- MO, USA
- member since September 13, 2009
Thomas H’s last login was Saturday, April 10, 2010.
Thomas hi, I've come across a story that is so exeptional I had to write you about it. It's titled "Nathan's Run" by John Gilstrap and I think you will find it as moving and inspiring as I did. While a fictional account it is an emotional coming-of-age journey that will pull at your heartstrings and give you pause to think about the power of the human spirit. Enjoy and READ ON...
By "fantastic," I just mean anything of a science fiction or fantasy (which is a pretty big category on it's own) theme. And for me, the knowledge doesn't hurt, but what makes a great concept artist is the ability to realize ideas from their personal, unique vision. It's really a different mindset, because they're often called on to keep creating different versions of something until the director or team leader is satisfied.
Satire, I agree, is best when backed by that vast cultural and political knowledge.
Good luck with the LAD competition, scholarships & grants are a must these days. I've always been interested in the visual arts, particularly art of the fantastic and concept art, but my most recent major in college was Drawing & Painting, and I self-published a comic book a while back, so the shelves are full of art books.
You want another weird parallel? My other middle name is Alexander, and Marcus is a family name, shared by my late grandfather, an uncle, and a cousin.
The best thing about Sedaris is that you can hear his voice in your head whenever you read anything by him. Audiobooks, in his case, might even be superior to the prose, at least as regards the experience. Incidentally, I highly recommend Mysterious Skin, by Scott Heim, if you haven't read it already. So much gay fiction is awful (like gay films), the good ones are refreshing.