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#1
Story by Robert McKee is mind-blowing.  He uses film stories, but the way he analyzes story structure, breaks down the beats of well-paced story sequences, etc...it'll make you understand story and look at your writing process in a whole new way.

I say this as someone who has read SO MANY books by writers who never made it as writers, so they wrote writing books about something they weren't successful at.  You see the same advice over and over about plot structure and characterization, and it usually amounts to nothing more than "just try really hard to be creative guys, okay??  TRUST YOURSELF AND FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS OK? GUYS?? OK???"

Even super awesome author Neil Gaiman fell prey to this - yes, he's amazing and successful and I love all his works.  But he produced a Masterclass on writing that's the same old fluff you read in every amateur book on writing.  He's great at what he does, but didn't have anything new to say, but wanted to say it anyways.

McKee's book isn't like that.  It's a genuine masterwork, like when Scott McCloud broke down comics.
#2
Beautiful art!  Very Watchman/Sandman/Eisner.
#3
WHAM:  Love that idea, a chosen one goldfish being carried by some poor second fiddle is hilarious.
#4
Sorry, I am very late to the party, hadn't stopped by the forums in a bit! I'll try to belatedly get my assets in tonight! Thanks so much for the noms, and huge congratulations to all the amazing creators, you made great stuff! :)
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