14 Worldbuilding in text and pictures with Simon Roy

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This continues my talk with Simon Roy (of Prophet, Tiger Lung and Pilgrim fame) about controlling expectation in genre fiction. And audience learning curve! And the difference between worldbuilding in text and in comics!

We also refer to:

Ursula K. LeGuin’s A Wizard of Earthsea.

A bit of worldbuilding

The Wire


My dad

The first episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Tender Morsels

Maid and Butler Dialogue

Beta-readers and the dangers and benefits of focus groups

Like “I am Legend”‘s original ending and stupid ending

Prophet again

Omega Man, the first “I am Legend” movie

And text versus pictures! Also:

Douglas Coupland‘s Player One


Moon over Soho

and Jonathon Hickman

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