and 4 of issue 1.
  • Currently looking at colorist.

Black Kats

  • This week I started research for developing my new children’s series.

Be Terrific!

Tonight Goals: Mar 15, 2021

  • Physical: 730-800 run 1 mile
  • Spiritual: 730-800 listen to the bible
  • Mental: practice editing (Favor of Athena), writing (Angel Protocols), and reading (Tokyo Ghoul)
  • Character Design sketches: Angel Protocols
    • Purpose: Series artist would like character sheets. Chance to practice/sharpen drawing skills.
    • Steps:
      • Use design notes for artist
      • create loose sketches: Reference D-Grayman/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/A Different World
      • Post sketches
    • Due: 8:30-9:30
  • Edit episode 4 of Favor of Athena
    • Purpose: Next installment of Issue one introducing Greg and Wayne
    • Steps
      • Read previous episodes to add more details to the crime/victim. Build suspense to the first action scene.
    • Due: 9:30-10:00, Post to Behind the Scenes on Patreon/Wordpress
  • Black Cats Research
    • Purpose: to help develop product for April release
    • Steps:
      • Choose magic/technology
      • find reference models
      • choose age group of characters (children’s book)
    • Due: 9:30-10:30 Post to Behind the Scenes on Patreon/Wordpress.

Tonight I start my Mentor Monday: I will reach out to comic writers who are living successfully as indy artist. Three of whom have already helped me through critique and motivation(David Lillie writer/creator Dreamkeepers), Greg Burnham (writer/co-creator of Tuskegee Heirs), and Adam Withers & Comfort Love (Rainbow in the Dark).

Overall: Moves Favor of Athena graphic novel forward. Develop Black Cats (children novel, cartoon, comic), and helping prepare the Angel Protocol graphic novel.

A Different World Season 5 Episode 24 Scene (Reverse Engineering Exercise)

I remember watching A Different World growing up. I always loved Freddie Brooks and most of the episodes have stuck with me. Especially Whitley’s wedding being crashed by Dwayne.

However, I don’t recall seeing the episode before the crashing. Inquisitive, I decided to look for it and came across a scene that was so powerful in how comedy and drama can tell a whole story in a scene.

A Different World had more episodes that tackle serious issues, which now, as an adult, I fully appreciate the writing that went into those stories that entertained me.

Here is my rough draft of writing the scene when Dwayne comes to Whitley’s house the night before the wedding.

Episode 3: Font, Size, and Lines Oh My!

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