bartkira

withapencilinhand:

From the creator of BARTKIRA - So it begins - The Bartle Royale Project

As previously stated, i’ve decided to make this as a group project, so if you are interested in being a part of this then message me on here or email me (my email is on my blog) and I will email you the full cast of characters and who kills who

The rough jists of it so far, are that I have already illustrated around 18 mins of the film ( here is my pages - so you can roughly see what I want this project to be like )

For this to work it would need around 130 participants to illustrate ONE MIN of battle royale to add up to the complete film - the guidelines would be do as many pages as you can, in whatever style you wish to do but it has to allocate one minute. 

If this can actually work then who knows it might be fun plus the final outcome would be made into a book/comic.

mastersreview

mastersreview:

0s&1s is pinging on quite a few radars right now. The brainchild of McSweeney‘s writer Andrew Lipstein, 0s&1s sits apart from other publishers, including some of their small press contemporaries, with its output format and laudable business practices. They’re also selling curated titles from…

I interviewed a rad new publisher!

bartkira

Volume One of BARTKIRA is so very live and free to read.

harveyjames:

All right! It’s been a long time. The first volume’s been finished for a couple of weeks now, but we wanted to get the website up and running before we sprang this thing on you. And… here it is! Enjoy! There’s still a few kinks in the system and things we haven’t ironed out, but it’s 98%…

laughinghorsebooks

lemonbalmgirl:

portlandzinesymposium:

It’s (almost) that time of year—the Portland Zine Symposium is just around the corner (July 12th-13th)!

To celebrate, we’ve put together 3 bundles of zines + buttons for 3 lucky winners!

The Rules:

-Each reblog counts as one entry! Reblog as many or little times as you please, three winners will be chosen at random.

-In your entry, please indicate which bundle you are placing an entry for. (Ex: Bundle 1, 2, 3, or any.)

-Must be following the Portland Zine Symposium Tumblr!

-Three winners will be chosen on June 30th, 2014. Please have your ask box open so we can contact you.

Questions? The PZS Ask Box is always open!

Good luck!

mastersreview
mastersreview:

This month The Masters Review focused on the short story in a way I’m very proud of. Our thesis was this: The Masters Review celebrates writing that works, not what is supposed to work, or taught to work, or what is strictly labeled as a story that “works.” This month we discuss stories that surprise us, from flash fiction, to literary science fiction, to magical realism, and back to the basic Freytag — we applaud the short story, and all the different things it has come to mean.
Ashley Farmer mentioned stories that live in her mind as both poems and narratives. Kevin Brockmeier expressed his hope that we might live in a literary world where labels like fantasy, science fiction, and genre fall away, and Aimee Bender spoke about the fantastic, how the unreal guides us toward a truer examination of our lives. Each of these interviews and discussions echoed a sentiment that inspires breaking from tradition. This week, we take a look at short story basics, more specifically dramatic structure, to acknowledge that while pushing boundaries moves writing forward, basic narrative elements tell powerful stories.
Freytag’s examination of short stories provides a clear geometry for dramatic structure. Most writers know the progression: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and denouement. This formula offers an effective strategy for a “good” story, and is present in many of our favorites. Most traditional stories follow this path in some way, eliciting an emotional response from the reader through the story’s progression. It is an important structure to recognize because it helps break down the elements of the story that move us. This structure breakdown shows us how the story works.
Read more at The Masters Review…

mastersreview:

This month The Masters Review focused on the short story in a way I’m very proud of. Our thesis was this: The Masters Review celebrates writing that works, not what is supposed to work, or taught to work, or what is strictly labeled as a story that “works.” This month we discuss stories that surprise us, from flash fiction, to literary science fiction, to magical realism, and back to the basic Freytag — we applaud the short story, and all the different things it has come to mean.

Ashley Farmer mentioned stories that live in her mind as both poems and narratives. Kevin Brockmeier expressed his hope that we might live in a literary world where labels like fantasy, science fiction, and genre fall away, and Aimee Bender spoke about the fantastic, how the unreal guides us toward a truer examination of our lives. Each of these interviews and discussions echoed a sentiment that inspires breaking from tradition. This week, we take a look at short story basics, more specifically dramatic structure, to acknowledge that while pushing boundaries moves writing forward, basic narrative elements tell powerful stories.

Freytag’s examination of short stories provides a clear geometry for dramatic structure. Most writers know the progression: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and denouement. This formula offers an effective strategy for a “good” story, and is present in many of our favorites. Most traditional stories follow this path in some way, eliciting an emotional response from the reader through the story’s progression. It is an important structure to recognize because it helps break down the elements of the story that move us. This structure breakdown shows us how the story works.

Read more at The Masters Review…